The Roswell Chicken Man and His Fight For His Constitutionally Protected Rights


Mr. Wordes earned his name “the Roswell Chicken Man” just how you might expect he would. He owns chickens (and turkeys). But what you probably wouldn’t expect is the hassle, hardship and heartbreak he has encountered in order to maintain his right to have these animals and his property.

Mr Wordes is currently battling the City of Roswell (City Manager and City Council) over his right to have livestock on his property inside city limits. The order of events goes a little bit like this:

  • December 2008: Roswell Zoning Department issues a warning for the chickens on his property. (At that time, the City of Roswell’s Code of Ordinances said “On less than two acres you MAY NOT have livestock except for poultry and swine.”) The City decided to issue a citation anyway. Mayor Wood attempts to step in and stop the city, but the city moves forward. Both parties head to court.
  • Spring 2009: Mr. Wordes hires former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes to represent him against the city. Both parties presented their cases to Judge Maurice Hilliard who issued a dismissal of the case against the Chicken Man.
  • Summer 2009: The Roswell City Council rewrites the law, without a ‘grandfather clause’, to make all but 6 chickens on a property illegal–directly targeting and affecting Mr. Wordes. The law further states that the ‘legal’ chickens must remain in a permanent enclosure.**
    (**Mr. Wordes property sits on a flood plain. 3-4 feet of water rises on his property when it storms. Because of this, the city would not issue a permit for a permanent enclosure, therefore making it ‘illegal’ for him to have his birds. This is important because after the storms and flooding in September 2009, a sewer backed up behind Mr. Wordes’ home causing 6 feet of water in the back yard and 4 feet of water in the basement of his home. In order to save his home AND his chickens, Mr. Wordes borrowed a BobCat to move the dirt around. He was subsequently issued citations for too many chickens, illegal grading of property and too many cars on his property. The City also would not submit requests for FEMA funds for the property. The property has flooded several times since this initial flood.)

  • The City of Roswell contacts Mr. Wordes mortgage broker, an elderly woman who has held his mortgage for the entirety of his 16 years in his home. With the threat of liens, citations and grievances, the City pressures Wordes’ mortgage broker into SELLING the note to another broker for 50 cents on the dollar. The current mortgage broker is attempting to foreclose on Mr. Wordes home.
  • Mr. Wordes reports to court for his citations during the flood. Judge Hilliard again rules in his favor stating that he is ‘grandfathered in’ to the new law, but must complete 180 hours of community service for the illegal grading and the excessive number of cars on his property.
  • Mr. Wordes is harassed by the Roswell Police Department as well. He is pulled over more times than we can count, thrown in jail on multiple occasions, and given a number of petty citations. It’s common for multiple police cars to sit at the end of Mr. Wordes street and ‘wait’.
  • The City of Roswell files a 55-page civil suit against Mr. Wordes in an attempt to take his property from him. This is the first civil suit to attempt to take a man’s property in the history of Roswell. A civil suit was filed in attempt to deny Mr. Wordes his right to a public defender, as he can no longer afford to pay for representation. Fortunately because of Mr. Wordes involvement with Georgia Carry, they have provided legal representation for him.
  • The City lists Mr. Wordes home on the ‘Roswell 2030 Plan’ as a green space and parks area, publicly announcing and solidifying their effort to take his property. (View the plan here http://www.roswellgov.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=1552 –the road you’re looking for is Alpine Drive. Can you believe this? He is still the lawful owner of his property but the City has a 20-year-plan to dissolve that. Note that Mr. Wordes has offered to SELL his property to the City, but they have declined. Instead, they want to take the long and painful foreclosure route.)
  • July 2011: Mr. Wordes leaves his home to attend a political rally. When he returns home, he finds that all of his chickens have been let out and feed is all over the ground. The next day, his birds begin to die. Mr. Wordes realizes that someone has poisoned his birds. Over the course of the next few days, Mr. Wordes loses 1/3 of his livestock, including 45 baby turkeys (10 of which belonged to Mayor Jere Wood), 25 chicks and 6 adult birds. I spoke with Mr. Wordes personally and he claims there is no doubt in his mind who was behind the poisoning. He alleges that it was his next door neighbor who has rallied with the city through this entire process. You see, Mr. Wordes has a very private backyard that is surrounded by woods. From the street, however, it would appear that people were home because there were a couple of cars parked in the driveway. Unfortunately, Mr. Wordes posted on his Facebook page that he would be attending this political rally. Mr. Wordes has indications that lead him to believe that his neighbor monitors the page through other names (via his neighbors own personal website that has a page dedicated to ‘The Chicken Man’). Mr. Wordes alleges that this neighbor is the only one that would 1) know the seclusion of the property, 2) have access to the property in addition to knowing where everything is and 3) have a motive to commit such an atrocity. A police report has been filed, but is not moving forward at this point due to the lack of proof. The birds were taken to two different forensic labs to determine the source of poisoning but the necropsies have not yet returned. In the meantime, this has become an economic hardship on Mr. Wordes since he cannot sell the eggs from his hens since the poisoning.
  • Mr. Wordes is due in court August 10 at 2:30pm. The hearing is public at the Roswell Municipal Court. He will be arguing a probation violation for missing a ‘check-in’ over the time his birds had been poisoned.

