Bratton & de Blasio On Begging & Homelessness

From Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Monday press conference, Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton’s comments on homelessness and begging.  Among their responses was Bratton’s statement that New Yorkers should discourage begging by not giving money to people doing so.  de Blasio and Bratton were responding to a question from Marcia Kramer, with a photo she provided, on a specific person begging on the Upper West Side and why the NYPD did not address the situation.