The powers that be are allowing the 'Occupy Your Street' vagrants, thieves, toughs, union enforcers, thugs, racists, public masturbators, rapists, defecators, trespassers, drug-dealers and jobless continue their lawless ways.
How can the government be encouraged to act to cleanse our streets and parks of these squatters?
Here's an idea: The 5th Amendment prohibits taking of private property for public use. "...nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." All the Occupy Your Street squatters in private parks are violating the various laws against loitering, littering, destruction of property, erecting structures (tents), assembling without proper permits and other crimes and misdemeanors. The do this in the name of a public good.
The powers-that-be refuse to enforce the various laws, for whatever reason. I'm not a mind reader -- unlike liberals -- so I cannot pretend to know what is in the minds of the mayors and the prosecutors etc. It really matters not what is in their minds, they aren't doing their jobs.
Since these officials -- through their inaction -- have allowed a taking of private property for an ostensible public but illegal use, doesn't it qualify as a violation of the 5th amendment? Why isn't there a constitutional issue here? If so, why aren't you falling all over yourselves to file class action lawsuits against them? Get to it!
If it isn't a 5th amendment issue, then what can we, the law abiding citizens, do to protect our rights to equal and fair use of private parks and public places?
Post your answers in the comments section, or write me and I'll post for you.
P.S. Yes I know the park is owned by a corporation, and they have refrained from making a big deal about the status of the park. The question here is not 'do the park owners have recourse' it is 'does the park-using public have recourse'?