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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

So Joey Lankowski, 32, knew the risks when he parked his white RAV4 in the red zone on Wednesday. He said he'd been handing out food to the homeless there since the summer and hadn't had a problem. This time was different. Within minutes, he received a citation carrying a $200 fine for creating a traffic hazard and blocking a fire lane.

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Yes, because being homeless means you should be unprotected from improperly prepared food.

And reading your linked article leads me to believe you didn't either, as it blows your faux concern out of the water.

In any case, I'm willing to bet that if somebody in your gated community started feeding the homeless you'd be one of the first to call the police about the homeless being attracted into your safe space.

You're such a fake, transparently hypocritical tool bag it's not even funny.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-04 01:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

I got a ticket for parking in the red zone delivering pizzas once.

This isn't really any different.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-04 02:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

One more ugly facet of the criminalization of poverty in this country.

#3 | Posted by qcp at 2018-12-04 10:24 AM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY JPW

Try being an even bigger -------.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-12-04 11:04 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"One more ugly facet of the criminalization of poverty in this country."

Expected and natural evolution of poverty when people in poverty started being allowed to blame all of their criminal misdeeds on anyone but themselves.

#5 | Posted by humtake at 2018-12-04 11:54 AM | Reply

"when people in poverty started being allowed to blame all of their criminal misdeeds on anyone but themselves."

Yet you're all for it when Trump is doing it.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-12-04 12:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sad but true. Our Church in Panama City in conjunction with 3 other Churches cooked dinner for the homeless every Wednesday. Panama City is unique. Downtown is a brick 2 lane street with shops, parks, beautiful marina and our Civic Center that is bay side. The rescue mission is .5 miles from downtown. We fed the homeless for years (on an ally street behind the main drag) before the cops started showing up to close us down. We didn't leave a mess, we handed out hygiene kits as well as dinners. The merchants complained. We had to quit. Know what happened? The homeless went back to panhandling Wednesdays up and down Harrison Avenue.

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-12-04 12:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Volunteered for Meals On Wheels for 4 years when that subject came up, of feeding people outdoors. Mgr clued me in that it doesn't work. You get people hanging around all day and making a mess to boot.

Gotta use church basement or community center as we did. Controls access and eliminates mess.

#8 | Posted by 88120rob at 2018-12-04 12:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Andrea was born with a silver falafel in his mouth; born on third base thinking he hit a triple. He's Rand's Superman of Wealth who cannot even see other people, especially poor people, who may have swung hard but struck out.

So to him feeding them is not just obnoxious, it's counterproductive as they'll just breed.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-04 12:34 PM | Reply

#8 Each area is different. In Panama City the homeless were downtown anyway after the mission kicked them out at 7am until the doors opened again at 6pm. Our Churches did Wednesday and the Baptist churches did Tuesday and Thursdays.

After the commissioners, merchants and cops kicked us out the problem became worse not better.

#10 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-12-04 12:40 PM | Reply

This was going on in Houston when I lived there. Catering trailers would park under the overpasses on the weekend and feed the homeless. It was shut down.

I guess the local government thinks it's healthier for the homeless to eat out of a garbage can than off a catering wagon with no permit.

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-12-04 01:56 PM | Reply

This stuff happens everywhere.
It all comes down to liability.

#12 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-12-04 02:00 PM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY JPW

Try being an even bigger -------.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ

Righties only care about the most vulnerable among us when it's politically expedient.

Otherwise they're told "tough -------".

Don't like it, don't act like that. Easy peasy.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-04 02:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

BTW jeff, do you disagree with my post? You think if people started feeding the homeless in Andrea's neighborhood he'd be cool with the sudden influx of homeless folks and the issues associated with them?

I doubt it. So spare me the faux outrage at my calling our Andrea's faux outrage.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-04 03:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Sad but true."

There are powerful people who want poverty to persist.

They think the poor are wicked and deserve punishment, not help.

In this mindset, the poor are there to keep the middle class scared.

Sad but true.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-04 03:01 PM | Reply

#14 Have you ever fed the homeless?

I have. You don't have to bring the homeless into your neighborhood to feed them. On the occasions I've done it I drove to Detroit.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-12-04 03:15 PM | Reply

If they think this will stop Christians think again.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-04 03:21 PM | Reply

I have. You don't have to bring the homeless into your neighborhood to feed them. On the occasions I've done it I drove to Detroit.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ

Good for you.

But way to miss the point.

The point is Andrea views them as political footballs. That's it.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-04 03:28 PM | Reply

The point is Andrea views them as political footballs.

I doubt Andreà cares about poor people as much as she does footballs.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-12-04 03:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I have to agree that street feeding like that is not a good method. All the problems cited are true. It's pretty clear there is no single fix for poverty and in particular homelessness. So many causes: Simply down on your luck in places with ridiculous housing costs, mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, etc. And yes I suppose a few actually are lazy. But one thing is clear - good intentions do not always result in good ends. I don't fault the police and city in this case. It would be nice to see the well intentioned get together with some sort of "rec center" for the homeless.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-12-04 07:39 PM | Reply

The homeless have only two things to do and they are Day and Night :

36th St and Smith Ave in Everett Washington, USA

#21 | Posted by LesWit at 2018-12-05 07:52 PM | Reply

I guess the local government thinks it's healthier for the homeless to eat out of a garbage can than off a catering wagon with no permit.

#11 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS AT 2018-12-04 01:56 PM | REPLY

The local government wants them to go to shelters and get fed.

You can't just show up at a Red Cross shelter and start feeding people either.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-05 08:23 PM | Reply

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