Hunger shouldn't be a crime: This is what a humane response to food insecurity looks like - Salon

It may ultimately not establish a legal precedent anywhere, but should be an object lesson in what justice, tempered with mercy, can look like. In Italy this week, the country's highest court tossed out the conviction of a homeless man who'd been ...and more »

Italian court rules food theft 'not a crime' if hungry - BBC News

Stealing small amounts of food to stave off hunger is not a crime, Italy's highest court of appeal has ruled. Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov after he stole cheese and sausages worth €4.07 (£3; $4.50) from a supermarket.and more »

Homeless Man Who Stole Food Didn't Commit a Crime, Italian Court Rules - TIME

An Italian court has ruled that a homeless man did not commit a crime when he attempted to steal cheese and sausage from a supermarket. Judges from the court of cassation, which reviews the interpretation of law rather than the facts of a case, found ...and more »

Stealing food if you are poor and hungry is not a crime, Italian court rules - The Independent

homeless-youth-san-francisco-mortality.jpg The Supreme Court in Italy ruled stealing is not a crime if you are poor and hungry. A homeless man who stole cheese and sausages from a supermarket in Genoa has been acquitted by Italy's highest court, which ...and more »

Stealing food if you are poor and hungry is not a crime, Italy's highest court rules - Telegraph.co.uk

Stealing food from a supermarket out of necessity should not be considered a crime, Italy's supreme court has ruled. The unusual judgment was made in the case of a homeless man who was caught trying to steal two pieces of cheese and a pack of ...and more »

The hungry 'should not be punished' for stealing small amounts of food, Italian court rules - The Independent

Who can blame a homeless man for stealing a small amount of food from a grocery store? Certainly, it seems, not Italy's Supreme Court. Five years ago, Ukrainian national Roman Ostriakov was homeless in Genoa when he was caught stealing cheese and ...and more »

Can the Homeless and Hungry Steal Food? Maybe, an Italian Court Says - New York Times

ROME — Stealing food from a supermarket may not be a crime in Italy if you are homeless and hungry, the nation's highest appeals court has ruled. In a case that has drawn comparisons to “Les Misérables,” the Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the ...and more »

Theft of sausage and cheese by hungry homeless man 'not a crime' - The Guardian

The court of cassation in Rome. Judges ruled the theft of food was not a crime because the man was in desperate need of nourishment. Photograph: imagebroker/Rex/Shutterstock. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing ...and more »

Italian court rules that stealing food if you're poor and hungry not a crime - American Thinker (blog)

This is an interesting ruling, especially the justification used by the Italian high court to throw out the conviction of a homeless man who stole about $7 worth of food from a grocery store. BBC: Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman ...and more »

Stealing Small Amounts Of Food When In Desperate Need Is Not A Crime, Rules Italy's Highest Court - Huffington Post

“A small theft because of hunger is in no way comparable to an act of delinquency, because the need to feed justifies the fact.” By Dominique Mosbergen. Credit: Tiziana Fabi/Getty Images. A homeless woman sleeps at the Termini train station in Rome in ...and more »