Beggars at intersections, tragedy inevitable

2015-10-21 06:00

I WOULD like to comment that the plethora of beggars standing between cars at traffic lights, begging for food, money, etc., is a potential threat to motorists and the beggars themselves.

Not only is it dangerous for beggars to be circulating around the cars, facing possible injury if someone drives off and knocks them accidentally, but they provide an opportunity for criminals to insert themselves into a prime robbing position.

Who knows when a hijacker or robber will pose as a beggar and thrust a knife or firearm into someone’s face, and demand more than food?

I place this situation in the lap of traffic and law-enforcement in this city, with the warning that this situation will happen shortly.

It’s not if, it’s when.

If you want to keep citizens safe, you need to legislate or regulate or patrol these situations. It will be too late when some is robbed, hijacked or killed.

Act now, prevent harm to the innocent - take responsibility.

pieter pieters


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