A California city forces an old woman out of her home, knocks it down, and then demands that she pay $20,000 to cover the cost of demolishing the house, storing her belongings, and putting her up in a hotel. "They are responsible for everything they did," she says, "and now they want to me to pay for it?" Did I mention that the house was dilapidated, with a roof that city officials said was threatening to fall in on the woman (but not on anyone else, unless they happened to be visiting her)? Does it matter? Discuss.
[Thanks to Dan Waylonis for the tip.]