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    Cops arresting people in Florida for feeding homeless

    Crackdown on Feeding Homeless Gets More People Arrested - ABC News

    This is disgusting. Local church groups busted for doing a truly good deed.

    This is one of the rare times that I am on the side of the churches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    Crackdown on Feeding Homeless Gets More People Arrested - ABC News

    This is disgusting. Local church groups busted for doing a truly good deed.

    This is one of the rare times that I am on the side of the churches.
    Story from last year. Distorted and misleading.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    Crackdown on Feeding Homeless Gets More People Arrested - ABC News

    This is disgusting. Local church groups busted for doing a truly good deed.

    This is one of the rare times that I am on the side of the churches.
    Do these cops have nothing better to do? No drug gangs in Florida, or any other violent criminal groups that need to be neutralized?

    And yes, it is from last year, I see that now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    Crackdown on Feeding Homeless Gets More People Arrested - ABC News

    This is disgusting. Local church groups busted for doing a truly good deed.

    This is one of the rare times that I am on the side of the churches.
    how is November 2014 a CURRENT event???
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    Crackdown on Feeding Homeless Gets More People Arrested - ABC News

    This is disgusting. Local church groups busted for doing a truly good deed.

    This is one of the rare times that I am on the side of the churches.
    I have worked with several charities that feed the homeless, there are reasons that they are required to have permits and inspections on their kitchens where the food is prepared. Just because they are giving the food away doesn't change the laws. A particular charity that I work with feeds the homeless in downtown Atlanta one Saturday every month. They give two sandwiches, one bag of chips and a soft drink to every homeless person they encounter as they fan out all over the downtown area. They were shut down for a month a couple years ago while getting the permits and inspections.

    These ordinances are put in place to protect people but they have a bad side as well. There are also issues with encouraging homeless to congregate in tight areas where these charities feed them. They need space.

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    A court told them they have to stop it. (arresting people for this, that is)

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    If I owned a restaurant, it would be a simple matter to pay people to give away inexpensive sandwiches on the street in front of competing restaurant. The resulting congregation of homeless people in front of the businesses might send more customers my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    I have worked with several charities that feed the homeless, there are reasons that they are required to have permits and inspections on their kitchens where the food is prepared. Just because they are giving the food away doesn't change the laws. A particular charity that I work with feeds the homeless in downtown Atlanta one Saturday every month. They give two sandwiches, one bag of chips and a soft drink to every homeless person they encounter as they fan out all over the downtown area. They were shut down for a month a couple years ago while getting the permits and inspections.

    These ordinances are put in place to protect people but they have a bad side as well. There are also issues with encouraging homeless to congregate in tight areas where these charities feed them. They need space.
    if that's true then why did the court make the cops stop these arrests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    If I owned a restaurant, it would be a simple matter to pay people to give away inexpensive sandwiches on the street in front of competing restaurant. The resulting congregation of homeless people in front of the businesses might send more customers my way.
    I know you're just being sarcastic. But, that's illegal and you can be sued for interfering with a business relationship for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    if that's true then why did the court make the cops stop these arrests?
    They're handing out citations, and levying fines.

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