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City-funded activist group teaches homeless how to invade apartments

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stevethrower, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Link

    Oh and from their site...

    http://picturethehomeless.org/vacancycount.html

    The gist is... "NYC VACANT PROPERTIES COULD HOUSE EVERY HOMELESS PERSON... AND THEN SOME! "
     
  2. jnoble

    jnoble Lingering longer for a longering linger

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    how would the utility companys (phone, cable, electric, gas, etc) be allowed to turn on services for an illegal account or address?
     
  3. stevethrower

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    I would think you would register it in your name... meaning the address isn't as important. I do remember back in ye oldern days when I got my land line I had to get a recommendation from someone before Bell Canada would put a line in.

    And as for these vacant buildings... I would not even want to guess how much it would cost to bring these properties up to code. Because you know all the copper plumbing/wiring has been ripped out at the minimum.
     
  4. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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    I wish I could find it on youtube but there was a video from a British TV show where squatters would break into houses. Apparently they can't arrest you in the UK for being in an empty house. As long as no one saw you breaking into it and you can show reasonable proof you live there usually a key that works on a lock you just changed) they'll leave you be and the rightful owner must prove ownership legally before they can be evicted. It can sometimes take weeks.
     
  5. stevethrower

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    Squatters ruin east London woman's home during holiday (Video)

    A woman who left her home in Leytonstone, east London, to enjoy a weekend away with friends returned to find squatters living there.

    Julia High says she found them sitting around her kitchen table, drinking her wine and wearing her clothes.

    She has now had them removed, but said her home and many of her possessions are ruined.
     
  6. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    I guess England doesn't subscribe to that pesky Castle doctrine or else there would be lots of gypsy brain splattered on that lady's walls.
     
  7. Mags

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    In the areas where this is happening "normal people" ;) aren't affected.

    Go get you some homes, homeless people.

    If the city doesn't care, why should I?
     
  8. stevethrower

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    Yep... she had to go to court to get them removed. As there was no one witnessing them breaking in.

    Perhaps they had one of these...

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  9. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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    That's one story I read but there's actually an almost epidemic level of house thievery in some parts of London. This one show followed a crew as they stole a council house.
     
  10. stevethrower

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    Advice from the Home Office on what to do if you find squatters in your house after you come back from vacation or get this... walking your dog.

    Link

    Way easier solution... GSD with a Fire hose attachment...
     
  11. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    I guess it's safe to assume I would be in prison for killing gypsies if I lived in London and found a bunch of dirty tinkers in my house.
     
  12. Warfarer

    Warfarer I can't think of anything funny.

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    I really don't even comprehend why squatter laws would ever exist. There was a thread awhile ago on here where a couple had bought land for their retirement and they held it for about 30 years and payed property taxes on it. When they started to clear they found squatters on it and the squatters sued and won the land or part of it. This is a bullshit practice and if I came home from vacation and found people squatting in my house I would kill them. No question about it, they wouldn't leave.
     
  13. kidconnor

    kidconnor 55gallon hog

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    They advocate people breaking into and squatting on vacant properties.
    Then when the police are called these people get stop and frisked, at the least, which they oppose.
    Love it when life works out..
     
  14. stevethrower

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    Yep... And they would put my dog down for being vicious.
     
  15. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    I smell a conspiracy charge a brewin.
     
  16. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Dude, they put people in jail for defending themselves in their own homes. Even better the criminal can sue for injuries, and you have to pay HIM for shooting him, all while you get a longer jail sentence than the shithead that broke in.

    :haha7:
     

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