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Photos: Uh-oh, St. Pete’s panhandlers, err, street vendors, are back!

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Check out these photos taken yesterday from just on the border of the St. Petersburg city limits.  The panhandlers, err, street vendors, are mounting a comeback.  They’ll tell you they are working at locations away from the main thoroughfares, but these photos prove that is baloney. This is where this guy was hawkin’ papers: Different guy but near the same location:

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Photos: Uh-oh, St. Pete’s panhandlers, err, street vendors, are back!

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Check out these photos taken yesterday from just on the border of the St. Petersburg city limits.  The panhandlers, err, street vendors, are mounting a comeback.  They’ll tell you they are working at locations away from the main thoroughfares, but these photos prove that is baloney. This is where this guy was hawkin’ papers: Different guy but near the same location:

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Street solicitors largely obeying St. Petersburg ban

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St. Petersburg police found mostly empty intersections today when they started enforcing a new ban on solicitation on city streets. By mid-afternoon, officers issued four warnings about the ordinance, St. Petersburg police Lt. Cleven Wyatt said. The ban bars those soliciting money for charities, panhandlers and newspaper vendors who hawk Sunday editions at busy intersections. Officers were told to first give a warning to violators. A second violation would result in a citation and on the third, the officer has the option…

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Panhandlers say St. Petersburg street solicitation ban will ‘make things worse’

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Panhandlers say St. Petersburg street solicitation ban will ‘make things worse’

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Palm Beach County quits prosecuting panhandlers

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Palm Beach County’s state attorney no longer will prosecute panhandlers under the “obstruction of public streets” statute, saying the state law is legally flawed. The action heads off a hearing on the constitutionality of the law that could have bounced all the way to the state Supreme Court. West Palm Beach police arrested Elizabeth Annese, 29, on April 22 as the homeless woman collected money near Palm Beach International Airport. She had stepped off the median, violating the law, which makes…

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