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Cops Attempt to Incite Paranoia With Facebook Post Demonizing Homeless People But it Backfires

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The Dallas Police Department recently issued a “warning” against the homeless that has many citizens in disbelief. The Facebook post, dated February 12, suggests that offering money to panhandlers from your car is a serious threat to your safety, and encourages people to call the police instead of giving them a dollar.

Instead of offering any actual cases where homeless panhandlers have stolen a vehicle or attacked someone, the Dallas PD talks about one homeless person with a criminal history and asks ominously, “Do you want this person in your car???

“Giving to Panhandlers May Be More Risky Than You Think…

  • You’ve heard from the Dallas Police Department that Panhandling in the City of Dallas is illegal.
  • You’ve also heard the recommendations from your police officers to NOT give money to those who approach your vehicle while in traffic for your own SAFETY.
  • We recognize that the great citizens of Dallas care about those who are in need of assistance, but would you willingly invite a VIOLENT convicted felon into your vehicle??

NOT ALL of those who panhandle will be convicted felons or violent offenders, but the risk is very real when you open your window and your wallet that you will encounter an individual with a dangerous criminal history.

If you rolled your window down on February 4, 2016 at Jim Miller and R L Thornton Freeway to hand individuals money, you placed yourself in substantial risk. Southeast Patrol arrested a panhandler at that location for Solicitation by Coercion after he approached several females in rapid succession and requested money, claiming it was for his children. A subject check of this individual revealed the panhandler had a Probation Violation for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (which means he has been convicted of a VERY VIOLENT OFFENSE) and for Felony Theft. This individual has over 120 offenses and over 40 arrests for his adult criminal history record with the state of Texas alone. Do you want this person in your car???

Please Use Caution:

1) DO NOT ROLL YOUR WINDOW DOWN for these individuals

2) Keep your CAR DOORS LOCKED

3) REPORT the activity to 9-1-1”

Is offering a homeless person money from your car more dangerous than any other random time and place where a carjacking could occur? The Dallas PD does not produce any evidence for its case. Panhandling takes place at busy intersections, not dark side roads with hardly any traffic. People are generally smart enough to know when they shouldn’t open their window for  a stranger.

Even if it were true that a panhandler’s past unrelated behavior means that he is currently a threat, it is a blatant fallacy of composition to suggest that all panhandlers are therefore dangerous.

The more important issue is that the state feels it has the right to criminalize the act of asking for money, and goes even further by issuing propaganda such as the Facebook post. Sympathy for the less fortunate is a noble human characteristic that is more powerful than the rules and regulations of government.

This is evident in many of the comments under the Dallas PD Facebook post.

“Very fallacious conflation of panhandling and carjacking in the chosen wording here. While I can understand the message, I strongly disapprove of the dishonest language at play. This person was likely arrested in violation of his constitutional rights on this occasion, and there is no mention of any violent crime being committed this time. DPD knows full well his past crimes would be inadmissible in court for this panhandling offense, but they are sure intent on begging for an emotionally driven response where legal process doesn’t apply. Maybe DPD can explain how arresting someone for a nonviolent panhandling offense will help the person in need, or how an additional charge (and therefore an additional barrier to rejoining productive society) helps to reduce recidivism?”

“Yikes! And I’m the one who always has a glovebox full of dollar bills to give the stoplight “beggars” who look really needy. But what IF they ARE really needy? How can we turn our backs on people who have nothing when we have, comparatively, so much?”

“And the Lord sayith: Give unto those in need as long as they have no criminal past and haven’t committed the crime of asking you for money. Now go forth and help all in need promptly after doing full background checks on each one before giving them anything. You must be the judge, do not leave it up to the Lord for I am busy.”

“Want to know what’s even better then calling the police when you see a homeless person asking for money? Actually giving money when you can, either that or just leave them alone. Panhandling is the only thing some if these people have left, criminalizing homelessness is absolutely wrong. Those of us with some resemblance of a moral compase have a moral obligation to ignore these kinds of bad laws.”

“So if 80% of homeless people I see are NOT violent I should ignore them because there’s a chance I might run into one? I’ll keep showing compassion, thank you very much. Oh, and I’ll probably open carry while doing so.”

““Theft is when someone is forced to pay like in the case taxes; I am forced to pay taxes which goes to the police department to pay for their weapon of civilian destruction, animal cages, and payroll. Charity is an action from the heart. Because I choose to feed or supply homeless, I am taking the risk of being vulnerable to predators; taking this charitable risk should be solely in the realm of my freedom of choice. Understanding that risk and equipping myself with the appropriate protection, should be your warning as a public service. Steering people away from charitable acts of kindness is quite hypocritical when the entire organization spouting the threats of fear is facilitated through coercion, taxes. Protect yourself from danger but do what you feel is right.”

“DPD is a far greater threat to my life, not to mention my liberty, than panhandlers ever will be. at least the panhandlers will ask nicely and not kill me if they don’t get money. Claiming that panhandling is dangerous while regularly forcing people to stop on the side of busy roads so that they can be “legally” extorted for money through threats of violence is hypocrisy at it’s finest, though I would expect nothing more from DPD.”

“***PSA*** Ignore the poor. Their troubles would never befall someone you know. They are smelly, dirty, and full of fleas. If you see a poor person approaching you or someone you know, bear mace them. If they are hungry, eat a sandwich in front of them while dropping as many crumbs as possible. The pain will provide incentive for them to move on from Dallas. If they are cold and wet, it is permissible to throw a bowl of sugar on them. The candy coating will seal in the poor and prevent an outbreak of poor. Remember, poor people are dangerous and you should stay away from anyone with poor at all times. If you do go near a poor person, you may become poor yourself.”

