El Cajon police arrested about a dozen people for feeding the homeless at a city park Sunday afternoon.

The event was organized by a group called Break the Ban, which formed after the El Cajon City Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance in October prohibiting the distribution of food on any city-owned property.

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    • You got that right. It’s cruel and inhumane and ANY society that actually allows that without a fierce battle is cruel and inhumane.

      NYPD beat up protesters and brought recently released prisoners (specifically from Riker’s Island I was told by a friend of an officer) during the OWS movement and even they didn’t stop us from feeding homeless people. Homeless PEOPLE.

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      • Your society has criminalised poverty. To be poor is to be a criminal and those who have money must be protected from seeing you. So the police will arrest anyone who makes the poor visible

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        • That’s exactly right. The criminalization of poverty has been going on for years, but has shifted into high gear in recent years.

          The United States has decided to build a virtual cloaking device for the poor. In places like NYC, which make billions in tourism, this is considered a necessary expenditure in creating the proper atmosphere for visitors to enjoy over-priced tourist attractions. I’ve seen areas that were virtual small communities of homeless people wiped “clean” in time for glossy prime-time events that were bringing wealth to the businesses throughout the city.

          I’m sorry to shamelessly promote my own blog (and I hope Robert doesn’t mind), but I’m leaving a link to a post on my blog that addresses this. You might like to read it:


          There are groups in our society that need help from ALL of us to be able to live lives of even a remote sense of dignity. People living in poverty and our vast prison population are two groups that are invisible even to many kind people who care. We see and hear about many people in need and that’s good, but few well-intentioned people take action for these two groups. That needs to change.

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