A World War 2 veteran is vowing to engage in civil disobedience by defying a new law that bans feeding homeless people in Fort Lauderdale despite police threatening to arrest 90-year-old Arnold Abbott.
As we highlighted yesterday, Abbott was apprehended by cops while dishing out food to homeless people in Stranahan Park this past weekend before being slapped with a summons. Along with two Reverends and another volunteer, Abbott faces 60 days in jail for defying a newly passed city ordinance which criminalizes the sharing of food.
One of the officers who apprehended Abbott barked at the 90-year-old, “drop that plate, right now,” as if the veteran was holding a gun.
However, Abbott, who has been feeding the homeless for 23 years via Love Thy Neighbor, the organization he founded, has vowed to engage in civil disobedience by ignoring the law and staging another food sharing event at the local beach on Wednesday.
Written by Paul Joseph Watson
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