Skip to comments.Army Staff Sergeantís Home Demolished While Stationed In Iraq
Posted on 08/04/2014 1:20:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for knocking down the home of an active United States soldier.
The county sent a number of violation notices.
The US Army Staff Sergeant said he was doing what he could while fighting overseas, but the county demolished his home anyway.
All that is left is an empty field with a tattered American flag and a sign that says: This is how the U.S. Government thanks the service of an active army soldier.
CBS4 spoke with Sergeant First Class Jesus Jimenez whos now stationed in Texas about what happened to his home.
That happened while I was in active duty in Iraq, said Jimenez.
He was in Iraq to teach soldiers how to handle explosive devices.
Jimenez and his wife, Laure, received notices for building code violations for a dangerous porch, bad roof and faulty electrical wiring in the home.
When this all started, the request was impossible. You need to bring your house to current code even though it was built in 1947 and you have 30-days, said Jimenez....
(Excerpt) Read more at miami.cbslocal.com ...
Ok, so a federal judge slams the county. It only means something, if someone is forced to rebuild it. These dirtbags are going to do this to the wrong person someday. Someone who will not let it end well.
All bureaucracies are inherently evil, it is only the degree of evil in question. Partly this is because they are filled with anonymous functionaries who have great power and no responsibility to those they exercise the power on. The only thing the individual can do is enforce the rules regardless of how inappropriate they are in the situation. The height of this is the zero tolerance where children nibble a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun and are thrown in handcuffs or expelled.
The military should protect deployed soldiers from this sort of governmental hooliganism.
The government’s rules of engagement also apply here. Demolish home, then respond.
A bad porch and roof so the county tears down the house. Sounds like a typical heavy hand of government “solution”.
“I no longer want to be near any of them.”
You have little choice when the code enforcement officer shows up and cites you for grass that is over 4.5 inches tall. Or, cites you for a brown lawn when you’re in drought water restrictions and can also be cited for watering your lawn. (Actual case.)
wonder what Prince desired this serfs lands and decided to condemn it?
Oh - I bet Obama is going to be furious when he reads this in the paper...so mad that he will have to excuse himself to the golf course to simmer down....(sarc/)
How did his home get stationed in Iraq?