Everyone who was handing out food to the homeless, including a 14-year-old child, was arrested.
Should people be arrested for offering the homeless something to eat? According to the totalitarian California government, the answer is yes, you can be arrested for feeding homeless people.
You can have a birthday party, soccer party, or celebrate the 4th of July and have as many people as you want – you can even invite others in the park to join you – as long as they are not ‘homeless’ people.
You can feed stray dogs and cats in California – you can even feed the pigeons – just don’t feed the homeless.
The San Diego Union Tribune reports:
El Cajon California, police officers arrested about a dozen people for feeding the homeless at a city park in January.
The event was organized by a group called Break the Ban, which formed after the El Cajon City Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance in October prohibiting the distribution of food on any city-owned property.
City officials said the ordinance was a way to protect the public from hepatitis A, but critics have called it a punitive measure to dehumanize and criminalize the homeless.
Mark Lane, one of the event’s organizers, said about 12 to 15 people were passing out food and toiletries to the homeless at Wells Park on East Madison Avenue on Sunday, January 14, when police arrived.