Video: Food Not Bombs shut down

Video footage of Food Not Bombs in action two weeks ago, when a Middletown health department official confiscated the free food being distributed on Main Street. Listen to one of FNB’s frequent patrons assess the situation as it happens:

31 thoughts on “Video: Food Not Bombs shut down

  1. Anonymous

    i think its funny that in this video there is actually an interview with someone who relies on food not bombs to eat. and this person doesnt want it shut down. why does no one care about his opinion on the matter?

    because youre obsessed with some bullshit regulations.

    adam smith on law, from wealth of nations:
    “Laws and government may be considered in this and indeed in every case as a combination of the rich to oppress the poor, and preserve to themselves the inequality of the goods which would otherwise be soon destroyed by the attacks of the poor, who if not hindered by the government would soon reduce the others to an equality with themselves by open violence.”

  2. Anonymous

    i think its funny that in this video there is actually an interview with someone who relies on food not bombs to eat. and this person doesnt want it shut down. why does no one care about his opinion on the matter?

    because youre obsessed with some bullshit regulations.

    adam smith on law, from wealth of nations:
    “Laws and government may be considered in this and indeed in every case as a combination of the rich to oppress the poor, and preserve to themselves the inequality of the goods which would otherwise be soon destroyed by the attacks of the poor, who if not hindered by the government would soon reduce the others to an equality with themselves by open violence.”

  3. Anonymous

    Food not Bombs met with the city after obtaining access to professional kitchens that have permits from the health department–and they still did not want to allow the distribution of food to the hungry. Do they think that it will attract more homeless people? That has been the lame justification for outlawing the distribution of food to the homeless in other communities, but in these tough times, it is heartless.

  4. Anonymous

    Food not Bombs met with the city after obtaining access to professional kitchens that have permits from the health department–and they still did not want to allow the distribution of food to the hungry. Do they think that it will attract more homeless people? That has been the lame justification for outlawing the distribution of food to the homeless in other communities, but in these tough times, it is heartless.

  5. Anonymous

    it’s ironic that right below this video is a post for All you can eat for 7.99 at Usdan” does the school donate leftover food?

  6. Anonymous

    it’s ironic that right below this video is a post for All you can eat for 7.99 at Usdan” does the school donate leftover food?

  7. Anonymous

    why wont they get a fucking permit?

    oh yeah, then there wouldnt be a political message attached. food not bombs: we serve politics… the free food is just a bonus!

  8. Anonymous

    why wont they get a fucking permit?

    oh yeah, then there wouldnt be a political message attached. food not bombs: we serve politics… the free food is just a bonus!

  9. Anonymous

    yeah. trust me, i’m the most law-abiding citizen you’ll ever meet. but this is just ridiculous. if this food distribution violates “health standards”, what are they and would these same police really give a shit if homeless people suffered consequences of “unhealthy” or “unhygienic” food? give me a fucking break.

  10. Anonymous

    yeah. trust me, i’m the most law-abiding citizen you’ll ever meet. but this is just ridiculous. if this food distribution violates “health standards”, what are they and would these same police really give a shit if homeless people suffered consequences of “unhealthy” or “unhygienic” food? give me a fucking break.

  11. Anonymous

    Check out the sketchy Raoul Duke-type at 2:56. If these types associate with ‘Food Not Bombs’ than they probably deserve enhanced legal scrutiny.

  12. Anonymous

    Check out the sketchy Raoul Duke-type at 2:56. If these types associate with ‘Food Not Bombs’ than they probably deserve enhanced legal scrutiny.

  13. Anonymous

    ‘Legal’ and ‘right’ are not synonyms. Neither are ‘illegal’ and ‘wrong’.

    FNB is doing the right thing, and they are breaking the law.

  14. Anonymous

    ‘Legal’ and ‘right’ are not synonyms. Neither are ‘illegal’ and ‘wrong’.

    FNB is doing the right thing, and they are breaking the law.

  15. Anonymous

    They broke the law and this is what happens when you break the law. Distributing food is not “freedom of speech” (as FNB claims in their legal brief).

    They should be grateful they weren’t arrested for this repeated offense.

  16. Anonymous

    They broke the law and this is what happens when you break the law. Distributing food is not “freedom of speech” (as FNB claims in their legal brief).

    They should be grateful they weren’t arrested for this repeated offense.

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