Inner Neighborhood Services

True story? Dunno: it was sent to me by a friend, and is a forward of a forward of....

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I have a friend who is president of his homeowner's association in Washington, D.C. They are having a terrible problem with trash on the side of the roads around his association's homes. The reason, according to him, is there are being built just next to them six new homes -- big ones! And the trash, he says, is coming from the Mexican work crews working at the construction sites. (McDonald's bags, Burger King trash, etc).

He has pleaded with the site supervisors and the general contractor to no avail, called the city, county, the police and got no help.

So they organized about twenty folks, named themselves the "Inner Neighborhood Services" to go out at lunch time and "police" the trash themselves. But that's not really the point of the story.

They got some navy blue baseball caps and had the initials "INS" in gold put on the caps. It doesn't take a rocket scientist, however, to understand what they hoped people would think it means.

Well the day after their first pick up detail, with them wearing their caps and some carrying cameras, 46 out of 68 of the construction workers didn't show up for work the next morning -- and haven't come back yet! It has been ten days.

The General Contractor, I understand, is madder than hell, but can't say anything publicly because he could be busted for hiring "illegal aliens." My friend and his bunch can't be accused of impersonating INS folks, because they have it in their home owner association records the vote to form the new committee within their association, plus they informed the INS about what they were doing in advance, and the INS said, according to him, "have at it"!

Posted March 27, 2015

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