90 Year-Old Man Arrested for Feeding the Homeless: What Do You Think?

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For a second time last week, Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old Florida man, was cited by police for feeding the homeless in his neighborhood just as he’s done for the past 23 years.

Why the sudden crackdown? It’s all because of a new city ordinance that imposes additional regulations on the locations of outdoor food distribution.

According to the Sun Sentinel:

The ordinance that the city commission passed in a past-midnight vote Oct. 22 limits where outdoor feeding sites can be located, requires the permission of property owners, and says the groups have to provide portable toilets, hand-washing stations and maintain the food at precisely regulated temperatures.

Abbott said he was expecting the citation from police, and that it seemed like the officers felt bad about having to cite him.

We want to know what you think? Is Abbott doing the right thing, or should he be finding a new place to help out his community?