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  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers responds to Biden’s 'dam breaching' agenda

    06/21/2024 7:04:29 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    Center Square ^ | Tim Clouser
    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., responded to what she called a “bad faith report” on Tuesday after the Biden administration announced plans for a Columbia River Task Force. The White House’s announcement followed a report from the U.S. Department of the Interior on some of the impacts of federal dams on native tribes throughout the Columbia River Basin. However, according to the federal agency, it was also “based on limited sources.” The Department recognizes this report does not tell the complete story of the impacts that the Columbia River System and other federal dams have on the Basin Tribes,”...
  • ‘A dangerous precedent’: Hawaii property owner left stunned after $500K home was mistakenly built on her Paradise Park lot. Now she’s being sued

    05/15/2024 5:32:40 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 84 replies
    moneywise ^ | May 15, 2024 | Serah Louis
    Annaleine “Anne” Reynolds snapped up some vacant land in Hawaii for about $22,500 at an auction back in 2018. Reynolds planned to create a picturesque oceanview home using sustainable materials on Puna's Hawaiian Paradise Park lot to host her meditative healing women’s retreats. “There’s a sacredness to it and the one that I chose to buy had all the right qualities,” Reynolds told Hawaii News Now. But while she waited out the COVID-19 pandemic in California before getting started on construction, a real estate broker mistakenly sold the property to a developer, who bulldozed the lot and built a three-bedroom,...
  • Arizona Gov Katie Hobbs vetoes bipartisan bill to combat squatting, election bills

    04/25/2024 7:30:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2024 | Michael Dorgan
    Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill aimed at strengthening the rights of homeowners looking to evict squatters from their property, despite the bill being passed in bipartisan fashion and as a wave of squatting cases continue to terrify homeowners across the country. The bill, SB 1129, would have permitted a homeowner to request law enforcement to immediately remove a squatter from their property, had the squatter invaded a home and unlawfully claimed a right to live there. Police, acting on an owner’s affidavit, would have had the permission to immediately go in and have someone evicted. But...
  • Four more cattle killed by wolves in Grand County. ( War on food producers - Colorado )

    04/19/2024 6:35:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Sky-Hi News, ^ | Apr 18, 2024 | Meg Soyars Van Hauen
    On April 17 and 18, Colorado Parks and Wildlife received reports of livestock depredation by wolves in Grand County. The agency confirmed that four cattle were killed... Four yearling cattle have been killed by a wolf or wolves in Grand County. Colorado Parks and Wildlife believes the depredation occurred between Monday night and Tuesday morning. In an email to Sky-Hi News, Parks and Wildlife officials stated that they responded to a possible livestock depredation incident on Wednesday morning and then again on Thursday morning. Both incidents occurred on the same property. On Wednesday, the agency investigated three yearling cattle that...
  • Supreme Court sides with veteran and Texas landowner in separate rulings

    04/16/2024 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 April 2024 | Kaelan Deese
    The Supreme Court released opinions on Tuesday in two cases argued earlier this term, rendering favorable rulings for a veteran plaintiff seeking educational benefits and a Texas landowner in a takings dispute. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson authored the first opinion of the day, a 7-2 decision that sided with veteran James Rudisill in his effort to take advantage of education benefits available under the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Rudisill served in the Army on three separate occasions between 2000 and 2011. The majority decision in Rudisill v. McDonough reversed a U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • NYC Homeowners Told They Will Be Arrested If They Turn Off Electricity, Water As Squatters Take Over

    04/08/2024 6:52:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 139 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 07, 2024 | Sarah Arnold
    The woke city of New York is being overrun by rampant crime, illegal immigrants, and now squatters thanks to a law that turns them into tenants after 30 days. New York City homeowners are being pushed to financial limits that allow squatters to live rent-free. At the same time, the owners are forced to keep paying electricity and maintenance bills for the apartments. Under New York City law, anyone who lives in a home or apartment for at least 30 days can claim squatter’s rights, even if they broke into the property without permission from the owner. Squatters are taking...
  • Democrats’ Systemic Normalization Of Property Theft Birthed America’s Squatter Crisis

