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

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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 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.
    I generally think of you as a clever enough person to realize how ridiculous making a statement like this is, especially in this sort of context. So I'll assume that it's just a really stupid and unfunny joke.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    Can't be assed to spend public money to prevent the homeless from starvation.
    I wonder if they will be assed to pay for the courts to prosecute them for stealing?
    I wonder if they will assed to pay for the prisons?
    I wonder if they will be assed to pay for the Potter's fields.

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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
    Small problem: Humans are dependent on human food whether or not you feed them.
    But bears 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?
    Restricting, not making it illegal. Folks with need gather where there is free food. Unfortunately groups of homeless folks are not conducive to doing normal business or the enjoyment of use by the average citizen.

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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
    You think those are apple to apple comparisons?
    Absolutely. Homeless populations tend to move to and gather at areas where free services are provided.

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

    The sociopathy of some people is just stunning.

    "If we just starve them, that'll fix it!"

    Right. What if we provided some kind of real help to these people, many of whom are traumatized vets or abandoned teens?

    Oh, right, that would involve human empathy.

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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
    So the whole "not in my backyard" thing is rearing it's ugly head here?
    Duh! That's what zoning and pretty much all business regulation is about.

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

    In a society that likes to sue everybody for everything, I can see how on some level, this is trying to protect some people from becoming victims by trying to help others.

    Imagine feeding some homeless people, a few get sick because there's peanut oil or something like that in the food, and BLAMMO - major law suits and the helper becomes a victiim and potentially sued into homelessness themselves.

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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?
    Might be better to go the other way around.

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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
    In a society that likes to sue everybody for everything, I can see how on some level, this is trying to protect some people from becoming victims by trying to help others.

    Imagine feeding some homeless people, a few get sick because there's peanut oil or something like that in the food, and BLAMMO - major law suits and the helper becomes a victiim and potentially sued into homelessness themselves.
    And how is a homeless person going to...

    1. Even know who this random person out of thousands they see daily even was?

    2. Find the money to pursue a frivilous lawsuit?

    3. And three, who the hell wouldn't know they have a major allergy to such a common substance?

    If that is the reason they're touting for this, that is utter bovine excrement. Your average homeless person doesn't even have the resources to get help when they're physically assaulted by someone they actually know, much less find some frivolous lawyer to push a stupid case.

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