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 Houston stops homeless outreach


Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.

That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their "Feed a Friend" effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.

"We don't really know what they want, we just think that they don't want us down there feeding people," said Bobby Herring, a Christian rapper who goes by the stage name Tre9. ...

read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7381016.html


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 2011/1/16 12:06Profile









 Re: Houston stops homeless outreach

I am reminded of an incident that happened in the UK a few years back. Two community support officers arrived on the scene where a 10 year old boy was submerged in a pond after attempting to rescue his sister.

These officers did not attempt to rescue this child because they were 'not trained' to do a water rescue. They waited for back up and the boy drowned.

 2011/1/16 15:43
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Yes, I read this also. Its the government.....enough said, no good deed goes unpunished, in the eyes of our Governments...


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 2011/1/16 15:50Profile
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The government wants the people to go to them for support not the kindness of others. They want the people dependent upon the government.

There are homeless who are not drug addicts or drunks. There are homeless who avoid the 'shelters' because they are unsafe. No matter, the government wants every peg to fit into the square holes - regardless of their shape. They will simply force them to fit.

I do not doubt that praying in a 'shelter' is discouraged. Or, sharing a Bible or your Faith. If not, it will criminalized as soon as they can get the laws written.

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