Letter: Prescott panhandlers
I was amazed when I read a Daily Courier report, “What panhandlers are, aren’t allowed to do.”
“Panhandling, begging and asking for money is a First Amendment privilege,” said Dave Fuller with the Prescott Police Department.”
The Constitution is not about privileges. It is about guaranteeing natural, God-given rights.
So, where was Mr. Fuller when I was involved in a kerfuffle with a vendor in the Courthouse Square over taking photos a while back?
And where was our police department’s defense of my “Freedom of Expression” under the same First Amendment that protects panhandling when I — the victim of a crime — was deliberately abandoned by that body?
I can only surmise that in the eyes of the Prescott Police Department, a panhandler is more important than a photographer!