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Video: Won't jail $Trillions-thieving Banksters, but a Helpless Vet Building a BombShelter? Get Him!

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.

Austin Steals Elderly Veteran’s House for Crime of Having Fallout Shelter

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
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.

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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:

Multi-level bunker found under East Austin home

By Claudia Grisales | Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 01:53 PM

UPDATED:

Man sues city over seizure of house with underground shelter

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."




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I hope he wins

Better yet, I hope those criminals have to pay him with their own money.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

That's rotten

How much you wanna bet those THIEVES want to take the property to hand it over to a developer (probably the brother-in-law of one of the zoning officials)? That's the new modus operandi for eminent domain, they consider replacing the current owner with a higher-tax paying owner a "public interest" that justifies seizure. F-in bastards.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

yup, so sick and tired of watching my fellow brethren get

mauled by the corporatist fascists like this.

and they ALWAYS pick on the 'little guy.'

it's like what does it matter if you 'let' an elderly live out his remaining days in peace?

just WTF is wrong with these lunatics?

oh right, they're sociopaths. that's why they prey on the weak, predatorily seeking to destroy an 'easy' meal.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

updated:

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:

Multi-level bunker found under East Austin home

By Claudia Grisales | Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 01:53 PM

UPDATED:

Man sues city over seizure of house with underground shelter

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."

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

This is

exactly what we are fighting to stop. Never give up, never surrender. Wolverines!!!

so disgusting how these bastards constantly pick on the

completely helpless, and the elderly.

It is so sickening.

Frankly all the more verification that the Statists are a bunch of punk ass cowards.

It's like WHEN was the last time you've ever heard of any SWAT team going up against anyone remotely as armed to the teeth as they are? Never seen a single case be it some gangbanger, drug runners, or even completely innocent citizenry where there were any force parity.

Sure, IF they were in the right, of course you'd want to siege your enemies, surround them with overwhelming power as to act as a deterrent. But, the mere fact that they rarely, if ever go up against anyone equally armed or trained in tactics, unless they want to raid a US military base, just like all other policestate hysteria and paranoia, it's all overblown security theater.

The bankruptcy of the State cannot come soon enough!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul