By Matt Agorist
Atlanta, GA — According to the official historical record, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For over a century, families have gathered to proclaim what they are thankful for while others have taken to shelters and charities to help those who cannot help themselves. However, thanks to the state, helping others during this most giving time is now illegal—unless you pay the government for permission.
During this Thanksgiving week, Adele Maclean and Marlon Kautz took to the streets to begin handing out food to the homeless—like they do every week. However, this time, instead of receiving praise for their services, they were issued a notice of extortion by police in the form of a citation.
“We’re looking at a citation,” Maclean said.
As WSB-TV notes, Atlanta police have been handing out the flyers across the city telling people that a permit is needed to give food to the homeless.
The fliers are being used as a warning by the police to stop people from feeding the homeless without first paying the state for permission to do so.
“I mean outrageous, right? Of all the things to be punished for, giving free food to people who are hungry?” Maclean told Channel 2’s Justin Wilfon.
The pair has been handing out food in the same spot for weeks and they told WSB-TV that they have never heard of needing a permit to feed the needy.
“It seems ridiculous to me that they would be spending their time and resources on stopping people from feeding the homeless,” said Maclean said.
Indeed, it is ridiculous considering the murders and rapes taking place in Atlanta and the low rate at which they are solved. However, issuing notices of extortion, aka citation, to people for feeding the homeless is far easier and much more profitable than catching a murderer.
As WSB-TV reports:
Wilfon contacted the city to find out what was going on. A city representative said the Fulton and DeKalb County boards of health both require permits to give food to the homeless and the city of Atlanta enforces those requirements.
While the requirements aren’t new, Atlanta police told Wilfon they recently started more strictly enforcing them for several reasons.
The city believes there are better ways to help the homeless, like getting them into programs and shelters. They are also taking issue with the litter the food distributions leave behind.
Naturally, leaving behind waste for the city to clean up is wrong — but littering is already a crime. Why not just enforce that law?
Instead, good people, who don’t litter, are being punished for helping their hungry and less fortunate counterparts.
Unfortunately, in the land of the free, feeding the homeless has become a revolutionary act. Cities across the country are cracking down on good people who want to feed the needy.
Last December, the Dallas, Texas city council enacted Ordinance No. 29595, which makes it illegal to serve food to the homeless without jumping through a statist myriad of bureaucratic hoops, including a fee, training classes, and written notices.
However, the folks over at the aptly named organization Don’t Comply, took to the streets just outside the Austin Street Shelter in Dallas, while well armed, and successfully fed thousands of homeless people.
Sadly, the state’s endless desire to generate revenue has led to a system which requires permits for just about every activity not just feeding the homeless.
In May, the Alameda County Sheriff’s department posted a photo of a deputy arresting a man for selling fruits and vegetables on the roadside and attempted to justify the arrest. When people read the department’s justification, they lashed out — peacefully — to let them know what they were doing is wrong.
In June, a 38-year-old homeless man was attempting to earn some honest money by providing a much-desired service to the residents of Kennewick, Washington when he was threatened with extortion and arrest by the local police department, which effectively ended his enterprise. After the Kennewick Police Department threatened the homeless man and prevented him from making a living, they took to Facebook to shamelessly brag about it. The man was told that while it was illegal for him to fix bicycles, he could certainly beg for money.
Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this article first appeared. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
The law is obviously unconstitutional as applied. While the city might be able to require permits to sell food (in the name of public health and honest trade) there can be no law against giving away something, anything because it is a completely private transaction. This is just another attempt by the government to run off the homeless to be someone else’s problem. Heartless sociopaths running the asylum.
“Heartless sociopaths running the asylum.”
That IS up to us. ALL who serve within our governments are Oath bound, and by that Oath, required to know the US Constitution. ALL. Any action against the US Constitution, and our state Constitutions must be considered the act of a domestic enemy or traitor to our nation. They are carrying out unlawful orders that destroy our nation from within. They have at the very least committed a felony or more, plus Perjury. They also break the supreme contract to which they are bound. That makes them no longer meet the REQUIREMENTS of the position occupied. Charge those that created that color of law with the felonies committed and Perjury – remove them! Replace them with people knowledgeable of the US Constitution or willing to spend time taking lessons so that they do their duty LAWFULLY, instead of working against our nation from within.
Remember Hitler’s Germany, Stalin/Lenin’s Russia, Mao’s China, etc, etc, etc? None of those things could have happened if those charged with enforcing those unlawful orders said “NO”! It is the same here, though they have not yet gone as far as they did.
But worse, here those Oath takers have NO excuse to not know better for their actions against our nation. That Oath requires that they have at least the basic knowledge of the US Constitution as they are REQUIRED in writing and by Oath to “SUPPORT AND DEFEND” it from all enemies domestic and foreign FIRST before the orders of superiors and before the duties of the position occupied. This applies to ALL who serve in any form within our state and federal governments, not just Law Enforcement and Military, but civil servants at every level also.
