About a dozen people arrested for feeding the homeless in El Cajon park – The San Diego Union-Tribune

According to a video Parmely shared on Facebook, a police officer explained to the crowd that the city council had banned food sharing on public property.

“This park is part of city property so you aren’t allowed to food share,” the officer in the video said. “…If you guys continue to food share, then you guys are subject to arrest, all right?”

Everyone who was handing out food, including a 14-year-old child, was arrested, given a misdemeanor citation with a date to appear in court and released. No one was taken away in handcuffs.

In the video, one officer can be heard explaining the citation was for failing to comply with a municipal ordinance as well as an emergency order recently passed by the city.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-20180114-story.html

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