“What the fuck, Florida?” is a question I find myself asking with regularity similar to that of the sunrise, but this time, I’m serious. What the fuck, Florida?
How can it be that the sorts of weapons grade assholes who could reach deep down into their theoretical hearts and think it just and good to pass laws against feeding other human beings could find themselves elected into positions allowing them to actually goddamn do it?
A 90-year-old man and two ministers have been accused of breaking a new ordinance that severely restricts public feeding of the homeless.
Police arrested homeless advocate Arnold Abbot and ministers Dwayne Black and Mark Sims on Sunday as they handed out food to homeless people in a Fort Lauderdale park. The city ordinance took effect Friday.
“One of the police officers said, ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I were carrying a weapon,” Abbott told South Florida television station WPLG. “It’s man’s inhumanity to man is all it is.”
Jesus Christ. I mean really…Jesus Christ.
If convicted, all 3 face 60 days in jail and fines of $500, which is some kind of bullshit, let me tell ya.
For his part, Abbott doesn’t plan to give up his barbaric, human helping ways. He’s not only planning to feed homeless people on the beach soon, but he’s also planning to sue the city…again. He did so in 1999 after a similar shakedown. he won. And if there’s a brain cell in Florida that hasn’t died of loneliness, he’ll win again.