Panhandlers Still a Problem in S.A.

The problem with panhandlers persists in San Antonio.

Police Chief William McManus says the Department does what they can to help with the issue but it’s an endless game of cat and mouse.

“We ask them to leave, they leave and they come back.”

The Chief says arresting them isn’t going to help because they will be right back at it once they’re released.

“It’s actually more of a waste of an officers time to handle a panhandler arrest.”

Many experts say the best solution, don’t give panhandlers money.

If street corners stop being a place for them to make some cash, they will eventually go away and find help that’s available to them.

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