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Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute

Fort Lauderdale Police Officer, Sgt. Al Lerner (right), speaks with Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old chef, as he warns him that he will be cited for feeding homeless in violation of a recently passed city law on November 12, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Fort Lauderdale Police Officer, Sgt. Al Lerner (right), speaks with Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old chef, as he warns him that he will be cited for feeding homeless in violation of a recently passed city law on November 12, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Activist Arnold Abbott, 90, has been serving meals to the homeless on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for 23 years, but after the wealthy tourist town recently passed an ordinance restricting his efforts, Abbott has been arrested on numerous occasions.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with both sides in this long-running dispute: Arnold Abbott and Fort Lauderdale Mayor  Jack Seiler.

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