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Old 12-22-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Well,That's a depressing look at our little world---Arresting people for feeding the hungry--

What other wonderful laws will we get next?

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As dumb as those arrests might be, they were not without statutes behind them.

The people doing the feeding need to move to a different location. That is all. Homeless people will always migrate to where there is free food - if it's good food.

That fact being true, I suspect that feeding the homeless is not the only (or real) objective of this group "Food Not Bombs."
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Life is simply too complicated sometimes. When it comes to people in need, particularly within our own community, my wife and I try to walk the talk, not just monetarily, but with out time and hands as well, so I understand when the guy says something like "simply wanting to feed the poor in our community". But "food, not bombs"? C'mon. If you want to help, please do so, as there are many more real needs than a lot of people realize. But organizations with names such as "food, not bombs", to me anyway, read "PERSONAL AGENDA", and that solves absolutely nothing.
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Some cities don't like to acknowledge that they have homeless. They feel if they ignore them they will go away.
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There are homeless drifters that move from city to city following the weather.

I over heard a few ,in Nashville, discussing where they would be wintering over. Two mentioned Florida and one liked Texas.
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Some cities don't like to acknowledge that they have homeless. They feel if they ignore them they will go away.
Frankly, I don't think it's necessarily wrong to limit where the homeless can loiter. It'd be one thing if they'd just hang out and mind their own business. But there are a certain number of homeless people (what percentage, I do not know) who are pretty aggressive pan-handlers. They make a horrible nuisance of themselves, and are sometimes violent. We shouldn't feel guilty about not allowing that behavior in all public areas.
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Manhattan is loaded with pan handlers--I hate beggers--but I seriously doubt if those types are homeless--
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If the intent was truly to just feed the homeless, they could have fed them in a place where it's not illegal.
"Excuse me vagabonds, There is a free picnic lunch in my backyard. Follow me"
This is publicity stunt to test the law and make headlines.
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No disagreement here. We try to do what we can to help people with real needs, but I believe that a significant number of panhandlers are simply professional scammers.
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Not all of the people, that we see as "homeless", are "scammers" -
times are tough.
Put up "against the wall" - you'd be surprised - what you would do.
Never been there? - good!
Don't make "snap", judgement calls!

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Ross --have you seen that fellow that has spent the last year at various exits around the Fox Valley mall?

He's there nearly every day holding a sign "Carpenter needs work and food"

Must make pretty good money--he's been working the same gig for nearly a year--(that's not you is it?)
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We have a few scammers by my workplace working the off ramp. I see them like clockwork parking there fairly new cars in a parking lot and walking to the corner... Sleeping bag, backpack and sign "homeless please help"
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Some of these people are what we called Hobos back in the 50s, then some are truly homeless and not by choice. If I know someone truly needs help I will help in a heart beat but the dead beats I won't. Some of these guys here make over $750 a week panhandling and it is against the law here.
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Ross --have you seen that fellow that has spent the last year at various exits around the Fox Valley mall?

He's there nearly every day holding a sign "Carpenter needs work and food"

Must make pretty good money--he's been working the same gig for nearly a year--(that's not you is it?)
No, that's not me! (Not yet anyway!!!)
I know the person you're talking about!
I see both sides of the problem.
I think it was last year - on TV there was a clip about a person -
He spent Spring, Summer, and Fall; in New York City, pan-handling -
He made somewhere, in the area of $60,000/year. (No taxes!)
Spent the Winter in Florida.
Nice "gig"!!

I'm at the train station in Aurora, quite often (NO, not pan-handling!!!)
I've run into homeless people, a lot.
Most of them are harmless - a few are not.
I had to call "911", once!
Something must be a little "wrong" with a person, who's going to mess
with a "scum-bag", "carp", with a tool-pouch slung, over his shoulder.
(That Vaughan, 24 oz., waffle-head, framing-hammer sure does quick
damage to my fingers!!)
Ouch!!!
No charges pressed - I think the person needed "help".

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