Baylen Linnekin on Why Bans on Feeding the Homeless Are Unconstitutional


Starting around 2006, various cities began arresting, fining, and otherwise oppressing private individuals and nonprofits that feed the homeless and less fortunate. In New York City, for example, Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned food donations to the homeless earlier this year "because the city can't assess their salt, fat and fiber content." Baylen Linnekin explains why these bans are unconstitutional, discriminatory, and wrongheaded.