This article raises many questions. The one for me is about the whether we want to hide the poverty, homelessness, and hunger behind closed doors in wealthy countries such as Canada and the US. These are real issues and more importantly real peopled. They have faces, names, and stories.
Arnold Abbott: the Police and the Politics of public feeding.
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At first glance this story appears to be just another case of politics bullying charity, but not so fast.
This story should have been written a few days ago, but it was not to be, as I was once again up in Gainesville getting my melanomas tended to.
Now it’s back to work this morning…
If you have not heard of this man yet, you will.
His name is Arnold Abbott and he is a 90-year-old advocate for the homeless and hungry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Arnold has for many years been feeding the homeless on the beach at Ft Lauderdale.
There are many who support him in his charitable endeavors, but as usual, there are also those who are very much opposed.
There are kind generous souls in many places around Florida and the Country, who also do this…
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