Cities all over America are becoming extremely cruel to the homeless

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Cities all over America are becoming extremely cruel to the homeless
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Sat, 05-24-2014 - 6:54pm

Cities all over America are becoming extremely cruel to the homeless

 

Have you ever given food to a homeless person?

 

By Michael Snyder | The Economic Collapse Blog

 

Well, if you do it again in the future it might be a criminal act depending on where you live.  Right now, there are dozens of major U.S. cities that have already passed laws against feeding the homeless.  As you will read about below, in some areas of the country you can actually be fined hundreds of dollars for just trying to give food to a hungry person.  I know that sounds absolutely insane, but this is what America is turning into.  Communities all over the country are attempting to “clean up the streets” by making it virtually illegal to either be homeless or to help those that are homeless.  Instead of spending more money on programs to assist the homeless, local governments are bulldozing tent cities and giving homeless people one way bus tickets out-of-town.  We are treating some of the most vulnerable members of our society like human garbage, and it is a national disgrace.

 

http://intellihub.com/cities-all-over-america-are-becoming-extremely-cruel-to-the-homeless/

 

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Registered: 01-16-2013

Ha- criminal to feed the homeless? I seriously doubt it. Besides, It is well known these days that most homeless people are mentally ill and alcohol or drug addicts. There are shelters in almost every city in this country set up for them. There is really no reason for them to be hanging out in the streets anyways.

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Don't believe?

 

Florida Couple Fined $746 For Crime Of Feeding Homeless People

 

 By Scott KeyesMay 12, 2014

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTj8txNc8-0&feature=player_embedded

 

Every Wednesday, the Jimenezes feed more than a hundred people a hearty lunch with dishes of chicken patties, macaroni salad, and fresh vegetables, among others. The meals are entirely funded by private donations and staffed with volunteers. However, Daytona Beach is one of a handful of cities that enacted ordinances barring individuals from serving food in public. Last week, nearly a half-dozen police officers showed up at Manatee Island Park, where a long line of people had queued to get a meal, and served citations to the Jimenezes and volunteers.

 

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/05/12/3436712/daytona-beach-feeding-homeless/