Is living off the Grid now a crime?
Apparently living off the grid, off the land, and without government assistance is now a crime that can land you in jail, and cause you to lose your home.
Government officials across the country are forming so-called “nuisance abatement teams” to intimidate people into giving up their land, and force off-grid home owners to conform to the government’s demands and hook back into the grid. Counties across the country are actually jailing people for choosing to live the off-grid lifestyle.
Living off the grid declared Illegal in many areas of the Country
In the deserts around Los Angeles County, California, Off-Grid residents are being targeted, arrested, and intimidated into to hooking back into the gird.
I was alerted to these videos by a reader, and was troubled and sickened by what the poor people in the California Desert are being forced to deal with. From being threatened with jail time if they don’t hook back into the grid, to being thrown in jail because the county didn’t like the look of their homes or land, the people in the deserts of Los Angeles County are being terrorized by their local government.
Instituted in 2006 by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors’ Nuisance Abatement Teams have been targeting and jailing residents for victimless misdemeanors and code violations.
Code enforcement teams have been hitting unincorporated areas of L.A. County hard, leaving local off-gridders unsure of what the future holds. Local residents are freighted that they may lose not only their homes, but their freedom as well.
It’s a sad day when living off your own land becomes a crime. Please spread the word because cases like this are increasing at an alarming rate.