Panhandler protester assaulted again

Charles Logan holds a 'Get A Job' sign
Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 19:15:57-04

On a very busy 72nd and Dodge Street 66-year-old Charles Logan will hold up signs on the median telling panhandlers to 'Get A Job'. 

On Thursday Logan said he was kicked on his side just after 6p.m., "He came over and attacked me, I had a sharp pain. When I got home I passed out." 

It's not the first time Logan has been assaulted at the intersection. In August Logan said chemicals were spilled on him and the other day someone tried to stab him but his sign acted as a shield. 

"These people out here are dangerous. They will kill you out here. Why are they trying to put me in the grave?" said Logan. 

While this is going on the Omaha city council discusses whether or not to enact a median ordinance to prohibit people from occupying certain medians in the city for safety reasons. 

Logan favors this idea, "They should change the laws because somebody is going to get hurt out here". 

The ACLU said they will monitor this proposal with a close eye. 

"While we believe that on it's face, this ordinance appropriately balances public safety and free speech, the ACLU will monitor enforcement of this ordinance if it passes," said ACLU of Nebraska Executive Director Danielle Conrad. 

The Omaha city council takes a final vote on the median ordinance this coming Tuesday.