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Undeterred by arrest, 90-year-old Florida man gets another citation for feeding the homeless

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A 90-year-old homeless advocate arrested on Sunday for giving away free food in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, received a second citation on Wednesday, reported news outlet Local 10.

Arnold Abbott is the head of the group Love Thy Neighbor, and has been providing free food to the homeless for more than 20 years. He was arrested on Sunday, along with two pastors, for violating a new city ordinance that effectively outlaws sharing food with homeless people in public....

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Comment by Ed Price
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Does he need money for his defense? Here's how he can get it.

Two of the basic legal standards in the U.S. are: 1) you have the right face your accuser; 2) there needs to be evidence and affidavit from the accuser of personal harm or damage done by the accused.

Is the City or State going to get on the stand and verify/validate any harm or damage. This means the city or State needs to take the stand, not one of its attorneys or representatives.

Turn the complaint into a counter-claim requiring the above. Include the requirement for monetary damages in the amount that the City or State would charge if it won, and throw in trial expenses. Also, add expenses of time lost due to the unlawful arrest.

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Comment by Damon Wells
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Please consider donating to help Arnold Abbott with his legal expenses. Donations can be made at: Additionally, please pass this link along via your social media as the more people we see this story, the more we can help this great man. Damon Wells

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