Handling Panhandlers

Mar 14, 2013

City Councilors in Concord are considering more restrictive laws about panhandling. Local police are seeing an increased amount of people asking for money and some residents are saying the panhandlers can be aggressive in their approach. But not everyone is on board- some suggest that this ordinance could be a violation of their First amendment rights and that the real focus should be getting the poor and homeless employed and back on their feet. We'll look at this debate.

Guests

  • Devon Chaffee - Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union
  • Chief John Duvall - Chief of Concord Police Department