License to beg?

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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2005

    (AP) The police chief wants to license panhandlers, saying it would make it easier for officers to manage aggressive begging in Minnesota's largest city.

    Under the plan, panhandlers would have to register each year at a government center and have their picture taken. Anyone failing to wear an ID badge would be jailed for 30 days, and possibly fined.

    "The idea is not to penalize people or make them go away," Chief William McManus said Wednesday. "It's just a way to govern how they conduct their business."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/28/national/main691610.shtml
     
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    whew--I'm glad I moved outta that state----Communism was a bad thing when I lived there
     
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    why dont they just make it illegal and toss them into jail in the first place
     

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