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Homeless advocates create Bill of Rights for homeless in Broward County


>>>RIGHT NOW AN ORGANIZATION IS RIING TO HELP OUT THE HOMELESS.>>Jenise: THEY ARE DOING THAT BY ENACTING A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE A HOME IN FT. LAUDERDALE. THAT’S WHERE WE FIND LOCAL 10 IAN MARGOL D WHO IS LIVE TO EXPLAIN.>>Reporter: GENTLEMAN NIECE, KRISTI, WHERE THE HOMELESS ADVOCATES TELL ME THE GROUND ZERO WHERE THE HOMELESS RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED IN FT. LAUDERDAL ARE VIOLATED IN FT. LAUDERDALE. THIS IS WHERE A LOT OF THEM CONGREGATE DURING THE DAY AND AT NIGHT AND THE PURPOSE OF THE HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS TO ENSURE PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE GIVEN THE SAME RIGHTS AS THOSE WHO TO HAVE A PLACE TO CALL HOME.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO COUNT DONE IN 2014, 2700 HOMELESS PEOPLE IN BROWARD COUNTY, AND MORE THAN 1200 IN FT. LAUDERDALE ALONE. AND 92-YEAR-OLD LOVE THY NEIGHBOR FUND DIRECTOR MADE IT HIS MISSION TO FEED THEM>>THE PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS WILL NOT GO AIR WAY. MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT JESUS WI COME BACK AS A HOMELESS MAN. SO YOU BETTER BE GOOD TO HOMELESS PEOPLE.>>Reporter: BUT FT. LAUDERDALE’S HOMELESS FEEDING BAN LANDED ABBOTT IN JAIL MULTIPLE TIMES. OTHER ADVOCATES SAY THAT BAN AND OTHERS ARE IMPEDING ON THE RIGHT OF SOUTH FLORIDA’S HOMELESS.>>TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM PROTECTI OF THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY FOR IN ALL FLORIDA AND THAT ONE DAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO END HOMELES WILL BE ABLE TO END HOMELESSNESS HERE. A HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS IS VITAL.>>Reporter: THAT IS WHAT THE FLORIDA HOMELESS ACTION COALITION AND OTHER GROUPS ADVOCATING FOR THE HOMELESS HAVE CREATED A DRAFT BILL OF RIGHTS.>>THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE BILL OF RIDES IS TO NIP IN THE BUD ALL THE LIES TO CRIMINALIZE HOMELESSNESS.>>Reporter: SLEEPING AND STORE STORING ONE’S FOOD IN PUBLIC AND MOST IMPORTANT FOR ABBOTT, FOOD SHARING.>>THE DAY IS COMING WE CAN ALL LIVE IN PEACE AND BROTHERHOOD AND THAT’S WHAT I LIVE FOR AND AS LONG AS THERE IS BREATH IN MY BODY I WILL FIGHT TO SEE THAT HAPPENS.>>Reporter: SO ONE. OTHER ISSUES THAT THE HOMELESS DEAL WITH HERE ACCORDING TO THE ADVOCATES IS WHEN THEY SLEEP IN PUBLIC, IF THEY ARE ANYTIME WHERE THAT CAN BE SEEN, THEY CAN BE ARRESTED. NOW I AM TOLD THIS IS A — A VERY POPULAR AREA FOR THEM TO COME AND SLEEP AND CONGREGATE, BUT THEY ARE STILL WORKING ON THAT BILL OF RIGHTS. IT IS STILL IN THE DRAFT STAGES. AND I AM TOLD BY ORGANIZERS THEY ARE WORKING HARD FOR

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