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Old 08-16-2012, 10:47 PM
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Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

More stupid US laws...



A woman trying to feed the kids in her neighborhood during the summer may be fined for her good deed. Angela Prattis of Chester Township, outside Philadelphia, has spent the past few months handing out free lunches to the children in her community while they're home from school for the summer break. The food, supplied by the archdiocese of Philadelphia, helps low-income residents of the township, which has a per capita income of $19,000 a year.

The city council was alerted to Prattis's free lunches and ruled that if she continues to give away food next summer, she will need a variance or be fined $600 a day. The council says she needs a variance because she's giving away meals in a residential area, which is a zoning violation. However, if Prattis gets a variance to distribute the food, the administrative fees would cost up to $1,000. The Chester Township City Council has agreed to allow Prattis to continue distributing food for the duration of the summer, but next summer is a whole new battle. Currently, Prattis files paperwork weekly and is visited by a state worker biweekly to ensure she is doing what she says she's doing.

Prattis, who does not make any money on the meal distribution, says she wanted to help make sure the neighborhood kids received at least one healthy meal a day during the summer. "You have houses here. The roofs are falling in, and they could be focused on a lot more serious issues than me feeding children," Prattis said of the city council's ruling.

People on the social news site Reddit are outraged by the ruling. One person said, "A woman is penalized for doing what the government, theoretically, should be doing but aren't." Another person wrote, "No good deed goes unpunished." Prattis told local news crews that she will continue doing her part to help in her community.


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Old 08-16-2012, 11:24 PM
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Re: Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

Seriously. This disturbs me. I bet there will be a tremendous public outcry and show of support for her. One can only hope.

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Re: Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

Nope not my thing

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:54 AM
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Ridiculous. nothing wrong with a person helping out other needy people. She isn't even charging folks. What a crock of shit

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Re: Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

Pathetic

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Re: Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

I cant remember who said it on here. But in the thread about the dude who got banged up for 30-days for collecting water. He said

"We really are becoming the united states of embarrassment."

Yes... Yes you are.

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Re: Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

what the fuck is happening to the world today? you have someone giving food to people who need it, and she is fined for it. no wonder so many people hate the U.S.A. Land of the Free and Home of the Brave is just a covering to so many fucked up laws and officials. That's it, i'm moving to Canada!

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I cant remember who said it on here. But in the thread about the dude who got banged up for 30-days for collecting water. He said

"We really are becoming the united states of embarrassment."

Yes... Yes you are.
slightly related.. i have a neighbor who lives right next door.. has been an asshole since we moved in almost 20yrs ago. he recently called inspectors because he suspects we moved new residents in. Mind you, its a 2 family big house, but only us as a 1 family are living here. completely none of his business who we move in but people came to inspect the house anyway. im not sure what the penalty is, but im guessing you need a permit to move people in or you'll get fined.. stupid stupid laws...

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Re: Woman Could Be Fined $600 For Giving Children Free Lunches

Coming from the same country that is not allowing its citizens to grow their own food or store their own rain water.. of course they wouldn't want them to feed their own people. Especially the kids.

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slightly related.. i have a neighbor who lives right next door.. has been an asshole since we moved in almost 20yrs ago. he recently called inspectors because he suspects we moved new residents in. Mind you, its a 2 family big house, but only us as a 1 family are living here. completely none of his business who we move in but people came to inspect the house anyway. im not sure what the penalty is, but im guessing you need a permit to move people in or you'll get fined.. stupid stupid laws...
Unless your renting the property you don't need a permit to move people in. probably told them ya'll were housing illegals or something. We have a nosey neighbor that thinks women should be seen and not heard. He likes to scream at my mother cause she won't say anything. now that i'm here i'm just waiting patiently on him to try that shit again..... he will be trying to eat around his nuts when i'm done with him...

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