Egads, I get my dander up at stories like this: HOA employees impersonating police officers.
Well, the Illinois Supreme Court in its infinite wisdom recently ruled that an untrained HOA security guard could use police powers against a resident, flashing lights, siren, physical detention and a demand for a check written out to the local HOA.
Now, let’s move to Georgia where the “good ol’ boys” live. Give that man a siren and a gun and he’ll soon be in close contact with every attractive woman in the neighborhood.
I really don’t want to pick on Georgia, in particular. But I once lived there and in my testosterone-soaked youth would have loved to have had the power to pull over and chat with certain female motorists. I also knew some good ol’ Georgia boys who I wouldn’t have trusted with my family dog.
But in the St. Marlo Country Club Homeowners Association, a gated community of course, HOA employees are using radar guns, sirens, badges, and staking out stop signs. These ‘brats’ then waddle up to the motorist’s door and ask to see driver’s license and insurance.
THEY’RE NOT REAL COPS!
They don’t know the first thing about Miranda and Escobedo, and about illegal force, and warrantless search, and any of the other fine points of that annoying document some of us refer to as the U.S. Constitution.
Jodie Fleischer of Action 2 News in Forsyth County, Georgia did the report linked below.
But, Dear God, when will the madness stop? WHEN?