Bronx panhandlers find a home for protest against police
They may not have a home to gather in, but some Bronx panhandlers found a place to gather and protest against police.
The homeless group of people assembled outside of Yankee Stadium say they may not have an address but they do have constitutional rights protected under the First Amendment. The protesting individuals openly admit to asking for money but say they are not threatening anyone and therefore police should not threaten them by making unwarranted arrests.
Panhandlers pointed to a 1992 ruling that deemed anti-begging laws unconstitutional. However, despite backing from the courts, protesters say they are still being harassed.
The New York Police Department refused to comment on the protest.