Monday, November 10, 2014

Arnold Abbot, 90, arrested for feeding homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Heavy-handed ... Mr Abbot is arrested by police. Picture: KHON2
Heavy-handed ... Mr Abbot is arrested by police. Picture: KHON2 Source: Supplied
 
A NINETY-year-old Good Samaritan could go to prison after he was arrested by police in Florida for serving a meal he had prepared to the homeless. 

Arnold Abbot was distributing food to the needy in Fort Lauderdale when he was stopped by cops who said his actions were outlawed by a new local ordinance that bans the sharing of food in public places.

“One of the police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon,” Mr Abbott told local TV network KHON2.

Apparently oblivious to the looming public relations disaster Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler had earlier promised to arrest anyone breaking the new ordinance.

Local hero ... Mr Abbot makes hundreds of meals every week for the homeless in Fort Laude
Local hero ... Mr Abbot makes hundreds of meals every week for the homeless in Fort Lauderdale’s Sanctuary Church. Picture: KHON2 Source: Supplied
 
“Just because of media attention we don’t stop enforcing the law,” said Mayor Seiler.

Mr Abbot makes hundreds of meals every week for the homeless in Fort Lauderdale’s Sanctuary Church.

“I fully believe that I am my brother’s keeper. Love they neighbour as thy self,” said the church volunteer.

He was arrested and charged along with two church ministers. KHON2 said the three face up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $US500.

Mr Abbot was not put off by the arrest and promised to be back on the streets with food the following day.

news.com.au 6 Nov 2014

A sign that there is something truly wrong with the law / authorities?

A country where criminal bankers get away with fraud to the tune of billions, and a Good Samaritan is imprisoned.

The police state awaits you, good people.

Go back to your zombie reality television shows, as there is nothing to see here.

Apparently the 'law' bans sharing of food, so sell  / trade it .... for a leaf or twig.

1 comment:

Stephen Bell said...

James 5 verses 1 - 8 in the Holy Bible