By Alexandra Wilson (updated 10/10/2019)
On May 11, 2016 Kevin Byrd and I lost thousands of dollars worth of personal property and our home, and had our organization sabotaged via an unwarranted forcible entry and detainer by five Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies and an unidentified code compliance inspector.
We lived at 2232 Commercial Ave in Lake Isabella, CA approximately 7 months prior to the incident, and were in the process of acquiring title by prescription in accordance with 1 CIV §§ 1000-1007 and several standing case rulings. Although due process and 2 CCP § 318 requires an action for the recovery of real property to be filed by a record owner, no such action was filed. Instead officers trespassed onto the property in violation of 14 Pen (CA) § 602(i) and (k). My testimony and evidence is presented throughout the following PDFs:
Listen to the audio here:
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New business aims to help police root out squatters by JOHN COX (Sep 4, 2019)
Kern County Sheriff caught on tape saying it costs less to kill suspects ABC News Apr 2018
August 31, 2015 –
Two videos filmed on this day documenting the property in the condition in which we found it:
Video #2 Filmed Immediately Afterward:
Related Legal Definitions:
Below are summarized definitions for various legal terms associated with this case. Click the term to open the full definition (from various law dictionaries) in a separate window.
abuse of process – improper, intentional, tortious use of civil or criminal process to obtain a result that is either unlawful or beyond the purpose for which such process was designed. — aka abuse of legal process; malicious abuse of process; malicious abuse of legal process; wrongful process; wrongful process of law.
adverse possession – continuous, exclusive, hostile, open, notorious enjoyment of real property with a claim of right when that enjoyment is opposed to another person’s claim; the doctrine by which title or easement may be obtained by doing so for a specified period of time. —aka adverse dominion, though not considered an unlawful form of adverse dominion.
occupancy – the act of taking possession of something that has no owner (such as abandoned property) so as to acquire legal ownership.
Links to Each Section of the Case:
Kern County, CA’s exorbitant crime rate –
- significantly higher crime rates than Los Angeles County for all violent and property crimes;
- highest number of arsons in state;
- second-highest number of rapes;
- third-highest number of murders and non-negligent manslaughter crimes;
- considered the “meth capital of the U.S.”  
: Bakersfield.com, “Kern County child poverty hasn’t slowed since end of Great Recession, report shows” BY HAROLD PIERCE (6-7-2017): http://www.bakersfield.com/news/kern-county-child-poverty-hasn-t-slowed-since-end-of/article_896aa556-0b90-5f39-9844-c46745dafa2f.html
: California Political Review, “Education Called Last Hope for Crime-Riddled Kern County (More Crime Than LA County!)” by Stephon Frank (10-3-2016): http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/education-called-last-hope-for-crime-riddled-kern-county-more-crime-than-la-county/
: ABC Chennel 23, “Murder No Surprise In Meth Capital Of US” by TRACIE CONE and GOSIA WOZNIACKA Associated Press (1-23-2012): https://www.turnto23.com/news/murder-no-surprise-in-meth-capital-of-us