Fort Lauderdale Feeding Ban
Sean Cononie helps the homeless as if it were his own family. The City of Fort Lauderdale is trying to make certain activities that help the homeless illegal.
Normally feeding a person is a great act of kindness, until now. If you feed the homeless in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Jack Seiler says that you are breaking the law and that you will be issued fines and serve possible jail time.
Sean Cononie says that there are currently 27 other cities across the United States that are making similar laws to criminalize homelessness.
Arnold Abbott has been feeding the homeless for 23 years and has decided to challenge the new laws.
UPDATE: On December 2nd, 2014, Judge Thomas Lynch has ordered the city to temporarily stop enforcing the law and told all sides to enter into a 30 day mediation. At this time the mediation has not yet started.