From Pine View Farm

Out of Sight, Out of Mind 0

Philadelphia’s attempt to hide the homeless comes a cropper:

A federal judge on Friday reaffirmed his July 12 order blocking enforcement of Mayor Nutter’s rule banning groups from feeding homeless people along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Among other things, the judge said that it was clear that services for the homeless were overwhelmed and that feeding the hungry was in the public interest.

Homeless folks are attracted to that area because it’s safe and well-patrolled and there are lots of bushes and trees to sleep under.

But the city is not giving up.

Within hours of the release of the 56-page opinion and preliminary injunction by District Judge William H. Yohn Jr., the Nutter administration filed notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

It bears remembering that Philadelphia (and other cities) did not create this situation. If there were justice, these folks would be sleeping on bankster lawns in the Hamptons.


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