Petition On Behalf of Denise Morrison of the City of Tulsa, OK
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Protect Citizen Rights Provided By The United States Constitution
One, restore immediately Denise Morrison's garden to her specifications, by replanting, using the same people that ripped out the plants to begin with. Two, compensate her the full price of the lost plantings. Three, pay her full price of replacement plantings. Four, issue her a public apology describing the City's violation of Denise's rights. Five, add to or change city ordinance to reflect the lawfulness of edible gardens and plantings.
City ordinances and bylaws may not supersede citizen rights and protections. It would seem that in this case the City of Tulsa Oklahoma violated the Fourth Amendment, in which Denise Morrison as a citizen of the United States has a right to "Protection from unreasonable search and seizure". The Fifth Amendment may also apply in this situation, in that private property may not be taken for public use without just compensation.
At the least the City of Tulsa must recall the Fourteenth Amendment; "no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws".
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