Charlotte Police Offer Services to Panhandlers

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have advice for dealing with a troublesome staple of city life — just say no to panhandlers asking for money. Then walk away or call 911 if they get aggressive. The money does nothing to change the person’s situation, police and service providers said, and may go toward a drug or alcohol habit, the Charlotte Observer reports. “If you have a helping heart, the city . . .

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