    04/09/2024 8:19:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/09/2024 | Helen Raleigh
    The ultimate goal of Democrats and their far-left allies is to destroy property rights and replace capitalism with socialism.Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., said last week that squatters have “no rights.” He should try to convince his Democrat colleagues and their far-left allies because their systemic effort to normalize property theft has led to the unprecedented squatter crisis in America. Their ultimate goal is to destroy property rights and replace capitalism with socialism.Squatting is a form of trespassing as squatters use properties without the owners’ permission or any legal documentation. Nor do squatters offer property owners financial compensation. Atlanta, Georgia, is...
  • Squatting trend at tipping point as migrants coach others how to exploit laws; experts warn, 'Damage is done'

    04/04/2024 9:29:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2024 | Emma Colton
    Florida recently passed a law that eliminates squatter's rights.. Squatting laws have become a frequent target of exploitation by savvy criminals who fraudulently move into vacant homes across the nation. Experts warn that the problem could be compounded by the ongoing immigration crisis, with migrants catching wind of the laws and taking advantage of them. "I have thought about invading a house in the United States," migrant Leonel Moreno said in Spanish in a TikTok video that went viral last month. "I found out that there is a law that says that if a house is not inhabited, we can...
  • Meet the Squatter Squad: California crew taking on home invaders who are turning multi-million dollar mansions into strip clubs and hosting all-night raves - as court system drags its feet

    04/01/2024 12:28:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1 2024 | LAURA PARNABY
    A vigilante group in Southern California is taking the squatting crisis into its own hands by removing the unruly tenants themselves. Though they officially launched as a business little more than a year ago, the Squatter Squad is now fielding up to 30 calls a day from victims complaining that someone has broken into their home and changed the locks. Entire communities in pockets of the Golden State have been ravaged by criminals turning properties into strip clubs and drug dens, hosting all-night raves, or simply claiming tenant rights without any form of agreement.
  • Homeowners Warned Against Taking Squatters to Court

    04/01/2024 10:00:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Mar 28, 2024 | Matthew Impelli
    An anti-squatting "professional" is warning homeowners against taking squatters to court, amid ongoing issues relating to property rights. Flash Shelton, who describes himself as a professional squatter remover, on Wednesday spoke to Fox News' America's Newsroom about how to handle squatting incidents and different ways to remove uninvited dwellers from your home. "First thing, call law enforcement, it's dangerous, don't do anything yourself, it's property, don't risk your life. Call law enforcement and when they tell you there's nothing they can do, contact SquatterHunters.com, let us assess the situation, before you hire an attorney and go to civil process," Shelton...
  • Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warns squatters he will be their ‘worst enemy’ and has a place for them in jail

    Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warns squatters he will be their ‘worst enemy’ and has a place for them in jail NEWS Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warns squatters he will be their ‘worst enemy’ and has a place for them in jail “So one of the first things [to] do is change the language: ‘the bad dude.’ What does that mean? What are the circumstances of that person coming into the criminal justice system in the first place? And what is the background to that person?” she said in a 2017 interview. The Florida sheriff said the idea the...
  • New York couple being SUED by 'shameless squatters who broke into their investment apartment without a lease' and are now claiming THEY were unfairly evicted in latest legal saga

    03/31/2024 11:11:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 31 2024 | RUTH BASHINSKY
    These are the latest victims of New York's 'insane' housing laws that have given way to a wave of absurd squatting incidents where homeowners find themselves forced to go to court to kick out brazen would-be tenants. Denis and Juliya are a married couple who invested $530,000 in a property in Jamaica, Queens, several years ago. On March 5, a broker they were working with visited the property for a site check before allowing tenants to move in and found the locks had been changed.
  • How Stopping Squatters Became a Hot Conservative Crusade

    03/29/2024 1:37:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Semafor ^ | Mar 29, 2024 | David Weigel
    It was a triumphant day for Patti Peeples, but one thing didn’t sit right with her. For more than a year, the 61-year-old Florida landlord fought to tighten the state’s law against squatting, a crime she saw up close when two women faked a rental agreement and occupied one of her Jacksonville properties. She’d done interview after interview, worked closely with her local legislators, and testified in Tallahassee. The result, a tough new law that would let sheriffs evict squatters without entering a lengthy legal process, passed with unanimous bipartisan support. On Wednesday, invited by her Republican state representative, Peeples...
  • VIDEO — ‘It Just Got Out of Hand’: Squatters Take Over Good Samaritan’s Property in Atlanta

    03/29/2024 11:41:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2024 | Amy Furr
    A property owner in Atlanta, Georgia, is fighting back against squatters who have taken over his land, which spans nine acres. Approximately ten years ago, David Morris, who now resides in California, allowed four individuals to live on the property for a while at no charge, Fox News reported Wednesday, noting the agreement was they would assist with the upkeep of the land. Morris used to run a nonprofit on the property that assisted needy people with food. However, he shut down operations during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, as people suffering from addiction and mental health problems moved onto the...
  • Are 'Squatters' Rights' Out of Control?

