There have been times, I've seen panhandlers at every corner of he intersection of Market and Delaware. Rarely is there not at least one panhandler at this intersection.
Did I mention that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's office is in the City-County building around which much of the panhandling takes place? Didn't IMPD brass plead that the council give the department these additional "law enforcement tools" like the 50 feet from the intersection restriction and a prohibition on signs? Ever last one of these panhandlers is within 50 feet of intersections and many have signs. I saw one the other day who used a clever prop to lure in "customers."
I wonder if the Councilors do not see the panhandlers who regularly violate their new ordinance when they walk to meetings at the CC building.
I am beginning to think that the new panhandling ordinance was all about the 2012 Super Bowl. My guess is that you can finally expect the new panhandling ordinance be enforced when visitors are in town for the week of Super Bowl activities.