Terminal cancer patient holds yard sale to help pay medical bills, government shuts it down

Posted: August 29th, 2011 by Militant Libertarian

from Information Liberation

A neighborhood snitch rats on their terminally ill cancer patient neighbor for holding an “illegal” yard sale in her backyard and a government goon takes the call and shuts the dying woman’s yard sale down. Welcome to life in the land of the free.

(KATU News) – A woman fighting a terminal form of bone cancer is trying to raise money to help pay bills with a few weekend garage sales, but the city of Salem says she’s breaking the law and is shutting her down.

Jan Cline had no idea, but the city of Salem has a clear law that states a person can only have three yard sales a year.

Cline has been selling her stuff in the backyard for a few weekends and said she thought she’d be fine by keeping the sale out of everyone’s way. […]

So she decided to sell what she owned. The sale was bringing in several hundred dollars each weekend until one neighbor complained and she got a visit from the city.

“He said, ‘I’m sorry. Rules are rules.’”

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