by Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society:
It sounds like a twisted satire piece, but once again we are seeing the ludicrous crackdown by police and other government officials on community leaders that try to offer free food to the homeless who are desperately in need of sustenance.
In the latest incident, Florida police out of Fort Lauderdale detained and threatened the arrest of a 90-year-old man along with all of his volunteers for violating a new law that makes ‘sharing food a criminal offense’. And let’s be clear: these priests, pastors, mothers, fathers, and everyday citizens are not going around giving out cash or enabling beggars on the side of the highway. They are going around giving ready-to-eat food to genuinely starving families that line up for what sometimes amounts to hours in the cold to receive a home cooked meal.