More Hunger GamesPosted by on Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Back in March, I told you about a new city ordinance in Philadelphia that made it illegal for people to feed the homeless in public (for most locations). At that time, I said that it would hurt those in need. Of course, anyone with half of a brain could realize that.
Today, I found out that a Philadelphia woman is currently facing fines of $600 per day for feeding children in her neighborhood. She is doing this in her own yard. She refuses to get the required variance (at a cost of around $1,000) and plans to continue to feed the children.
Note: It is unclear whether this is supposedly a violation of the original ordinance I wrote about or a different issue. It seems like it is a different issue since the original post was in relation to public lands like parks. However, the city of Philadelphia must have a real problem with benevolence for this issue to have made the news again with a different twist.
Also, shame on the neighbor that called this in. What have we come to? We’re more concerned about our neighborhoods being quiet than making sure people have enough food?
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