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When Hell Came to Our Home Part 2A

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I haven't talked much about the trailer next door.  Normally I don't think much about it, but with all this trouble coming from that direction I'm reminded that things have been odd over there lately.

It's been abandoned for years, but the week before school starts there's a lot of activity going on over there.  Lots of people in and out, lots of banging and remodeling noises going on, so much that I didn't notice anything odd about the banging noises the day our door was  broken open.

Then there's the people, who gathered together to talk at the back door instead of the front door, the back door that can only be seen from our back yard.  At least they did until the day the baby watched them, three days before this mess started.  They watched me take him in.  They haven't gathered at either door since then.

Then there's the inside lights, which are never on over there anymore, even though they seemed to be working fine the last time anybody lived there.

Then there's the night a whole bunch of people came over with a whole bunch of boxes.  They turned off the outside lights, took a lot of boxes in, then took even more boxes out.  Funny thing was they did it in complete darkness, with neither the inside or outside lights on, even though that meant negotiating stairs and uneven terrain in the dark.

Then there's the morning Bozo, the guy who lives there, cut across his front yard like he was coming to our front door.  He saw me in the window, stopped, turned and glared at the street, then got in his truck and left.  We'd been having a rash of damaged doorknobs about then.

Odd stuff.

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qara_isuke
Oct. 11th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
....man, that's pretty suspicious. They're obviously doing SOMETHING over there they don't want people to know about.

I can't advise enough for you to work on getting out of there. There people are clearly unstable and willing to cross the legal line.
crabby_lioness
Oct. 11th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
Working on it like crazy.
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amythest_n_ice
Oct. 11th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
Not being funny, but search the fuck out of your house, cupboards, crawl spaces, attics, whatever. You have no clue what these nutters could be hiding in there when they're breaking in while you're not around.
swordznsorcery
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC)
Seconded. Although it's unlikely they'd leave anything sensitive in somebody else's house, it's best to be sure. Check outside as well, if it's possible to do so without being too obvious. You don't want them to see you doing something like that.

It really is important to take all of this to somebody who's prepared to give real help, though. Local media can be unhappy about dealing with sensitive local issues, at least in my experience. National media is a different question. And as has been suggested already elsewhere, go to the FBI. If you can point to suspicious-acting, possibly crooked law officials, they're obliged to do something.
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Planting evidence - mecurtin - Oct. 11th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
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eumenidis
Oct. 11th, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)
I suggest you contact the FBI AND the Southern Poverty Law Center immediately & ask their advice, you may be dealing with some wingnut militia.
bloodrebel333
Oct. 11th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Seconded. They're breaking into your house (I'm assuming but it feels more like a certainty at this point), they're doing very suspicious things - I think this is way too big for any county lawyer. It's very likely that they're doing very illegal (if not very dangerous) things down there. Plus they scare the shit out of you, abuse their positions (as deputies etc) to make things difficult for you, make you (feel and be) unsafe. And they fucking took your baby once. I'd go crazy if I had a child and someone like that touched her.

Get the FBI, try to stay somewhere else as much as you can and record EVERYTHING. When my landlord was threatening me (a few weeks ago) I posted on FB and LJ every single time something happened. I text-messages my boyfriend and saved the messages on my phone. I called the police the one time they he tried to break in my door and told them to put my name and the case in the register, so that if anything happened to me, they'd see instantly that I'd been having trouble with my intimidating violent landlord just before then.

I suggest you try to take the same measures. Save all messages, update whenever you can, don't ever delete even the e-mails notifying you of a comment on your entries. Tell your friends, tell your family, call the police every time something happens, no matter if it's thrice a day, and make sure they record it/make a note of it.
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becky_h
Oct. 11th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if they're trying to turn that property into a grow house or meth lab. And. Definitely search like hell. If they want you out that bad, and they've got drugs to plant, I wouldn't put it past them.
rdprice29
Oct. 11th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
This is also what it sounds like to me. If you start smelling chemical types smells from that direction, it's most likely a meth lab (which can explode at any time) and get you and your kids to your family's/good friends house for safety.
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writestufflee
Oct. 11th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely thinking Meth lab. The DEA and FBI or the ATF might be very interested that trailer too. Anonymous tips are a beautiful thing.
flamingsword
Oct. 12th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
True that.
dune_drd
Oct. 11th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Two words: Meth lab. I would suggest giving the police a hint, but well...
raynedanser
Oct. 11th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds a LOT like drugs. I wonder if they've covered the windows? Done something to prevent light from passing through. Our old trailer was a bank repo that we got for a song... And the master bedroom closet was lined for growing pot with hooks in the ceiling for lights...
captainofidiots
Oct. 11th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Here via copperbadge.

My first thought was meth lab, honestly. People do CRAZY stuff for drugs, especially that one. I would definitely check to make sure nothing like that was planted anywhere. I would be as thorough as checking band-aid boxes and aspirin bottles. I know a recovering addict, and that's where they kept their stash, so... you never know.

Stay safe.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 12th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
Have someone unrelated to you notify the police (a different agency than the one bozo works for)that they are growing marijuana in that trailer.
fornikate
Oct. 12th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Meth lab. I'd call the State Police anon and report it.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 12th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Solution
Contact you congressman's office, they WILL get involved. when you move out contact the ACLU, these are major violations of you civil libirties.
meghannibrooks
Oct. 24th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
I'd be extreamly carful with people breaking in when you have children there (and even if there weren't). I'd also weatch any openings you may have leading in from the roof?

I'm going to tell you something about my self that I don't talk about. For us, it turned out my mum's ex-boyfriend (who she ended up taking back several times) was coming in through our roof at one point (my mum stayed up all night several times waiting for him to try and come in from the roof. I even stayed up with her sometimes and I heard him up there) and was systimatically drugging us (keeping up the dosages I'm guessing). He was a sexual predator. We were living in a horrilbe place where heaps of "half-way" people came through, so of course all the sick fucks setup shot there waiting to prey on all the woman who were on the run from abusive ex-partners, most of which that had children. There were set ups, the police force was corrupt and full of sexual predators (the whole town too). No-one was safe, not even the children. I guess my point is, keep every entry and exit sacure (as you're doing) and don't underestimate the sheer depravity of people, especially those in power.

As someone who's been through a similar situation, I can't stress this enough (but I know you're fully aware of how serious this all is.
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