Mayor Orders Code Inspectors to Home of Blogger Critic

North Miami Beach Mayor Myron Rosner makes a strong case for asshole of the week.

Last month, North Miami Beach blogger Stephanie Kienzle ripped her town's mayor, Myron Rosner, after finding that he'd spent more than $500 on hotels in nearby Hollywood and Miami. Days later, a code compliance inspector came knocking at her front door. "I had no doubt the mayor was trying to get revenge," she says...

Two days later, Rosner wrote an email to Philip Azan, head of the city's Building Department, to complain about Kienzle's house. "There appear to be several violations at the above property," he wrote in the email.

Rosner admits he sent the email but says there's no conflict. "I complained as a resident, not as mayor," he says.

An inspector later found nothing worth a citation, Kienzle says.

Rosner's opponent in the last election claims the mayor pulled something similar with him.

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    42 U.S.C. §1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights.

    Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

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    I believe the original version (1871?) did not have the judicial exception.

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    The one thing is, municipalities and their officials are right smack in the bullseye. They can be hit for dollars as well as injunctive relief, I believe.

  • Invisible Finger||

    They should have put a death penalty in that statute.

  • GILMORE||

    Gee, this story is almost as fucked up as someone trying to get someone fired over something stupid they once said on Hit&Run;
    Of course, that would never happen.
    ...

    Oh, yeah, wait...

  • Other Derp||

    Care to elaborate?

  • Spencer||

    well, if what they said WAS stupid...

  • Doktor Zombie||

    Sometimes it's hard to know.

  • GILMORE||

    Stupid comment on intertubes? yes. No question.

    Go agressively after one's career over it? ...

    I used to be sorta cynical. Now I'm pretty hard-fucking-boiled. Never underestimate the power of Serious Douchebags. They can make your life very unpleasant.

  • Spencer||

    I fear this is much more common than one could prove.

  • Other Derp||

    I wonder where this guy is copying and pasting this from?

  • Doktor Zombie||

    Charlie Sheen, you magnificent bastard!

  • Chuck S.||

    I’m an F-18, bro, and I will destroy you in the air and I will deploy my ordinance to the ground

  • Doktor Zombie||

    Are you coming on to me?
    *blush*

  • DADIODADDY||

    you wish

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    No, no, no. You've got it all wrong, Hercule. This has nothing to do with Saudi Arabia.

    The Mayor is in cahoots with the Rand corporation, in association with the saucer people, under the supervision of the reverse vampires. It's something to do with a fiendish plot to eliminate the meal of dinner.

  • Other Derp||

    >eliminate the meal of dinner.

    You should write for comic books.

  • Doktor Zombie||

    we're through the looking glass, people.

  • Brett L||

    Wait, which meal do you call dinner? The midday one or the evening one?

  • DADIODADDY||

    my tin foil hat protects me from the likes of you

  • Other Derp||

  • Other Derp||

    Keep going with the [brackets], they really make your [points] stand out.

  • Doktor Zombie||

    Thanks for clarifying who JFK was.
    I didn't know.

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    [Blood and Pain will rule the day]

    Holy crap. How did you know I have judo tonight?

  • T||

    He's stalking you, sage.

    Or just crazy. Take your pick.

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    You either need to be taking more drugs, or less. I'm thinking more.

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    The New World Party Order? I'm up for a party! Will there be loose women?

  • Pip||

    I remember that band.

  • a||

    Well, only small-time government officials like the mayor of North Miami Beach would do something like this. If you believe that, oh, the US government would do something similar to Julian Assange, you're a paranoid fruitcake.

  • Julian Assange||

    Sleep. Nature's Ruffie.

  • Paul||

    Always blog anonymously.

  • Doktor Zombie||

    Good lord, you're dense.

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    I'm curious. Do you think that one can't set up a blog that can't be traced? Or are you referring to something else?

  • Doktor Zombie||

    Strange. My statement wasn't supposed to be directed at Paul. It was directed at HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN, but when Herc's comment got nom nommed by the Great Gods o' Reason, my comment was attributed to Paul.

    *strokes invisible goatee*

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    Is see...

    *strokes visible goatee*

  • T. Kacynzski||

    *gets hand stuck in beard*

    *angrily writes new manifesto*

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    The Progressive Collective of Cascadia [The Coastal areas of California, Oregon, and Washington]

    We ain't joining with California. That turd's on its own. Sorry, Tim and Matt.

  • T||

    You forgot the Chicago Imperium.

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    Other areas will be under [ANARCHY] or fought for as [REMNANTS]

    TEH BARTERTOWN!!1!1!

  • Doktor Zombie||

    He forgot The People's Republic of West Virginia!1!

  • Kristen||

    No, no - it's the People's Republic of Robert Byrdistan! [Sheesh!]

  • Brett L||

    Awww, man. We don't want Arkansas, make Texas take them. We'll have enough cousin-humpers with KY.

  • Jim||

    Well I think I can speak for most people when I say, thank...god that HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN is back and in rare form. I'm going to start copying his posts into the MMO forums for the games I play. And then breaking them up and posting them in in-game chat.

  • Ska||

    WTS - HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN >>>RANTS

  • Jim||

    lol ^^ this

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    LFG, HAVE TANK AND HEALS, NEED RANTS, PST FOR INVITE

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    Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest blogger?

  • nobody||

    I noticed an instance of this in the fall. I do environmental consulting and I was at a small municipality office in south Jersey conducting a file review of a former gas station. I was sitting in a back office when the chief of police came in and started talking to the guy in charge of building permitting.

    It turns out that the chief of police's next door neighbor had recently installed a swimming pool, and the chief wasn't particularly happy about it. He'd combed through the regs and discovered that the distance from the edge of the neighbor's patio to his fence (or something) was slightly too short and so the pool shouldn't have been permitted. The guy in charge of permitting was practically crapping himself for the oversight. Just then the chief of police noticed that I had heard everything and he went out of his way to say that he didn't really have a problem with the neighbor's pool, that he just was curious and interested in building code, etc. etc. I'm happy that I don't live in that town.

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    So you're happy you don't live in every town? :-)

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    Nobody doens't live in every town? Doesn't anybody?

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    Enough of your Monday morning philosophizing.

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    I can row a boat. Canoe?

  • nobody||

    Actually, I think my town is slightly less corrupt. I adopted a dog last November, and when I called the township to find out how to pay the for the $15 dog license they told me to wait until January since the license would expire December 31. Sure, a dog license is a pretty stupid idea, but they actually turned down $15. I was shocked.

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    Too bad the call was recorded, and they'll be looking for that $15 (plus hourly-compounded interest) a year from now.

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    or... happy go lucky clerk saving you $15.00 vs county dogknapper charging you big bucks...

  • Matrix||

    An elected official abuses his authority to target opponents and critics? SAY IT ISN'T SO!

  • Johnny Longtorso||

    Hey Herc, ever read "The 9 Nations of North America"? The author hadn't discovered [brackets] yet, but you might find the book interesting.

  • Upgrayyed||

    I thought it was the 7 Nations, headquartered in the autonomous tribal regions of outer Wichita.

  • GILMORE||

    I want to send Herc's boss copies of things from his blog.

    Better yet... his mom.

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    That's just weird. How do you sent copies of things from his mom?

  • GILMORE||

    har har

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    I think I might have mentioned this a time or two, but give people power and authority over others and they will abuse it and use it to further their own interests at the expense of others.

  • Dat_Truth_Hurts||

    I'm just going to blame the Koch brothers. I like saying that name. Teehee!

  • cynical||

    Coke?

  • دردشه عراقية||

    Thanks

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