ILLEGAL!!! Feeding People, Walking, Sitting, Giving Money, and MORE

No, the title is not a joke. In fact, it's even worse than the title suggests. My sister Gaea sent me an article that (at one moment) literally dropped my jaw... and I can tell you the moment: when I read that a homeless mother who had tried to get her child education was charged with first degree larceny, and that the woman who tried to help the mother and her child was, herself, evicted for trying to help them. This is not some third world country. This is America... "the land of the free".

10 Unbelievably Sh**ty Things America Does to Homeless People (AlterNet, April 5, 2012)

Here are some summarized snippets from the article (and with one of my own thrown in):

It's illegal to feed people
It's illegal to go to school
It's illegal to walk *
It's illegal to sit down
It's illegal to sleep
It's illegal to clothe people
It's illegal to donate money

* The article mentions jaywalking, but it does not mention the laws in almost all states against hitchhiking. It's illegal to walk on the interstate.

And, after posting this article to Facebook, some biting satire and humorous wit ensued... and I just couldn't resist sharing it. Click the image so you can read the actual conversation:

Related Article:
• "Los Angeles accused of criminalizing homelessness" (Reuters, July 14, 2009)

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