Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Injustice in Toledo

Another sad story:

As vehicle haulers packed with new Jeeps thundered down Stickney Avenue behind him, Herman Blankenship remained defiant.

"I'll tell you what: I'm nobody. I've never caused much trouble around town, but I'm going to be the biggest pain [for city officials]," he said. "They took my land from me. They
made me an advocate."

Still, Mr. Blankenship's legal battles with the city of Toledo may be all but over.

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Mr. Blankenship's lawsuit against the city. He and his wife, Kim, claimed the city unfairly seized Kim's Auto & Truck Repair for the expansion of the DaimlerChrysler Jeep plant.