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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

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Sup Travellers?! On October 22 Fort Lauderdale passed an ordinance restricting charitable groups from doling out meals to homeless people in public.

Even though I'm all for obeying the law and whatnot I think that that law in particular is whole lot of BULLSH*T!!!! One 90-year-old advocate named Arnold Abbot and two ministers clearly agree with my sentiments because they denied the law and fed the homeless. The three served less than a handful of the 300 meals.

The state of Florida obviously didn't like that so they quickly made an example out of them by arresting them. They each now face 60 days in jail and $500 fines.

"These are the poorest of the poor, they have nothing, they don't have a roof over their heads," Abbott, who plans on suing the city, told Local 10 News. "How do you turn them away?"

The new rules, billed as "public health and safety measures," limit outdoor feeding programs to one per city block and must be set up at least 500 feet away from residential properties. Organizers are also required to bring portable toilets for workers.

I'm not really sure how feeding homeless people can be considered a public health issue but people have been doing it for years and I've never heard of any thing bad happening from it. But maybe that's just me. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.