The City of Houston has issued 43 tickets so far to the Food Not Bombs folks who share food with the homeless in Downtown Houston. The city says Food Not Bombs is violating a city food sharing ordnance.
Above you see a picture of the Food Not Bombs team on Sunday, 7/23.
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The priorities here are bizarre.
The city talks over and over and over about lacking police resources.
Crime is in important issue and it should be a big topic in Houston city elections. How does hassling Food Not bombs over and over combat crime?
If the city wants to focus on threats to public safety, the Republican Party would be a good place to start.
The Republican Party is filled with people who want to overturn elections, defund federal law enforcement, support insurrection, support tossing migrants including babies into the Rio Grande River, threaten school librarians, downplay the evils of slavery and on and on.
If we want to protect the public from some of the most dangerous people in town, these folks are fully out in the open. If it was Black Lives Matter or some avowed socialist group taking vocal controversial viewpoints, you can wager the Houston Police Department would be watching them very closely.
Abbie Kamin is the Chairwoman of the City Council Public Safety Committee. Call her at 832-393-3004 and ask that police resources be used to make Houston safer instead of issuing endless tickets to Food Not Bombs.
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I'm Neil Aquino