The same saga is sure to play out again with the issue of 'aggressive panhandling.' The folks are council will tighten the noose of freedom around a group of 'little people' so as to help the 'bigger people.' The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
The scalper smack down was to benefit the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. The more recent smack down aids those who own curbside cafes, symphony goers, and the cultural district.
'Ban hurts profits' - PittsburghLIVE.com 'From a public safety standpoint, we need to make sure it's a controlled environment out there,' DaPra said.Solution: We need to craft city ordinances that make everyone happy. And, this does not mean we'll get everyone "at the table" to be happy as I understand that everyone is never able to get to the table.
Furthermore, and most of all, the laws need to made so as to extend freedoms, not curtail them.
Finally, we have real troubles with the understandings and enforcements of freedoms. With freedom comes responsibility in equal measures.
So, we'll have guys on the street with 40-plus citations racked up for bad behaviors. The law enforcement is lax to a point of hopelessness.