Skip to comments.City puts a stop to homeless outreach
Posted on 01/14/2011 7:19:38 AM PST by cdga5for4
Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.
That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their "Feed a Friend" effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.
"We don't really know what they want, we just think that they don't want us down there feeding people," said Bobby Herring, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Tre9.
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Don’t feed the future national security force they’ll get fat lazy and will not be angry when they need them
Government doesn’t like competition
I've got a liberal neighbor who is most upset that there is a homeless shelter just a few blocks away from our neighborhood. He's not opposed to feeding the hungry; he just doesn't want to live next to them.
“Connie Boyd, president and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, applauded the Herrings’ efforts but defended the city’s stance.”
Read between the lines: The professional poverty pimps put them out of business. They probably called city counilmembers who then put heat on the administrators. NO AMATEURS ALLOWED—grants and donation money at stake. Allways follow the money. POVERTY IS AN INDUSTRY.
This is the same santuary city that breaks the federal law and harbors crminals. I’m glad I don’t live there.
This vigilante charity has to stop. Charity begins at the legislature and ends at the cold disinterested hand of the bureaucrat.
Just another case where government has run amok and destroyed something good with it’s heavy handed “good intentions”.
We have created a heartless monster, i.e., Big Government. This is highly immoral and criminal in my opinion. Maybe they should have guised themselves as a Gay Outreach program to feed the homeless? I’m sure they would be exempted from “the law”.
Because poor people are the exclusive property of Holy Mother the State.
Yes. Thank God the you have the right to run around homeless and defecate on public and private property.
They’re trying to cut down on the pan-handling in the downtown area....
Here’s a cool idea, what we do in Wichita:
The Obama Depression will put a lot of people in that situation.
The regulations are all the more essential in the case of the homeless, Barton said, because “poor people are the most vulnerable to foodborne illness and also are the least likely to have access to health care.”<<<
That makes sense, it is much healthier for the homeless to consume that “safe” food they find in dumpsters. /sarc
I'd be interested in knowing the statistics on how many homeless people have become ill from eating food prepared in uncertified kitchens by volunteer outreaches.
Also, how is “public consumption” defined. If I worked in Houston would it against the law for me to give half my homemade turkey sandwich to a co-worker? Could I bring in a plate of homemade cookies?
When I lived in Portland, Maine in the 80’s the homeless were coming in droves. There was/is a hobo newspaper that circulates among these people and it was raving about all the freebies that Portland had to offer. In they came. The same paper will probably advice to go elsewhere.
Yup. Follow the money.
Oh, you can't feed the poor in an uncertified kitchen because they're so weak they might get sick and so destitute they won't be able to see a doctor when they do.
Let 'em starve and no one will get in trouble.
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