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When Feeding the Homeless Becomes a Crime


More than a dozen people were arrested in El Cajon, California, attempting to distribute food to the homeless. 

Jon Miltimore, Intellectual Takeout Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: Another example of we solve social problems in this country - criminalize the behavior, then blame the victims.

January 16, 2018 | More than a dozen people were recently arrested in El Cajon, California. Their crime? They were feeding the homeless.

“The arrests come in the wake of a newly enacted city ordinance banning people from feeding the homeless in public,” a local news station reported.

The group was aware of the ordinance, the report said, but defied the law in an act of civil disobedience on MLK Day. One man who was arrested proudly displayed his ticket on Twitter and referenced Rev. King in his tweet. Jon Miltimore is the Senior Editor of Intellectual Takeout. He is responsible for daily editorial content and web strategy.
Miltimore previously was the Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush. 

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