Ms. ROWLAND: What has been going on is a concerted attempt to keep disfavored, certain disfavored people out of public parks and reserve them for the use of other people with more means and political power, and that’s fundamentally wrong. It’s unconstitutional.
Mr. HUFF: I’ve been through every shelter and everything in this city to help people, and I didn’t get any help from anybody, okay, until I went to church.
SEVERSON: Cody Huff was himself homeless after getting out of prison for drugs and crime. Now he has a successful business coordinating freight shipments for Las Vegas conventions. Now he hands out McDonald’s food certificates.
Mr. HUFF (to homeless people): We love you guys, man. We’re trying the best we can.
I always tell people don’t give homeless people money, because they’re either going to buy drugs, alcohol, or gamble with it, but if you give them a McDonald’s gift certificate for $5, they can go get a really good meal for that.
(to homeless people): Have you guys run into any church groups out here, the people that feed you? Thank God for those people.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Right there, right now. That’s Gail. That’s Gail Sacco right there.
Ms. SACCO (to homeless people): Okay, I got more in the car. Okay, there’s bananas and apples. Take whatever you need.
In the Bible, there’s at least 300 verses that tell — that God tells us to take care of the poor.
SEVERSON: Gail Sacco and Cody Huff were the primary targets of the city’s ordinance prohibiting feeding homeless in parks. This park is right across from city hall.
Ms. SACCO (giving food to homeless): So if we run out of this, I got more.