This makes me angry. Poverty is a horrible epidemic around the world. Feeding homeless people should be met with accolades and awards. However in Orlando, the city has decided to stick their heads in the sand and ignore starving citizens. Arresting volunteers that fed 40 people in a park? What the hell are you thinking? I guess you don’t need to have a brain to be elected to city counsel in Orlando…
The elected officials need to be fired from their jobs, their houses taken away, and their families thrown on the street. Well, maybe not their families. That would be a bit harsh…They should be forced to live on the streets for a year as punishment for being such assholes.Then they need to be enrolled in some sensitivity training or perhaps have an operation to get their hearts back…
Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.Jessica Cross, 24, Benjamin Markeson, 49, and Jonathan “Keith” McHenry, 54, were arrested at 6:10 p.m. on a charge of violating the ordinance restricting group feedings in public parks. McHenry is a co-founder of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which began in the early 1980s.The group lost a court battle in April, clearing the way for the city to enforce the ordinance. It requires groups to obtain a permit and limits each group to two permits per year for each park within a 2-mile radius of City Hall.
- ‘Food Not Bombs’ Willingly Breaks Law To Cook For Orlando Homeless (huffingtonpost.com)
- Donate to Food Not Bombs (kristinafarrow.com)
- Fort Lauderdale Activists Arrested on May Day (onestrugglesouthflorida.wordpress.com)