Friday, July 22, 2011

Santa Cruz Cty Sheriff Wowak Enabling Illegal "Smart" Meter Installations : Indybay

I have family in Santa Cruz and used to live there. I miss that place! So naturally I am especially interested in this, but even if Santa Cruz didn't have sentimental meaning for me I'd still comment on this. Here's another example of law enforcement ignoring the law and doing what decides it wants to do: Santa Cruz Cty Sheriff Wowak Enabling Illegal "Smart" Meter Installations : Indybay
Joshua Hart, Director of Stop Smart Meters! spoke of the shock and dismay from members of the public who witnessed the sheriff essentially enabling PG&E’s illegal behavior: “Imagine calling the sheriff to report a burglar in your house. The sheriff responds, but instead of arresting the burglar, he arrests the homeowner for getting in the burglar’s way, thus facilitating the theft in progress. That is exactly how Sheriff Wowak is behaving, allowing corporate criminals to violate the law with impunity.”

Despite decisive action taken by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in passing ordinance 5084 on January 11 2011 prohibiting “smart” meter installation, and a letter from County Counsel Dana McRae indicating that county law enforcement would enforce the law, Sheriff Wowak appears to be giving PG&E a free pass to inflict their dangerous smart grid debacle onto an unwilling public.

Three arrests of “smart” meter protesters have been made over the last month in Santa Cruz County, and protesters say they will continue protests and civil disobedience until the County Sheriff acts to prevent further installation.

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