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Sunday, 26 January 2014 12:33

Around Turlock - January 25

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Career panhandlers are becoming somewhat of a trend in the popular shopping areas around town, and even our readers are taking notice. These pictures were submitted by a Turlock resident after they noticed the team of beggars rendezvousing at this truck in the Target parking lot. Sharing cigarettes, their next location to post up, and a ride home were all observed being discussed before the each team member ventured to their corner near each exit.

As you can see, while these 'hard workers' will gladly take any of your spare change, they don't enjoy taking pictures. Unfortunately our friend in the main picture displayed a gesture on the not so friendly side, so the TurlockCityNews.com graphic team helped us out in making it a little more G rated.

The City of Turlock is in the process of making it illegal to panhandle while launching educational and marketing campaigns, known as “Make Your Change Count” and “No Means No.”

To read more about the City's move to prohibit panhandler activity, read our article:
Turlock Police Chief: Don’t Give Money to Panhandlers


Send your pictures taken around Turlock to be published on TurlockCityNews.com to turlock@turlockcitynews.com.

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  1. anonymous

Are these people actually accosting people in parking lots or are they just sitting and holding signs on the roadside? The latyer is NOT against the new law. Actually your "photographer" seems to be the one harassing THEM if that is the case....

Are these people actually accosting people in parking lots or are they just sitting and holding signs on the roadside? The latyer is NOT against the new law. Actually your "photographer" seems to be the one harassing THEM if that is the case. Maybe call the cops next time instead of publicly shaming people would be a better course of action.

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  1. turlocker

I've been accosted many times in multiple Turlock parking lots, not all just sit on a corner with a sign. Last time I checked taking a picture of someone in public isn't harassment either.

I'll ask you this, when does it stop? Is it ok for...

I've been accosted many times in multiple Turlock parking lots, not all just sit on a corner with a sign. Last time I checked taking a picture of someone in public isn't harassment either.

I'll ask you this, when does it stop? Is it ok for there to be 1 person begging per parking lot? 2? A person on every corner? When would you finally do something about it?

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  1. Guest

Who cares if they have a car or smoke ciggs? If you want to give them change, do it. If you don't want to give them change, don't. Why are people acting as of these panhandlers are coming up to you and putting a gun to your head? All they're...

Who cares if they have a car or smoke ciggs? If you want to give them change, do it. If you don't want to give them change, don't. Why are people acting as of these panhandlers are coming up to you and putting a gun to your head? All they're doing is holding a sign looking at you sad and pathetically. Get over it. I've been in plenty of parking lots with panhandlers & they've NEVER come up to me. The only people who have come to me are the ones selling tamales or upper middle class looking people claiming they've "Run out of gas" & those are the people who have actually been rude, cussed me out and have had attitude with me for not giving them money. Also, many of the salvation army and the men in white outfits have been more direct and rude then any of the homeless panhandlers. I was a bell ringer for the salvation army in my junior year & we were told not to ask for money & not to say anything unless given money and only to say thank you or happy holidays & many of the other people I've seen bell ringing did not follow those rules at all and even gave dirty like looks and rolled their eyes at people who didn't put money in the bucket. Homeless panhandlers do not do this AT ALL.

In short, Why bother this man & his fellow panhandlers, there's no reason to when they don't bother you.

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  1. TheMom

Yes, they will accost you.
One incident while I had my 10 year old daughter didn't end until she asked me why I told her to get in the car and lock the door and I responded witt "because mommy is about to go to jail if this guy doesn't back up."

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  1. anonymous

This is so sad. It is not our place to judge what they do with our money, it is our place to help. What if it were you standing there and you really did need help? These men stand silently with their sign. If you choose to be nice and give them...

This is so sad. It is not our place to judge what they do with our money, it is our place to help. What if it were you standing there and you really did need help? These men stand silently with their sign. If you choose to be nice and give them some money, they thank you profusely and go back to standing. They do not ask for more, they do not follow you. They are patient and wait silently for people with good hearts to donate what they can. Shame on the city for even considering this.

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  1. Guest

Sure like to know what "not so friendly gesture" he is making? His palm is facing outward, clearly just trying to conceal his face from the camera. I agree with the article, but why exaggerate?

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  1. Allen

Hahahaha. Oh, Turlock! We have worse (*edited by tcn) that goes on in NYC!

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  1. quitbullying

Dj you need to really get a life instead of making these people even more miserable. . Have you ever been homeless? Im pretty sure you are just trying to get yourself recognized so you can actually run for council or make your website...

Dj you need to really get a life instead of making these people even more miserable. . Have you ever been homeless? Im pretty sure you are just trying to get yourself recognized so you can actually run for council or make your website acknowledged.. Go find something more interesting to do with your pathetic self..

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  1. seriously?

I can tell by the amount of ignorant and uneducated comments that folks like anonymous and quitbullying are missing the big picture. There IS a distinction between the homeless who need help and grifters, tweakers and criminal transients who...

I can tell by the amount of ignorant and uneducated comments that folks like anonymous and quitbullying are missing the big picture. There IS a distinction between the homeless who need help and grifters, tweakers and criminal transients who harass hard working citizens into subsidizing their illegal lifestyle! As a woman who is no match for the 200+ lbs tweakers who have accosted me next to my car, no, I do not support what theyre doing or how they do it. I've seen one in particular at Raleys targeting seniors and the folks who park in the handicap spaces, using intimidation -and have gone back into the store to report them to management, who will ask them nicely to not solicit their customers. And just for the record, I actually DID take a photo of a very large, healthy, able bodied man targeting certain people over by Kohls- not the ones on this page- because he was walking by my car after I had pulled in talking on his cell phone telling someone that 'there were sure a lot of idiots today!" and then leaned into a car catty corner from mine with a man and woman and told them how he needed gas money to get home to his family!! The panhandling to support drug habits and criminal activity is real. The only way to be sure our homeless population is getting a fair deal is to support Turlock Gospel Mission and United Samaritans- please donate generously to them and know that your money is going towards food, shelter and clothing.

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  1. Scared Customer

They will accost you, Just last night at CVS, I had just pulled in and hadn't even taken my key out yet, a guy was knocking on my window asking me for money, It scared me. I was told that it is private property and they can't be asking customers...

They will accost you, Just last night at CVS, I had just pulled in and hadn't even taken my key out yet, a guy was knocking on my window asking me for money, It scared me. I was told that it is private property and they can't be asking customers for money or the police will be called. Also customers have called the store to let employees know that there is a guy standing by the door and they are afraid to get out of their cars. I don't have extra money to give to panhandlers and they see what vechicle you get out of and I can't afford to have my car messed with because I didn't give a panhandler money. I went to get a prescription for an ill parent that I help take care of, and I live on a very tight fixed income and I was afraid. When I didn't answer him he called me a name through the window. So yeah they will come right up to you.

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