NC Cops Threaten to Arrest Church Group for the Crime of Distributing Biscuits and Coffee to Homeless Without a Permit
A church in North Carolina has done the same thing every weekend for the past six years. They load up a pile of biscuits, make some coffee and head to the park.
Now, they don’t enter the park, because then the city would want a cut of whatever action they got going on, meaning they’d have to buy and $800 permit. Since they don’t want to spend $3200 a month to pass out free food, the church keeps in out of the park.
That wasn’t good enough for the city, so they sent in some muscle:
“An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested,” the Rev. Hugh Hollowell wrote on the group’s website. “We asked the officers for permission to disperse the biscuits to the over 70 people who had lined up, waiting to eat. They said no. I had to face those who were waiting and tell them that I could not feed them, or I would be arrested.”
The Raleigh police were there to enforce a city ordinance that bans the distribution of food in any of the city’s parks, ABC Raleigh, N.C., station WTVD-TV reported.
Now I want you to stop for a minute and seriously consider who this reminds you of.
A powerful organization sets up a racket where you have to pay them to use something you’ve already paid for. Then, when you find a way around that, they send in people to threaten you with guns.
This is how government kills charity. Then, and this is the killer part of the left’s plan, they turn around and say conservatives and libertarians aren’t compassionate because we don’t support welfare.
And people actually believe this stuff.
Hat Tip: Reason