City cracking down on feeding homeless without permit

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City cracking down on feeding homeless without permit

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 to those trying to help the homeless.

Why the city says this rule is now being strictly enforced, on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.

Channel 2 Action News’ cameras were there when police wrote a ticket to a man and woman for handing out food to the homeless without a permit.

The pair said they give food to the homeless every Sunday in Atlanta’s Woodruff Park, and have never heard of needing a permit.

We took the issue to the city. They say the ordinance is nothing new. 

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