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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


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...

"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