According to patch.com, Arnold Abbott, 90, of Fort Lauderdale, FL was recently arrested for the second time in less than a week. His offense? — feeding the homeless. Abbott is the founder of Feed Thy Neighbor, a nonprofit agency with a mission to feed the hungry.
As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, I’ve encountered a few offenses that sent my mind racing to figure out exactly why it was a crime. However, this one tops the list. The Fort Lauderdale ordinance that led to Abbott’s arrest bans feeding the homeless in public.
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