Apparently a sausage biscuit is a perilous threat:
This morning we showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding.
When I asked the officer why, he said that he was not going to debate me. “I am just telling you what is. Now you pass out that food, you will go to jail.”
Having to deal with the homeless in our public places may be an inconvenience, tarnishing our leisure time by being exposed to the harsh truths of the holes in our Capitalist dream society. But is the maintenance of our moods important enough to limit the freedoms of those who have lost everything but their freedom? That was meant to be a rhetorical question. If you have to think about it for more than a few nanoseconds, you may be more of a threat to our society than those who are missing that sausage biscuit today.
We knew that with the upcoming revitalization of Moore Square, we would have to find alternative arrangements. We have been working to that end, but as the revitalization is currently unfunded, and has no start date, we felt we had some time.
Regardless, we will find a venue in the downtown core to feed people. We are committed to this and to our people, and it will happen. If you have a private building or parking lot in the downtown core you are willing to let us use, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.