Many of you who have been following the story of the Roswell Chicken Man are already aware that he was sentenced to 99 days in jail last Wednesday, August 10. Leading up to that day, a lot of people read and shared this blog (which I am grateful for!) but we received some interesting feedback.
There were some comments left, both of Facebook and the comments page here, that blatantly said they were happy that Mr. Wordes was sentenced to jail because he “broke the law”
Mr. Wordes was sentenced because he failed to appear to his probation check-ins and did not complete his total number of hours demanded. Some readers made comments like, “He violated his probation, he SHOULD be in jail”. Others didn’t quite believe that the city could and would have a personal vendetta against this man. Remember WHY he was sentenced to jail- For illegal grading of his property (which he did in order to prevent his property from flooding, see pictures from previous blog) and too many cars on his driveway. I’m sorry but it’s simply obnoxious that Mr. Wordes is dealing with this. Why doesn’t the City of Roswell focus on their looming financial problems? Or the crime that consumes the district surrounding Red Lobster on Holcomb Bridge Road?
Some people have a hard time comprehending how large an issue this really is. But this is happening, friends. Mr. Wordes is in jail. Yes, he violated his probation and he didn’t meet all of the hours in time. But put that fact aside. This is part of an ever-evolving story that just won’t end.
This was all part of the master plan. 99 days in jail will prohibit Mr. Wordes from making house payments, because 1) his hens were poisoned and subsequently, he cannot sell any of their eggs; and 2) he is incarcerated and has no other means of making money. Don’t you see? His home will go into foreclosure and he will be forced to move. He won’t be able to live in Roswell because of the way the City Council changed the laws limiting the number of livestock you can have within city limits. The city is effectively PUSHING Mr. Wordes out of his home and the city. (Again, they made their intentions clear when they labeled his property as ‘Green Space’ on the Roswell 2030 Plan.)
Since the police department also caused Mr. Wordes some distress, you may wonder who is looking after his home while he is away. The Roswell Police have said they will do their best to monitor the premises. Wonderful.
Luckily, Mr. Wordes is surrounded by a wonderful group of friends who love him and his animals dearly and strongly support his fight. All of his animals have been taken in until November when he is released (though we don’t know where he will go). Friends are visiting him and sending him letters in hopes of keeping his spirits up. People he’s never even met are attempting to raise money for lawyers, house payments and any other fees he may be facing in the coming months. The outpouring of people willing to support Mr. Wordes is inspiring to me. But we’re not doing enough.
If you have any ideas or resources that can help fight this fight, please share them on the ‘Save the Roswell Chicken Man’ Facebook page.
Please visit www.roswellchickenman.com to donate. It’s not to late to save his home.
You can write Andrew at:
Roswell Detention Center
In the direction of Andrew S. Wordes
39 Hill Street
Roswell, GA 30075
And lastly, get the losers off the Roswell City Council. Rich Dippolito and Becky Wynn (both of whom have vehemently opposed Mr. Wordes and his cause by passing legislation and upholding the actions of the City Manager, Kay Love) are both up for re-election this November. VOTE THEM OUT!!! **
**Mike Nyden is running for Post 1 to replace Dippolito. He supports Andrew’s cause, so we must support him.
And just because you don’t live in Roswell doesn’t mean you can’t help the process of removing them from office.