You Can Now Be Fined Nearly $700 For Feeding The Homeless In This Italian City – via The Huffington Post

“Verona has a homeless problem.  

“On one side, there’s mayor Flavio Tosi, who passed a local ordinance that imposes a fine of up to 500 euros (nearly $700) on anyone who feeds a homeless person in the town’s center. On the other side, there are the homeless citizens of the Italian city, and the charitable organizations that provide food and supplies for them.  

“The Italian mayor recently signed the ordinance into law following complaints from local residents. He defended his action by pointing out that he wants keep homeless encampments from popping up in town squares, L’Huffington Post reports.  

“However, despite his defense, Tosi has faced much criticism for the fines.”

See more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/flavio-tosi-feed-homeless-fines_n_5214596.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

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