Currently, Mayor Jere Wood, Councilwoman Betty Price and Senator John Albers are all standing behind this brave man. These public servants have exhausted their resources, but remain vigilant with their personal support. All three should be commended for their continued support for Mr. Wordes.

The Roswell chicken man needs your help.

  • If you are a resident of Roswell, I encourage you to call your councilman or woman. Let them know what they are doing is WRONG. A few of these council people are up for election this November (Becky Wynn and Rich Dippolito). How about vote them out? Why would you want someone who denies us of our rights granted by the laws of government? You can also call or email them and let them know how shameful their actions are. Nothing will change if we all stay quiet.
  • Call the news stations, local and national. These villains need to be exposed. The city cannot get away with this. We must stop fearing the government and stand behind those who are fighting the good fight.
    -Huffington Post scoop@huffingtonpost.com
    -Fox News hannity@foxnews.com or oreilly@foxnews.com or kelly@foxnews.com
    -WSBTV newstip@wsbtv.com or 404.897.6276
  • Visit www.roswellchickenman.com to donate to this cause.
  • Spread the word. Tell everyone you know. This isn’t JUST about the chickens. It’s about the city and the personal vendetta they have against a citizen. It could easily be you or me, just in a different context.

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”- Thomas Jefferson

LINKS
Roswell Patch Article 8/2/2001 http://roswell.patch.com/articles/roswells-chicken-man-heads-back-to-court
Roswell Patch Article 7/3/2011 http://roswell.patch.com/articles/roswell-chicken-man-cries-foul
CBS Atlanta Coverage http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/15037844/roswell-chicken-man-says-someone-vandalized-his-property-and-poisoned-50-of-his-birds
Facebook Support Page: http://www.facebook.com/RoswellChickenMan#!/RoswellChickenMan?sk=info

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46 thoughts on “The Roswell Chicken Man and His Fight For His Constitutionally Protected Rights

  1. Brad

    “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”* Thank you for shedding light on this frightening and all to real threat to our liberties. If he could just get his cased moved to a different venue or higher court it may help even the field a bit. I sincerely hope someone with the resources and expertise will stand up for this gentleman. I would love to see when this is settled Mr. Wordes move into City Hall, livestock and all (although something tells me he would decline).

    *Edmund Burke

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  2. Brad

    **all too real threat** and his **case** not **cased** Sorry, I had to type on a mobile device since Comcast can’t seem to figure out how to restore service to our area.

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  3. Andrew S. Wordes

    I on’t think I could have done a better job myself. Thank you so much for the research and time you have devoted to this!

    As always,

    GOD BLESS AMERICA, LITTLE PIGGIES AND ROOSTER!

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  4. halo8510

    Sounds like we are not getting the whole story on the alleged chicken poisoning. Police reports mention a domestic dispute between roommates for Mr. Wordes property.

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    1. Hillary

      Perhaps “halo8510″ would like to share the “iinformation” he has regarding the situation. Truly, if he has a concern and additional knowledge, it would only seem appropriate that he would want to put all the facts out there. Why the snide remarks?

