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Author Topic: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(  (Read 140 times)

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Offline Almost2late

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Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« on: Yesterday at 08:40:08 PM »
 >:( Have you ever heard of anything as ridiculous as this, its against the law to feed the homeless in the city of Fort Lauderdale.. Now I know this story has been going on for some time now and the thinking behind it I believe is "If you don't feed them, they'll go away" now how disgusting is that >:(.. So this weekend I'm planning to go to the city to break the law while spreading Christmas cheer ;D

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/broward-politics-blog/fl-lauderdale-homeless-feedings-stay-20141219-story.html
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:58:05 PM »


Check this out.  In Pinellas county, it's illegal to feed the homeless in Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg.  Tampa  also has a ban.  Quite a few areas here in Florida :


http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/90-year-old-florida-veteran-arrested-feeding-homeless-bans



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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 09:10:23 PM »
I used to get into arguments with the business owners in my neighborhood in Chicago for feeding homeless people and giving them money . The homeless people are mentally ill and are not going to get well and get a job and I refused to stop feeding them and doing what I could .

I can’t count the times I had to keep my cool and remind an enraged business owner that they may own the business but they don’t own the sidewalk .

Offline Almost2late

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Re: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:39:46 PM »

Check this out.  In Pinellas county, it's illegal to feed the homeless in Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg.  Tampa  also has a ban.  Quite a few areas here in Florida :


http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/90-year-old-florida-veteran-arrested-feeding-homeless-bans



Ray
Thanks Ray, I had no idea it was happening in so many cities across the country especially Florida..

I see that one argument is that they'll stay in the parks and be a nuisance, well I say tough shit, let the Police earn their salaries.. not all homeless misbehave and those that do should be dealt with appropriately.. I hate it when they make something that is good into a bad thing.
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Offline buginme2

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Re: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:47:18 PM »
I don't believe its as nefarious.

Its illegal in many places.  Its illegal here in Seattle which is a very homeless friendly city by all accounts.  I don't know the full rational as to why but I know there are some safety issues. 

I'm not saying I agree, just that in this case I dont think the laws were implemented simply on the basis of being evil.   
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:58:31 PM »
I am from the suburbs in Birmingham Alabama so when I moved to Chicago seeing panhandlers and the homeless was new to me. I was not shocked or surprised by what I found but there were a few people in my neighbor hood who my heart went out too and I could not see them go hungry and simply refused to even listen to any of the reasons or protest from people telling me not to give food to a hungry person . I really did/do not want to hear any one justify why feeding a hungry person is a bad idea … I think my head would explode if I even tried to wrap my head around that .

There were times when I offered something and they would tell me no babe … Im good today .

Offline Almost2late

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Re: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:20:27 PM »
I don't believe its as nefarious.

Its illegal in many places.  Its illegal here in Seattle which is a very homeless friendly city by all accounts.  I don't know the full rational as to why but I know there are some safety issues. 

I'm not saying I agree, just that in this case I dont think the laws were implemented simply on the basis of being evil.   
The law is a selfish one.. it lacks compassion and punishes its citizens for common decency.. And IMO it is evil.
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Feeding the homeless is against the law >:(
« Reply #7 on: Today at 12:02:50 AM »
I would like to see such laws go to the Supreme Court.  I could give a non-homeless person food, but not someone homeless.  There is not a law like that here, btw.  That seems like a violation of something-- freedom of speech, or something.  I would also like to see the feeding meters laws challenged.  I could put a quarter in a phone booth (what's that?), but there are places where feeding someone's meter is a violation. 

 


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