Treason is a hard one to prove. Not as strict the “real” charge of sedition (trying to change our form of government) but I haven’t found a case of conviction yet. There are a few encouraging cases at the federal level where government officers have been found guilty of perjuring their Oaths. Rare but encouraging.
“However, this time, instead of receiving praise for their services, they were issued a notice of extortion by police in the form of a citation.”
This does two things, it shows that those officers who “ticket” people for feeding the hungry – a constitutional requirement to be PROTECTED by law enforcement and all who SERVE WITHIN our governments Natural Right. There is no excuse for those that work against our nation in this instance because all one has to do is think if people fed other people BEFORE governments were created. If there is any question, the answer is yes people did feed other people – with and without homes – before there were governments (9th Amendment: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people).
So the actions of that officer is a felony and Perjury because he broke his Oath, and quite possibly multiple felonies. That officer needs to be held accountable for their action of enforcing color of law, PRETEND law. One must also consider that the actions of that officer can also be considered *terrorism, because with government is always the threat of force, with law enforcement it is a given that force is there and available to be used against the American people.
Also consider that since the Office is Oathbound to “SUPPORT AND DEFEND” the US Constitution first and foremost before the orders of superiors and the duty of the position occupied means that there is NO REAL LAWFUL reason for that officer, and all others, to not be aware of the difference between color of law, and laws in Pursuance of the US Constitution. ONLY those laws/legislation that are in Pursuance can be binding on the American people. Considering that it IS the PEOPLE’S money that pays their wages, what excuse can really be given for that un American action besides that the officer willfully and fully intended/intends to work against the USA and her people from within.
Color of law. The appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal right. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state, is action taken under “color of law.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, page 241.
*28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.
Any Law Enforcement out there got an answer to why they work against our nation from within? They are all required to be Oath bound to the US Constitution (supreme LAW of this nation) and to their state Constitution (highest LAW of the state) in order for any action they do to be LAWFUL in THIS nation.
They have to be able to give up the law that they are supposedly enforcing.
Do you know who the Samaritans are? The split of “Israel” in 930BC created 2 states, Judah and Samaria from which 9 tribes belonged. Judah 2 – Benjamin and Judah. Sargon II absorbed Samaria in 722BC. Current day Palestinians would be blood relatives. Police are a Judeo-maonic order of the Fraternal Order of Police which is anti-Christian, anti-Islam, completely Judaic with their foundations being of the Septuagint, the Babylonian Talmud and the Kabbalah. So much for the founding “Fathers” who were all liars and thieves save a small minority. The police, historically has rarely served the people, as little as the Military, and has serves primarily special interests, notably monied interests. The constitution was a fraud from the get go as Shays’s rebellion and Whiskey rebellion showed and the selling of script by Alexander Hamilton to mainly foreign banking interests of the Bank of North America Corp and the First Bank of the US Corp (this is exactly what it states in the congressional record and vote). Washington, Adams should have been hung for treason, but the US is a Masonic state (Albert Pike, Manley P. Hall … Lucifer is God). It’s military has always done work for the owners of the US, as James Trafficant pointed out in the congressional record, the US is the greatest bankruptcy in the history of the world. The symbols of the Luciferian doctrine is everywhere in the US and in plain site. It spans around the world and is the secret group of societies that have sent this and other nations straight to hell. They funded every war for the last 300 years and planned them. Every entity of the US is a perversion of power. A decent look at the underlying belly of the beast can be read in News Bud and from the 6 hour interview with Mrs. Kay Griggs. The singing of hymns at the sight of masonic war memorials has to be the most pathetic act of an indoctrinated people. While Rome snuffed out much of the new faith for themselves, there is a far more devious group that has no limit in resources and will do anything, such as the Cheka or the US Defense Intelligence agencies, for their masters. This is why the US has been at war for all but 15 years in it’s entire history. It is a major source of genocide through the centuries as has been the UK.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel – Samuel Johnson April, 1775. Patriotism is a tactic to keep people from thinking for themselves. “Higher” education is little more than in the eyes and ears and out the mouth. There is a massive amount of history available for research that goes untouched, from the Getty Collection, University Archives, Internet Archives, Government Archives (See Thomas Jefferson next to a Guillotine in destroying France through the Jacobins), Excavations and Expeditions of Archeological significance…
US is also under Admiralty Law – hence everything as a ______-ship. We have no law of the land (another useful lie). We were facists (corporatists) before the term was coined by Mussolini who patterned it after Wilson Administration and the first world war (another contrived lie – view the 1961 video of Benjamin Freedman a little over an hour, and view Kennedy’s speech before the Newspaper writers and publishers of 1961 of the danger of secret societies).