On Tuesday morning, we published a story about a reporter’s experiences hanging out and talking with panhandlers in Dayton.
The response was strong.
The issue has become a talking point in the past year after the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that the act was free speech and cities couldn’t require beggars to register with the city or face jail time.
City officials have unveiled a campaign to convince residents that giving money to panhandlers often feeds their drug habits, and the money would be better spent given to charities that feed their bellies.
The story became one of the most-read on our subscriber website, MyDaytonDailyNews.com, in recent weeks.
We tried to learn more about the people involved. Here’s a sampling of what you had to say on our Facebook page: