Sarasota, Florida -- It doesn't matter whether you're selling newspapers or just want a handout, starting Monday in the City of Sarasota, you'd better be off the streets.
As of Monday morning, panhandling along the side of the road or in the median is against the law in the city.
This is not a narrow ban. It applies to pretty much every situation that puts people out in traffic.
You can't go out to the road and ask for donations, ask for work, or sell things. You also can't hand things to people in cars, and they can't hand things out the window to you.