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  5. Andrew S. Wordes

    Halo 8510 Funny how you are a coward and hide behind a false name.

    Everyone one knows who killed the chickens, who had access, motive and knew where i was. Odd how YOU have copies of a police report on the posioning for an open case that I haven’t received yet with information that is new to me. Somthing smells really fish around here

    Funny how you don’t have a problem with Roswell breaking the law to harass me,
    with Roswell causing flooding and doing nothing,
    with Roswell refusing to filed for FEMA funds and letting MY NEIGHBOR lose their home of 18 years,
    with Roswell breaking the law and intimidating my mortgage holder,
    or Roswell disclosing personal date to to you.

    KEITH BADALAMONTE, everyone knows you are who I believe is responsible for killing my birds. You stalk me on FACEBOOK, and everywhere there is anything posted about me just like here . You and your dominatrix wife even devoted much of your personal website to me and the problems I have with Roswell but it’s funny who you know things that nooone else does.

    I am surprised the State of Georgia want an employee like you working for them or maybe they don’t know about you yet but maybe soon they will. .

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  6. Michael Reissig

    Its always scary watching 3 patrol cars surround one citizen for a cracked tail light. I witnessed this personally when I was there helping him move his 40 year old fence further from the creek. Funny how other neighbors and businesses are not being held to the same standard that Andrew was court ordered to.

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  7. Andrew S. Wordes

    I have lots of neighbors with Code Enforcement complaints that have never been investigated but somehow they have the time jump and have someone drive by here on a daily baisis and even take pictures. Now is that a wise use of Taxpayer funds or is that just plain harassment?

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  8. Gary G. Crocker

    ONCE AGAIN, THE CONSTITUTION DOES NOT ‘AWARD’ ANYONE ANY RIGHTS, IT EXPLAINS OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS!!!! The “Bill of Rights” is an EXPLANATION of those rights, not a gift from the Federal Government! The Federal Government gives no rights, nor can it take them away.

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    1. thePERSPICACIOUSconservative Post author

      Gary, thank you for your comments, however, its hardly “once again” since this is our first interaction. CAPS implies yelling, its simplly a title and I think if you rerad the blog, you underdstand where I’m coming from on the issue.

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  9. Brad

    Gary, I think I know what you think you are saying. However, the only way government exists without “giving” rights or taking them away is in an absolute anarchy. However, once we established a republic, we did give up a certain amount of our rights in order to function as such, refer back to what an anarchy is. Additionally, one of our current government’s primary functions is granting (giving permission to do things – build a deck in your back yard) rights and taking rights away (not building a deck in your front yard or neighbor’s yard) from its citizens. Try carrying a gun into a federal building and see if you still think the government can not take away any of your rights. Now, if you are solely referring to natural law and inalienable rights, correct, those can not be given to or taken away from man by man.

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    1. Jimbo

      I know I’m a little late here, but I must take exception. You said:
      “once we established a republic, we did give up a certain amount of our rights in order to function as such”. I have a few issues with this. #1, WE established a republic? Did you? I didn’t. So who is this “we”?. #2, since this “we” of whom you speak does not include me, who are you to “give up a certain amount of” OTHER PEOPLE’s rights?

      You claim our current government’s primary function includes granting and retracting rights. Even the licensing examples that you cite should rightly be seen as usurpations of individuals’ rights to be secure in their property, after all, what – apart from government claiming the right to dictate whether you can build a deck – gives them that right? As for trying to carry a gun into a federal building, I agree you will be disarmed. But might does not make right, no matter what others may teach, and force is an extremely inefficient method of gaining compliance.

      About 236 years ago, a certain government held the same views, that that government was the wellspring of all right, and that its will could be carried out by force. But once resistance reaches a critical mass, that no longer holds true. Last time it was in the neighborhood of 30 %. What might that critical mass be now? With the speed at which information is spread now, maybe lower than you think.

