Man, 90, arrested again this week for feeding the homeless

When 90-year-old Florida resident Arnold Abbott said following his arrest on Sunday that police couldn’t stop him from feeding the homeless, he apparently meant it.

Abbott was charged again on Wednesday night for violating a new city law in Ft. Lauderdale that essentially prevents people from feeding the homeless.

“I expected it” he said in a Sun Sentinel report. “At least this time they let us feed people first.”

The new law in Ft. Lauderdale comes after the city announced in January that people are restricted from camping, panhandling, food sharing and engaging in other “life sustaining activities.” The laws regarding food sharing where ironically enacted on Halloween when millions of people were out sharing candy.

Full article: Man, 90, arrested again this week for feeding the homeless – NY Daily News

There’s laws against burning your town down and looting, too, but they don’t seem to be as hard assed about that as they are with a 90 year old man feeding homeless people. What a world we live in.

I hope he keeps it up anyway. If I was 90 years old, I wouldn’t give a crap. The jail time isn’t going to stop him from being able to feed people, it isn’t going to cost him a job. And really, he probably won’t get hurt in jail.



2 responses to “Man, 90, arrested again this week for feeding the homeless

  1. I was immediately reminded of something that happened way back in 2014. Remember Cracker Barrel firing a 73 year old vet for giving some condiments and a corn muffin to a homeless man and lost his job immediately! My goodness. Like the Tactical Hermit, I am appalled by this. It shouldn’t be illegal to be poor and homeless. There shouldn’t be negative connotations applied to those that respond to those in need. What a Veteran, is my remark!

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  2. 2 things here.

    First it is terrible that it takes a 90 year old man to have the compassion, guts, and gumption to do something like this…where are the 20 somethings and 30 somethings? Why does the older generation have to be the one to do the right thing here?

    Second, We need to be more cognizant of what a law really is saying when it is written. This one basically compares homeless, hungry human beings to starving stray animals..”Don’t feed them or else they will stick around and be more of a problem??!!” WTF!!

    This is not a solution to the Homeless issue in America folks it is an insult to people’s dignity.

    I can guarantee you this law was passed due to pressure from all the rich taxpayers in the area who are “inconvenienced” by the homeless.

    Respect to this 90 year old crusader.

    He should be an inspiration to all of us younger folks to take practical action to help solve a situation regardless of what the “Govt” sais is “Right”.

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