Jail Time for Feeding The Homeless?

Eric Scheiner | November 4, 2014 | 2:13pm EST
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Police charged two pastors and a 90-year-old man, for feeding the homeless in public.

The charges were made on Sunday, following a new ordinance effectively banning feeding the homeless in public that took effect Friday.

According to WPLG-TV, the first to be charged was 90 year-old Arnold Abbott, who runs the non-profit group Love Thy Neighbor Inc.

Also cited were two Christian ministers, Dwayne Black, pastor of The Sanctuary Church in Fort Lauderdale, and Mark Sims of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs.

All three men face up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

"One of the police officers said, 'Drop that plate right now,' as if I were carrying a weapon," Abbott told WPLG-TV,  "It's man's inhumanity to man is all it is."


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