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Monday, November 20, 2006

It's Okay to Feed the Homeless

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal's "Newsflash" section (link):

"A federal court judge ruled this morning that the city of Las Vegas' ordinance prohibiting the feeding of homeless people is unconstitutional because it targets a particular segment of the population.

"Judge Robert Jones directed city attorneys to redraft a law that limits the number of people at a park gathering and sets restrictions on how frequently a particular group can gather. In the meantime, community activists can resume feeding the homeless."

Well yeah it's unconstitutional. And it looks like it was drafted by a city counsel that showed up to work one day and thought, "Hmm, we haven't acted like total bastards in a while. Who here wants to screw over homeless people?"

You'll notice, however, that Judge Jones didn't say anything about luring homeless people into your crawlspace with promises of alcohol and warm clothing, only to seal them in brick by sadistic brick while listening to their plaintive cries for help.

"For the love of God, Montresor!"

"Yes, for the love of God."