Skip to comments.Oakland Seizes Land, Swaps Retailer
Posted on 11/04/2005 8:35:54 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
OAKLAND, Calif. Revelli Tire ( search) has been a family-owned business in Oakland, Calif., for 56 years. But if action by the city council remains on course, the tire store will have to find a new home or go the way of the dinosaur.
In July, using the power of eminent domain, the Oakland City Council evicted John Revelli from his store and locked the doors. The council's argument: One landowner should not impede the progress of a city on the move.
"I am being forced to give up and give away all I have worked for all these years," Revelli told FOX News.
The city also used its power of eminent domain to obtain the parcel for a commercial retailer, Sears, which wants to put in its tire store.
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The Godfather would have been more subtle about it.
Was Sears a commie?
City councils using ED should be arrested for theft.
I believe Sears & Roebuck predated Bolshevism.
When in Oakland...
In my city they want to take about 15 homes and 20 business and a church and give the land to developer. They want to build 300 condos and a couple restraunts. Time for another boston tea party I say.
Well, it's not like property rights are protected by the constitution or anything...
All I can say is that no-one will ever enjoy a profit on my land by way of an eminent domain suit.
Not the politicians that ram it through.
Not the Board or CEO of the company behind the politicians.
Additionally, before I walk away from it the last time, I'll render it unusable for as long as I'm physically able to accomplish.
Draw the line, and then stand behind it. It's the only way these cowards will get the message.
Scorched earth, brother. Amen to that!
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