Newark Bill 12-32: Discrimination and Government Abuse
Update: We expect Council to bring this bill back at any time, especially after the election on April 9th, 2013. Stay tuned for calls to action.
Research on current and proposed Newark ordinances continues to raise RED FLAGS for Constitutional rights and violations of Liberty in this town.
In fact, we’re seeing discrimination in full effect unlike anything since the Civil Rights era. And there are even 13th and 14th Amendment problems in the current code.
The broadest offense in the legislation – if you could possibly rank them – might be the 14th Amendment infraction made by Section 404.8 in its entirety.
That’s right; the entirety of Section 404.8 screams of high-octane discrimination.
The 14th Amendment, of course, is traditionally known as the action taken by the United States Congress in the aftermath of the Civil War to guarantee equal rights and protections under the law of ALL people, EQUALLY.
Mayor Funk and our Newark City Council don’t seem to understand that, though. And since we’ve already brought this to their attention, maybe they just don’t care.
But as you’ll clearly see, Section 404.8 takes specific aim at middle-class and poor people in the community by going after them in their homes.
It mandates government inspectors to force their way into living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and closets to snoop around for secondary violations while they are in there.
The importance of the secondary violations? These folks could be evicted and thrown onto the street for minor issues that the government should not be concerned with in the first place.
It also takes special aim at landlords for merely owning a home that they don’t live in, never mind the fact that they play an important role in every community by giving lower income people a chance to live in a good neighborhood that they could not afford through ownership.
The irony in this is the fact that there are landlords who pay almost $3,000 every year for the direct purpose of having their properties inspected, but the inspectors never show up.
These “inspection” measures are discriminating and most certainly targeted.
And then we have the 13th Amendment problem; forcing innocent citizens into hard labor. They can call it “community service” all they want, but it’s nothing short of chain gang-style slavery. We hope, at least, that the supervising officer may not have a whip.
Much of this may sound absurd. I absolutely agree and that’s why we’re fighting it. Links to the text are provided below and we invite you to look through it, step-by-step, as we have taken the trouble to put this in an easy to read format.
There’s no predicting which of these many atrocities will outrage you, but at least one of them should.
Once you feel the anger, join us in the fight.
The goal of this Council is social engineering. Its goal is to push the less fortunate into ghetto areas and populate the neighborhoods with people who they feel are more acceptable or worthy.
They even have a program that is throwing tens of thousands of your tax dollars to prospective home buyers with no plan for repayment.
I guess taxes are not for roads, bridges and the poor after all. At least not in Newark.