[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Bruce & Nellie Ohr. 302s, Fusion GPS-Simpson, Christopher Steele

Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol

40 ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro: Network won't show national anthem on 'Monday Night Football'

Afghanistan Has Become Trump’s ‘Failed Narco State’

476 Made Sick From Eating McDonald's Salads - Drinking Lemomade From Kids' Stands, Zero

Steve Martin Stays Away from Trump Jokes for a Reason: ‘We’re Not Here To Preach’

Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast He won a Pulitzer for My Lai and cracked Abu Ghraib wide open. But this reporter is still a lonely breed.

Trump's military parade has been delayed to at least 2019

2015 United Nations Paper Proposed Government Licensing To “Supervise Content” Online

Los Angeles Is First In US To Install Intrusive Subway Security - All Riders Will 'Volunteer'

Syria - Pentagon Plants High ISIS Numbers To Justify Occupation

A California cop feared for his life when a child's dog came to the door, so he opened fire and his bullet hit an 11-year-old boy.

Friday News

BREAKING: Bruce Ohr Texts, Emails Reveal Steele’s Deep Ties to Obama DOJ, FBI

Bleeding-Heart Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan to Prove “Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept” — Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS

Aretha Franklin, the legendary Queen of Soul, is dead at 76

Psychedelics Are Showing Real Promise for Treating Mental Disorders

The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Report Shows FDA Manipulating and Ignoring Science on Kratom

Facebook Bans Infowars As Rapper Who Posted Child Porn to Instagram Keeps His Account

Deaf 76-year-old Woman Knocked Unconscious and Arrested Over Alleged Jaywalking

Nancy Pelosi: Maxine Waters ‘Strikes Fear in the Heart’ of Trump

The 73rd Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki (Unwelcome Truths for Church and State)

These TSA Reject Dogs Are Too Good for the Government Anyway

"Rock & Roll Judges"

No, Pope Francis Is Not Changing the Lord's Prayer

Colorado Is Going After Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop Again

Arizona father beats, kills man who followed his daughter into bathroom stall, police say

Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day

Two (or Three) Kinds of Honesty - Trump is hyper-intensely himself.

Investigative Journalist Found Dead in D.C. Hotel Room Weeks After Reporting Bill Clinton to FBI & DHS for Allegedly Raping Boy

Cops Raid Wrong Home, Hold 9-year-old and 6-year-old Boys at Gunpoint

The Coordinated 'War of Words' Against Trump [Democrat-Owned Media Cartel Admit Collusion Against Trump]

Chelsea Clinton Claims Aborting 60 Million Babies Since Roe “Added $3.5 Trillion to Our Economy”

87-year-old Great-Grandmother Tasered in Her Breast by Police While Cutting Dandelions with a Knife

Technocrats Rule: Democracy Is OK as Long as the People Rubberstamp Our Leadership

Somerville’s mayor says he won’t drink Sam Adams anymore after Jim Koch thanked Trump for a tax break

Judge Releases Suspects Accused of Abusing and Training Children to Carry Out School Shootings

Hillary a better President than Trump - Would have been Impeached, Removed, and Jailed by now

SWEDEN IS BURNING: MIGRANT GANGS UNLEASH COORDINATED FIRE-BOMB RAMPAGE ACROSS MULTIPLE CITIES

Trump vs. His Own Administration?

Oklahoma Police Sued for Wrongfully Subjecting Reserve Police Officer to Warrantless Search, Seizure of Lawful Firearms & Prescription Meds

From Boston to Ferguson to Charlottesville: The Evolution of a Police State Lockdown

Capitalism Is Being Rejected by Young Americans in Huge Numbers

April Ryan Calls Omarosa ‘Evil’ and a ‘Liar’

Woman Calls Cops on State Senator for Being Anti-Trump

Trump Signs $82 Billion Spending Boost for Pentagon

Michael Drejka, Who Supposedly Could Not Be Arrested for Killing Markeis McGlockton, Is Charged With Manslaughter

Remembering Darryl Stingley: The Player, The Hit, The Man

FBI fires Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: City Slaps Burn Victim with Violation for Not Mowing Lawn While He Was in the Hospital
Source: Free Thought Project/NBC 5, Dallas
URL Source: https://thefreethoughtproject.com/c ... tion-not-mowing-lawn-hospital/
Published: May 11, 2018
Author: Rachel Blevins
Post Date: 2018-05-11 20:02:28 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 47

Dallas, Texas – A homeowner who was severely injured after a natural gas explosion destroyed the heating unit in his home and left him with second-degree burns, was threatened by the city that he could face fines because he was not able to mow his lawn while he was in the hospital.

The notice from the city stated that the homeowner had just 7 days “to remove litter, solid waste, and/or cut and remove weeds and grass.” If he did comply before the deadline, the city threatened to forcefully “remove the litter and/or cut and remove weeds and grass” at the homeowner’s expense.

However, the man and his family have not been allowed on their property for nearly 3 months, and the violation was posted on the same fence that already had a “WARNING: Keep Out!” sign barring residents from the premises.

Alternate text if image doesn't load

The homeowner was injured after the heating and AC unit in his home exploded in February, causing second-degree burns that left him recovering in the hospital, according to a report from NBC 5. Not only was he physically unable to mow his lawn, but he could not send anyone else to do it because he was not allowed to access his property and any “litter” that accumulated on it was left there by workers who were working on the gas lines.

The man’s house was one of several that were damaged by natural gas explosions, and homeowners complained that the company responsible, Atmos Energy, did nothing to alert residents about an ongoing gas leak. An entire neighborhood was evacuated and nearly 3,000 residents lost their gas service while Atmos has worked to repair gas lines.

One of the explosions killed a 12-year-old girl in her home. Her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that Atmos Energy’s “failure to maintain its gas lines as required by federal and state law led to the girl’s death and injuries to her family and neighbors.”

Now that the City of Dallas has slapped an injured homeowner with a violation notification for failing to maintain his lawn when he was unable to do so, it is only increasing the frustration felt by residents who have been displaced from their homes for months because of the faulty gas lines, and who are now accusing the city of only caring about making money off its citizens through ridiculous fines and fees.

Another case of a city attempting to extract money from homeowners, without taking their health into consideration, happened recently in St. Peters, Missouri, where an elderly couple is being forced by the city to plant turf grass in their yard or face significant fees, even though the wife is allergic to it.

Carl and Janice Duffner found themselves embroiled in a legal battle when they were reported to the city for failing to plant at least 50 percent turf grass on their property after the city passed a new ordinance. A U.S. District Judge ruled against them and stated that the Duffners can be forced to plant turf grass in their own yard.

In response, the Duffners’ attorney said he believes the case could set a dangerous precedent because it proves that the local government has the power to threaten a family with thousands of dollars in fines and decades in prison because they refuse to add something to their property that will cause them physical harm.

In response to the outrage over the news that a hospitalized homeowner was being cited for failing to mow his lawn while he was in the hospital, a spokesperson for the City of Dallas told NBC 5 that while a code compliance inspector did leave a notice on the fence of the property “to notify the homeowner that they were in violation,” the city is now taking into account “the sensitive nature of the case” and they have decided not to issue the homeowner a citation. (1 image)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com