View Poll Results: Anyone Feeding The Homeless Should Be A Crime

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  • I agree

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  • I disagree

    47 70.15%
  • I have mixed feelings - not sure what to think

    2 2.99%
  • I understand the theory here, but I'm against it

    11 16.42%
  • I agree with limiting who can feed the homeless

    3 4.48%
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Thread: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    It's far better to let them starve, or resort to crime. Right?
    What? No.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    It seems we're rapidly reverting to the days it was illegal to not work, which is ironic since not having a job or food practically guarantees someone will resort to actual crime. Perhaps we should bring back feudalism while at it.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    It's far better to let them starve, or resort to crime. Right?
    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Simply feeding people unable to acquire food for themselves does not fix the issue.
    I never claimed it would. Doesn't mean you shouldn't stop and grab some homeless guy a burger or something.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I never claimed it would. Doesn't mean you shouldn't stop and grab some homeless guy a burger or something.
    I agree.

    Any law that prevents such makes no sense to me - seems like it's designed to effectively force the homeless persons to leave the area and thus "out of sight, out of mind".
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    By not allowing them to use their surplus time and money to help others.
    Okay. Can you tell me which government where is not allowing citizens to use their surplus time and money to help others? Please provide a link too.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    90-year-old Florida man charged for feeding homeless - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- Arnold Abbott handed out four plates of food to homeless people in a South Florida park. Then police stopped the 90-year-old from serving up another bite.
    "An officer said, 'Drop that plate right now -- like I had a weapon,'" Abbott said.
    Abbott and two pastors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were charged for feeding the homeless in public on Sunday, the city's first crackdowns under a new ordinance banning public food sharing,
    Damn that 90 year old evil spawn of the devil......damn him.....

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    If I have extra food, and see a starving homeless person in the street, I have every right to offer him some food. To say otherwise is not only to deprive the homeless man of dignity, but to deny me my most fundamental property rights.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Feeding the homeless makes us feel good, but what does it really do for the homeless? Give a man a fish.....
    Depends on if the homeless person is competent or sane. Many aren't

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless : The Salt : NPR





    What???



    Helping people eat could be a crime??? With Fines?

    Does this make sense?
    Yes, it makes perfect sense. Feeding some homeless person because you have a selfish need to feel special doesn't address the homeless problem, nor does it provide a vehicle to steer the homeless towards programs that could help them.

    The self centered nature of people who think a handing out a sandwich makes them enlightened and caring goes against all the available evidence about homelessness and how to truly help those who are in that position.

    Controlling where food can be provided allows those services to be concentrated, and assistance rendered more efficiently. Blighting public areas without any control and coordination allows the self serving set to ignore the needs of the surrounding business owners and residents so they can pretend they are doing something positive.

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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Yes, it makes perfect sense. Feeding some homeless person because you have a selfish need to feel special doesn't address the homeless problem, nor does it provide a vehicle to steer the homeless towards programs that could help them.

    The self centered nature of people who think a handing out a sandwich makes them enlightened and caring goes against all the available evidence about homelessness and how to truly help those who are in that position.
    Jumping to some abstract conclusions just a wee bit are we????

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