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It Is Illegal To Feed The Homeless In Cities All Over The United States


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Making a law to stop "camping" protests is now affecting what people can or can't give to someone on the street...

What would you do if a police officer threatened to arrest you for trying to share a sandwich with a desperately hungry homeless woman that really needed it? Such a notion sounds absolutely bizarre, but this is actually happening in major cities all over the United States. More than 50 large U.S. cities have adopted “anti-camping” or “anti-food sharing” laws in recent years, and in many of these cities the police are strictly enforcing these laws. Sometimes the goal appears to be to get the homeless people to go away. Apparently the heartless politicians that are passing these laws believe that if the homeless can’t get any more free food and if they keep getting thrown into prison for “illegal camping” they will eventually decide to go somewhere else where they won’t be hassled so much. This is yet another example of how heartless our society is becoming. The middle classis being absolutely shreddedand poverty is absolutely exploding, but meanwhile the hearts of many Americans are growing very cold. If this continues, what is the future of America going to look like?

An organization called Love Wins Ministries made national headlines recently when police in Raleigh, North Carolina threatened to arrest them if they distributed sausage biscuits and coffee to homeless people living in the heart of the city. Love Wins Ministries had been doing this for years, but now it is apparently illegal. The following is from someone who was actually there

On the morning of Saturday, August, 24, Love Wins showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different, large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding.

On that morning three officers from Raleigh Police Department prevented us from doing our work, for the first time ever. An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested.

Our partnering church brought 100 sausage biscuits and large amounts of coffee. We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up, waiting to eat. They said no. I had to face those who were waiting and tell them that I could not feed them, or I would be arrested.

Does reading that upset you?

It should.

And this is not just happening in Raleigh – this is literally happening all over the country.

Read More At http://www.getholist...-united-states/

Edit: as TOMapleLaughs states below, "the homeless can and will still be fed. Just not in their 'camps'"...

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To be clear, the homeless can and will still be fed. Just not in their 'camps', although this law isn't strictly enforced in every city. Only when complaints rise would action like this be taken. And of course this incident is overblown to reflect how 'cold' America has become.

Like in every city, Raleigh's residents just wants to be rid of these camps, due to sanitation, trash, noise and safety concerns.

However, moving the homeless around doesn't really solve the problem, does it? Just transfers it. And i'm sure what's a win for one neighborhood will be a loss for another when these hungry, hungy homeless eventually move on.

In Abbotsford, they spread chicken manure in a homeless camp to achieve the same goal. 'Force them to move.' Needless to say, the move backfired when that chickensht action was made public.

Poverty is a world-wide problem.

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