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Judge Clears Way For New Orleans "Land Grab"

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posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 03:22 PM
This really makes me angry. The

he indiscriminately cancelled a January 17 hearing to hear evidence why the city has no right to demolish homes under eminent domain laws. ... saying he was suspending the upcoming hearing on the eminent domain issue and ordering that the "demolition could continue as planned" as long as the city gave adequate notice to all residents.

The requirement to notify residences is to contact them by phone or mail, and they will not have any chance to object to the demolishion. One of the activists that are helping these people to try to keep their homes said most of the homes are structurally sound, and that FEMA is hoodwinking them into thinking that their homes are worthless. We are talking about tearing down 44,000 homes in the 9th ward.

All for what?????

"They are also planning a multi-billion dollar redevelopment plan to build expensive hotels, casinos and high rise housing and the bulldozers now being seen in the 9 th ward are the first step to achieving their rotten goals."

This doesn't even begin to describe a underhanded, slimy, corrupt, greedy, biased government. Just because these people are poor doesn't mean they have any right to steal their land.

This really infurates me to no end.

PS. I used the insert quote tag. If this was the wrong tag, please forgive me, and let me know which tag to use and where to find it in the formatting mode.

[edit on 18-1-2006 by Mystery_Lady]

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[edit on 19-1-2006 by sanctum]

posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 03:41 PM
You should try to get your new from more uptodate and less biased sources than the arctic beacon.

If the houses are moldy, then there is little point in trying to salvage them.

How is this a "land grab?"

posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 03:54 PM
Hello Friends:

The "Land Grabs" by the federal governtment is
nothing new!! It has been happening since the
relocation of the Native American and resently in
Alaska,Hawai, Puerto Rico and every were the U.S.
put their hand on.!!

posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 04:12 PM
It does not sound like the two articles are talking about the same thing. For one, the article you cited is only talking about a couple of hundred homes. The article I originally cited stated 44,000 homes to be bulldozed.

How it is a land grab?

A New Orleans federal judge last Friday quashed all hopes for 9th Ward residents "to get their day in court," as he indiscriminately cancelled a January 17 hearing to hear evidence why the city has no right to demolish homes under eminent domain laws.

Two weeks ago activists and some local residents filed suit to stop what they say is the "needless bulldozing" of 44,000 homes in the 9 th Ward, getting a temporary restraining order until further evidence could be presented at this week's hearing.

Not only that Brandon Darby, one of the activists instrumental in fighting the city's redevelopment plans says most of the homes are structurally sound. There was no mention of mold. There is a question as to whether or not these homes are salvageable, especially since the owners have not been able to go in and see for themselves.

Then after the 14,000 then there are 88,000 more to be expected to be bulldozed. To bull doze these homes and replace them with a multimillion dollar redevelopment for hotels and casions instead of rebuliding the homes that were lost, if that isn't a land grab, then I don't know what is.

[edit on 19-1-2006 by sanctum]

posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 04:24 PM
warrior, I know that the US has done land grabs, and I don't doubt that they currently do land grabs. Usually it is under the nose of the average US citizen, and does not usually cover a large city. Mind you I think all land grabbing is wrong. For me this would be the biggest land grab against its own citizens out in the open public. If this is allowed and continues it will just contiouniously get worse and worse until we get to the point where no one can own a house or have a perminate place to live. We would basically be at the mercy of the government as to where we can live and for how long.

I already know we really don't own the land, since we pay property tax on it. It can be taken away if we don't pay that tax. But we supposedly still have the right to live in a house for 80 years if we so choose, and pass it down to the next generation no matter how high the land value is increased. With this eminiate domain ### no one is safe.

posted on Jan, 19 2006 @ 06:51 AM
Hello Friends:

Yes, I know you are right, Private property is becomeing
in danger. This ruling and other like this put us on the mercy of governtment.
Here in Puerto Rico I have a friend that after 55 yrs of his famili living
in his property they were forced to sell to the government (In a very
low price) because the train is passing around there.

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