posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:11 PM
I have been reading the ATS forums for several years now, but this story and a few others of late prompted me to create an account and actually post.
On the surface this law does seem draconian, but only in the way it is being presented. The law does not prevent you from helping the homeless, and
it does not prevent you from feeding them. It is the manner in which these individuals go about doing it. They did it in this manner specifically to
get arrested, to create a controversy, so they could then complain about it. There are many way to feed the homeless in Orlando and not get arrested
for it. The main idea here is you are not allowed to just go out on public lands and create a homeless shelter on a whim. If you plan to have a
large “Soup kitchen” type of setup you need to go about it in the proper manner. However, if you as an individual drive down to the park and see
a homeless person and decide to feed him or her, feel free to take them to a restaurant, or even to your home and feed them, clothe them, give them a
bed for the night. None of this will in any way be frowned upon. If your charity does not extend to bringing them into your personal space, you may
also take them to one of the many legally setup soup kitchens, or homeless shelters in the city.
This story being presented in this light is only an attempt to incite the masses; there is nothing to be gained from fighting this law. If you want
to help the homeless then do so, just do so within the bounds of the law. I know that because I have not jumped on the bandwagon of the “Cop
Haters” I will be attacked and ridiculed. All my spelling and punctuation errors will be brought to light in an attempt to discredit me by
attacking my “education” etc. But all I can say is if you actually go and research this situation you will see that this is being exaggerated
specifically to create hype by these individuals for some other motive.