Panning the panhandlers
noticed a disturbing trend in downtown Traverse City. I have observed
more and more public intoxication by street people, as well as blatant
panhandling for spare change, and was even asked, no, told, to give one
certain individual $2 one day, “for beer.”
yesterday afternoon, I was approached by three people within 10 minutes
in the 200 block of E. Front St. for spare change, 50 cents, and one
dollar. Another person has even begun to step out in front of passing
motorists, and stop them to do his panhandling.
is law enforcement? Has anybody driven by Lay Park in the late mornings,
and most of the afternoon lately? There’s a group of at least 10
persons consuming alcohol, and some appear to be passed out lying on the
ground. Does this look good to folks who visit the region...