Despite two decades of helping South Florida’s homeless population, local attorney Ronald Book received a rude welcome at last weeks homeless town hall in Fort Lauderdale. The meeting, hosted by Fort Lauderdale city commissioner Dean Trantalis, brought together groups battling over new homeless feeding laws. As REDBROWARD reported, the homeless issue has be co-opted by radical fringe elements of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Book was shouted down by several activists in the audience. You can watched the encounter above.

“The homeless have rights, but so do the people of Broward County,” Book later told Browardbeat.com. “You have to balance both in establishing programs for the homeless.”

Book said, “The object is to get the homeless indoors where they can get cleaned up and see people who can get them off the streets – mental health professionals, social workers,”