- Eileen Hart objected to a mandatory re-evaluation of her property value that would drastically increase her tax rates
- She read the Constitution at a tax dispute forum and called one of the appraisers a “pencil-pusher”
- One of tax officials called 911 saying Hart threatened to return with a gun, but she unequivocally denies the claim
- Hart was charged with making “terroristic threats” and told that if she didn’t turn over her weapons, her bail would be prohibitively high and it was unclear how long she would have to remain in jail
The 0.2-mil property tax for the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) passed by a huge margin in Metro Detroit's primary election. It will cost taxpayers with a homeowner's market value of $200,000 and a taxable value of $100,000 an additional $20 annually.Read more »
Discusses the Department of Homeland Securities new sensor that they are developing/deploying. It claims it can read you on a molecular level, identify you, and determine any substances you have on you or have used. It can do all of this from a range of up to 50 meters. They claim it will go into deployment within 2 years, more likely a year.Read more »
Not content with jailing a woman for having a messy lawn, South Carolina turncoat legislator seeks to expand the local property police.Read more »
His only intention on July 1 was to pay a ticket for an expired car tag -- after calling in advance -- but when he found the courthouse already closed at 2:39 in the afternoon on a holiday weekend -- he decided to videotape some of the other upset citizens who had wasted an afternoon trying to conduct official business in a public building that was supposed to be open for business.Read more »
Police officer was caught stealing an iPAD at the TSA airport checkpoint - a felony in Florida.Read more »
This past week, the administration asked Congress to form a commission to fast-track the sale of "excess" federal property in an attempt to wipe some zeroes from the tail-end of the deficit figure.Read more »
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.”Read more »
Tamarac, Florida - Like it or not, the residents of Prospect Field will be living in Tamarac as of Wednesday.
Now they are in unincorporated Broward County. After two failed tries at annexation votes, the state said the neighborhood must join the city.Read more »
Homeless man broke into church for shelter, left an apology note, and promised to pay for broken window. The church forgives the man, and would rather find the man help, but the thug cops still want him in a cage.Read more »
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