Homelessness

NC Church Group Says They Were Threatened by Cops for Feeding Homeless

There's a law against distributing food in Raleigh parks

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A North Carolina church group said they were prevented from handing out food to the homeless after police threatened them with arrest, according to their website.

For the past six years, volunteers from Love Wins Ministries frequented Moore Square in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturdays and Sundays to give out hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to those in need, according to the church group's website.

But when volunteers went down to their usual weekend spot to dole out the 100 sausage biscuits and the gallons of coffee they had brought to feed the crowds who had gathered Saturday morning, they were also greeted by officers with the Raleigh Police Department, according to a statement on the church group's website.

"An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested," the Rev. Hugh Hollowell wrote on the group's website. "We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up, waiting to eat. They said no. I had to face those who were waiting and tell them that I could not feed them, or I would be arrested."

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  1. Good to know that the spirit of the martyrs is alive and well.

  2. Well if that food wasn’t made in an inspected and licensed facility with prior permission from the health department using government approved recipes, how can anyone be sure that it isn’t poison?

  3. It seems like the thing to do there is give everyone a chance to get out their cameras and then let the police arrest you for feeding the hungry.

  4. I don’t fault the police
    Cause the people that run them got of em on a short leash
    I don’t fault the police
    Cause the people that run them they divide and deceive

    I don’t cry when the police die cause they probably deserved it,
    Run around with a badge and a gun
    And they god damn fuck with everyone.
    Enforce rules made by fools,
    Violence and fear their tools
    They dress to oppress with their laws they arrest
    And they leave us powerless
    -Corporate Avenger

  5. you know because feeding the homeless is more of a crime than an oathbreaking senator, 1,739 violent crimes annually, 13,741 property crimes annually and 17 unsolved murders

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