In Naperville, IL, this week, a shockingly thuggish municipal smart meter installation occurred. The mayor and city council reportedly have devised a “install at any cost” policy, and sent installers and police out to force residents who have been battling smart meters in court to have them installed – even those with sick children who are at grave risk to become more ill from smart meter RF radiation. Over the screams of anguish of mothers trying to protect their families’ health, police brutishly grabbed a camera and spun one mother around, cuffing her. Two were arrested and others threatened, one man reports that police said they’d shoot his dog and arrest him if he didn’t allow installation.
Apparently, Naperville – and the state of Illinois – needs to rename itself: North Korea East comes to mind. Perhaps Naperville’s thuggish leaders should build retraining camps for those who know smart meters are too dangerous to allow on their homes. Calling Governor Pat Quinn’s office in IL produced a hand-off to a staffer who read a message into the phone that she was given to tell complainants, that “the state can do nothing about local government”. Watch the video interviews and raw footage below to determine if you think this is how America should be run. Perhaps there is a connection with how the White House is treating us with regards to smart meters and how Illinois is treating its citizens. Both chillingly anti-American. All these good people want to do is maintain their health. Apparently that is now a crime in America. We ask you to support the people in Naperville with a donation of any amount, to help pay for their federal legal challenge to smart meters and their legal expenses related to these outrageous arrests. What happens there can set a precedent for what happens to you and your loved ones!
2 meter opponents arrested in Naperville: ‘A society of violating one another’ (Chicago Tribune, Local)
Naperville armed police assist forced Smart Meter deployment- Two mothers arrested (EMF Safety Network article)
Two Mothers Arrested as Naperville Armed Police Assist Forced Smart Meter Deployment on Private Homes (Stop Smart Meters, CA)
Naperville Smart Meter Awareness
NAPERVILLE, IL- The deployment of the “smart grid” took a dark turn on Wednesday in Illinois, as residents in the City of Naperville (CON) woke up to the reality of ‘smart’ meters forced on their homes by police officers and municipal utility installers working together to intimidate- and in two cases arrest- residents who continue to refuse the meters and protect their homes. This follows CON’s FINAL NOTICE to residents days before.
These developments would be unbelievable in and of themselves as flagrant violations of constitutional property rights. The fact that the meters emit a Class 2B carcinogen, have caused at least hundreds of fires, and clearly violate privacy laws including the 4th Amendment, not to mention that these facts are all at issue in an ongoing federal lawsuit brought against the city by its own residents- makes these events all the more troubling.
New details are emerging about the CON’s installation “blitzkrieg” – backed up by armed police- that hit neighborhoods in this Illinois city of 150,000 people starting on Wednesday January 23rd. The forced installations have continued since then.
Residents told Stop Smart Meters! that the deployment happened very suddenly and unpredictably, using “shock and awe” tactics. All of a sudden, the whole street was filled with police and installation vehicles.
Naperville Women Arrested for Trying to Block Smart Meters
CBS caught it live. Click here.NSMA would like to thank all of our supporters locally, nationally and abroad for their outpouring of support during this tumultuous time in Naperville.What occurred yesterday with the arrest of Kim Bendis, President of NSMA and Jennifer Stahl, NSMA Treasurer should strike an internal alarm.An alarm that asks the question, how much power is too much power?When your local government is using their power to authorize the city’s police force to ignore homeowner’s wishes, hop over locked fences, destroy personal property and threaten to shoot your pets, something is seriously wrong.Today, another Naperville mom opened her door to police forcing her to install a smart meter.NSMA’s phone line and e-mail account were buzzing with stories of threats from City of Naperville installers and police threatening that if they filmed them they would be arrested, but were they telling the truth?Here’s the truth as reported by Courthouse News on January 7, 2013. If everything was on the up and up and this is the most fantastic invention of our time, wouldn’t the installers and police WANT to be on film showing how progressive they were? What do they have to hide from being on camera?
The weight of evidence about smart meters being a DUM idea continues to grows and it turns out that hacking themisn’t so hard after all.
Clearly, this product still needs to be properly vetted in order to mitigate some pretty glaring risks. So one must ask the question why are residents who are informed consumers and want to keep their analog meter getting thrown into jail? We encourage you to ask the following people:
Watch these videos and ask yourself, “Who is responsible for using the police force as hired thugs?” Our police force is better than that!
Your letters of outrage, disbelief and disappointment in our local government need to be shared far and wide.
As a result of the charges that the city has placed on Kim Bendis, she will not be speaking publicly about her arrest until all charges are dropped.
Therefore, as an organization we encourage all of you to share your personal experiences of bullying, intimidation and fear at the hands of our local authorities with our local leaders as well as with the media.
A spotlight has been turned onto Naperville and the whole world is watching and wondering how the leaders of a seemingly picturesque city could condone such harsh treatment of private residents.
Which ever side you fall on the “smart” meter issue you must ask yourself, are you okay with the tactics used to force compliance of a utility policy that is not even a state or federal law?
To share your stories and outrage:
Call Governor Quinn: 312-814-2121
Call the ACLU 312-201-9750
Call the State’s Attorney: 630-407-6500 (DuPage Co) or 815-727-8453 (Will Co)
CBS News 312-899-2222 or Breaking news Hotline 1-800-CH2-NEWS
ABC News 312-750-7777 Or Breaking News Hotline (312) 750-7070
Trib Local: email@example.com
The Patch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Naperville Sun: email@example.com
Daily Herald: firstname.lastname@example.org