Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Hawthorne Public Safety Committee Opposes House Takeovers By ACORN Advocacy Group
Here is the word on what happened at last night's meeting of the Public Safety Committee in the Hawthorne Neighborhood, where upcoming ACORN "direct actions" were discussed in the context of a neighborhood response...
A resolution was passed by the Public Safety Committee opposing such housing takeovers in the Hawthorne Neighborhood. Word is the resolution had a lot of wording, but the long and the short of it was opposition. This resolution now goes to the Executive Committee for the "yay or nay," but opposition is not expected.
Also, Lieutenant Rugel of the 4th Precinct was at the meeting, and discussed a police memo which had circulated saying, in so many words, some actions are still trespassing no matter what the politics of the situation might be, and those actions will be treated like trespassing.
I've always thought the city's mandate/directive/plea for citizens to "adopt houses" had a lot of leeway for common sense actions to secure vacant properties, but moving into one and making it your home...no, it can't be stretched THAT far.