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Gratto — a 67-year-old who has lived for 30 years with his wife in their Mission home — says he’s raring to join an imminent class-action lawsuit attacking the municipality’s grow-op bylaw inspections.
A number of citizens, led by Mission man Stacy Gowanlock, will allege their homes were illegally searched for pot grow-ops and they were slapped with fees and repair orders costing upward of $10,000 — all on questionable evidence.
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Next thing will be cops killing your grandfather while serving a warrant to the wrong address and demanding you pay for the bullets they used.
If we make a mistake we end up in prison. When they make a mistake we have to pay the bill.
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
Just when I think I've heard it all.
So in this particular area, folks are being subjected to searches and raids for growing vegetables, by the "garden gestapo goons" searching for 'potential' marijuana grow ops. All it takes for a you to be a suspect and raided is an elevated kilowatt usage within your home.
Never mind if they are found entirely INNOCENT of such activities, they are STILL levied fines after the fact for whatever 'code violations' may be within their homes, and some even have their houses hit with a "condemned" notice based on their compliance to fix things or not.
Not to mention them being CHARGED with a $5,200 fine to cover the cost of investigation of their home! So, folks basically get RAIDED, have their privacy invaded, and then are charged for the cost of the 'inspection'!
All for growing VEGETABLES?
What an absolute SCAM. What on earth is this planet coming to...
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 11-1-2011 by DimensionalDetective because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bumpufirst
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
good find ,and they said the bill wouldnt affect citizens that grow food.so they start with a indirect tactic and the law on there side. so tech. they have another shield to abuse.law is not justice, at least not anymore.
...the 67 year old says he and his wife were growing cucumbers in the basement...
Inspectors don’t have to find grow-ops, but if they find supposed residual evidence, such as high mould readings, they levy search fees and order repairs. If homeowners don’t comply, homes are tagged under the bylaw and effectively condemned as unsafe, and unsellable. Read more: www.theprovince.com...