Three Arrested for Attempting to Feed the Homeless in Orlando; Face Up to 60 Days in Jail


The feeders, not the homeless

So, no unauthorized debris-clearing in tornado-stricken Minneapolis, and no unpermitted homeless-feeding in Orlando:

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. […]

The penalty for violating Orlando's ordinance is 60 days in jail, a $500 fine or both.

Thanks to reader Andrew Klein for the tip.