Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right But They Can Feel Great
I came accross this tale out of Brooklyn, in which a number of people are proposing using the government’s now apparently, unlimited power to sieze private land and take a now prime piece of land from the drug giant, Pfizer which was happy to recieve a solid chunk of New London, CT from it’s owners for “redevelopment.” It might be interesting to see the company’s arguments in court.
“Now, though, the tables may be turned on the drugmaker, which wants to revamp a 15-acre site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where until recently it operated a plant for more than a century. A local assemblyman isn’t content with Pfizer’s plans to sell the property to a private developer, who would replace the plant with mixed-use development that the drugmaker maintains will include affordable housing. Vito Lopez, however, wants to use eminent domain – of all things – to seize the property, because he doesn’t believe enough, if any truly affordable housing will be created.”