Skip to comments.Couple Fined $746 For The Crime Of Feeding Homeless People In Florida Park
Posted on 05/30/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 05/30/2014 12:25:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
If you think about, the homeless actually serve as the perfect scapegoat for a former American middle class slowly being driven into serfdom. Still completely mesmerized by the religion of consumerism, how is a population losing its freedom and financial well-being supposed to feel better about itself. The easy answer is to look at an even more destitute class and treat them like the “elites” treat everyone else. Like a superfluous and unfortunate outgrowth of humanity.
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I’m glad to see the police are on top of this year long string of crimes.
And the king will answer them, ‘I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.’
Well, there goes tailgating at the Daytona 500. Or beach picnics. Or church socials. Or company picnics.
It may well be that attracting hundreds of derelicts to a public park may also attract crime, the way feeding pigeons attracts bird poop.
It’s coming to a point when we do not even know what laws we are violating out there.
Welcome to the land of the free...
Excellent quote. Just what I would have picked, too.
~~~ I think that if we want to see how the state and crony corporate status quo will treat everyone in the future, all you have to do is look at the current war on the homeless.~~~
It used to be that in order to be convicted of a crime you had to be in knowledge of the law and willfully violating it. But there are so many laws on the books that anyone at any given time is probably in violation of at least half dozen without even knowing it.
...yes, even if you're giving free meals to the needy.
Just like I said, fascism spreads. Despot Mike Bloomberg when he was in office would regularly have food donated to the homeless confiscated, and I said just watch: This is going to spread, and here we are - Now you get fined.
Yikes! That could have happened to me.
Years ago KFC had a deal that gave a huge bucket family meal for virtually the same price as a smaller meal. Since I just wanted one white meat piece for lunch I’d buy the whole family bucket (with to-go accoutrements). I’d ask them to put my one piece in a separate bag for my lunch. Then I dropped off the rest of it in a park nearby where I worked and were there were a lot of homeless people. I’d place the entire huge bag on a park bench and say Free Chicken! to those standing around.
There a many places the homeless can go for a meal. Don’t need to attract them to a park.
It’s like feeding stray cats or wildlife; they’ll come to expect it and bring their pals.
Why bother with logic and reason when self-righteous emotional reactions feel so good?
How to Feed the Homeless in Dayonta Beach, Florida
Feed ‘em to the alligators?
I would not want people feeding homeless people in my neighbor hood. I am if favor of helping the needy, but not this way. In my area we have plenty of non profits that feed the homeless in clean dining rooms. Feeding the homeless in parks is like feeding feral cats and pigeons. It is a mess and unsanitary.
Oh they will put a stop to that too.
There have been women stopped from feeding vagrants from their home because their kitchen wasn’t “up to code”.
They would rather people eat out of dumpsters than get a home-cooked meal, because it might have germs!
Sorry, this is all insane.
Soon, they will stop us from ever cooking for ourselves because our kitchens are too dirty and we can’t have any friends over for dinner thanks to that.
Really. I mean, how could they have possibly known that serving food to hundreds of people in a public park might be subject to some sort of regulation?
Feed the homeless to the hungry.
This applies now to any kind of charity.
Go try to donate your furniture to any of the official chain charities. You cannot give them anything cloth.
When my husband and I married we combined households, necessitating chucking some furniture because we were mature and fully furnished in our own homes. Yup, Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc would not take our cloth sofas, chairs etc., nor our church’s local charity. Soft surfaces easily collect germs and cannot be easily cleaned!
We had to sell them or dump it. Thus adding to the landfill problems these same fascists are so worried about.
So again, the all-caring gov would rather poor people sleep on the floor or in the dirt than risk a cold from a mattress.
The only reason a homeless person, or anyone for that matter, eats from a dumpster is because they’ve CHOSEN to eat from the dumpster.
I’m all for Freedom so I say Bon Appetit.
How dare you stand up to the hordes of bums bringing down property values, attracting crimes, and trespassing? Don’t you know the bums represent hard working Americans?
Thats also why the majority of obsolete laws are never taken back off the books.
That they freely provide prescient, intelligent, and entertaining content, creating the actual value of the website?
I can understand everyone’s concern. However, it should be their freedom to make that choice to serve people on their property. If not, the scenario I mentioned starts: no parties, no friends for dinner.
As for the public thing, I can see more problem there except I think people should be able to randomly offer others stuff. So if one happens by the area and has some leftovers, have at it. My aunt did this. But you could not count on her being in a certain place every day or week to get anything.
Making it truly a regular thing is indeed more problematic.
You're right, it is. Either that or the Jimenezes are calumniating the wonderful, religiously-motivated volunteers staffing the area's homeless agencies. Could be either one.
That is the irony of the whole thing - there is always someone getting some kind of graft for this, even if it is just to provide food.
Sometimes, that is not even the intention of the regulation, but the big org’s - but even lesser ones - soon realize it!
Same as corporatism. Sometimes the big guys realize they can use this fascism to their advantage!
The big guys have been buying regulations to hurt their competitors for a century or more, at least. This even happened a lot in “Atlas Shrugged”
I’m curious: have you ever worked in a soup kitchen?
Has anyone here ever worked in a soup kitchen? Does anyone personally know the people who manage them and the organizations that run them?
Anyone besides me, that is.
There’s no excuse for people who are financially able to donate but won’t. They ride on other peoples dime. And their comments won’t pay to keep FR running, they let others do that.
I work in soup kitchens when the TV cameras are there and I am running for political office or promoting one of my new movies. /s
Exactly, just as if you throw bread, the square will become quickly inundated with pigeons.
I have volunteered for short times in them. Helping people exist on the street is not helping them. They need a hand up not a hand out.
overall, these govt officials NEED the homeless, the crooks, the drugged, the drunk, the lazy, etc so they can keep push, push, push for more tax money to "help" the poor....except they want to hire a bunch of worthless liberal arts majors to "manage" the program....
more govt taxes...more govt jobs...what could possibly go wrong...
Then you agree it is wrong to slander them and the people working them as somehow greedy and corrupt—in it for the funding— as the couple in the article have done.
Absolutely, nobody I’ve ever met was in it for the funding. Unless it was funding so they could feed or house more people.
These aren’t Al Sharpton or Jesse JacksUN type people.
Welcome to the usa, where no good deed goes unpunished.
The left needs a permanent underclass. It wants millions of people kept down and out. How dare you try to alleviate their misery!
“Unless it was funding so they could feed or house more people.”
But that is what I referred to. It doesn’t matter that the intention is to feed someone and not “profit”, it is still basically mugging someone else for the money.
Yes, many of the people are very nice and caring in intention, but unless they are boning up the $$ themselves, many are still trying to get $$ from the gov (by and large).
So, as a group even in independent kitchens which otherwise look for gov hand-outs, they would rather the vagrants come to them to justify those hand-outs from taxpayers.
Just like SpecEd in school. Get more kids designated “special” so more funds come in. (Yes, it’s true - ask my mom, who loved her job but had no illusions about what public schools were doing.)
The government is not feeding these people,
and fining anyone who tries to feed them ?
Obviously government is trying to kill these people through mass starvation.
Same ole. Same ole.
Many are funded by charity. Some are funded with tax dollars. Largely those are less expensive then the alternative of scraping the dead bodies up, dealing with the crimes, or putting them in jail.