Death by government harassment …

7 Mar

I’m not much of an “off the gridder” – when the shit hits the fan my survival plan is head to the nearest Mills Fleet Farm. They have everything you need to survive, food (for humans and animals), clothes, guns, ammo, generators, gasoline and shelter – all in a big defensible space.

That said, I was sent this story, from last year, of a man being subject to a years long harassment by a myriad of the government departments, agencies and officials, ending sadly in him being literally harassed to death by a government. Who, after  failing in using the Courts against him, clearly set out to get even, ultimately leading to his loss of hope, and subsequent death.  This story bears repeating, notice and widespread dissemination.

By all appearances the Roswell Chicken Man, Andre Wordes, was a good and decent man, if perhaps slightly eccentric. But being eccentric should not be a death penalty offence.

Neither should chickens.

A friend of his posted upon his death – these words of his briefly describe the man:


Andrew was a man of faith, with a strong love for God. He was a staunch Constitutionalist with a passion for our freedoms and liberties. He taught me a lot in the short time I knew him. We talked often and he openly shared his story and his dedication to what America used to stand for. He was a fighter and I admired his immense devotion to his sweet birds, pigs and dogs. He cared about everyone around him and was always kind and generous. I am saddened that evil trampled him to the end of his rope.

Andrew fought the good fight,not just for himself but for others because he knew it could happen to anyone.

In reading the rest of his comments, posted shortly after his friends death, the words show the passion of one decent man defending another. And they ring with the clear feel of truth. Other comments on this same page from various folks directly involved, support and enhance the planned and coordinated attack on this poor man, and the result. Make sure to read Lee Fleck’s detailed comments for further insight.

While known as the Chicken Man, as it turns out keeping chickens on his nearly one acre, heavily wooded property, was just the tip of the iceberg. When the city’s own judicial system found the City’s claims against Mr. Wordes unfounded, and his actions to be within the law, the City retaliated with the ongoing, concerted harassment that drove Mr. Wordes to his death.

This wasn’t just harassment, this was a premeditated, well planned, tar and feathering. A government led lynch mob unleashed against a simple citizen fighting for his rights – rights a Court held he was entitled to …

Andrew Wordes - The Chicken Man of RoswellA lover of animals and friend to many, he was known as “Chicken Man” for his battle with Roswell, GA over keeping them at his home.  Sadly, all hope lost, he succumbed  to the years of harassment  corruption and pressure, from the officials at the City of Roswell … taking his own life March 26, 2012 in the home on the property he had fought so hard to simply be able to enjoy.

Sadly, a search today, nearly a year after his death, appears to show no action has been taken. And the officials responsible have succeeded in their task, unscathed and unaccountable.

Please take the time to read these links – in particular the comments – for more on Andrew Wordes – The Roswell Chicken Man’s life and death :

Andrew Wordes, in his own words:

How others felt about Andrew – comments from his funeral – Funeral draws large tunrout:

One of the most complete stories on the issue:

And a timeline:

A detailed history of the Roswell Chicken Man fight:

Copy of City’s lawsuit against Wordes:

New details on City pressure against mortgage holder:

Radio Interview with Andrew Wordes:

Audio interview – Contrary to claims by City and others Wordes elderly mortgage holder cared about Wordes, not money:

Mortage buyer a sham?:    Apr 25, 2012

Local story on his death:

Andrew Wordes Facebook:

Memorial by Glenn Horowitz:

Police chief involved dismissed:

More media stories: JUL 7, 2011  FEB 20, 2012   MAR 7, 2012    MARCH 12, 2012  MAR 26, 2012  APR 25, 2012  APR 25, 2012

The woman it appears was largely behind this vendetta:


One Response to “Death by government harassment …”

  1. Outlaws & Indians March 7, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    A few additional comments ….

    There are a lotta things these days that need to be heard and talked about. This is a story I think worth a read. Its about how a shady and corrupt local City harassed and pursued a kind and decent man until all hope was lost.

    Its about an event that was years in the making, but happened almost a year ago … so you might ask why it’s worth writing about today?

    Because not a thing appears to have happened since this simple man – who only wanted to live peacefully with his animals on the land he had been on for almost 20 years – was driven to his desperate act, and death, by these same despicable and corrupt government officials.

    Some might say it wasn’t worth the fight, and certainly not worth his final act – that he should have just given up and gone along.

    As someone who has lived thru similar, and in some ways worse, I can understand. And am grateful and thankful there are still some people who believe in right and wrong, and will take a stand.

    Andrew Wordes paid a terrible price, and a lotta folks have his blood on their hands. But the worse travesty would be that those responsible, get away with it.

    If you think the story is worthwhile and important please consider sharing it on your Facebook and blogs. Agree with him or not, it seems the least we can do to show respect for a man brave enough to take a stand.

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