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