28 votes

Feeding the Homeless Illegal in Raleigh NC. "You pass out that food, you will go to jail."

This morning we showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding.

Today officers from Raleigh Police Department prevented us from doing our work, for the first time ever. An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested.

To read more:


Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I see the city council as

I see the city council as attempting to keep the park area enjoyable for the producers in the business community.
There is a Salvation Army and the Raleigh Rescue Mission one street over from the park.
Love Wins Ministries needs to cooperate with those existing locations instead of trying to create another poverty outpost in the business district.

Before you call me an a-s-s-h-o-l-e.... In 2002 I gave away all of my possessions and went to live in a men's homeless shelter where I not only depended on the food and shelter but I covered shifts to give the paid, lazy a-s-s, authoritarian, staff relief.
The staff kept asking me why I didn't take the director's job opening, I told them I would fire most of them because it was just a job and not a passion for them.
I only lasted two months -- even though I busted my ass from 6am until midnight doing everything from
shift coverage,
covering weekends so staff could take off,
admissions of new clients
supervising jobs
to cleaning the floors.

Love Wins looses ministry perspective if they won't serve

along side of others of good will and good faith.

The article didn't mention the Salvation Army or Raleigh Rescue Mission's nearby proximity. If they make this all about themselves not being able to serve at that location, then they ought to explain why those they are kept from feeding, couldn't, or wouldn't be served a few blocks away by the others.

By the way, BT, thanks for your humbly taking on the tasks that those hirelings wouldn't, and giving us your first-hand perspective for us to know better by.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

I just remembered..When I

I just remembered..
When I was the only supervisor on duty I got stuck alone supervising 54 men in the shelter.
In Feb 2003 Baltimore got hit with a record breaking blizzard.

I had an elderly man who had to go for kidney dialysis so I called an ambulance to transport him. They came with a big snowplow ahead of them to get to our building which had a 1/8th mile driveway covered in several feet of drifts. That was about half way through the storm and the snow just kept coming after they took him to the hospital.

The next day a hotel down the block was being dug out by a Bobcat Loader and a 4X4 pick-up so I went through the drifts and got them to come to the shelter to dig us out. I paid the $120 with my own money.

It took me over a month to get reimbursed.
And the shelter told me they wanted me to leave because they suspected me of taking the money from a homeless guy!
Thank God I had just had a $4,000 commission direct deposited into my bank account.

So I not only left the shelter (remember the area was still recovering from the blizzard) I invited the homeless guy who they used against me to come with me! A friend rented us a whole house and I acted as this guy's social worker for 4 months, helping him get a Social Security Disability settlement and monthly SS benefits.
He was a Vietnam Vet - Army Soldier who was a 50 caliber gunner.

I helped him because he was dishonorably discharged for punching his Platoon Leader in the mouth. He was a short timer in Nam and as such was not to be sent into combat the week before coming home. So he punched his commander in the mouth and lost all veterans' benefits. When he came home to Baltimore protesters threw piss on his dress uniform as he walked through the airport.

Did they cite what

Did they cite what ordinance/law you would be breaking?

Take action against your local government.

City council and commissioners need to be pressured to repeal these laws.