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

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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 RabidAlpaca View Post
    This is one of those victimless crimes that makes absolutely no sense. I am opposed to all victimless crimes. Feeding the homeless is an act of compassion for one's fellow human beings and not a criminal act. Absolute nonsense.
    It is not a victimless crime if these people are drawn to your neighborhood or business because someone decided to set up a soup kitchen right near those places and as a result crime and property damage go up or it becomes unsafe for your child to play outside or in a park. A lot of these people not homeless because they fallen on hard times and are trying to get back on their feet. Many of these people are alcoholics, drug addicts and or have mental problems.
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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
    In other news, the national parks have outlawed feeding bears, as it makes them dependent on human food and unable to fend for themselves.
    We could feed our homeless to the bears and solve both problems, right?

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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?
    IIRC, this all started when someone poisoned some homeless people by handing out tainted food. I remember hearing this when the Salvation Army told me that we would have to bring restaurant prepared food to feed people on our scheduled dates to do so. We could no longer cook the food ourselves, it had to come from a restaurant, which costs us a hell of a lot more money to do (not to mention that the food isn't as good). We used to make hash brown casserole, sweet ham, green beans, salad, fresh baked breads and a lot of different desserts that we cooked and prepared ourselves. We can no longer do that. We can't even brew the sweet tea ourselves, it has to be brought in contained in a sealed container that we bought at a store.

    Does it make sense to ban food distribution to homeless people? No.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It is not a victimless crime if these people are drawn to your neighborhood or business because someone decided to set up a soup kitchen right near those places and as a result crime and property damage go up or it becomes unsafe for your child to play outside or in a park. A lot of these people not homeless because they fallen on hard times and are trying to get back on their feet. Many of these people are alcoholics, drug addicts and or have mental problems.
    Then you can try, convict and lock up the trouble makers. Locking people in cages for showing compassion to their fellow man is disgustingly atrocious.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    We could feed our homeless to the bears and solve both problems, right?
    Then the bears might develop a taste for humans, not just human food.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The term human food sounds so wrong.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Then you can try, convict and lock up the trouble makers. Locking people in cages for showing compassion to their fellow man is disgustingly atrocious.
    I agree with this...but that isn't what's happening here.

    Wolfsgirl nailed what this story is about in her post. This is only for safety reasons (food handling) and for purposes of limiting the locations of the food sharing programs. Nobody is going to jail.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Then you can try, convict and lock up the trouble makers.
    The police are going to arrest every homeless person they see? The police are going to automatically show up if there is a bum ****ting in the park, your driveway, in your neighborhood? The police going to automatically show up if there is a couple of guys dealing drugs, squatting in a home that is for sale, vandalizing property, engaging in prostitution, theft or some other crime? I wouldn't appreciate a soup kitchen near my home,where I worked, or where my nieces and nephew go to school anymore than you would appreciate a neighbor putting a bird feeding above your car and driveway.


    Locking people in cages for showing compassion to their fellow man is disgustingly atrocious.
    They can show that compassion in a sparsely populated part of the city away from residential business areas.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Welcome to the response to "Why doesn't the government do something?" Well, here is the response and it is not all that far removed from the idea of making a kid's lemonade stand illegal. Calls for regulation to control what happens and why, calls to police general safety, and dealing with our over itigious society are all the real blame here. This has nothing to do with a "war on the homeless" or a "war on poverty" and everything to do with turning to the government to fix all our problems only to not surprisingly be disappointed with the results. Pretty soon helping anyone for any reason in any regard will be illegal without it going through the government in one method or another.

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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?
    Put food in their stomach?

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