Panhandling

SPLC Threatens to Sue Over Montgomery Panhandling Ordinance

“Blatantly Unconstitutional,” that’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about the Montgomery City Council’s ordinance criminalizing panhandling.  In a letter to Mayor Todd Strange, the SPLC says the ordinance unfairly punishes people who are living in poverty and violates the first amendment. Senior Staff Attorney Micah West says there are moral and constitutional concerns. “Courts across the…