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For food for the homeless can get 6 months

July 26 2006
12:21

The legislative power of Las Vegas (Nevada), playing the capital of the United States, banned the feeding of homeless and beggars in city parks. Sent this demarche City Council to reduce the number of beggars in the recreational areas of the city. "Locals do not stop complaining about the inconvenience they bring to the neighborhood homeless - spokesman said authorities in Las Vegas, David Rigglman. - We believe that the ban would make life better for both parties, and ordinary people will again have the opportunity to visit parks".

For those who will be caught in the provision of food for the homeless, the new law provides for imprisonment up to six months and a fine of one thousand dollars. Its main "purpose" are mobile kitchens that deliver disadvantaged free lunch. Rigglman reported that a ban on such charity would lead to the fact that the homeless will go to special social centers, where they will be assisted by professional psychologists and assistance in finding employment.

The new law has already appeared opponents. According to the representative of the American Civil Liberties Union, Allen Lichtenstein, the new law "not only runs counter to constitutional provisions, but also completely devoid of common sense." "The new provision allows discriminate against citizens based solely on how they are dressed," - he said. Reportedly Izvestia

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