Monday, July 27, 2009

New Texas Law Allows Mandatory Evacuations

New law allows arrest if you don't evacuate

"Police can arrest people who don't leave town under mandatory evacuation orders under a new state law that goes into effect in the heart of Texas' hurricane season.
The law was passed this year and is effective Sept. 1. It also applies to other disasters, such as fires or floods.
As it stands, officials cannot compel people to evacuate, only warn that those who stay behind won't have any emergency services at their disposal.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the new law gives county judges and mayors the power to authorize use of “reasonable force” to remove people from the area."

Well, so much for freedom to be left alone. Step by step governments have taken control of our lives and can now push us around with impunity. With that vague term "reasonable force" the state can now do anything to you at any time simply by declaring an emergency of any nature.
Like a 'flu epidemic'.

And where might you be evacuated to?
Take your pick:

Report blasts FEMA on storm trailer formaldehyde

"FEMA did not display a degree of urgency in reacting to the reported formaldehyde problem," the report said, "a problem that could pose a significant health risk" to those living in the temporary housing."

And about those Katrina Kamps

"On August 22, 2006, we were videotaping Katrina evacuees still held behind barbed wire in a trailer park encampment a hundred miles from New Orleans. It had been a year since the hurricane and 73,000 POW's (Prisoners of Dubya) were still in mobile home Gulags."
"To give a sense of the full flavor and smell of Kamp Katrina, we wanted to show that this human parking lot, with kids and elderly, is close by Exxon Petroleum's Baton Rouge refinery. The neighborhood goes by the quaint sobriquet, "Cancer Alley."

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps - 2/06

"A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities."

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