In Atlanta, police moved in to crack down on good Samaritans feeding the homeless, citing a county ordinance that requires a permit for food distribution.
Last week, as Atlantans gathered to feed the homeless during thanksgiving, many were stopped by police, some ticketed. Some had been doing this for decades and had never been stopped like this. Part of ATL's long project of criminalizing homelessness
Atlanta police officers told charitable individuals who had been handing out free meals that they can no longer feed the homeless without applying for and receiving a permit.
In the past, city officials turned a blind eye to groups that feed the homeless in #Atlanta. Now, they're enforcing permits.
Atlanta Police Suddenly Enforce Old Law and Hand Out Tickets to People Feeding the Homeless
What in God's name? Atlanta cops hand out tickets to people feeding the homeless by