Dallas Area Activists Defy Law to Feed the Homeless
DALLAS TX – Just one week after DontComply.com started an international conversation on the danger of gun free zones by staging a mock mass shooting near the University of Texas, the group hosted their annual Feed the Need event in defiance of a city ordinance.
The Dallas City Council has decided that sharing food with more than 75 people requires permission from the city in the form of a permit and an associated fee. Living up to their name, DontComply did not receive the necessary permission to host their event as a form of civil disobedience. Code enforcers did make an appearance and served lead organizer, Murdoch Pizgatti with the city ordinance which governs feeding the homeless and encouraged him to file the necessary paperwork after the event concluded. Pizgatti stated that he has no intentions on filing that paperwork.
The event took place on a public sidewalk outside the Austin Street Shelter just east of downtown Dallas. Hundreds of homeless were able to enjoy a fantastic array of food, snacks, and beverages along with an assortment of warm winter clothes that were donated by DontComply members.
All of the homeless people that I talked to during the event were extremely grateful for the support and there was a sense of humanity that is indescribable. Interacting with other human beings whom most consider to be living life at rock bottom will likely alter your perspective on the world around you.
With tough economic times ahead, we can only expect this homeless epidemic to worsen, so consider joining forces with DontComply, or any other group who helps the homeless and less fortunate. The problem will not solve itself.
Watch the video below to see some highlights from Feed the Need.