Just like fish, government rots from the head down. This is just stupid, petty tyranny.

Via AP and UT San Diego, HT Foundry.

Trimming overgrown shrubs may have won Juvencio Adame praise from neighbors, but it also brought the San Diego man a felony charge from prosecutors.

Adame, 46, was charged with defacement, damage and destruction in excess of $400 after he pruned shrubbery on city land next to his Ocean Beach property…

Adame, who is known as “Vince,” told neighbors that the shrubs in the neighborhood popular with surfers had become a haven for homeless people to sleep and litter…

Neighbor Glenn Goss said the case is a waste of taxpayer money and that Adame is being prosecuted for doing the kind of pruning that city workers ought to do. “Here’s somebody who’s going out of his way (to trim the trees),” Goss said. “It’s not his job, it’s the city’s job. Then they do this ridiculous thing. It’s mind-boggling.”

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  1. TigerAim says:

    This is disgusting! Is it going to take armed revolution to bring these tyrants into line? (I’m sorry; you’re probably not supposed to say that, but these things are egregious, petty, and becoming overwhelming. They just don’t stop. The regular people should NOT have to spend their time AND MONEY defending themselves from this kind of crap in order to bring the various government entities back in-line.)

  2. strider says:

    Scraggly shrubs being used as toilets must be part of the new city landscape.

  3. Alain41 says:

    On a happier shrubbery note; Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting is tonight, 12/4, at 8:00pm EST.

    Pic of 2012 tree. http://www.northjersey.com/news/NYCs_Rockefeller_Center_Christmas_tree_to_be_lit_.html

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