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Date: 06/03/11 03:16 PM

33 Responses to Arrested For Feeding The Homeless

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Link: Arrested For Feeding The Homeless - 3 members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested in Fl. for feeding the need a permit to be kind now?
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    Blatto Male 18-29
    358 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    A similar thing happened where I live. A group was feeding large groups of homeless people and got in trouble with the law. When I first heard the story I was appalled, but the reason they got in trouble is they were doing it in a downtown plaza, which was disrupting several small, private businesses.

    There are two sides to every story I guess.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    I failed to see anybody getting arrested...
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    Billito Male 18-29
    74 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    That`s what soup kitchens are for. They are always looking for volunteers and they don`t disrupt local businesses or violate ordinances. Strolling about and giving a homeless guy a sandwich whenever you get the whim does make you compassionate.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    "...week after week sharing fewd with hongray people."

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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    They were under arrest? Where are the cops?
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    ganews Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    Billito: are there no workhouses? They should die and decrease the surplus population!
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    sounder Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    @ganews... what? that makes no sense
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    Aww, I was expecting a beatdown, not a fat dude in a yellow shirt droning for the entire video. It`s not too late to turn this around. Show the second half with the blood and gore.
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    nnotdead Male 18-29
    139 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    i have to be missing something here. why only 2 times a year at the parks within 2 miles? i guess Jesus would have preferred the 60 days in prison and $500 fine over crucifixion, so they are getting away with a pretty good deal.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm
    Although the phrase Illegally feeding the homeless is very strange to hear, I believe this group is just trying to draw attention to itself. If they are that interested in helping the homeless, they would make sure they comply with the laws and ordinances as other groups do, and not try to fight with authorities.
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    simmerslodra Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:15 am
    @mr peabody.
    you`re wrong. No one has a moral obligation to check in with the state if they want to do good things. Legal obligation maybe, but who GAS about that. If a kid was drowning in a pond, and you were the only person around, and you could walk in and save him but you had to act immediately, would you feel morally compelled to notify law enforcement that you were going to save that kid if the law said you had to notify them? If you`re worth the breath you take you`d answer no.
    There should not be laws against doing nice things, like sharing food, and believe you me, those food not bombs kids would eat everything they serve without hesitation. I`ve served with food not bombs and a few church dinners for the elderly, and hands down FNB has the better spread.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 12:37 am
    i keep saying, the police state is among us, last week it was for dancing & hugging in a memorial and the week before that it was for biking without a licence. soon it will be a crime to walk and chew gum at the same time, wake up people, free your minds from the opression of telivision and video games. get informed
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    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 1:16 am
    why is that what everyone says? "dont fight with authorities" that attitude is the whole reason why its gotten so far where feeding the homeless is even considered an issue, why we cant video tape our own police to use as evidence against their own corruption, why there are so many cops who say we dont talk to them, we talk to the courts, no, we need to fight authority, its just become too much, drat them
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 2:02 am
    the problem was that nobody was cleaning up the mess, so the city had to pay for it
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 2:05 am
    they had no problems with them feeding the homeless not on city property
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 3:19 am
    where is the police brutality? come on america don`t disappoint me...
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    asscobb Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2011 at 5:15 am
    Ok ok, here is the real problem. There are places where this group could be providing this service. The most populated city park is not one of them. This group was warned MANY times not to do this in the park and yet they continued to do it so that`s why they were arrested. Feeding large groups of homeless people in that park have the result of homeless people hanging around the park pissing on things and making a mess. Orlando has a big homeless problem downtown and this ordinance was created to try to control it. We also have panhandling laws, etc.
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    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:32 am
    It`s a little weird that the group is called "Food Not Bombs". Was there some group trying to give bombs to the homeless? It`s like this group felt a need to differentiate themselves from the group that wanted to give the homeless "Bombs Not Food"?
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    asscobb Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 8:46 am
    I should also mention, the city tried to give them a permit to do it and they wadded up the paper and threw it at the city worked. They wanted to get arrested.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 10:08 am
    i wanted an actual video of them getting arrested not a boring speech
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2086 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 10:25 am
    I knew there was more to this story than a sensationalized headline. This group may be big on heart, but they are short on brains.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    @ Asscobb.....out of sight, out of mind, eh? @enjin: To make a point how we spend so much money bombing the fluck out of countries, yet can`t afford to help our own people.
    I live in Orlando. I`m not a member of FNB, but i support what they do. How is a a bunch of homeless people eating in public any different than a bunch of well-off white people like myself any different? (and no...they aren`t urinating all over the place, as someone claimed. There are public restrooms at Lake Eola.
  24. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    "@mr peabody.
    you`re wrong. No one has a moral obligation to check in with the state if they want to do good things....There should not be laws against doing nice things"

    So if I want to help the poor, I can just set up a free medical clinic in the park and start practicing medicine? That would be a nice thing.

    Has the food they have been serving been inspected? What of sanitary conditions? There are reasons that laws and ordinances are put into place, No one just came to the office and said "Hey lets make laws to hurt homeless people."

    Like I said if they were serious, and did not just want the attention, they would do their best to comply with local laws, instead of just grandstanding. Just curious, how many people were helped while they were in court/jail?
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    And I am not advocating that FNB should not be allowed to help people, but just like any legitimate charity they should do it legally.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    always about the nom noms
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    XbigXmommaX Female 18-29
    474 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    good for them, drat the man. no one should be turned away for arbitrary bullpoo like that when all they need is food.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    terribe, all of it.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    I agree with them. It`s important that we give hungry people food and not bombs. I mean, that would just be silly.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 6:03 am
    Being without the means to acquire a dwelling of title does NOT make you a criminal - feeding those who are without such means makes you a saint.

    You know why the government`s upset? Because these private citizens are usurping their monopoly on `charity.` That`s right, it`s the unintended consequences of instituting such social welfare programs as food stamps and cash aid. Once the government is delegated the responsibility of caring for our less fortunate, not only do those less fortunate individuals` level of care suffer all the inefficiencies of any other service provided by gov`t, but this monopoly becomes entrenched in the legal system.

    And there we have it - the inevitable legacy of state-sponsored samaritanism.
  31. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 10:57 am
    @suicism: Dude....your tinfoil hatis on waaay too tight. It boils down to the simple fact that there were citizens who didn`t want to see a group of homeless people being fed while they`re there with their kids eating their lobster sandwich picnics. People are intimidated by the homeless. How many times have you seen people avert their eyes and walk a wide path around a homeless guy? It happens, and that`s the real reason why they are trying to stop FNB from providing food for these people.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    that`s freaking ridiculous!!
    you can`t give someone food now? wtf America?
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Wait a second - I have a tinfoil hat on for establishing a connection between state sponsored programs and how the legal system comes to persecute those people who try to sidestep the public service with a private one? And all you provided was a vague link between people in general being intimidated by the homeless and that being the justification for the government to crack down on those who do not fall into this category? Are you saying if you feed the homeless, they will multiply or something?

    Do you want another example of the interests of the welfare state coming into conflict with the interest of the people`s welfare? During the OCTA bus strikes a couple years ago, private citizens were prohibited from conducting their own bus lines in competition with the county one. That`s right, anyone who did not approve of the widespread disruption of service could be fined or even arrested for stepping up to the plate and taking proactive measures to remedy the situation.

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