It's a terrible mixed message that we're sending to kids.

The No. 1 threat to kids in Manatee County is adults.

We found it when we got up Saturday morning. We've never had anything like this happen.

Panhandling can be very profitable. The quickest way to stop it is to quit giving them money.

Education had the same issue a while back and Gov. Bush said we are going to pull up our ranking to the middle and we did. I am hoping the same happens for mental health.

This isn't a solution. It just makes it worse. If we are serious about addressing concerns of residents harassed by panhandlers and others, then we need to get serious about providing homeless services.