Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Your Government Will Steal Your House For Uncut Grass

I was prepared for this article to be clickbait, with a lot more nuance than the title suggests. I was wrong.

Here's the timeline:

Old man's Mom dies...
He hires someone to take care of the lawn while he settles her affairs...
Lawn guy dies...
City fines him $500 a day with no notice...
City could have cut his lawn for him and charged him...
But the city relies on these fines to pay the salaries of the city officials submitting the fines...
Man can't pay the fines so they are trying to take his house...

What is going to happen...

IJ is suing...
The fines will be overturned...
The cities taxpayers will have to pay legal fees...
The city will start fining more to make up the shortfall...

https://reason.com/2019/05/08/florida-city-tries-to-steal-an-elderly-mans-house-over-uncut-grass/

Your Government Will Allow Violent Criminals To Commit Murder And Then Not Be Held Accountable

This incident covers so many categories that the title could have been a paragraph. The government released a known violent criminal back into society in its desire to capture a drug dealer. It failed to adequately monitor the criminal and then, knowing the criminal had molested a 5 year old boy, did nothing until the criminal murdered the father of the boy AND THEN, the government refused to acknowledge any accountability for what they did AND THEN won on that basis in court!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Your Government Will Steal Your Children

At least Kentucky tried to cut down on the red tape by having judges pre-sign blank emergency orders...

https://reason.com/2019/05/09/kentucky-cabinet-family-health-child-services-judges-pre-signed/

It is very clear in this case that the welfare of the children was always a secondary issue to punishing a family who refused to just go along with what the government wanted:

https://reason.com/2019/04/25/adam-lowther-child-services-police-abuse/?fbclid=IwAR1ySCRGhrrvIEVJMSQWcWjVSi705RukEJUzIB1V3x0BwDIsBY7ikQjRaxE

Monday, March 25, 2019

Your Government Is Fucking Stupid

Incompetence? Lack of Caring? Malice?
Does it matter?
Ask the government for help and what do you get? Your private information shared.
As a former government "employee" I barely blink when another letter arrives explaining how the government misused, lost or allowed my personal information to be compromised.
Maybe that's been the plan all along - make us numb to their incompetence...

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/fema-personal-information-disaster-survivors

Your Government Has No Idea What Freedom Of The Press Means

No knock raids... Handcuffs... Taking his stuff... All because they were embarrassed: https://www.sfexaminer.com/the-city/san-francisc...