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  10. Right and Wrong

    I have to say, it sounds like there are many wanting to jump on the bandwagon, without knowing ALL of the history nor ALL of the chaos that has come from this entire situation. People buy homes, expecting that the city they live in will uphold the laws to make sure that their homes remain an investment. It certainly does not sound like this mans property is an investment to the local home owners. Today, it appears that the LAW has been upheld by the City of Roswell. Andrew did NOT adhere to his PROBATION requirements and now SHOULD have to answer to the LEGAL SYSTEM. This has nothing to do with chickens or property foreclosure, this has to do with a man directly IGNORING the requirements given to him by the local LEGAL SYSTEM and doing what HE wanted to do. I have to say, “It’s about time”….I would not have been surprised if they had allowed the non-law abiding citizen to get away with ignoring his punishment…for the wrong-doings he admitted to and was found guilty of.

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    1. Brad

      I fully support the fact that we are a nation of laws. The only problem is that laws are made and enforced within an extremely fallible system. The question I would like to pose to you, your personal biases aside, do you actually support that a fellow citizen will lose his livelihood and home over moving dirt on his own property, let alone serve jail time for moving dirt on his own property? I believe what most people are appalled by, at least speaking for myself, is the over-reaching of our government and the punishment far exceeding the crime. Does the punishment fit the crime? I assure you that on any given day, any one of us can be found in violation of more then one law and or regulation. What laws have you broken, and has retribution been paid? Ever drive 37 in a 35 MPH zone, paint your house without a repair permit, prune your trees without the permission of the city, avoid filing a 1099 on the kid you pay to mow your lawn, trespass on private property? I am sure YOU have never done anything of the sort, but most folks can be found guilty of these of similar violations daily. With the help of like-minded individuals, we can throw the book at anyone that doesn’t assure clear stopping distance at the next red light. The point is not whether you are for or against Mr. Wordes, it is whether you are for or against a government that abandons its primary role of upholding and protecting the rights of the people for that of overbearing and oppressive rule. And stop relying on someone else for your “investment”. You are responsible for you. If you want to control the fate of the property in your neighborhood, legally, then buy the property. That way it will be YOURS and YOU can do whatever you want to it…except that you seem to support a government that may not always be on your side. God bless you and good luck to you.

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  11. Hillary

    To Right and Wrong:

    Truly look at the situation and determine whether or not the punishment fits the crime. I agree with Brad, if this is how the system works, then each and everyone of us should be incarcerated. The City of Roswell is known for it’s high crime rate and illegal drug use, yet they can waste tax payer money chasing after a man for moving dirt???? The City is in dire financial straights…..check their budget for the last few years…..they are in trouble! Chasing after a man who has had his property for many years and the people moving in after him have decided it’s not what they wanted. Were they blind and deaf when they purchased their properties? Zoning is zoning. And yes, zoning can be changed – for good purpose – not because a couple of neighbors don’t like farm animals and not be cause the City has decided to make a lame attempt to right all of the their corrupt activities over the years. They are truly the ones who should be taking the ride!

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  12. Halo8510

    Brad,
    He is not “…lose his livelihood and home over moving dirt..”.
    He didn’t pay his mortgage for years so now he is being foreclosed on.
    He didn’t go to jail because of moving dirt, he went to jail for not completing community service on a sentence he plead guilty on. Many people in the Atlanta area had their homes flooded. Should they all be allowed to fill in flood plains? Think of the mess that would create.

    Hillary,
    Many of the neighbors were there long before Andrew moved into an R1 Residential zoned neighborhood. Only recently (approx. 2005) did he start to have farm animals in a R1 Residential neighborhood and let his property deteriorate.

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    1. Brad

      Halo, Thank you for setting me straight. I need to find the mortgage company that will allow a borrower to not pay for “years” (your word not mine) without foreclosure proceedings taking place.

      …”He didn’t go to jail because of moving dirt, he went to jail for not completing community service on a sentence he plead guilty on.” And the sentence he pleaded guilty to was for?….Moving dirt? (I know I didn’t mention the apparent cars too).

