Don'r believe everything you read in the paper.Here's something that pzzed me off this morning. A HOA can hire their own rent-a-cops that can detain drivers and issue tickets, even if the person is not a member of the community. Upheld by the Illinois supreme court, this is a slippery slope that can lead to a whole host of problems. I can't agree with this at all.
The court decision opens with the words "Poris,Plaintiff, a member of the Lake Holiday Property Association...".*
He owed property in te evelopment, had signed the HOA agreement and was speeding within the gated community. I have no sympathy for him nor do I think it is the beginnig of a slippery slope.
To the extent that it might also allow a mall cop to ticket soemone in teh mall parking lot, I also don't have much of a problem with it.
* you can read it yourself by going to the Illinois State Supreme Court website and looking under Opinions, just like I did. Horse's mouth and all that.