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*Panhander, beggar, or whatever you call a person asking for money from strangers in public.
I'm the one who voted "other" (at least, the only one so far) because no, I would not give them money. I do and have, however, give them food. I used to live half a block from a grocery store in a big city, and they would sit outside. Some of them were only there for money, and would turn down your offer of food if you made one. Some of the others, though, I would chat with every time I saw them. I mean, even if I didn't have a lot of money, I could still spare enough for a sandwich and a piece of fruit every now and again. When they say no to food and ask for money only, though, I don't trust in their intentions enough to give it to them.