The city of Fort Lauderdale last week passed an ordinance that effectively outlaws several humanitarian groups from feeding the homeless in public with a penalty of up to 60 days in jail.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler sure is tough when taking on homeless people: “Just because of media attention we don’t stop enforcing the law. We enforce the laws here in Fort Lauderdale.”
When it comes to violent crimes, however, the mayor isn’t so tough: The violent crime rate in his city is more than double the national median.
So, Jack Seiler, you just go on arresting people who feed the homeless and when you get a minute, bite me.