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Lawsuit filed against city over homeless feeding ordinance

As the city of Fort Lauderdale contends with international backlash after it began criminally charging ministers and several others with feeding the homeless in public, it now has a major lawsuit on its hands.

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Commissioner asks to suspend homeless feeding ordinance

A Fort Lauderdale city commissioner made an impassioned plea Tuesday to suspend the controversial ordinance that makes feeding the homeless publicly illegal, leading to a number of arrests.

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Pastor: Mayor's claims about daily homeless feedings false

When the homeless feeding ban controversy in Fort Lauderdale began making headlines around the world, Mayor Jack Seiler embarked on a media push to assure the public that the city wasn't a villain but had actually added feeding locations to take…

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Homeless advocates protest outside Fort Lauderdale...

Fort Lauderdale police officers stand guard outside Mayor Jack Seiler's home on Wednesday, as homeless advocates around the U.S. protested the city's recent ordinance against feeding the homeless in public.

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Attorneys appointed for homeless defendants in Broward...

Last week Local 10 News reported on a serious problem at the Broward County courthouse -- some of the poorest offenders, many of them homeless, are not getting legal representation in court. Not anymore.

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Mayor barraged with anger over homeless feeding arrest

After city police charged 90-year-old humanitarian Arnold Abbott Wednesday night for a second time this week with feeding homeless people, more emails and phone calls jammed Fort Lauderdale City Hall from outraged people around the country and world.

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Man, 90, charged for feeding homeless cited again

Local 10 first brought you the story of the 90-year-old man who was arrested for illegally feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale. Wednesday he was back to continue his cause.

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Retirement community rife with screaming matches, violence

The Mainlands 3 in Tamarac has become a place where profanity-laced screaming matches are commonplace and where a violent outburst recently broke out, much of it on video.

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Police charge 90-year-old man, 2 pastors with feeding...

Fort Lauderdale police charged three men -- including two pastors and a 90-year-old man -- for feeding the homeless in public on Sunday, the first such cases made by the city after the a new ordinance effectively banning public food sharings took…

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Fort Lauderdale passes law outlawing many from feeding...

The city of Fort Lauderdale last week passed an ordinance that effectively outlaws several humanitarian groups from feeding the homeless in public with a penalty of up to 60 days in jail. The law kicked in Friday, setting up a potential showdown…

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