Trial over sheltering homeless interruptedA trial to decide whether Palm Beach County can prevent a church from sheltering the homeless was interrupted when one juror announced that his relatives are staying in the unlicensed homeless shelter.
Westgate Tabernacle Church may be a place where the heartbreak of homeless men, women and children seems endless.
But what jurors should see first, said county attorney Amy Petrick, is a property owner who has engaged in a lengthy attempt to dodge county zoning and building regulations.
The church's attorney, Barry Silver, is not only arguing that the church must fulfill its mission, but that the county government is failing its homeless by not providing adequate shelter.
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