Park rangers destroy individuals property

(July 9) The Portland Mercury has reported that park rangers destroyed a homeless individuals belongings. Even more damning is the fact that the City of Portland has admitted to throwing the individuals belongings away “without what would seem to be appropriate notice.”

A recent lawsuit in Fresno, California led to the city having to fork over $2.3 million dollars for similar actions.

Attorney’s representing six-individuals on the streets have just filed another lawsuit against the Fresno Rescue Mission for similar actions.

In Seattle, the city claims to have thrown away an astonishing 21 tons of debris from a homeless camp. Advocates say the action by the city amounts to illegal search and seizure.

posted by Israel Bayer

2 responses to “Park rangers destroy individuals property

  1. “When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered,” MLK

    If city council, lawyers, judges, park rangers, police, and private security started to have their own personal property taken from them without due process and destroyed without regard for their rights protected by our bill of rights, the cries of outrage would be deafening and those responsible would be held accountable. There are still laws against theft and destruction of private property, but, now sadly, only for an elite class. As rules of law become rules of men, a war of class and revolution is the consequence.

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