Friday, April 5, 2013

“American Dream”: Food loaded into Dumpsters while Hundreds of Hungry Americans Restrained by Police

Here's another story that makes me scratch my head...  What the hell is wrong with people?!  Doesn't everyone understand that we're here to help each other?  The fact that the bank gave the order to throw the perfectly good food away in front of all the people is like rubbing salt in a wound, and I wasn't even there to experience it first hand.  I'm trying my hardest to keep a higher perspective of all the terrible things that are coming to light and trying to forgive all banks their transgressions against ALL people of  the planet, however they are not making it easy to do this.  I wish they would grow a conscious and fess up to all the fraudulent, evil things they've been doing that have been destroying peoples lives so we could all recover and get on with healing ourselves and the planet.

Please, please, please - if you see someone in need, do what you are able to in order to help (or write a strongly worded email to SunTrust Bank, which is what I will be doing next).  The paradigm we are moving in to is one based on service to others, not service to self.  I will repeat that for anyone in the financial industry, government or law who may be reading this and doesn't quite comprehend what I said - we are moving into a reality of Service to OTHERS.  This means that is is NOT acceptable to put your financial interests above those of the greater good.  Sooner or later (hopefully sooner) we will all realize we are all connected and are all one consciousness.  When you do harm to someone else all you do is harm yourself at the same time.

The article is from

“American Dream”: Food loaded into Dumpsters while Hundreds of Hungry Americans Restrained by Police

By Sarah Carlson
Hundreds of poor people waiting outside of a closed grocery store for the possibility of getting the remaining food is not the picture of the “American Dream.” Yet on March 23, outside the Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Ga., that is exactly what happened.

Residents filled the parking lot with bags and baskets hoping to get some of the baby food, canned goods, noodles and other non-perishables. But a local church never came to pick up the food, as the store owner prior to the eviction said they had arranged. By the time the people showed up for the food, what was left inside the premises—as with any eviction—came into the ownership of the property holder, SunTrust Bank.

The bank ordered the food to be loaded into dumpsters and hauled to a landfill instead of distributed. The people that gathered had to be restrained by police as they saw perfectly good food destroyed. Local Sheriff Richard Roundtree told the news “a potential for a riot was extremely high.”

“People got children out here that are hungry, thirsty,” local resident Robertstine Lambert told Fox54 in Augusta. “Why throw it away when you could be issuing it out?”

SunTrust bank is trying to confuse the issue and not take direct responsibility for their actions. Their media relations officer Mike McCoy, stated, “We are working with store suppliers as well as law enforcement to dispose of the remaining contents of the store and secure the building.” Yet he also said that the food never belonged to SunTrust Bank.

There is no need to sugar coat what happened. Teresa Russell, chief deputy of the Marshal’s Office in Richmond County, said the owner of the building ordered that the food be taken to the landfill. Some people even followed the truck to the landfill and were still turned away.

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