Battle Creek Considers Outlawing Panhandling, LoiteringThe proposals have led to debate about whether laws are needed to protect those who feel threatened by panhandlers and whether such laws are constitutional.
Cracking Down On Beggars: Michigan City Approves New Regulations For Panhandling"I wouldn't say that we have a big problem with panhandling right now, but we're not happy with it."
Michigan Paid $85M To Settle Lawsuits In 2013Of 71 lawsuits that ended with the state paying, 27 -- more than a third -- came from Michigan's Corrections Department.
Men Who Fought Panhandling Law Each Get $6,500Two men who successfully fought the state's panhandling law after being arrested in Grand Rapids in 2011 will each get $6,500 as part of a $48,000 settlement with the city.
Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free SpeechThe appellate opinion says the law "would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity."
Police ID Suspected Panhandler Killed Outside Pontiac BusinessAuthorities have identified a man who was shot and killed while apparently panhandling outside of a Pontiac business on Sunday.
Judge Rules Panhandling Law Violates ConstitutionA state law banning panhandling in public places violates First Amendment protections for free speech and the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled.
New Law Restricts Beggars In Detroit Several Michigan cities have enacted laws on dealing with panhandlers and now, Detroit will be on the list.
Proposed Detroit Ordinance Targets BeggarsBefore they take their summer break, Detroit City Council members will take up the issue of begging in the city.
Charlie Langton: Is Panhandling Free Speech? It's Annoying But Is It Illegal?State Rep Shanelle Jackson, D- Detroit, argues that just because someone is impoverished, it doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to ask for help in the same way charities and others do in cities all over the country.