Man faces jail for feeding homeless people

A ninety year old man, who for years has given food to the poorest and most in need in Florida is facing jail for doing so.

As The Independent reports;

Arnold Abbott risks being fined $500 and spending time in prison after police officers apprehended him while he was handing out meals to homeless people in a park on Sunday.

He was arrested and charged along with two ministers from the Sanctuary Church, which prepares hundreds of meals to dish out every week in their kitchen, while onlookers shouted to officers “shame on you!”

Mr Abbott said: “One of police officers came over and said ‘Drop that plate right now,’ as if I was carrying a weapon.”

He added: “These are the poorest of the poor, they have nothing, they don’t have a roof over their heads. How do you turn them away?”

Are these the types of values which America are trying to export to the Middle East when they ‘bring democracy to the World’?

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