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NJ Township requires beggars to be registered

A permit for panhandling? N.J. town wants to register beggars
By Karl de Vries - October 10, 2013

In one New Jersey township, asking a stranger to spare a dime is fine – so long as you can produce the proper paperwork.

A new law passed in Middle Township will soon require beggars to obtain permits in an effort to prevent aggressive panhandling and to limit the areas where they can ask for money.

The ordinance, which the township committee enacted Monday, threatens severe offenders with a fine of up to $1,000 and jail time.
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Michael Nystrom's picture


You just can't make this stuff up.

Thanks Steve. Have a nice weekend!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Does this apply to bank branches?


SteveMT's picture

The TBTFs are already registered with the Fed.

In fact they ARE the Fed. Good point.

The war on poverty continues.

The war on poverty continues. Why not just pass a law making it illegal to be poor? Don't those poor people want to be just like us with our debt, worthless chinese shit, Canada/Mexico made vehicles?

Southern Agrarian

SteveMT's picture

Yup. These people are also probably homeless.

I wonder what this beggar permit form looks like. Does it list "current address?" Ha! Like guns, registration is one step away from rounding up the guns and in this case, these people. This is coming to a town near you real soon.