Woman Faces 93-Days In Jail For Growing Vegetable Garden | Health Freedom Alliance

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Woman Faces 93-Days In Jail For Growing Vegetable Garden

Submitted by Lois Rain on July 11, 2011 – 11:13 am
Oak Park, MI Garden

Does THIS strike you as “unsuitable”?

Revenue-ing and government idleness at its worst. Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan faces 93 days in jail for doing the unthinkable – growing organic veggies on her own property.

Her crime? According to city planner Kevin Rulkowski, “That’s not what we want to see in a front yard.” She is cited for breaking a code that states “a front yard has to have suitable, live, plant material.” Yet her garden is well kept and could be mistaken for flower beds. Rulkowski defines “suitable” as what’s “common.”

So why doesn’t Ms. Bass cave or grow her garden in the backyard to avoid arrest? “I could sell out and save my own self and just not have them bother me anymore, but then there’s no telling what they’re going to harass the next person about,” she said. Julie Bass – we salute you!

You can help her by respectfully voicing your concern to Mr. Rulkowski:

248-691-7450 krulkowski@ci.oak-park.mi.us

For further accountability, you may wish to CC city manager Rick Fox rfox@ci.oak-park.mi.us (248-691-7406) and Oak Park mayor, Gerald Naftaly gnaftaly@att.net. Or all of city council.

Stay updated on her plight and donate to her legal fund here.

What will happen when other economically strapped city planners wish to fill their time busting people for subjective code enforcements? Who are the victims in these “crimes”?

Adam Kokesh of RT News illustrates in the video below, the strange contradiction that Mrs. Obama is heralded for growing organic veggies on White House property, but an Oak Park woman faces three months in jail for doing the same! He also verses Kevin Rulkowski on some basic definitions.

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3 Fla. activists arrested for feeding homeless – Florida Wires – MiamiHerald.com

3 Fla. activists arrested for feeding homeless – Florida Wires – MiamiHerald.com.

Posted on Thursday, 06.02.11

3 Fla. activists arrested for feeding homeless

The Associated Press

Three activists have been arrested for feeding the homeless in a public park in violation of a City of Orlando ordinance.

Police officers arrested the three activists with the group Orlando Food Not Bombs Wednesday evening after they fed about 40 homeless people in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola park.

The Orlando ordinance requires groups to get a permit to feed 25 or more people in parks in a downtown district. The rules also restrict the groups to two permits per year for each park.

The law was passed in 2006, but Orlando Food Not Bombs challenged it in court, claiming giving food to the needy in public spaces was protected by the First Amendment. In April, a federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that the Orlando law was legal.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/02/2247990/3-fla-activists-arrested-for-feeding.html#ixzz1OAv3J8Ze