While the violent action of a police officer against a homeless man who simply wanted to use the restroom is intolerable, no less violent, morally deplorable and worthy of condemnation are the actions of the city officials who put in place laws that criminalized homelessness.
On the first day the ordinance banning outdoor feeding of homeless people went into effect, I gave away apples and packaged food items while the local Food Not Bombs group offered hot meals to dozens of homeless friends in the downtown Stranahan Park.
Beginning this Friday, October 31st, it is illegal to feed a person on the street in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately, laws against feeding the homeless are now on the books in 21 US cities.
JULY 31, 2014 | BY: CRAIG M. WATTS — I am thankful that a considerable number of religious leaders support a compassionate…