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Messy yard cops prevent gifts to the homeless

Messy yard cops and messy yard laws used to stop family from donating stuff to needy and homeless people. Hitler would be proud of messy yard cop, zoning inspector and blight inspector Toby Worrell.

May the soul of messy yard cop Toby Worrell burn in hell for eternity. Toby Worrell your a cold heartless government bastard that Hitler would be proud of!

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Monroe 'tree of life' gets ax

Officials say display for needy violates blight rules

Associated Press

"I see it as an act of the devil trying to block God's work," Anthony Johnson says about the display being shut down. Anthony, his wife, Connie, right, and their daughter Lillian, 9, hang items in early January. See full image

MONROE -- It was a symbol of philanthropy to some, used to hang donations of clothing and toys for the needy, but the city has put an end to the "tree of life."

Anthony and Connie Johnson started displaying items on the tree near their home last summer, often buying the items themselves. Passers-by were invited to stop and choose the items they needed.

But inspectors said the tree violates city blight laws and shut down the operation. They said residents can only hang clothes on backyard clothes lines and can't drop off items in a "home occupation zone."

The Johnsons also violated the blight ordinance by using a city tree in a city right of way, officials said.

Blight inspector Toby Worrell said several neighbors complained about the increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the residential area.

The Johnsons, who would reload the tree with items left on their front porch sometimes twice a day, said they were shocked when they received the blight notice.

"I see it as an act of the devil trying to block God's work," Anthony Johnson told the Monroe Evening News.

"We will not be hindered by it."

The couple continues to collect donations and is passing them on to local churches.

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MONROE (AP) — It was a symbol of philanthropy to some, used to hang donations of clothing and toys for the needy, but the city has put an end to the "tree of life."

Residents Anthony and Connie Johnson started displaying items on the tree near their home last summer, often purchasing the items themselves. Passers-by were invited to stop and choose the items they needed.

But inspectors said the tree violates city blight laws, and shut the operation down. They said residents can only hang clothes on backyard clothes lines, and can't drop off items in a "home occupation zone."

The Johnsons also violated the blight ordinance by using a city tree in a city right of way, officials said.

Blight inspector Toby Worrell said several neighbors complained about the increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the residential area.

The Johnsons, who would reload the tree with items left on their front porch sometimes twice a day, said they were shocked when they received the blight notice.

"I see it as an act of the devil trying to block God's work," Anthony Johnson told The Monroe Evening News for a story Tuesday. "We will not be hindered by it."

The couple continues to collect donations and is passing them on to a local churches.

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Blight fight: Tree giveth, but officials taketh away

By Associated Press

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - Updated: 02:12 AM EST

MONROE, Mich. - So much for the giving tree.

Residents Anthony and Connie Johnson started hanging donations of clothing and toys for the needy on the tree near their home last summer, often purchasing the items themselves. Passers-by were invited to stop and choose the items they needed.

But inspectors said the tree violates city blight laws, and shut the operation down. They said residents can only hang clothes on backyard clothes lines, and can’t drop off items in a “home occupation zone.”

The Johnsons also violated the blight ordinance by using a city tree in a city right of way, officials said.

Blight inspector Toby Worrell said several neighbors complained about the increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the residential area.

The Johnsons, who would reload the tree with items left on their front porch sometimes twice a day, said they were shocked when they received the blight notice.

“I see it as an act of the devil trying to block God’s work,” Anthony Johnson told The Monroe Evening News for a Tuesday story. “We will not be hindered by it.”

The couple continues to collect donations and is passing them on to a local churches.

 
 

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