Friday, July 28, 2006

Jesus Would Have Been Jailed

The New York Times (I'm still boycotting the Times, but this is the only place I could find the full article) reports today about a new Las Vegas city ordinance that makes it illegal to feed a homeless person on city property like parks. Gimme a break.

This is terribly short-sighted and biased. While I don't know much about homelessness as The Homeless Guy, I do think laws like this (which will hopefully be rarely enforced) do little to address the issue of why people are homeless. And when this issue isn't addressed, little progress can be made.

And, yes, I redsigned my blog. Glad you like it.

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That kind of law is already in effect in Dallas and unfortunately they are enforcing it. {possible jail time and fine up to $2000.

They do allow feeding the homeless at the Day Resource Center after you take one of their classes. But the center has limited hours.

We've switched to taking socks, knit caps if it's cold and blankets. If it's hot we'll take bottled water, don't know if that's legal or not and we try to sneak in packs of crackers and peanutbutter.