Cops Threaten Arrest for Feeding Homeless

Imagine a world where you get together with people from a church and for six years every weekend you hand out food and coffee to homeless people in your city until one day you're all told you'd be arrested for doing so. It's pretty easy to imagine if we think of Nazi Germany or Communist Russia but the fact is it's happening right here in North Carolina.

    ABC News "An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested," the Rev. Hugh Hollowell wrote on the group's website. "We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up, waiting to eat. They said no. I had to face those who were waiting and tell them that I could not feed them, or I would be arrested.
 "The Raleigh police were there to enforce a city ordinance that bans the distribution of food in any of the city's parks, ABC Raleigh, N.C., station WTVD-TV reported."

 Shame on the cops for following unjust laws and also shame on the Reverend for allowing himself and his church to be stopped! You're a good man Rev. Hugh Hollowell but you came face to face with the devil and you let him win. You should of handed out that food with courage in your heart and let the chips fall where they may. I think everyone in Raleigh NC needs get together and have a free food protest, bring as much food as you can and start sharing with everyone. If we allow these type of actions to continue; not being able to share food with people will become common place and I for one will not live in a country where I can't give food to someone. We've already seen the cops shut down lemonade stands which sparked Lemonade Freedom Day on the Capitol which was met with arrests for having lemonade stands.

   I'm 27 years old and growing up in Long Island we were all very efficient as kids getting extra money. Raking leaves, shoveling snow, lemonade stands to collecting cans were all things my friends and I did. I'm starting to feel mine was the last generation to have a normal childhood. Now according to "the law" children should be arrested for lemonade stands along with that evil man who paid me $20 to rake leaves. Never in my life have I heard of anything like this. When did this become normal and why do we take it as such?
                                                                                                                          - Sodaghar 12/7/13 

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