Monday, November 05, 2018
KANSAS CITY HOMELESS FOOD GIVEAWAY CRACKDOWN POSTSCRIPT: CITY HALL HATES LOCALS FEEDING THE NEEDY?!?!
A reminder that we live in a litigious society and the hobo who takes a sandwich could come back with a lawsuit over a debilitating sickness. And so giving drug money at street lights is much more widely endorsed as we debate food sharing and homelessness impacting a growing segment of the local populace.
Here's explanation and posturing . . .
REALITY: THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF CONFLICT AMID THE ONGOING KANSAS CITY HOMELESS CRISIS!!!
Mayor Sly's take on the topic:
"We have received a number of questions regarding the incident involving City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department and Free Hot Soup. While the group’s good intentions are appreciated, any organization distributing food to the public MUST abide by health standards and guidelines that are in place to protect the public from foodborne illness. Those rules do not change whether someone is experiencing homelessness, or attending a charity cook-off. Many organizations in our community abide by these standards, and we thank them for their work."
Check the links:
Fox4: KC Health Department director said he’s not the bad guy
KCTV5: Food for homeless dumped in trash
KCUR: Tempers Flare After Kansas City Health Department Shuts Down Homeless Food Handouts
KSHB: KCMO Health Dept. defends pouring bleach on food intended for homeless
You decide . . .