In the following years, I found myself feeling distinctly uncomfortable to the point of fearfulness around the homeless in Salt Lake City, whom the Smart family had tried to help by offering money and work around their home.
"Be generous when you've got something in your pocket and somebody needs it. It's not going to be a bad thing. Even if they go buy a beer, they just experienced generosity. You just experienced generosity. And that has a ripple effect."
Justin Guy not only changed the free speech laws, he also changed his life.
It is possible that some panhandlers view it as their profession and do not meet a "truly-needy" test that critics of panhandlers in general discuss. However, to the extent that panhandling reflects unmet human needs, it is one piece of much broader social issues that have no simple solutions.
In the early days, litefeet was confined to neighborhood “battlegrounds” in the Bronx and Harlem -- asphalt parks, the boiler
Thirty days I spent with them. Thirty days walking, talking, buying them lunch and trying to discover the organizing principal around which my story would authentically take shape. And I did. Find it, that is. The moment I met Fred.
My daughter tossed a lot of questions at me as she wrestled with these issues. I can only hope her questions were rhetorical, though, because I'm mighty short on meaningful answers.
Type "homeless" into stock photos -- a regular task for journalists and photo editors -- and what turns up is oftentimes
Howley fled the scene after the altercation and allegedly lobbed a brick through the Smart Star Gas Station window before