"It's completely untrue, they twisted my words."
"One of the quickest ways to get rid of them is not to give to them."
This week's question comes from a New Yorker who is worried about the welfare of a child in the custody of a panhandler.
"Oogles" is the term often used to describe transient panhandlers who "aren’t strong enough to make it through winter on the street."
State Senator Jeffery Klein called it an "outrageous situation, parents using their kids as human placards to panhandle to get money."
A group of women have reportedly been using children as props in a panhandling scheme around Manhattan.
The Times reports today about a group of Chinese men who have allegedly started dressing up as Buddhist monks to beg around midtown.
Arrests of subway vendors have increased more than 80 percent since last March.
One of the 71 arrestees reportedly had 43 cents to his name when he was taken into custody.
As you can see in the video below, New Yorkers (and tourists) turned out to be more than generous with the inanimate object.
Mayor Bloomberg doesn't think there are many panhandlers left on the MTA, and why would he?
Dan Nguyen's Flickr Besides the fact that they are obviously having
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