    03/29/2024 11:54:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 3.29.2024 | Christian Britschgi
    Too many property owners are having trouble asserting their rights, but not everything is "squatter's rights."A man's home is his castle. Or is it? Over the past couple of weeks, squatters' rights—whereby someone who isn't a legal owner or tenant claims a right to stay in someone else's property—has moved from a 30 Rock joke to the subject of white-hot internet discourse. Kicking off this controversy have been several viral episodes of frustrated property owners trying to eject unwanted people from their homes. Most prominently, New York City resident Adele Andaloro was arrested on camera after trying to self-evict several...
  • DeSantis Destroys ‘Squatter’s Rights’ In Florida: This Isn’t ‘California And New York’

    03/28/2024 4:58:43 PM PDT · by Twotone · 39 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 27, 2024 | Staff
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Wednesday that empowers residents in the state to have law enforcement immediately evict squatters from homes instead of having the situation devolve into a drawn out legal battle, and increases the criminal penalties against squatters. DeSantis signed the bill at a press conference as recent incidents of home squatters have gone viral in Democrat strongholds like California and New York. “So we’re here today because you assume in America if you purchase a home and own a residence that that’s your residence, that if you happen to maybe split time...
  • DeSantis Signs Property Rights Bill in Florida That Ends ‘Squatting Scam’

    03/28/2024 4:10:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 27 Mar, 2024 | Debra Heine
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation into law Wednesday that ends squatters’ rights in the Sunshine State, stating that “squatting” is a scam that violates private property rights. After alarming stories about squatters commandeering homes and depriving the owners of their property rights made nationwide news in recent weeks, DeSantis took action. “We are in the state of Florida are ending this squatters scam once and for all. And momentarily I’ll be signing HB 621, which will give the homeowner the ability to quickly and legally remove a squatter from a property and which will increase criminal penalties for squatting,”...
  • Beware Of Squatters

    03/27/2024 5:33:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    AMAC Newsline ^ | 27 Mar, 2024 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you own a home and don’t want to lose it, keep reading. Homeowners who go on vacation or a business trip, even for just a week, are returning to find their house overtaken by trespassers who fraudulently claim a right to be there. It’s happening to tens of thousands of homeowners from New York City to Atlanta and Los Angeles. When owners call the police, they’re told police can’t help. It’s a civil matter, and they have to file an eviction lawsuit, which can drag on for months or years because housing courts are backlogged. Meanwhile, owners are out...
  • Elderly Georgia homeowner forced out of his house, arrested after alleged fraudster claimed ownership: ‘Made us feel like squatters’

    03/24/2024 6:07:34 AM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 24, 2024 | Nicholas McEntyre
    “It’s too easy to forge a deed and record it,” Real estate attorney Richard Alembik told WSB-TV. “It’s a big problem nowadays, because of the fact that e-filing, the e-recording of deeds is so easy. It’s very easy to record forged deeds.” Alembik said notaries don’t check the identification of the people who submit the documents to verify if they are the rightful homeowners. Victims of fraud who have proof to be the rightful homeowners can still be ordered by a judge to move out and pay fines, according to the outlet. An elderly Georgia homeowner was forced out of...
  • Elderly Georgia homeowner forced out of his house, arrested after alleged fraudster claimed ownership: ‘Made us feel like squatters’

    03/24/2024 6:51:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/24/2023 | Nicholas McIntyre
    An elderly Georgia homeowner was forced out of his house and arrested when an alleged swindler used fraudulent documents to claim ownership of the property. Charles and Charmaine Allman lived in the same Stone Mountain, Ga. home — located 16 miles east of Atlanta — for the last two decades before officials told the couple Tuesday that they no longer owned the house and had to vacate. “They made us feel like we were squatters,” Charmaine Allman told WSB-TV. “Just tossed my stuff out like it was trash.”