ARNOLD ABBOTT:RIVAL CHURCHES ARE BUSING THE HOMELESS AWAY FROM MY FOOD SHARINGS

BY JEFF WEINBERGER WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015 | 4 HOURS AGO An international firestorm erupted last November over Fort Lauderdale’s citing of then-90-year-old Arnold Abbott and the arrests of members of the activist group Food Not Bombs for violating the city’s outdoor food-sharing ordinance that passed October 22 — a measure that was part of a trend of “homeless hate laws” being passed around the country as cities try to crack down on problems associated with homelessness. Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler’s response to the firestorm —  that the city was working with “some 70 churches, [and] some 20 plus organization [that were] all feeding on a regular and daily basis” — was quickly debunked by critics. Even Commissioner Dean Trantalis, who’d been the only commissioner to oppose the ordinance, told Local 10 News, “We can’t keep saying that, you know, there are churches and there are facilities to helpRead More