More bad news | The Observer – Arkansas News

More bad news | The Observer – Arkansas News

As we write this, the Little Rock City Board is readying an ordinance to make it exponentially harder for charities to feed poor and homeless people in city parks. The proposed ordinance would require a permit for those who want to feed more than 25 people in a public park, demand a cash deposit be made to the city before doling out loaves and fishes, and institute other requirements meant to discourage filling hungry bellies. The city has already spent months scouring the thickets and thorny brambles around town in order to serve eviction notices on the hidden camps of homeless people who are bothering absolutely nobody other than those who might be bothered by the idea of a destitute person drawing breath in a makeshift shelter. We’re expecting the city next to make a run at mandatory indentured servitude for the homeless, or maybe an ordinance that allows city employees to stalk, net and mulch the poor so their remains can be spread on flower beds in the Heights. That’ll show ’em.

In other news: Three asshats are still on the loose after an April 30 romp in which they busted into the fenced and gated Devil’s Hole, a spring-fed pool in Death Valley National Park, and proceeded to skinny dip in the last-known habitat of the last 115 Devil’s Hole Pupfish — tiny, critically endangered creatures that have lived there for tens of thousands of years. They managed to kill one of the fish before leaving behind what investigators say were beer cans, spent shell casings, a pair of boxer shorts and a sizable amount of vomit in the water. For chrissakes, these FISH that…

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