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

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

    According to a report released Monday by the National Coalition for the Homeless, 21 cities have passed measures aimed at restricting the people who feed the homeless since January 2013. In that same time, similar legislation was introduced in more than 10 cities. Combined, these measures represent a 47 percent increase in the number of cities that have passed or introduced legislation to restrict food sharing since the coalition last counted in 2010.


    What???

    Cities like Fort Lauderdale aren't throwing people in jail for feeding the homeless or being homeless. But often, they're creating more ways to impose fines.
    Helping people eat could be a crime??? With Fines?

    Does this make sense?

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

    If you want the homeless to move someplace else, it does.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    If you want the homeless to move someplace else, it does.


    Democracy. Two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    Sweeping the larger problem under the rug.

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

    In other news, the national parks have outlawed feeding bears, as it makes them dependent on human food and unable to fend for themselves.
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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.
    You think those are apple to apple comparisons?

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

    If I decided to give someone food or cash, I would ignore this law.

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

    I guess this is why I tend to be skeptical that large and sweeping welfare systems are necessary. I understand the need for a limited social safety net, but if we would just stop passing Grade A bull**** laws like the one in the OP, we probably wouldn't have nearly as many people starving on the streets as we do. I cannot comprehend how people can think helping the needy should be a crime.

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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.
    Small problem: Humans are dependent on human food whether or not you feed them.

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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.
    Yes, and generally able to fend for themselves.

    Bears, on the other hand, aren't able to provide human food for themselves.
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    Re: More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

    The term human food sounds so wrong.

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