Atlanta Takes on Scourge of Good Samaritans Trying to Help the Homeless: New at Reason

Police in Atlanta are the latest blunt instrument around the country used to crack down on people sharing food with those in need.

Though the Fulton County permit requirement Atlanta police claim to be enforcing has been on the books for many years, it appears Atlanta’s mayor only decided recently to enforce it, just in time for Thanksgiving. Violators face potential fines.

This crackdown is part of a larger, awful, and national trend. Food policy expert Baylen Linnekin explains more.

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