Bratton tells New Yorkers: Don't give homeless money

- Don't feed them and we're not talking about the pigeons. According to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, New Yorkers should not give cash to the homeless.

Here's exactly what he said: “My best advice to the citizens of New York City: If this is so upsetting to you, don’t give. One of the quickest ways to get rid of them is not to give to them." 

Bratton made the remarks at a news conference with Mayor de Blasio outside City Hall Monday.

They had been shown a photo of a homeless person with several pets panhandling at Broadway and West 68th Street on Saturday night.

Homelessness has been making headlines in New York City: the struggle, the suffering, and the solutions; the stories from those who have hit hard times.  Homelessness in New York City is at an all-time high. 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Bratton tells New Yorkers: Don't give homeless money
  • Maria is now a category 3 hurricane, lashing out at the Caribbean
  • Puerto Rican astronaut gets double dose of hurricanes
  • Earthquake strikes off coast of Japan
  • Midwestern State player, 19, dies after injury during game
  • Woman screams at veteran for bringing service dog into restaurant
  • Out-of-town linemen receive send-off in Lakeland
  • Tractor trailer makes wrong turn, gets stuck on boardwalk down shore
  • Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
  • Youth football players kneel during National Anthem