Video: Won't jail $Trillions-thieving Banksters, but a Helpless Vet Building a BombShelter? Get Him!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:21
Meet Mr. Joe Del Rio: the keenly self-preservationally concerned Enemy of the State.
Oh, it gets better. Those control freak statist lunatics came and CEMENTED the shelter shut! Then, to add insult to injury, charged HIM $90,000+ for the cement job! This was all merely a ploy to condemn his home, for eminent domain. Truly a despicable bunch of gutlessly aberrant organisms.
May 9, 2012
The city of Austin, Texas, was looking for an excuse to steal Joe Del Rio’s modest home. It found one – it insisted he had a “bunker” beneath the house.
Actually, it was a fallout shelter built during the Cold War, something millions of Americans were encouraged to build by the federal government, beginning in 1961 under the Community Fallout Shelter Program.
The city began its theft by sending the code enforcement team to Mr. Del Rio’s home early one Saturday morning in May of 2010. After the retired Air Force reservist, Vietnam veteran, and former state employee put on some clothes and opened the door, he was rushed by an Austin Police SWAT team. He was detained and interrogated over a period of ten hours.
Just another day in the police state that is Amerika. If this is what 'greenie' tree-hugging liberal Austin, TX eco-fascists do, just think what the next phase of fascist RINOs would do.
When a man cannot do to his home as he well damn pleases in Texas, no amount of 'it's a free country' rhetoric will change the veritable reality that we live a police state! Period.
Original Austin American Stateman coverage:
By Claudia Grisales | Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 01:53 PM
Joe Del Rio says the underground space started as a Cold War-era shelter. A structural engineer found the house safe in 2009.
By Patrick Beach
Updated: 10:23 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012
Published: 10:09 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012
Two years ago today, Joe Del Rio was awakened to find city officials at the door of his lifelong home in East Austin, demanding entry. Before it was over, the Police Department's SWAT team and the Fire Department had been deployed, and Del Rio said he was detained and questioned for about 10 hours because of what officials called a multilevel bunker-like space under the house with suspicious and unusual materials.
After the city billed Del Rio in April for about $90,000 in repairs it said were critical to make the home on Canterbury Street safe, Del Rio sued the City of Austin last week for what his lawyers say was a heavy-handed and unconstitutional seizure of his property without compensation.
"The ordeal they put me through was unnecessary," Del Rio, now 72, said the afternoon before the second anniversary of his forced eviction. "I've gotten the runaround. I think they want the property. Condemning it is a cheap way to get it."