CA: County’s war against desert rats

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June 23, 2011
LA Weekly    
Posted in LAND News, News

"On Oct. 17, 2007, Marcelle opened the door to a loud knock. Her heart jumped when she found a man backed by two armed county agents in bulletproof vests. ... The men demanded her driver's license, telling her, 'This building is not permitted — everything must go.' ... Stepping out, she realized that her 1,000-square-foot cabin was surrounded by men with drawn guns. 'You have no right to be here,' one informed her. ... the authorities eventually would enact some of the most powerful rules imaginable against rural residents: the order to bring the home up to current codes or dismantle the 26-year-old cabin, leaving only bare ground." (06/23/11)  

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