New Jersey mom Eileen Hart was arrested and her guns confiscated after she spoke out at a public meeting on property appraisals.
New Jersey mother Eileen Hart was arrested and her guns confiscated after she attended a community meeting on property appraisals and spoke about her Constitutional rights.
The Examiner reported:
Eileen Hart and her husband, Keith, are property owners in Newfield, New Jersey.
On Saturday, March 9 there was an informal meeting at the Gloucester Community Center, to discuss the findings on “revaluations” by Appraisal Systems, Inc.- a company which has been contracted by the state of New Jersey- to assess the fair market property values for each county or borough- for the tax assessor’s offices.
There has been much derision caused by these “revaluations” by homeowners, because property values have fallen dramatically- and the real estate market has been hit very hard . There is nothing “fair” about the market or the home values that have been assessed, according to many New Jersey families.
Ms. Hart attended the meeting, armed with- as she said “her Constitution and the facts.”
Said Hart “I tried to express my opinion and tell them that my Constitutional rights had been violated. I began quoting the Constitution, line by line…
…When the Harts left the gathering, they were followed into the parking lot of the community center, and the same young man who had been so upset by Ms. Hart’s comments in the community center, started screaming and shouting at her, took down the license plate number of her vehicle and said – “See if you are able to pay your property taxes NOW!”
Eileen didn’t understand what that shouted threat meant, until she returned to her home with her family.
When they arrived, there were 5 police cars from the Franklinville Police Department. They advised her that the Clayton Police wanted to talk to her about the allegations.
States Hart “For the record, both the police officers DID acknowledge that it was “an allegation.”
Her purse was taken from her and she was put into a “paddy wagon,” transported to the police station-
Her young daughter witnessed the events and was traumatized to see her mother being treated like a common criminal.
She was arrested and booked for “terroristic threats” and “contempt.”
At the police station, she was handcuffed to a chair.
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