Shannon M commented on Santa Clara County: Judge and DA Sued
Both the Santa Clara County District Attorney and a Superior Court judge are sued in filing in U.S. DISTRICT COURT in San Jose, …
I was singled out for weed abatement citation in 2012 when any reasonable person would have concluded I was already working on my property with over half the weeds in the back yard mowed down, a friend was working on removing a dead tree in the side yard and I was starting work on the front yard. In the meantime, at least six neighbors with high, dead weeds were not cited in 2012, 2013 and 2014. When I was cited, I looked to be low income with my termite invested front porch falling apart, my front trim cracked and peeling and my housemates ten year old car in the driveway. My offending neighbors had late model cars in the driveway and recently painted houses. It was very obvious the county only targets low income people for citation because they know we have neither the time, money nor political clout to fight back! And they can foreclose on our houses if we cannot pay the fine and let their investor friends pick up the houses cheap! Of course, this is illegal because the bulk of low income people are in protected classes-minorities, single women, the elderly and the disabled.
After complaining to the Board of Supervisors about my situation at a public meeting, the County filed not one but four phony lawsuits against me. I also had the county Sheriff’s department attempt to bang down my front and back doors and bang on a window so hard, it almost broke. I am a 61 year old disabled widow. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have had problems with the county and let’s organize some protests!!!