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(Opposing Views)   Problem: Returning soldier finds two squatters in his home, police refuse to throw them out. Solution: A motorcycle gang of military veterans roll by and "peacefully make the squatters uncomfortable"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 33
    More: Hero, squatters, squatters uncomfortable, veterans, refuses, New Port Richey, soldiers, motorcycles  
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23307 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Apr 2014 at 3:34 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-25 03:55:12 PM  
7 votes:

hardinparamedic: The problem is the squatter's claims. If he was invited by the caretaker of the property to live there in exchange for it's upkeep, then he becomes not just a squatter, but an actual tenet of the residence.


That statement challenges the central tenants of my belief system.
2014-04-25 03:19:57 PM  
5 votes:

SauronWasFramed: If only there were laws that allowed the authorities to remove them from the owners property.   Gotta love it when duhmass liberal laws intentions fail at the hands of a mob.


Did you have a stroke while writing this?
2014-04-25 02:31:33 PM  
5 votes:

meat0918: I'm torn.

On one hand I dislike squatters, and am cynical enough to believe the friend is lying to this guy to cover his ass.

On the other hand, I don't like people taking the law into their own hands, even in this "peaceful" manner.  Isn't menacing a crime in most places?


If the homeowner had taken the time and effort to become wealthy, the cops would have gone in with guns drawn.  So this really is all on him.
2014-04-25 04:44:05 PM  
2 votes:

Sgt Otter: Say, where's that Farker who has been proclaiming for the past week, that if nobody is using the property, anyone can use it?


He left a message for you:

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2014-04-25 03:47:39 PM  
2 votes:
Just show up with a truck and a van full of big blue plastic barrels. get out with goon suits on (plastic ones) wielding sledge hammers, crow bars, etc. turn non the cell phone blocker. Open the door, tase, duct tape, extract, and remove in safe containers. Put containers out beyond international waters full of lye and anchor them.
Done.
2014-04-25 02:50:20 PM  
2 votes:
If it's his house, can't he just shoot them? This story is coming out of Florida after all.
2014-04-26 11:07:12 AM  
1 votes:
Gotta say, I'm glad this happened. These two squatters were downright cartoonish about how skeevy they are. They may as well have been wearing striped shirts with black masks a la Beagle Boys.

Just hope the next house they may try to take over is owned by some guy who is still there, and will Stand His Ground.

Shame on all the "BUTT BUTT BUTT MUH FREEDUMZ AN RITES!" idiots who ran to Nevada to defend that freeloading bigot instead of helping out a TRUE hero in need.
2014-04-25 11:44:17 PM  
1 votes:

BalugaJoe: They shouls let cattle graze there for free.


And the ghouls.
2014-04-25 10:49:07 PM  
1 votes:

GORDON: meat0918: I'm torn.

On one hand I dislike squatters, and am cynical enough to believe the friend is lying to this guy to cover his ass.

On the other hand, I don't like people taking the law into their own hands, even in this "peaceful" manner.  Isn't menacing a crime in most places?

This.  The guy who owned the house was obviously successful enough that he didn't NEED that house, and obviously the guy who broke in and changed the lock DID need the house.  It isn't fair.  And in a perfect world those motorcycle baby killer thugs would all be in prison.


I really really hope you're trolling. No one can be THIS libtarded, even on Fark.
2014-04-25 10:30:56 PM  
1 votes:
They shouls let cattle graze there for free.
2014-04-25 07:36:59 PM  
1 votes:
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                                 "Are you still here?  It's over.  Go  home."
2014-04-25 06:31:58 PM  
1 votes:
So other than shooting unarmed americans and their dogs, what "good" are police again?
2014-04-25 06:09:21 PM  
1 votes:

washington-babylon: Bunch of muscle-bound hairy dudes in ski masks show up at night, bundle filthy thieving squatters into a van with a muddy plate and give them a nice ride to a dirt road waaaay outside of town. Strip them nude (yes, including shoes), place their hands on the van bumper and apply baseball bat liberally directly to fingers. Drive off, taking their clothes and identification and pitching them out the window in pieces over the next 30 minutes while driving away from the city of residence. Double back, move into home and start cleanup. I can assure you that squatters will be keeping a really low profile if this becomes the norm.


AND THEN THEY HAVE TO SLIDE DOWN A SLIDE MADE OF RAZOR BLADES INTO A POOL OF LEMON JUICE AND THEN BATMAN PEE-PEES ON THEN AND SOME OF IT GOES IN THEIR MOUTH

Are you 9 years old?
2014-04-25 05:35:59 PM  
1 votes:

Inchoate: a TENET is a central premise of a belief system.

a TENANT is somebody consensually renting or occupying a place they don't own.

Brought to you by an INCHOATE, somebody who wants to stop twitching while reading this thread. ;)


Tennant is a very popular actor
2014-04-25 05:29:41 PM  
1 votes:
A few grenades through the windows would get him out pretty quick.
2014-04-25 05:28:35 PM  
1 votes:
Guys?  Seriously.
2014-04-25 04:25:19 PM  
1 votes:
Sharkey's friend, who was overseeing the home while the soldier and his wife were gone.

Did a piss poor job of that.
2014-04-25 04:23:09 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: I'm not saying he's not right, or that he shouldn't be able to. What I am saying is that the law would be completely on their side if what you suggest actually went down.


I know you're not defending the squatters.

If he didn't call the cops(who in then turn made an official note of it) he could have brutally fixed the situation, was my point.That's what I'd expect any thinking and effective warrior to do anyway.

