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How Battle Creek’s Panhandling Ordinance Aids Police
Certainly there are opposing opinions about how Battle Creek's recently passed panhandling ordinance. Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker acknowledges why, but says from a law enforcement perspective, it gives officers tools to act - and perhaps uncover more serious crimes...
Battle Creek Commissioners Discuss Panhandling Vote
With the passage Tuesday, September 6, 2016 of proposed ordinances in the city of Battle Creek meant to stem aggressive panhandling, two commissioners - on either side of the issue - discussed the outcome the next morning on WBCK.
Commissioner Kate Flores, who voted against the measures, continues to…
Panhandling Laws Pass Battle Creek City Commission
The Battle Creek City Commission voted 5-3 with one commissioner absent last night to pass a pair of ordinances designed to cut down on aggressive panhandling in the city.
Now that the ordinances have passed, they will take effect in 10 days, with area law enforcement training to enforce the new…
Battle Creek Panhandling Ordinance Gets Final Vote Tuesday
In less than two full weeks, the city of Battle Creek may have official ordinance language which attempts to prohibit panhandling in the city limits. The measure was motivated by so-called "aggressive" panhandling by some, causing concern for one's safety if they were to be a …
Battle Creek Reverend’s Viewpoint on Panhandling Ordinance
As the Battle Creek City Commission prepares for a likely vote Tuesday on two ordinances meant to help curb panhandling, various people from the community have come forward to discuss the issue on WBCK.
Rev. Tom Ott of the First Congregational Church in Battle Creek offered his perspective on The Ric…
Share Center, Haven: ‘We Can Do More’
Officials from Battle Creek's two go-to shelters for the homeless tell WBCK they could do more to address root causes of homelessness and panhandling in the city.
Doug Stewart, executive director of the Share Center - Battle Creek's daytime homeless shelter - tells WBCK he feels organizations like hi…

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