Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, April 13, 2012
Infowars reporters Darrin McBreen and Marcos Morales were barred from entering city hall in Roswell, Georgia and had their movements tracked by police simply for asking questions about the case of Andrew Wordes, the “chicken man” who was the victim of a sustained campaign of government harassment that led directly to his tragic death.
As we reported earlier this week, Wordes was subjected to an intense multi-year onslaught of intimidation and abuse by city councilors simply for keeping chickens on his land. After Wordes won several court cases allowing him to keep his home, the city bought out the mortgage on the property, declared it to be part of a ‘green’ zone and teamed up with federal Marshals to raid the house, culminating in an explosion which killed Wordes.
Despite McBreen and Morales carrying legitimate press passes, as soon as they pulled up outside city hall and attempted to enter the building, they were intercepted by police who claimed they didn’t “have the proper credentials to enter city hall”. Three police cars then arrived and cops ordered McBreen and Morales to leave, adding that they knew the reporters had visited the “chicken man’s property” earlier.
Shortly afterwards when the reporters traveled to Wordes’ burned-out property for a second time, police were immediately on the scene, suggesting the reporters were being followed.
Contrary to claims by city officials that Wordes’ small chicken farm was a “nuisance” to neighbors, Infowars spoke with residents who expressed their horror and sadness at Wordes’ death, insisting that he was a valued member of the community who would hand out free eggs to both neighbors and the local elementary school and was not a nuisance to anybody.
Indeed, support for Wordes was so widespread that the Mayor attempted to help and the Sheriff’s office refused to participate in the raid that led to his death.
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“This was ugly. It shouldn’t have happened and it didn’t have to happen,” said Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson.
“We were aware of threats from Andrew to defend his property. A dispossessory over a derelict house is not worth an armed confrontation,” Mayor Jere Wood said. “The judgment call we made was it was not worth pursuing, but another official made another judgment.”
In addition, local Roswell police also refused to take part in the raid, leaving the job to federal Marshals.
McBreen and Morales will continue to report from Roswell today in an effort to get more answers about the case and to discover whether any of the councilors who harassed Wordes to his death will face legal retribution.