Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The shocking story of Andrew Wordes, who had his property seized and was terrorized to death by the city of Roswell, GA, for the crime of keeping chickens on his land, underscores how “green” zoning laws introduced in accordance with the United Nations’ Agenda 21 policy are responsible for a new wave of brutal neo-feudalism now sweeping the United States.
Despite the fact that the city of Roswell allows chickens to be kept on properties less than 2 acres, Wordes was subjected to a sustained campaign of harassment and intimidation by the state which began in December 2008 when the city issued Wordes with a citation for keeping the chickens after a complaint by a neighbor.
After all the charges against Wordes were dropped, city administrators then re-wrote the ordinance to say that only six or less chickens could be kept on a property of less than 2 acres and hit Wordes with another citation.
Wordes won the case for a second time when the judge concluded that he was “granfathered in” under the previous ordinance that allowed for chickens on less than 2 acres.
Despite Wordes constantly winning legal cases, the city would not let up on their campaign of terror, moving to illegally intimidate the mortgage holder on Wordes house, an 80-year-old woman, to sell the mortgage note to the city for 40 cents on the dollar.
Amidst all this constant harassment, Wordes had to cope with his house flooding numerous times and criminals breaking in and vandalizing his property, including one incident where a third of his birds were poisoned to death, an act likely perpetrated by the neighbor who had sided with the city in targeting Wordes.
Now turning to the argument that Wordes’ activities represented a “nuisance,” the city filed a 55 page civil lawsuit, while simultaneously declaring Wordes’ property to be a “Conservation Area or Greenspace,” representing the final move in seizing the property under the auspices of tyrannical environmental mandates that were clearly manufactured by the state as a tool of harassment.
Although Wordes attempted to sell his land to the city, councilors then slapped a phony foreclosure notice on the property. When Wordes missed a probation check and was jailed for 99 days, the city immediately issued a press release announcing that his property was “vacant,” prompting criminals to break in and steal Wordes’ firearms, valuables and other ammunition. City administrators signaled they were unconcerned about the incident and would do nothing about it.
While he was in jail, the unknown mortgage note holder tried to foreclose on the property and Wordes was prevented from mounting any kind of appeal.
On March 26, Fulton County Marshals arrived at Wordes’ home to follow through on the city’s illegal order to evict him. Shortly afterwards there was an explosion and Wordes’ was subsequently found dead. Although initially declared to be a suicide, circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear.
What is abundantly clear is the fact that Andrew Wordes was terrorized, harassed and abused to death by a predatory state whose plan all along was to seize the property under the justification of so-called ‘green’ zoning laws.
Americans all over the country are facing similar threats, intimidation and harassment as the state attempts to reintroduce feudal serfdom and arbitrary property seizures all under the justification of environmental zoning laws.
Under the new system of eco-fascism that the elite are implementing through the vehicle of global warming hysteria, property rights are non-existent as people are forced into high density prison cities wherein any form of self-sufficiency whatsoever, down to the level of keeping chickens, is crushed under the iron fist of regulation, code enforcement, and authoritarian environmental despotism.
Infowars Reporters Harassed by Cops For Asking Questions About ‘Chicken Man’
McBreen and Morales stopped from entering city hall
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, April 13, 2012
Infowars reporters Darrin McBreen and Marcos Morales were barred from entering city hall in Roswell, Georgia and had their movements tracked by police simply for asking questions about the case of Andrew Wordes, the “chicken man” who was the victim of a sustained campaign of government harassment that led directly to his tragic death.
As we reported earlier this week, Wordes was subjected to an intense multi-year onslaught of intimidation and abuse by city councilors simply for keeping chickens on his land. After Wordes won several court cases allowing him to keep his home, the city bought out the mortgage on the property, declared it to be part of a ‘green’ zone and teamed up with federal Marshals to raid the house, culminating in an explosion which killed Wordes.
Despite McBreen and Morales carrying legitimate press passes, as soon as they pulled up outside city hall and attempted to enter the building, they were intercepted by police who claimed they didn’t “have the proper credentials to enter city hall”. Three police cars then arrived and cops ordered McBreen and Morales to leave, adding that they knew the reporters had visited the “chicken man’s property” earlier.
Shortly afterwards when the reporters traveled to Wordes’ burned-out property for a second time, police were immediately on the scene, suggesting the reporters were being followed.
Contrary to claims by city officials that Wordes’ small chicken farm was a “nuisance” to neighbors, Infowars spoke with residents who expressed their horror and sadness at Wordes’ death, insisting that he was a valued member of the community who would hand out free eggs to both neighbors and the local elementary school and was not a nuisance to anybody.
Indeed, support for Wordes was so widespread that the Mayor attempted to help and the Sheriff’s office refused to participate in the raid that led to his death.
“We were aware of threats from Andrew to defend his property. A dispossessory over a derelict house is not worth an armed confrontation,” Mayor Jere Wood said. “The judgment call we made was it was not worth pursuing, but another official made another judgment.”
In addition, local Roswell police also refused to take part in the raid, leaving the job to federal Marshals.
McBreen and Morales will continue to report from Roswell today in an effort to get more answers about the case and to discover whether any of the councilors who harassed Wordes to his death will face legal retribution.