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Excerpted from FOX8: CLEVELAND — A random act of kindness lands a man in trouble with police.
Last Monday, May 14th John Davis was exiting I-90 at the West 117th ramp when he saw a man in a wheelchair. The man was pale, thin and holding a sign that had a religious sentiment and also a request for help.
John thought to himself, “I think we’re all to help the less fortunate.”
Originally posted by Skewed
I completely understand the purpose for doing this.
After all, we can not let people think they can go around living off of handouts and entitlements.
edit on 24-5-2012 by Skewed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by faryjay
Well he got ticketed coz he was trying to help another human being. How dare he, he should help the Government first and then himself, his family and any other human being.
The ticket giver must have thought, he got free money, we want it too!
Originally posted by xEphon
That is so ridiculous!
Apparently, dropping something on the ground, and then picking it up, is still considered littering!?
So awesome our cops have nothing better to do than to harass good samaritans.
Originally posted by Rustyk
That's just ridiculous.
I don't understand why they are charging him for littering when the only law he broke was giving the unfortunate guy money. I would take it to court too.
But I do kind of wonder if he will be able to get the whole thing thrown out because of a technicality. Let's hope. We need to help each other out in these hard times.
Originally posted by MrWendal
I am not shocked.
We live in a world where people are arrested for feeding the homeless. This should not shock us at all. Only question I have is.....
Have you had enough yet?
There is a code which states that it is illegal to panhandle or give money to panhandlers near a highway or street including a berm, shoulder, treelawn or sidewalk.
Section No: 471.06 states in part that “No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting…contributions…”
It also reads that “No driver” is to “transfer currency….to any person standing on a street or highway.”