Everyone knows that the holidays are coming up. This is the time that we spend with our families in our cozy homes and pack on calories. These are joyful times that we remember and cherish, but there are some people out there who can afford to have these moments. As good citizen we want to give people that are less fortunate an opportunity to have a good holiday. For example we would go to the homeless shelters and feed the homeless the day before thanks giving. Or we would donate toys to children who parents can’t afford to give them a presents on Christmas morning. We do these things out the kindness of our hearts but doing being a Good Samaritan will get you arrested in Florida. Yesterday Arnold Abbott will have to pay a 500.00-dollar fine and may be facing jail time for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The officer stated “Drop the plate now.”
According to CNN
“But Abbott, who has been helping feed homeless people in the area through his Love Thy Neighbor nonprofit since 1991, said authorities are targeting the city’s most vulnerable residents.
When is it a crime to help another person when they are in need?
Abbott stated, “These are the poorest of the poor. They have nothing. They don’t have a roof over their head,” he said. “Who can turn them away?”
As American “the land of the free” we should be allow to help one of out fellow citizens instead of turning our back on them. America lives by the Charles Darwin theory “The survival of the fittest.”
“I’m not satisfied with having a cycle of homeless in the city of Fort Lauderdale,” Mayor Seiler said, “Providing them with a meal and keeping them in that cycle on the street is not productive.”
This to me is the state of Florida trying to push out the homeless. It’s a disgrace when you can help another fellow American. This action is contradicting everything America stands for.