90-year-old Florida man arrested for feeding the homeless

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  1. FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (WPLG/CNN) – It did not take long for City of Fort Lauderdale to make good on the promise to criminally charge those who violate a new ordinance that effectively outlaws groups from feeding the homeless in public.

    On Sunday, the city charged three people, including two ministers and a 90-year-old homeless advocate, and they could face up to 60-days in jail for their so-called crime.

    “I fully believe that I am my brother’s keeper. Love they neighbor as thy self,” explained Arnold Abbott.

    90-year-old Abbott prepares hundreds of meals each week for the homeless in the kitchen of the Sanctuary Church.

    “We serve two entrées at every feeding,” Abbott said.

    But Abbott’s work now has him in trouble with the law.

    He faces possible jail time and a $500 fine for feeding the homeless after he was charged Sunday with violating a new ordinance that virtually outlaws groups from sharing food with the hungry in the city.

    “One of police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon,” Abbott said.

    Also charged was a minister from Coral Springs and Sanctuary Church pastor, Wayne Black.

    “We believe very strongly that Jesus taught us that we are to feed his sheep,” said Pastor Black.

    Mayor Jack Seiler warned arrests were coming.

    “We enforce the laws here in Ft. Lauderdale,” said Mayor Seiler.

    “It’s man’s inhumanity to man,” Abbott said.

    Back in 1999, Abbott sued the city for banning him from feeding homeless on beach, a lawsuit he won.

    “I’m going to have to go to court court again to sue the city of Fort Lauderdale, the beautiful city. These are the poorest of the poor. They have nothing. Don’t have a roof over their head, and who could turn them away?” Abbott asked.

    Abbott is going to be firing up these stoves again on Wednesday when he has another food sharing plan for the beach. He says he doesn’t want to be arrested but he’s prepared for the possibility.

    Source: http://khon2.com/2014/11/03/90-year-old-florida-man-arrested-for-feeding-the-homeless/
     
  2. Hell yea, fuck homeless people. We should round them all up and put them to work in internment camps.
     
  3. A little extreme but I would be in favor of something like this.. main reason being is I live in a pretty "well off" neighborhood as far as wealth and employment go and lately over the past two years we've had an influx of about 20+ homeless people finding their way into our area and essentially decreasing property value.. slowly.. but definitely decreasing.
     
  4. Welp it it's agaisnt the law then it's fair enough
     
  5. I has this about this yesterday poor guy
     
  6. "He faces possible jail time and a $500 fine for feeding the homeless after he was charged Sunday with violating a new ordinance that virtually outlaws groups from sharing food with the hungry in the city."

    That might be the stupidest fucking law I've ever heard of. So what if someone wants to feed the homeless? How is that harming anyone else?
     
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  7. In other words, Florida.
     
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  8. Meanwhile someone is robbing a bank. (Seriously thought) Arresting someone for doing something nice? Well why don't we all just do something evil just to balance the world out.
     
  9. I mean come on 90 year old getting put in jail just for feeding the Homeless thats Sad
     
  10. Bums can be really cool. FUCK DA POLICE
     
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  11. Reminds me of how Nazis used to jail people who helped Jews during the Holocaust.