Category Archives: Engineering without a license
The case of the North Raleigh homeowners association that was reported to the State for “Engineering without a license” has gotten even stranger. Now they are turning an actual Attorney into the State for “Practicing law without a license.” He’s a lawyer, in DC. And he made clear that he wasn’t representing the homeowner’s association.
Here’s a video from NBC17 about it.
I stand by my previous statement.
Tar and feathers.
Well, I thought that the whole “engineering without a license” thing had ended when it was reported that no charges were filed. Not so fast. Watch this video from my friend, Jackie Faye.
It’s not that the “study” wasn’t practicing engineering without a license, it’s that they couldn’t figure out who exactly to pin it on.
The board that oversees engineering said the reason no charges will be filed is because they cannot figure out the exact author.
I hope that the lawyer sues their pants off. Then I want to see them paraded around the old Capital Building in their underwear. By then we should have the tar and feathers ready.
Let’s hear what the Engineer who started this whole thing has to say
Yep, a really big barrel of tar and every pillow in the city of Raleigh.
Not much info so far, but this from NBC17 Raleigh
A Raleigh homeowner will not face charges in the fight over two traffic signals, after an engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation accused the homeowner of practicing engineering without a license.
Good for him. More when I find out myself.
Jackie Faye interviews Dr. Joseph Hummer about the “study” produced by a Raleigh neighborhood association. His verdict?
The issue is what should the base assumptions be when deciding about traffic lights? Do you use current conditions? Or do you plan for future conditions?
“It specifically states when looking at traffic signals that you include future growth,” said Michael Paul, the President of the North Raleigh Coalition of Homeowners Association.
Apparently NCDOT used the current conditions, with the 2 lane road, ignoring the fact that they are going to widen the road, which will probably increase traffic.
My friend, Jackie Faye, interviews the Raleigh man accused of “Practicing engineering without a license.”
What makes a government functionary think that this sort of behavior is appropriate? Disagreement in public policy is normal. Different groups have different tolerances for risk and different views on appropriate ways to manage those risks. That’s what politics is all about. Instead of accepting what amounts to a policy paper, and evaluating it, this guy decided to try to intimidate his opposition. He forgot that you can’t silence people in the internet age.
Update: Jackie did another report two days ago about a homeless shelter in Raleigh that is listed as the home of record for 40 registered sex offenders. Check it out and tell me what you think.
American Thinker posted a fantastic take down on the traffic engineer in Raleigh who turned in a citizen to the N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors for “Practicing engineering without a license.” A couple of bits to make you want to read more.
In North Carolina, some state functionaries and politicians believe citizens must be credentialed by the state in order to be allowed to analyze and criticize certain state government plans. Absent those credentials, citizen transgressors should be investigated and potentially face criminal penalties. Would anyone be surprised that those politicians were Democrats?
Lacy may be a fine engineer, but he does not understand basic civics or what liberty means. It is not for the state to grant permission or to allow citizens to analyze and/or report as they see fit on any proposal or action of the state! It is their right to do so! It is not for state functionaries like Mr. Lacy to tell the citizens who employ him what he will accept from them in the form of comments or questions. In the phrase “public servant,” it is not the public that is the servant.
Run, do not walk, to American Thinker, and rejoice that you have not done anything as stupid as J. Kevin Lacy. Lacy, as my father used to say, “won’t be able to sit down for the week.”