I do agree fully that if he broke in, owning to Florida's bad laws, they most likely would have walked had they pumped him full o' lead.   My guess is that they may have stood a worse chance against him, but thn again his neutered actions suggest otherwise.

I sure hope someone more war-like takes his place in the Army, that's for sure.
2014-04-25 04:22:42 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Inchoate: a TENET is a central premise of a belief system.

a TENANT is somebody consensually renting or occupying a place they don't own.

Brought to you by an INCHOATE, somebody who wants to stop twitching while reading this thread. ;)

MY iPhone DISAGREES WITH YOUR TENET.


I see the problem. Your iPhone is a squatter.
2014-04-25 04:22:20 PM  
1 votes:
Me, I would have just busted through the side wall of the house and suplexed those squatting sunsabiatches over and over again until they agreed to pay me back rent at $10,002/month and gave me a double handie.

/tuff!
2014-04-25 04:16:07 PM  
1 votes:

Inchoate: a TENET is a central premise of a belief system.

a TENANT is somebody consensually renting or occupying a place they don't own.

Brought to you by an INCHOATE, somebody who wants to stop twitching while reading this thread. ;)


MY iPhone DISAGREES WITH YOUR TENET.

walktoanarcade: He should have kicked their asses into the curb come hell or high water. C'mon, dude, we're talking about one of the motherfarkers who's supposed to be protecting our behinds, remember?


I'm not saying he's not right, or that he shouldn't be able to. What I am saying is that the law would be completely on their side if what you suggest actually went down.
2014-04-25 04:11:02 PM  
1 votes:
a TENET is a central premise of a belief system.

a TENANT is somebody consensually renting or occupying a place they don't own.

Brought to you by an INCHOATE, somebody who wants to stop twitching while reading this thread. ;)
2014-04-25 04:02:34 PM  
1 votes:

lennavan: This is Florida and Florida has Stand Your Ground laws.  A perfectly lawful solution would have been for the soldier to break down his own front door, because it's his door and he can do with it what he wants, and in finding intruders in his home, so he goes right ahead and stands his ground.


Uh, you do realize that the law considers them residents of the property, and had he done that, they would have been legally justified in shooting him the moment he kicked the door in and forced entry.

They would have been standing their ground against an attacker.
2014-04-25 04:02:10 PM  
1 votes:

Headso: vudukungfu: Just show up with a truck and a van full of big blue plastic barrels. get out with goon suits on (plastic ones) wielding sledge hammers, crow bars, etc. turn non the cell phone blocker. Open the door, tase, duct tape, extract, and remove in safe containers. Put containers out beyond international waters full of lye and anchor them.
Done.

That sounds dangerous, how about just show up with a truck and run it all night with a hose going from the tailpipe in to a window of the home.


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FOOKING GENIUS!!
2014-04-25 03:58:04 PM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Just show up with a truck and a van full of big blue plastic barrels. get out with goon suits on (plastic ones) wielding sledge hammers, crow bars, etc. turn non the cell phone blocker. Open the door, tase, duct tape, extract, and remove in safe containers. Put containers out beyond international waters full of lye and anchor them.
Done.


That sounds dangerous, how about just show up with a truck and run it all night with a hose going from the tailpipe in to a window of the home.
2014-04-25 03:52:48 PM  
1 votes:

rebelyell2006: hardinparamedic: verbal agreement

Can a verbal agreement be enforced legally? If there is no proof whatsoever that the agreement was actually agreed upon?


"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on." -- Samuel Goldwyn
2014-04-25 03:49:10 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-04-25 03:44:02 PM  
1 votes:
I was assuming the bikers just rolled up, set up lawn chairs on the front, and read books with threatening titles like "The Art of War" or "Slaughterhouse Five" or "Atlas Shrugged" for hours on end while brewing cups of puerh tea.

You wanna make squatters more uncomfortable? Have them invite the local swing choir too.
2014-04-25 03:42:07 PM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: sounds like horse sh*t to me. if you can't produce written evidence (deed) that you own/rent the home, your ass is out.  that is the Law. 90% of the Law in 'murica pertains to protecting Private Property Ownership.


what planet are these 'cops' living on??


Probably planet "seems to tough for us to figure out so you deal with it" I'm having a problem with my insurance compant about my home address and the amount of "well I cant fix that" I have heard is absurd.
2014-04-25 03:41:16 PM  
1 votes:
ih2.redbubble.net

Just put it in the window.
2014-04-25 03:40:40 PM  
1 votes:
While they're peacefully kicking out squatters:

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2014-04-25 02:44:20 PM  
1 votes:

meat0918: I'm torn.

On one hand I dislike squatters, and am cynical enough to believe the friend is lying to this guy to cover his ass.

On the other hand, I don't like people taking the law into their own hands, even in this "peaceful" manner.  Isn't menacing a crime in most places?


I agree with your concern. As the homeowner had attempted legal relief for his grievance, and was informed by police officers that they would do nothing to remove the criminal invaders of his home, he should have simply accepted that he had no recourse at all, and allowed the criminal squatters to remain undisturbed.
2014-04-25 02:12:37 PM  
1 votes:
I'm torn.

On one hand I dislike squatters, and am cynical enough to believe the friend is lying to this guy to cover his ass.

On the other hand, I don't like people taking the law into their own hands, even in this "peaceful" manner.  Isn't menacing a crime in most places?
 
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