Michael Rodgers, the other plaintiff in the case, said he still panhandles in Garland County but not Hot Springs out of fear that he would be cited under the new law.
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"We know the key thing is just to get the baton around," he said. "Because with the U.S., we know we always have the best team, and they tend to panic. Pressure gets to them sometimes."
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