In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida that is… This short video tells of an insane ordinance the city council of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, saw fit to pass; making it an arrestable offence if you dare to give (feed) the hungry and homeless.
WHY IS IT ILLEGAL TO FEED THE HOMELESS?
1, November 9, 2014 by rafflaw
The City of Fort Lauderdale claims that they don’t want hungry and homeless people fed in public because they claim it will only keep them from trying to get out of the cycle of homelessness. Of course, one has to wonder if the real reason might be related to the tourism trade that brings in big dollars to Fort Lauderdale. After all, it seems that this latest ordinance to ban the feeding of the homeless in public is just one of the anti-homeless ordinances passed by the city fathers of Fort Lauderdale.
“Backed by the Chamber of Commerce, the recent city ordinance is the fourth law Fort Lauderdale has passed this year against the homeless. The other laws ban homeless people from panhandling at traffic intersections and outlaw sleeping or storing their belongings on public property. According to Pastor Black, the recent food-sharing ordinance passed after a long meeting past midnight after many people had gone home.
“It’s a pubic safety issue. It’s a public health issue,” Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler rationalized. “The experts have all said that if you’re going to feed them to get them from breakfast to lunch to dinner, all you’re doing is enabling that cycle of homelessness.”
PS2: When I was a child, I remember that grownups would tell us, kids “DO NOT FEED STRAY DOGS OR CATS!” when we would ask why, they told us that if we did feed them, they would never go away. Again, WTF! Those grownups are at it again but now they’ve included Human Beings, as well as stray dogs and cats.