6-1-17: MEDFORD PANHANDLING CODE IGNORED.

THOUGH A CITATION FOR PANHANDLING CAN HIT ONE’S WALLET, AT $75 PER TICKET, NEWSWATCH 12 SAYS THAT MEDFORD’S PANDHANDLING CODE IS PRETTY MUCH IGNORED. POLICE SAY THAT THE CODE EXISTS TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF THE STREET, SO THEY DON’T GET RUN OVER. BUT, AT LEAST ONE PANHANLDER, WHO HAS GOTTEN ABOUT 80 OF THESE TICKETS, SAYS HE’LL CONTINUE TO DO SO, UNTIL HE CAN FIND A JOB.