  • Let’s keep them accountable! You know the corrupt courts won’t – Hit the ‘Like’ + Comment (even 2 words) and share! (y)

  • Tim St John

    “Do not leave it up to the Lord for I am busy.” LOL.

  • Nooo way!

  • That just makes me want to give them a dollar! Hah!

  • So if the one person who they’re issuing the blanket warning about is such a threat to public safety, why is he out on the street? Can’t kick a non-violent stoner out of prison to free up a bed?

  • Time for the homeless and the ACLU to sue anyone that dispagaes, defames, and belittles homeless people or remove their constitutional rights.

  • They’ve been rounding homeless and other “unwanted” up taking them to FEMA camps.
    Sounds familiar don’t it?

    • I did Nazi that comming

    • Can you get pictures of these FEMA camps with housed homeless in them? That would be a breaking story that could topple this government.

  • That’s because copsuckers drive by people that have broken down on the side of the road because they’re afraid they’ll carjack them. Copsuckers are sissies.

  • These issues are never as simple as we think they are at first glance. There are too many factors and consequences at work with the begging ban, and conclusions made without research are just mindless raving.

    • besides the SCOTUS already ruled that panhandling or spanging (spare changing) is a legal and basic human right.

  • Is it illegal to exist now?

    • No just to be poor.

    • almost if you are not a male, white, rich heterosexual, christian.

    • Adam Rollins that’s wrong, most of those in power are closet homosexuals anyway. Whatever they have made you believe is a lie.

  • Fuk the heartless pricks. I will give him the shirt off my back. That act will give BOTH of us hope and strength.

  • WTF Dallas PD?

  • Those people are trained right out of their very humanity. Lots of people go to a police academy because they want to HELP people for a living. They leave the academy in full war mode mob mentality, thoroughly unable to THINK past the orders they are given.

  • The first 2 suggestions they make sound like good recommendation for dealing with the police when you are pulled over at a random checkpoint. Keep your windows up, doors locked etc. 😉

  • In the article they write “rolling down your window to help the poor will compromise your saftey.” There is 2 things wrong with this statement……

    • With Janet Henbane, if you like the things we write……go check out our twitter pages. Twitter is a very fun way of trying to raise awareness in as few words as possible…….Ranters not welcome on twitter!!! if you want to write an Essay……go do a thesis in British Politics

  • A…..They try and make out you are always safe when driving as long as you don’t help the poor………………..and B….. That the government and law enforcers actually CARE about your safety!? Yes, American police especially care so much about your safety, that they will shoot you to keep you safe.

  • Evil, pure evil!

  • if you call the cops…chances are You are the one they Kill..sucks…but there it is.

  • I think it’s time to help the homeless more then ever.

  • Calling the badged bandits is bad for your health and can cost you your freedom and or life!!Helping homeless people one way or the other means they have a harder time to make up up bullshit charges towards them which will bring money in their department(S)!Obviously they have too much free time on their hands instead of doing what they suppose to do…

  • This is also why many people use the term pig in reference to police, police are people and have feelings, true, but so not to be called pig they should not play the part.

  • So I can give a homeless dude a dollar, or I can call the cops and and they’ll spend HOW MUCH taxpayer dollars responding to this…. crime? And how much more to jail him’

  • When I see We The People Unite Privately do We The People can and will use our Constitutional Rights and sue any/all PUBLIC SERVANTS UNITEDLY, in both their Professional position as well as in their personal self, NOTHING WILL CHANGE FOR We The People of the United States Government!!! SUBPOENA ALL OATHS OF OFFICE, and DO NOT EVER USE A BRITISH AGENT REGISTERED ATTORNEY!!! They are not ALLOWED to inform THEIR OWN CLIENTS that ATTORNEYS CANNOT UPHOLD THEIR OWN CLIENTS Constitutional Rights in any MARTIAL LAW COURT

  • what fuckheads will do such a thing when your the next in line for the scrap heap as far as they are concerned..

  • why call on them, they are only waiting to intimidate , or worse….I’d give that man a dollar and make sure the cops were looking LOL

  • Fuck the police !

  • How about you help them? Homelessness can happen to anyone at anytime, if you were facing hard times, wouldn’t you want someone to treat you the same way you would treat them?

  • they might as well have added #IgnoreThePoor

  • Cam Alft

    cops are f’kn assclown criminals…..always have to do shit like this,cowards behind a keyboard faggots!

  • fuck the police , coming straight from the underground

  • Texas is probably the most backwards, stupid state in the country. They’re charging a man in a hospital who was going through a manic (bi-polar) episode and who went to the hospital for health, that they SHOT in the chest during his manic phase, with assaulting a police officer, reckless driving and a bunch of other trumped up charges. They’re the most dumb fk idiots in the country. Which explains why the Bush family is so corrupt and stupid.

  • These are policemen? Aren’t they there to serve and protect? Fire them all and the city will be at peace.

  • Why? So they can find a reason to brutalize the homeless. Vagrant Population Control peeps. Sweeping the streets………

  • COPS are mentality retarded
    And on high amounts of drugs from illegal to pharmaceutical
    Fuck the police

  • Dallas Texas you suck.

  • Gordon Klock

    Heartless lunatics displaying socially destructive stupidity whilst claiming that they are “protecting” us…
    They are protecting someone, it just isn’t us….