Friday, February 1, 2008

Failed System, Failed Elite

link: Statement on Eminent Domain Decision

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2008

Circuit Court Rules Against Homeowners, Business Owners and Tenants in Atlantic Yards Eminent Domain Appeal

Plaintiffs Intend to Ask US Supreme Court to Hear Their Case

Plaintiffs Will Seek All Legal Remedies to Protect Their Homes and Businesses From Seizure by New York State

New York, NY— The Second Circuit Court today ruled against 14 homeowners, business owners and tenants in their appeal of their lawsuit alleging that New York State's use of eminent domain to take their properties for Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards project violates the United States Constitution.

The state, courts, judges and politicians have shown they have no interest anything but fulfilling the voracious greed of Bruce Ratner. No sensible person could believe the pretense of public benefit but the judges would like us to do just that.

With this ruling, our elite have tipped the scales on an already tottering system, which is now going into overdrive to wipe out the middle class, transfer power, money and property to an already powerful super-elite.

Though this is black day, and times will become blacker still it is the begining of the end of Ratner and his ilk. No society can survive when custodians abuse the trust bestowed on them.

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