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NYC cracking down on fruit stores that put out merchandise more then 4 feet from store.

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posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 01:58 AM
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New York, NY — A video was submitted to the Free Thought Project this week that is sure to infuriate all who see it.

In the video, which was originally posted on the Facebook page of Gary Schlesinger of Brooklyn, New York City trash collectors are being ordered around by an NYPD cop. They are picking up dozens of cases of fruits and vegetables — and throwing them into the back of a trash truck.

According to Schlesinger, “NYC [is] cracking down on fruit stores that put out merchandise more than 4 feet from store.”

The food was allegedly blocking a sidewalk, so, instead of asking the owner move it, or merely confiscating it from a non-compliant owner and giving it to a food shelter, the government’s decision was to put it in a landfill.

The Free Thought Project contacted the New York Police Department and the City of New York on Saturday for a statement on why they are throwing away the food, but we’ve yet to hear back.

According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, in the 2012-2014 time frame, over 1.4 million New Yorkers – including nearly one in four of the city’s children – lived in households that lacked sufficient food.

In the Coalition’s latest annual survey of hunger in New York City – the most comprehensive of its kind – New York City’s emergency food providers (food pantries, soup kitchens, and brown bag programs) reported a 5 percent increase in need for their services, on top of a 7 percent increase in 2014, 10 percent in 2013, 5 percent in 2012, 12 percent in 2011, 7 percent in 2010, and 20 percent in 2009.

In spite of starving children, quite literally within blocks of this video, the NYPD is carrying out its tyrannical enforcement of city codes.


Read more at thefreethoughtproject.com...

WTF De Blaiso ??.. really?? If you have to confiscate boxes of perfectly good food for messing with the city codes , I get it! but why not simply take to a soup kitchen or something, you have to throw it in the trash??..and this action is from a so called progressive?? that action wouldn't even be worthy of Bloomberg or Giuliani...shameful..

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posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 02:19 AM
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Yet, were that confiscated food just given away to a shelter or the homeless or little kids imagine the up roar about re-distribution of wealth. It would be a sure sign that NY was a socialist state. This, though unfortunate is probably the legal thing that must happen.

I don't know, just guessing here at the reason.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 02:34 AM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
Yet, were that confiscated food just given away to a shelter or the homeless or little kids imagine the up roar about re-distribution of wealth. It would be a sure sign that NY was a socialist state. This, though unfortunate is probably the legal thing that must happen.

I don't know, just guessing here at the reason.

Ok then pile it all inside their shop, and have them remove it , but don't dump it.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 02:45 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

Things like this don't just happen. What are the odds the store-owners have failed to act after letters and visits?



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 02:49 AM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire



Yet, were that confiscated food just given away to a shelter or the homeless or little kids imagine the up roar about re-distribution of wealth.

Uh , no. The reason being it is fresh produce. By the time it was inspected , cleaned , tested it would have spoiled anyway. For this to have been distributed , as it was not packaged , it would have had to have to have went through the above . Unlike neighbors sharing produce with each other there are strict standards over what can be donated .





posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 04:02 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Spider879

Things like this don't just happen. What are the odds the store-owners have failed to act after letters and visits?

Im almost certain that they put such warnings on ignore, my thing is the waste of it all, but Gothmog bought up an interesting point that it was fresh produce, but this was already on the market so what would be the difference if it was given to a soup kitchen or someone shopped for it.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

I completely agree with you about giving the produce to people who need it.


There's probably some legality in play that prevents them from taking it and giving it to someone else. Maybe vested interests or concerns for neutrality? Like, who'd designate what place received the produce? Would the decision-maker have ties to them? Could they document that they didn't?

Humans can be assholes.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 05:44 AM
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They did that in Hong Kong also. No big deal.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

Excluding instances where parents were indicted for child abuse for intentionally abusing their kids.... exactly how many kids starved to death for lack of food in NYC?



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky



There's probably some legality in play that prevents them from taking it and giving it to someone else.


OR

They just don't give a damn and would rather save themselves from having to do a bunch of paperwork... much easier to just toss it in the trash.




posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: Spider879

Excluding instances where parents were indicted for child abuse for intentionally abusing their kids.... exactly how many kids starved to death for lack of food in NYC?

Not the point I am making, it's about willful waste, something is terribly wrong when our gov't can toss perfectly good food away because it lack imagination or political will to do better.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

So simple. Yeah , you got it.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Panera bread donates left over bread to the local food bank every day in my community. No inspection is required.
The issue is not freshness, it's provenance. Panera can show where the bread came from. NYC having picked up the fruit from the sidewalk cannot say where it came from as they have no receipts.
The grocer would be able to donate his produce without a government required inspection because he could show provenance. I'm not saying the food bank doesn't inspect and toss old vegetables and fruit. I'm saying inspection is not required for donation. You only need to say where it comes from.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

All that is well and good , but I do not remember Pantera bread being a Federal , State , or Local Government entity....maybe I am wrong.





posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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Deblasio is the biggest joke NYC has seen since Dinkins.

The lesbian or the sexter would've been much better for us.



posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Exactly. That's why you'll find schools and other places that feed large amounts of people throwing out what would otherwise be perfectly good food, even canned food. Government regulations prevent it from being donated even though you would think that would be the humane thing to do.

Where on earth would we be without government to save us from ourselves?

But all it would take is for someone receiving donated food to get a foodborne illness and then the regulations crop up to save people and this is the end result.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

They're not . They're a private corporation. Do you think there are different rules for the government making a donation? Who knows maybe there is. No amount of red tape would surprise me. I just offered up Panera bread because I know they donate to the food bank and are not subject to any pre inspection to do so. I volunteered at the food bank during the holidays and yes we looked over fresh food donations before putting them on the tables but there was no mandatory inspection in order to be able to donate. We would have to investigate every scout troop who held a food drive if that was the case.
I don't know if there are different rules if the government was making a donation and if there are I'm not surprised. If they wanted to donate a chair to good will they probably have to get authorization from eight different departments first.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Perfectly good food from a school cafeteria? Surely you jest? Lol.
Actually our schools do distribute their excess food in before school and after school programs for eligible students.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 01:05 AM
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Where is the Due Process?



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 02:25 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme
Answer for you in one word: Yes
Long answer : it is almost impossible for any form of government to disperse fresh produce. Packaged and processed : not as much of an issue , but close.
I have helped in the Hosea William's Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving several times. It is a bit of difference between government and private individual. Although it basically still has to be processed and packaged.

You could have saved yourself the time as ketsuko responded right before you.




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