Yes my friends it is true. I just received a ticket -ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE CITY— for being a GOOD SAMaritan.
No worries — it was a great meal & my loyal & focused group of volunteers just kept plating dinners & seconds& thirds— to a very hungry & appreciative group— while I talked to the bike cops from SAPD. I gave them a copy of the Texas law. & the federal law, the U.S. Constitution & the federal case out of Dallas ( Dallas lost BIG TIME) on the same issue 2 years ago & the judge was so mad he fined the City of Dallas $250,000 plus more for issuing citations, fines & harassment.
when one of the officers asked me what right he was infringing upon— I told him my right to practice my religion.
The Bible says— "when I was homeless you fed me."
The officer said, "Mam, if you want to pray, go to church."
I said " I pray while I serve the homeless." I don't have to go to church to pray.
Just so you know IT IS A CRIME in this city to feed the homeless, the poor & the food insecure. That's what they say but we know that's not the law.
Are we a city of hate or love? I asked the officers & I responded first & I say without any hesitation - SAN ANTONIO IS A CITY OF LOVE AND COMPASSION. We are a community who takes CARE of each other.
nite all & thank you to everyone who supports the chow train.
I'm just sorry for the FOUR MEMBERS OF SAPD bike patrol ( who by the way, I immediately asked if I could serve them dinner) — I'm so sorry because they looked very uncomfortable. I thanked them for their service but I'm sorry that the city put them in this position.