      I agree that since it is an ordinance that one must obtain a permit to regrade their own property he violated that law – nobody is arguing otherwise. However, these “many people in the Atlanta area” that have had their homes flooded, how many were the result of, or at a minimum exacerbated by, developments approved by local government? And when the same local government, whose primary function is the protection of its citizens, ignores a plea for help from a tax payer for something the government approved and allowed, let alone denies him the priviledge to protect his investment (I know you favor people being able to protect their investments) himself, why would a property owner not be able to defend their own home?

      And to your last question, please educate me as to what mess would be created. Use small words, we aren’t all as smart as you.

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      1. Geseki

        I’ll use small words in deference to those who aren’t as smart as Halo8510 :-)
        >>I need to find the mortgage company that will allow a borrower to not pay for “years” (your word not mine) without foreclosure proceedings taking place.>>
        If I understand the article correctly, it was an elderly woman getting stiffed, not a mortgage company. The elderly woman unloaded the mortgage note for whatever she could get, and the current mortgage holder would like to actually be paid.
        >>And the sentence he pleaded guilty to was for?….Moving dirt? (I know I didn’t mention the apparent cars too). >>
        Not exactly. He didn’t plead guilty to “moving dirt” any more than a marijuana trafficker pleads guilty to “moving plants”, or an embezzler to “moving money”. He plead guilty to a crime (illegal grading), then agreed to do community service. If he’d done the community service, there’d have been no jail time. And don’t get into an uproar about the drug trafficking and embezzlement comparison. I’m perfectly aware that illegal grading is much more serious ;-)
        >> how many were the result of, or at a minimum exacerbated by, developments approved by local government?>>
        Beats me. Maybe none. Maybe a trillion. Do you have that statistic? Besides, what is the alternative? Have local government deny citizens their “Constitutionally Awarded Rights” to develop their own land as they see fit? That’s not a position I’m willing to take. It’s probably better to let people develop land, but also let homeowners know their property is in an area prone to flooding by identifying it as a FLOOD ZONE (in capital letters like that).
        >>And when the same local government, whose primary function is the protection of its citizens>>
        I agree. The primary function of government is protection of its citizens. Thus the reason for an ordinance forbidding illegal grading without a permit. In order to prevent flooding adjacent property, allowing polluted water runoff (especially from this particular property) to get into nearby waterways, and other such unpleasantries, it’s imperative that Roswell have and enforce such a law. Great job!
        >> let alone denies him the priviledge to protect his investment (I know you favor people being able to protect their investments)>>
        Not when it infringes on the rights of others, and this ordinance exists to protect the rights of others. And what about the mortgage company? Shouldn’t they be allowed to protect THEIR investment by foreclosing?
        >>And to your last question, please educate me as to what mess would be created. >>
        I guess the chicken man could keep his chickens, keep his house, live in peace, and those scoundrels on the city council would be humiliated before an international audience. Also, people might wantonly flood their neighbor’s property and pollute nearby waterways and city sewers. Not that hard to figure out… yawn.

      2. thePERSPICACIOUSconservative Post author

        Geseki, Thanks for reading and participating in the blog. A few corrections.
        “If I understand the article correctly, it was an elderly woman getting stiffed, not a mortgage company. The elderly woman unloaded the mortgage note for whatever she could get, and the current mortgage holder would like to actually be paid.” — This is actually NOT correct. If you re-read the blog, you will note that the elderly woman was the mortgage holder and a long time friend of Mr. Wordes. She was harrassed by the city with threats as well and ultimately sold the note to the current mortgage holder (who is working with the city). She did not sell it because Mr. Wordes was “stiffing” her, she was threatened with sanctions and liens.
        Also, you still don’t seem to grasp the tone or concept of the blog (and therefore, many of Mr. Wordes supporters). People are outraged because the sentence doesn’t fit the crime. Clearly, people understand that the grading was illegal, which is why it was cited as such. But the bigger issue is the harrassment by the city.
        Finally, the property did not flood until the city overdeveloped the surrounding properties. This, too, was mentioned in both blogs a few times. As for health and pollution concerns, the health department was called to Mr. Wordes home on a number of occaisions. All inspections lead to a clean bill.

  13. Keith

    No one posioned the animals (AJC story incomplete)
    The Official Toxicology Report Accession Number: A12-00875
    “..Toxicology testing on the samples from these birds were negative for pesticides, heavy metals, and rodenticides…”
    If you want more facts, read the report.

