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September 4, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Panhandling regulations

Columnist made false judgments

How is it possible that someone who is intelligent enough to be a syndicated columnist can make such claims? [“Column: Putting the squeeze on panhandling,” Opinion, Sept, 1.]

First of all, there’s this assumption: “ … a sign saying ‘homeless veteran’ (hardly ever the case) …” Did she count them, those “disheveled beings?”

“Few panhandlers are homeless …” Really? Did she ask each and every one of the thousands upon thousands of homeless and panhandlers across America?

Busy gal, working so hard to get her facts, er, judgments straight. Come down to my shop. We can chat with some of the hundreds of homeless teens on the streets.

Maybe you could change a few of those well-researched “statistics.”

Susan Fox, executive director, Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets

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