Someone please help me with this. I am stranded in West Virginia, specificaly in Beckley, and the police are telling me that I cannot hold a sign that explains my circumstance, and collect money from people who wish to help. I am not talking to or approaching anyone, I am simply holding a sign on a public sidewalk. If it is truly illegal here, and I don't see how given the first ammendment, then can someone please let me know of a town that is close, and of any significant size where I can do this free from hassel from the police. I desperatly need to raise $300.00 for two bus tickets home. please help!!!