Governments, both local and federal, are finding out that people are just plain tired of being bullied!
I picked up this story from PTShamrock...and it';s amusing to read, but only because of the good guys winning one again!
This particular case was in England, but you can bet that things like this are happening here in the States every day!
Hauled into court over a cardboard box-
A grandmother was dragged to court - after carefully leaving a cardboard box next to a council recycling bin.
Lynne had taken the box which held her new washing machine to the recycling point at a Somerfield supermarket near her home in Wickford,Essex, in October. It was too big to fit in the slot and the bin was nearly full. Lynne,59, was filmed wedging it between two bins to stop it blowing away.
Days later she got a card from Basildon Council asking her to call about "an incident". An environmental officer later turned up at the fancy dress shop she runs and handed her a GBP 300 fine. She threw it in a bin and ordered him out.
On March 22 she received a letter charging her with"depositing controlled waste" and summoning her before JPs. That's right people - just for putting a cardboard box in-between two bins which were too small to take the full box, Lynne Doyle was fined GBP 300.
Many would have been bullied by the council into paying up. Luckily, Lynne did not...so she was ordered before a court. However, on the advice of a lawyer she requested trial by jury.
What do you think happened...? She has now received a letter, without apology or explanation, saying the council was dropping the case.
So Lynne gets threatened with a fine and then trial; but when she pushes back the council retreats. It shouldn't end there - if you are outraged by this action by Basildon, the contact details for their refuse and recycling team are here. Why not ask them why they subjected a 59 year-old women to this ordeal?
This should be a wake up call to all of us that believe in the power of Truth and Justice! Once the PTB realize that folks are going to fight back, and not just be quietly led around by the nose...some of the bullying will stop!
I think that Great Britain far out does the U.S. in pushing people around...but at least we now know of one person that refuses to just stand by and take it!
Now, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit. We can toast to the English Granny with some backbone!