For John, BLUF: Panhandlnig comes in various forms, one of which is someone who will come up to your car at a stop light and squirt water on it (or worse) and then offer to clean it for small price. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The New York Post, by Reporters Sam Raskin and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, 16 February 2020
So, if the street level auto windshield washers are back, does that mean the economy is much better, and they see a way to earn money, or is this a reaction to the new New York State attitude toward bail and the Squeegee Men see themselves as free to do as they wish, no matter how the victims of the windshield washing feel.
Yes, this is a kind of issue that will pit the individual citizens against their government, perhaps resulting in the People being cowed, or the government removed at the next election.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff