Sunday, September 27, 2009

Government Cruelty Knows No Bounds

Montgomery Advertiser - Widowed Cancer Survivor Fights Federal Land Seizure

A widowed cancer survivor faces the prospect of being homeless unless she can fight off federal seizure of her house and land.

Mara Lynn Williams' husband, Royce, killed himself in May while awaiting a verdict in a federal drug case against him.

The U.S. attorney's office accused Royce Williams of growing marijuana on his Chilton County land with the intent to sell it. They now are attempting to seize his land -- about 40 acres -- and the house where Mara Lynn Williams still lives.

Mara Lynn Williams, 56, said she didn't know that her husband was growing marijuana, and she said federal authorities should not be trying to take the land, which has been in her husband's family for generations.

"It is not morally right. My husband has paid with his life. What else do they want?" Williams said.

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Mr. Williams was a chronic pain patient and had survived many surgeries. He was growing marijuana for his own personal use.


Anonymous said...

this is the type of abuse of asset forfeiture laws that we were promised would not happen back when ronny / nancy & george senior started that whole crack cocaine scam back in the 80's . They made a big fuss about how we need this law to get kingpin crack dealers off the street. well here we are. lil old grand ma is fixin to be tossed to the freaking wolves just like we expected.And not one of her representitives are speaking out for her. Alabama is a big state there has to be some one there with dirt on one of these people going after her.I really dont know how the narcs and prosecuter involved in this case can even sleep at night or even show their face in public. I bet their moms are real proud of them. & probably wondering if they will be the next victim.

Tyrvald said...

What upsets me the most is my inability to experience shock. This is standard procedure, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I really feel for the woman. They took several vehicles, about 10 guns (which she said she doesn't want back), etc. Why would she not want them back? What are they going to do with them, if they keep them? Just curious.

Loretta Nall said... of the guns belonged to her father. I'm not sure why she wouldn't want them back. Maybe she just doesn't want the hassle.

I placed a call to her yesterday and left a message. I wanted to let her know that she is not alone here in Alabama though it might seem that way. I hope she calls back. I would like to organize a protest on her behalf at the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery when this case comes up.

All it takes for evil like this to exist is for good, red-blooded American citizens to sit on their candy asses and do nothing. We must stand up for this woman.

sixstring said...


Yes, standard procedure --

"Asset Forfeiture Coordinator Tommie Brown Hardwick said the U.S. attorney's office is following standard procedure."

This is tyranny and oppression. These people had a right to do what they please on their own property. They harmed no one. They threatened no one. SAD....
I hope some good lawyers step up and help her out pro bono.