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Old 06-16-2017, 10:23 PM
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A good reason not to panhandle is the chance you take of being attacked. A panhandler approached a car in Austin and asked the driver if he could wash his windshield for him. The driver jumped out and started swinging.

The incident was recorded, but no one in the line of traffic bothered to call 911. The police didn't hear about the incident until hours later. Now they're wondering why people don't call. I can think of plenty of reasons why I would stay silent.

What would you do?

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Old 06-16-2017, 11:43 PM
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If I see a crime being committed I have and will call 911.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:51 PM
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People were stopped at a light, traffic being what it is in Austin, they had the time, but not the desire to get involved. In another incident last week where a man was shot in the head with BBs, bystanders reacted the same way. No one called.

I suppose the reasons range from not wanting to be detained and questioned by police to feeling that they could be attacked as well.
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