Skip to comments.St Petersburg Police Slash Tents of the Homeless
Posted on 01/20/2007 10:12:26 AM PST by meg88
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I totally agree with you. I was being VERY sarcastic.
OK, that being what you say it is, but I think the city has a right to confiscate any structure/material that is deemed to be a hazard to the community. In that these folks were smoking and cooking (by fire) within these tents, and the Fire marshall advised them to vacate for safety reasons, then I think it is NOT unreasonable to come in and destroy those structures. Municipalities condemn and knock down homes all the time. Why would one think this is different?
A tent is a hazard?
I think the theft as destruction was criminal. There's nothing wrong with having a fire in the tent. The frie marshal should have just made a rule, or had the police enforce an existing rule, which would have been with a ticket. They should have been arrested if there was a problem.
"Municipalities condemn and knock down homes all the time."
After due process of law and compensation has been given. They don't do that by making up their own rules!
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A tent which has an open fire with a person in it is always a hazard. But then you cannot possibly be uneducated enough not to know that. Or can you?
No. I do it all the time.
"But then you cannot possibly be uneducated enough not to know that. Or can you?"
The Russian police have some interesting methods..they may no longer be the Soviet Union, but somebody forgot to tell them that.
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