I have a friend who is president of his homeowners association
> in a Dallas, Texas suburb. They were having a terrible problem
> with litter near some of his association's homes. The reason
> according to Wallace (my friend) is that six very large, luxurious
> new houses are being built right next to their community.
> The trash was coming from the Mexican laborers working
> at the construction sites and included bags from McDonalds,
> Burger King and 7-11, plus coffee
> cups, napkins, cigarette butts, coke cans, empty
> bottles, etc. He went to see the site supervisor and
> even the general contractor, politely urging them to
> get their workers not to litter the neighborhood, to
> no avail. He called the city, county, and police and
> got no help there either.
> So here's what his community did. They organized about
> twenty folks, named themselves The "Inner Neighborhood
> Services" group, and arranged to go out
> at lunch time and "police" the trash themselves. It is
> what they did while picking up the trash that is so
> They bought navy blue baseball caps and had the
> initials "INS" embroidered in gold on the caps.
> It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand what
> they hoped people might mistakenly think the letters
> really stand for.
> After the Inner Neighborhood Services group's first
> lunch time pickup detail, with all of them wearing
> their caps and some carrying cameras; 46 out of the
> total of 68 construction workers did not show up for
> work the next morning--and haven't come back yet.
> It has been ten days now.
> The General Contractor, I'm told, is madder than hell, but
> can't say anything publicly because he could be
> busted for hiring illegal aliens.
> Wallace and his bunch can't be accused of
> impersonating federal personnel, because they have the
> official name of the group recorded in their
> homeowner association minutes along with a notation
> about the vote to approve formation of the new
> subcommittee--and besides, they informed the
> INS in advance of their plans and according to Wallace
> the INS said basically, "Have at it"!
> SO FOLKS, I THINK YOU COULD SAY THAT TEXAS INGENUITY
> TRIUMPHS AGAIN!