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      1. Geseki

        Not that interesting. I’ve read the blog. Some people (including this property owner) hurled accusations, made a few nasty comments, so now this guy is defending himself. Wouldn’t you? BTW, nice article. I disagree with most of your assertions, but it got people talking and even compelled me to chime in!

  14. Brad

    Thanks Geseki, I truly do appreciate hearing an opposing point of view. I’m out of town and will provide a rebuttal when I return. Fortunately, you’ve made it easy on me.

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  15. Geseki

    It can’t be all that easy! Heck, I typed alot in my post. Can’t you at least pretend that it’s going to be hard?

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  16. freedom loving american

    so what happens when you are SICK and don’t complete your community service? i would hope that a JUDGE would give you more time, not throw you in jail!

    americans should not have city OFFICIALS trying to take their property!

    POLICE should not be able to harass citizens!

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  18. Lee Fleck

    The BILL of RIGHTS guarantees a citizen upon birth LIFE, LIBERTY and PROPERTY.
    Acknowledge that as a right and allow me to provide some additional facts:

    Judge Hilliard ordered city employees to enter on the Mr. Wordes property and physically remove fence posts within a 25 foot buffer adjacent to streams on two sides of his property. Once these permanent structures were removed, Mr. Wordes lost a significant portion of his property and could never re-establish his property line without being cited by the city. Yet a business located immediately behind Mr. Worde’s property and adjacent to the same stream was allowed to have their fence adjacent to that stream.

    Mr. Wordes property flooded 3 times over a period of seven years, not only because of upstream development but more so because the city failed to maintain its storm water infrastructure and allowed that same business noted above to backfill in the flood plane in such a way that water ceased to runoff on to their property and instead flooded Mr. Wordes and his neighbors home. Mr. Wordes brings in some soil and spreads it on portions of his property that was washed away in 2009 and he winds up in jail unable to defend himself from foreclosure and eviction procedures. Coincidence – My buttocks!!

    I have personal knowledge that the former Police Chief Ed Williams was instructed to utilized Roswell Police Department personnel to stakeout and harass Mr. Wordes whenever he drove on public highways. In a letter to the Editor, I documented personal witnessing such stakeouts immediately following Mr. Wordes formal complaint against Vicky Barclay and I also provided that information to the FBI.

    On December 13, 2010 members of the Roswell City Council were provided by the City Administrator, Kay Love, the results of an Internal Administration Investigation of Code Enforcement Supervisor, Vicki Barclay, for violating Mr. Worde’s rights.

    The findings of that investigation were twofold:
    One, there was no violation which was the expected “Whitewash” and
    Two, “The City’s protocol for addressing distressed and /or foreclosed properties should be formalized in a written Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).”

    No formal protocol existed and this lack of a policy allowed a city employee, Vicki Barclay to institute her own self-regulating SOP for foreclosures .What better way to resolve a lack of decency on the part of a city employee than allow this employee to generate her own policy.

    Roswell’s Code Enforcement supervisor, Vicki Barclay, knowingly made a false statement during the investigation and initiated her contact with Mr. Andrew Wordes’ mortgage holder based on third party hearsay speculation by the disgruntled neighbor, Mr. Keith Badalamente.

    How could Vicki Barclay have stated to have known, in advance of her conversation with Mr. Wordes mortgage holder, specifically how long Mr. Wordes was behind in his mortgage payments? Mr. Keith Badalamente did not have prior knowledge of this information nor did any of Mr. Wordes’ neighbors. Mrs. Barclay could have only obtained this information directly from the mortgage holder during their conversations which was a violation of previously established departmental protocols within the City’s Community Development Department .

    Contained within an e-mail from the Roswell’s Community Development Director, Mrs. Wakefield it is stated that “The protocol to contact a mortgage holder is when pursuing a code violation and we are notified that the property is about to be foreclosed or is in foreclosure.”. At the time Vicki Barclay contacted Mr. Wordes’ mortgage holder there were no outstanding citations for code violations, which is the premise under which code enforcement could initiate contact with his mortgage holder. This being the case, it places the liability for Mrs. Barclay’s actions squarely on the City Administration and the City Council.

