Atlanta police say a mini-crackdown on aggressive panhandling in the city’s Peachtree Corridor has yielded 40 arrests in the past 20 days.
Police also made 50 “interventions” — interrupting aggressive panhandling incidents before they reached a stage warranting arrest.
Just to clarify: Panhandling is illegal. The Atlanta Police Department is supposed to enforce the law. But when panhandling isn’t “aggressive” enough, then it’s okay? What twisted and lazy logic. The Zone 5 commander, Major Khirus Williams, should educate his officers that “interventions” aren’t the way to go with any panhandling incidents…arrests are.