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Raleigh council gets earful about feeding homeless

RALEIGH, N.C. -

Members for the Raleigh City Council are getting an earful from residents upset that police officers threatened to arrest groups feeding the homeless sleeping in a downtown park.

About 250 people packed a City Hall meeting room Wednesday for a meeting of the council's Law and Public Safety Committee.

Dozens took turns speaking out against an incident last weekend where city police officers threatened with arrest members of a Christian ministry that has for years provided breakfast to those in Moore Square park with nothing to eat. Many urged the city to spend more to help the homeless.

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said that her officers were simply attempting to enforce ordinances that have been on the books for years requiring a permit to distribute food on city property.

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