Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Anyone Caught Feeding The Homeless In Daytona Beach Park Is Cited

Homeless must starve and anyone feeding them is cited in Daytona Beach

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 13, 2014

Florida (HNNUSA) -Daytona Beach Police cited Christian group for feeding the poor on May 7, 2014 at Manatee Island Park. Each volunteer was given a $375 fined for a 2nd degree misdemeanor totalling $ 2,238 for violating a city ordinance that prohibits persons or groups from feeding the homeless or poor.
The group founders, Chico and Debbie Jiménez, were celebrating a birthday and were handing out free food without a permit to have a party at the park. They also had been handing out free food at least once a week at the park, which is funded by private donations.
The Christian group was banned from the park, according to police. The Jiménez will challenge the city citations.
Daytona Beach is among a dozen other cities that enacted ordinances to prohibit the distribution of food to the homeless, unless it is in coordination with a social service agency, according to Police Chief Mike Chitwood.
Shameful of the heartless Daytona Beach Police, the city council and the mayor for letting it happen. You don't see the police, city council or mayor making an effort to feed the homeless.

Video link of incident:  http://youtu.be/JTj8txNc8-0

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