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    Americans arrested for feeding Homeless.

    Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.

    Jessica Cross, 24, Benjamin Markeson, 49, and Jonathan "Keith" McHenry, 54, were arrested at 6:10 p.m. on a charge of violating the ordinance restricting group feedings in public parks. McHenry is a co-founder of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which began in the early 1980s.

    The group lost a court battle in April, clearing the way for the city to enforce the ordinance. It requires groups to obtain a permit and limits each group to two permits per year for each park within a 2-mile radius of City Hall.

    Arrest papers state that Cross, Markeson and McHenry helped feed 40 people Wednesday night. The ordinance applies to feedings of more than 25 people.

    "They intentionally violated the statute," said Lt. Barbara Jones, an Orlando police spokeswoman

    Homeless feeding: 3 members of Orlando Food Not Bombs arrested for feeding homeless at Lake Eola - Orlando Sentinel

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    I'd admire their efforts if they weren't salad munching anti-war commie pinkos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    And they feed the homeless. Scum.

    At least one of them didn't apply for bail so is probably tucked up tight with plenty of company.



    Read somewhere that if the prison population continues to increase at the rate of the past 2 decades that there'll be more people in prison than out by 2040.

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    Orlando has a high number of homeless people and others needing food assistance. The numbers who will show up for an event like this are likely very high.

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    ^ Can't have that. Lots of homeless and poor showing up for food because they haven't got any, quite an inconvenience.

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    btw, it's quite interesting reading up on the US prison system.

    On January 1, 2008 more than 1 in 100 adults in the United States was in prison or jail.

    In 2008 approximately one in every 31 adults (7.3 million) in the United States was behind bars, or being monitored (probation and parole).



    With the ever growing homeless and people wishing to feed them it can only increase even further! Well done Yankerikka.

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    You can get arrested easily in "The Land Of The Free"

    Jefferson Memorial Flash Mob Arrested For Dancing, Protesting Court Ruling (VIDEO)

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    Prison is big business, like substandard nursing homes, health care and war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briansmallcock View Post
    That Memorial is under jurisdiction of National Park Service, of course you have to have a permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAPPA View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Briansmallcock View Post
    That Memorial is under jurisdiction of National Park Service, of course you have to have a permit.

    So you would expect to be arrested for dancing in Yellowstone? or Yosemite?

    Homeland Security is simply Homeland Oppression

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    Arresting and jailing any 'mericans
    for ANY thing
    is a step in the right direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAPPA View Post
    Prison is big business, like substandard nursing homes, health care and war.
    Sure is.

    What with american judges making millions of dollars for sentencing children to (private) prison for minor offenses.

    What a country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KAPPA View Post
    Prison is big business, like substandard nursing homes, health care and war.
    Sure is.

    What with american judges making millions of dollars for sentencing children to (private) prison for minor offenses.

    What a country.
    Nicholas Van Hoogstraten.

    Murdering landlord extroardinaire has been building floating prisons for profit for the last ten years.

    google is your friend again

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    I'll bet there's no law against feeding the birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
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    And they feed the homeless. Scum.

    At least one of them didn't apply for bail so is probably tucked up tight with plenty of company.



    Read somewhere that if the prison population continues to increase at the rate of the past 2 decades that there'll be more people in prison than out by 2040.
    How's this for a reason as to the jump since the 80's

    Private prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Development of private prisons in the United States

    Federal and state government has a long history of contracting out specific services to private firms, including medical services, food preparation, vocational training, and inmate transportation. The 1980s, though, ushered in a new era of prison privatization. With a burgeoning prison population resulting from the War on Drugs and increased use of incarceration, prison overcrowding and rising costs became increasingly problematic for local, state, and federal governments. In response to this expanding criminal justice system, private business interests saw an opportunity for expansion, and consequently, private-sector involvement in prisons moved from the simple contracting of services to contracting for the complete management and operation of entire prisons.[9]

    The modern private prison business first emerged and established itself publicly in 1984 when the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) was awarded a contract to take over a facility in Hamilton County, Tennessee. This marked the first time that any government in the country had contracted out the complete operation of a jail to a private operator.[10] The following year, CCA gained further public attention when it offered to take over the entire state prison system of Tennessee for $200 million. The bid was ultimately defeated due to strong opposition from public employees and the skepticism of the state legislature.[11] Despite that initial defeat, CCA since then has successfully expanded, as have other for-profit prison companies. As of December 2000, there were 153 private correctional facilities (prisons, jails and detention centers) operating in the United States with a capacity of over 119,000.[12]

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    Is it illegal to feed the pigeons?

    Now that would be screwed up if it were legal to feed wild birds but not human beings.

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    US Judges have already been sentenced for sentencing numerous children to their mate's prisons for what amounted to millions of dollars of backhanders.

    Quite a nicely run country, start wars so those in power can make millions off security and everything else, police the world to the extent of executing unarmed civilians without trial in foreign countries, and sentence people to custodial sentences so their mates who own the prisons will share the wealth.

    And arrest people who feed those who don't have any food.

    Beautiful country.

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    Quote:
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    anti-war

    And they feed the homeless Scum.
    Fixed that for you, Chairman Mao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I'd admire their efforts if they weren't salad munching anti-war commie pinkos.

    America gets the government they deserve, particularly when the uneducated have the right to vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
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    Prison is big business, like substandard nursing homes, health care and war.
    Sure is.

    What with american judges making millions of dollars for sentencing children to (private) prison for minor offenses.

    What a country.
    It is good that they got arrested. They where socialist douches. If they didnt feed bums then maybe the bums would find a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post

    And arrest people who feed those who don't have any food.

    Beautiful country.
    are you worried that you might go hungry ?

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    America is a fucked up system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested Wednesday when police said they violated a city ordinance by feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park.
    What it does not say is that they were feeding the homeless - to crocodiles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Read somewhere that if the prison population continues to increase at the rate of the past 2 decades that there'll be more people in prison than out by 2040.
    So, something to look forward to right?

    I can't figure out why you are against banging up yanks. All to the good surely?

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