Skip to comments.Good News for NJ Mom Who Was Pressured to Turn in All Her Guns Following Tax Assembly Dispute
Posted on 06/11/2013 9:34:12 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
Eileen Hart, the New Jersey mother who was arrested and pressured to turn over her guns over a dispute at a local tax meeting has been ordered to pay a $100 fine for causing a disturbance. She will not be hit with any felony or misdemeanor charges, bringing an end to an ordeal the mother described as hell on earth.
Further, a court has ordered police to return all of her firearms.
Hart, an orthodox Jew and mother of a 7-year-old daughter, told TheBlaze on Monday that she will be meeting with a defamation lawyer to prepare a lawsuit against the tax company representative that called the cops and accused her of making terroristic threats.
I will be filing lawsuit against Andrew Colavecchio and Appraisal Systems, Inc. for slander and defamation of character, but I got my guns back, she said.
Hart said she is suing to regain my good name and reputation. She also said the past few months have been hell on earth.
I have to start all over again to restore my reputation. He ruined me, Hart added. [Colavecchio] said that I made terroristic threats against him, he lied to the police and he filed false threats of terrorism.
Hart told TheBlaze she plans to pick up her guns early Tuesday morning.
The incident in question occurred in March at the Gloucester Community Center where she, along with her husband and daughter, went to dispute a mandatory home re-evaluation that would roughly double her property value and increase her property taxes significantly.
After some arguing back and forth, Hart alleges that Colavecchio, of Appraisal Systems, Inc., advanced toward her as if he were going to grab her arm. Hart was order to leave the public forum and officials threatened to call the police.
After calling Colavecchio a little pencil pusher, Hart said he threatened to call 911 and ran after her in the parking lot like a banshee.
When she got home, her place was crawling with police cars. She was accused of yelling and screaming and threatening to return to the meeting with a gun.
Hart has maintained her innocence and previously told TheBlaze: I did not use one curse word, I didnt say the word gun, I didnt swear, none of that. I aired my grievances in a public place to [tell] the government that I did not agree with what they were doing to me or to anybody else.
By what authority did they search and seize her property?
You’re neighbors should join you in an armed resurrection.
Lenin would be proud of his followers today. George Orwell might roll over in his grave - he intended his works as a warning, not as a blueprint.
“$100 fine for causing a disturbance”
“Making public official look like idiots in public”
everyone needs to wear personal recording devices, especially when out alone.
Reminds me of a meeting I attended with my buddy who was being harassed by his EX through child services. She alleged he was not making support payments. He had every cancelled check for years and presented them to the petty tyrant who summoned him in. The guy looked at them and demanded he produce a schedule with the checks as he was not going to look through them. The entire time he was goading my buddy. When we left, I asked why did you not clock him and he said I would have been the loser. I asked how, I would have sworn the jerk swung first. He said, never fight city hall, you cannot win and they will make an example of you if you denigrate them. This happened circa 81, and he was right of course.
Unless of course you shout "Allahu akbar!" and actually shoot someone, in which case they will call it anything but terrorism.
On the alleged complaint of the tax weasel that she threatened to return with a gun.
It’s called “swatting”. Make a false complaint against somebody that irritates you and watch while the jackbooted agents of the state tear their house and life apart.
It’s a popular tactic of the amoral ultra-left. If you cross them, they will punish you.
I sympathize. I paid my child support (or my company, a defense contractor withheld it). The state (Texas) asserted that I hadn’t paid it for 5 months, and what actually happened is their clerk didn’t record it for 5 months. I sent them copies of the canceled checks signed by my ex wife. They didn’t care. They sued me, and rather than pay 10,000$ to a lawyer to fight them, I paid those 5 months over again: I liked my ex-wife better than I liked the lawyer.
Good for her!! I hope she fights it hot, hard and heavy so that it makes a definite impact. Supposedly, any punishment for crimes committed by the general public is supposed to be a deterrent to others. Let’s hope the reverse is true.
Even if she were to loose her fight, it’s still going to cost the offender or whomever he works for, a pretty penny to defend it. It will cost her too, but if there’s a righteous judge in the land, I pray that judge is the one she gets to deal with so that she wins. A win for her is a win for everyone else just as a win for government is a boost to their $$$ treasury.
Governments, historically, are abusive of the people. This one is no different. For the sake of the life of this nation, it really needs to be both accountable, and responsible to the people. There needs to be strong penalties when OUR government quashes the hand that feeds it.
That was pretty much what happened with my buddy...he had been paying support religiously for 14 years but his wife decided to have his wages garnished, they were, but the state was delinquent in sending her the money.
I understand mistakes can be made but there was no excuse for this clown representing the state to browbeat my buddy who was and is an excellent person, moral and conservative to a fault.
You see what they are doing? They couldn’t get the laws they wanted, so now they seize guns if you step out of line or talk to a psychiatrist. Next it will be if you dispute a parking ticket. Then it will be for your kid drawing a picture of a gun.
I wonder how many other times this pencil-pusher has called the cops on people?
I have been discussing where all this gun grabbin crapola is going.
I believe it will be enough justification to take your guns for merely raising your voice.
The requirements for domestic disturbance/violence/language/dispute are going to be lowered enough that you, not realizing there are new rules, lose your Constitutional Rights.
Got an evil girlfriend or jealous buddy that you just can’t shake for some reason? Why, they’ll just accuse of something and the cops will take your guns on the spot. No due process.
How about the neighbor who has always been a bit irrational or maybe a Moslem sympathizer?
The aggrieved co-worker who can’t ever get his Shiite to gether?
I’m telling you, all it’s gonna take is a mere claim and their feigned fear of you and then you only have 8 of your rights left under the Bill of Rights and I can see how further action could lead to undermining a few others and then you are no longer a whole and full citizen of the United States.
Just some cheap cut of meat for others to tenderize whenever it amuses them.
Ouch. Maybe you should have divorce the lawyer too...
This whole setup doesn’t work very well and they spend all their time thinking up cute “Go through hoops” games.
The judge dismissed the request without even a word of warning to my ex. It turned out, I heard from one of my grown kids that my ex hated getting a check signed from my current wife. From that time on I made sure I never wrote another check and made sure my new wife always made out the checks. Eventually my ex got into financial difficulty and asked for a lump sum payment. I gave it to her. Was glad to get her out of my life.
Sometimes we make great mistakes in youth. She was one. I tried as hard as I could. I stayed with her until the kids left home and then said goodbye. Nobody is perfect, not even a great woman is perfect but my current wife of the last 20 years is the closest thing to perfection that I could possibly imagine. The last 20 have more than made up for the first 30 years of marriage. Freepers often hastle me about my wife being a Mormon. She is in fact considered a faithful Mormon, attends the Temple and works in the Temple. In her church they do not recite the Apostles Creed or the Nicene Creed, there are things in the Creed that her church does not agree with. I'm told over and over again she is not a Christian because of it. I've lived with her and I've lived with a Southern Baptist. If my current wife isn't Christian there ain't a cow in Texas. She is the most Godly woman I have ever met. I hope all Freepers can say that about their wives and I'm glad to say it about mine.
Nice to hear some good comments for a change. Kudos on your marriage.
I am on my 16th year, happy years. Sometimes there is some adversity or temptation about but the best path is to address any problems quickly and to avoid any of the occasions of sin. Best advice I got was to not go to sleep angry. Works for me and I always give that advice at any wedding I attend.
The same exact thing (Texas) happened to me. I immediately started paying through the court.