There’s a fight in Baltimore over panhandling. The city council is considering a ban on begging in certain areas. Some say it’s an uncomfortable nuisance but others say the panhandlers desperately need the money.
Cracking down on panhandling. Baltimore City leaders can ban begging for money close to city restaurants and shops.
Montgomery County is launching a new initiative to stop panhandling and prevent accidents.
A bill that should help Allegany County law enforcement impose tighter controls on panhandlers was signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley last week. The law becomes effective June 1.
Sheriff Craig Robertson hopes an amendment to state law will help police tackle the panhandling problem in the area. Robertson is asking Allegany County commissioners to get behind a request to the local delegation to take action.