Life on the streets gets harderThree more people were arrested this past weekend on panhandling charges in Manatee County, while two more were arrested and charged with violating Bradenton's no-camping ordinance, according to reports.
Homeless advocates continue to criticize the two ordinances as being reactive policies that do not help solve homelessness.
Is it really a good idea to shift more homeless people into the criminal justice system? After all, a criminal record only decreases their chances of becoming productive citizens.
Read the Bradenton Herald story here.