Well now… how interesting… The fundraiser page he set up is now gone and “doesn’t exist”. His facebook page was either partially deleted and/or made private. How exactly is it that he was able to do this while either in the hospital or jail?
I went to the wayback machine to check for an archived record of his fund raiser and guess what. There is no archive except they did archive the “oops not found” page.
Can we say INTERNET CENSORSHIP? Come on, say it with me now.
“I need to clean up & I need a lawyer,I have no place to go and my 2 rescue dogs will be put to sleep because no one else will take them”
“Ross township took me to court & the court ruled that I have to vacate my home of 20 years & remove the bridge that FEMA gave me $5000 to put in as well as clean up my land I live on SSI which comes to $600 a month I have no money to clean up & it is insane to make me remove a bridge that FEMA gave the money to put in! I have no place to go I need a Lawyer but have no money!”
Rockne Newell started a fund raiser to try and take care of the dispute between the condition of his land and his County that ended unsuccessfully on October 19th, 2012.
The dispute he had between the County regarding his land has been a ongoing 17 year battle. Living in poverty due to his low income disability after being involved in a crash has left him with little options when it came to authority trying to permanently remove him from his land and steal it from him.
“This is total horse shit,” said Newell, who has been living out of his 1984 Fiero and in abandoned buildings since being ordered to vacate.
“They have no right to kick me off my property. They call my property an ‘eyesore.’ When I bought it, it was one of only three properties on the entire road that didn’t have what they call ‘junk.’”
“I don’t mow the property because I don’t like lawns,” said Newell, who has been struggling to pay property and school taxes after the mortgage was paid up years ago. “I prefer trees. Trees make the property less likely to flood when there’s heavy rain.”
During hurricane Irene’s reign in 2011 there was flooding that washed away a footbridge that used to span the creek that runs through his property. Newell said the Federal Emergency Management Agency told him to replace the footbridge with a culvert driveway wide enough to allow emergency vehicle access to the property.
He maintains that he was told by FEMA that he wouldn’t need a permit to install this culvert driveway.
“We’re not a regulatory agency, so it’s not up to us to issue any permits,” said external affairs specialist Josie Pritchard in FEMA’s Harrisburg office. “Issuing permits is the job of the Department of Environmental Protection or local municipality, depending on the specific project.” Newell said he was having a contractor install the culvert in November 2011 when waterways conservation specialist Eric Weredyk of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission visited the property.
Weredyk told him the culvert was illegally being installed without a permit and threatened to arrest the contractor if the contractor didn’t cease work immediately, according to Newell.
Newell said he told Weredyk that FEMA had said no permit was needed.
Weredyk then let the contractor continue work, but directed the contractor to install the culvert six inches higher than what state Department of Environmental Protection permit regulations allow, Newell said.
“Now, because of Weredyk’s mistake, they’re telling me the culvert blocks the stream’s flow instead of letting it pass through,” he said. “So now, they’re not giving me a permit until that gets fixed, which I don’t have the money to do. The contractor who was doing the work for me, when Weredyk came and screwed things up, is a friend of mine who knows I have no money and was doing me a favor.”
“There are other issues with the culvert besides its height,” said Victor Motts of the Monroe County Conservation District, which takes an interest when any construction on private or public property potentially affects waterways.
“Until those issues are resolved, the DEP won’t grant any permits, and the culvert will remain in violation.”
Newell invited the Pocono Record to his property to see his culvert. There appeared at the time to be no stream obstruction posed.
Newell then showed a culvert he said had been installed on a neighbor’s property. That culvert at the time had debris including a large piece of concrete in it and appeared to pose more of an obstruction.
“Why am I being harassed for my culvert when this other one here is being totally ignored?” he asked.
“Mr. Newell was supposed to have gotten a DEP waterways and encroachment permit before even starting any construction on a stream project,” said Community Relations Coordinator Colleen Connolly at DEP’s Wilkes-Barre office. “He should not be doing the work first and then getting a permit. It doesn’t work that way.”
[Obey your masters, ask for permission (permit)]
The township’s other concerns with the property date back to shortly after Newell bought it from the previous owner in 1990.
Newell got a township permit for a storage structure he built. He then used the structure both for storage and as his dwelling, but had not applied for a separate zoning permit or certificate of occupancy to use it as a dwelling.
In 1995, after receiving complaints about the growing number of cluttered items on the property, the township took Newell to district court in efforts to force him to clean up and get a proper permit for the dwelling.
Snydersville Magisterial District Judge JoLana Krawitz ruled in the township’s favor.
Newell appealed in county court, presenting the township’s copy of his building permit application form. On the form’s “building’s intended use” line, someone had written “only” after “storage” so that it read “storage only.”
The township employee who handled the application testified she and Newell signed the form and that someone else afterward must have put that “only” there, without her or Newell’s knowledge.
Newell said this proved the township had not required him to get a separate permit to use the structure also as a dwelling.
Though Newell said Judge Peter O’Brien dismissed the case without prejudice and told the township to stop its harassment, township solicitor John Dunn said O’Brien told the township not to proceed any further unless it could prove Newell, in fact, was using the structure also as a dwelling.
Newell said he wasn’t doing so and living with a friend at that time.
In 2009, after sheriff’s deputies responded to another complaint about Newell’s property and found human fecal matter in buckets there, the township determined he was improperly disposing of sewage with no septic system or permit for one.
Newell said he cannot afford septic hookup fees, uses a composting toilet and has never put human fecal matter in anything other than that toilet, but the township still requires him to get a septic permit.
“If I lose this property, I have nowhere else to go,” Newell said. “What they’re doing to me, what they’ve been doing to me for so long, it’s wrong.”
On August 4th at approximately 7PM, Rockne Newell took a rifle to the town hall meeting. He killed 3 people and injured 2 more. He was later shot with his own gun by one of the people in attendance.
Though he claims to be a Democrat with his public facebook posts saying who he has voted for and blaming Republicans for problems, he does however understand quite well that food is being poisoned, that our government is not acting within their boundaries of authority, free ranging his own chickens, awareness of poisoned water, awareness of HFCS and many other ongoings.
“I voted for Obama & I find these actions of his administration Unacceptable! I call Obama to do what he promised I call upon him to close Gitmo To end all Federal marijuana prosecutions to Pardon Bradley Manning & Release him immediately! To stop all prosecutions of whistleblowers!”
“I support healthier food!” in relation to Tyson foods putting poisons in chicken meat.
“I will stop buying Poland spring right now!” in relation to Poland Spring and Nestly poisoning water.
“I like Science but they don’t know enough to mess with foods yet! (Look at corn syrup)” In relation to GMO salmon.
In accordance with his facebook page, he appears to be your typical status-quo leftist. In other words, he has not yet figured out that the left and right both lead to the slaughter house via intentional division. It has also come to my attention that most of these shootings are done by leftists. Interesting. Also according to some images in his facebook page he was pro-gun. His last post was July 6th, 2013.
Are people finally getting tired of an oppressive power structure, namely government? As Gerald Celente has said, “When people have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”