    Additionally, in an unprecedented move that illustrates a total abuse of authority, the legal department of the City of Roswell filed a lawsuit against Andrew Wordes in an effort to financially destroy him and forced him from house and home.

    The Assistant City Attorney, Bob Hulsey, focused all his efforts towards Mr. Wordes when Judge Hilliard threw out Councilman Dippolito’s chicken ordinance in May of 2009. City Attorney David Davidson and Mr. Hulsey, as a last resort, authored a 55-page lawsuit as opposed to a citation that would require providing Mr. Wordes legal counsel at taxpayers’ expense as previously mandated by Roswell’s Municipal Judge Hilliard.

    And last but not least, the day after Mr. Wordes was incarcerated I met with both the City Administrator, Kay Love and the new Chief of Police, Dwayne Orrick and expressed my concern that Mr. Wordes property was not secure and that numerous weapons were unattended in his house. I was advised by Mrs. Love that under no circumstances would the police enter on to Mr. Wordes property. In a follow up e-mail that same evening, I advised Chief Orrick that there was evidence that Mr. Wordes home had been looted and that weapons were in fact missing. Pathetically, no action was taken for three months.
    Lee Fleck

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  20. IndianaJohn

    Tax-eating clerks in a feeding frenzy. They won’t quit until their paychecks bounce. After then they will beg or steal a chicken leg.

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  21. Lord have mercy

    The Bible says that the same mercy you showed to others will get shown to you. I’m sure the good folk of Roswell have nothing to worry about.

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  23. Cat

    I did not know about this story until this morning and I am heartbroken the City has caused the death of one of its citizens over a pieceor land! There is a solution-get rid of all of them-VOTE and VOTE them OUT! Then clean house in all the offices -get rid of the non-elected employees too. We need people with character in office-that is the ony thing that can prevent them from becoming power crazy-true character! Uphold our founding fathers and the constitution!
    There are plenty of good, decent, people wiht impecible charater that can run for office and take the city jobs!
    Remember you reap what you sow-I would hate the be the people that spearheaded this mess-they have a lot to answer for!

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  24. jimmy

    Wonder why more citizens did not help this man? What a bunch of evil bastards working for that city and I gotta believe that most are smug about the outcome. Just goes to show how lost they have become. Hypocrites, Liars , Evil Doers – know this – Karma is a Bitch!

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  26. Jimbo

    Alpine Dr. does not appear to be in the greenspace area according to the link you posted above. Were you incorrect, or was the document changed?

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  27. Cindi Burkey

    Dear P. Conservative, I do love your blog, and that’s funny because I sure don’t identify as conservative after what’s been done in the name of “conservative” in this country. In my opinion “conservative” policies, on a national level anyway, have equated to “mad dog killer” and “steal election” politics—check out King Lincoln Bronzeville Vs. Blackwell, the Ohio case about the Presidential election and Ohio’s count being hacked. The evidence is quite compelling and includes the death of Republican IT guy Michael Connell in a mysterious plane crash a month after he testified. Look up Bob Fitrakis’ columns at Freepress.org.

    As far as ideology goes…well, I just don’t think people are one or the other, even if they identify as conservative or liberal. I just think it’s an artificial division meant to keep people from coming together (and preventing an actual Republic). People have contradictory and varying beliefs. Anyway, your blog has some good sense and a nice rebel feel. But it’s a serious site.

    Now–about Andrew Wordes–I think your coverage has been phenomenal and I’m just now getting around to sending a package to A.G. Sam Olens. It will include this article and others explaining what happened to Wordes.
    I don’t normally do this but something about Wordes’ situation really grabbed me.
    Thanks again, CB

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  28. trafficking

    Solid stuff here on theperspicaciousconservative.
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  29. Dai Williams

    Could always move over here (uk), apparently we are all in it together here.

    The ‘council’ bully-boirls(associated male+female ‘power’ couples), originated here i think. Guess the infection must of spread when the gold rush started in Carolina 1803.
    Though anybodies guess i guess.

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