I wasn’t aware of this story until it was in the Age, but for years I’ve wondered how the owner of the cars and trucks abandoned around Fitzroy and Kerr streets could get away with using public streets for his private dump. Now it seems he is also a landlord from hell. I wish I’d heard about the protest and picket – I would have participated. It’s good to hear that it was successful.
It’s even more difficult to believe that he has been repeatedly prosecuted and fined by local and state governments for 5 years, he has refused to pay and yet he has not been arrested and jailed. This is inexcusable and suggests that the City of Yarra and the Magistrate’s Court and the state government are all incompetent bureaucratic cowards.
Sociopaths like Frank Cassar rely on the likelihood that most people are too nice to stand up to people like him. Join the Facebook group. Speak up. Demand that the government uphold the law. At the moment they look like the biggest spineless cowards in the world.
This is one of those rare occasions where histrionic journalism actually has a purpose, as this video shows.