Ninti el Bey is not giving up her desired home in Piper Glen without a fight.
A $600 million one.
Last summer, the self-described member of Moorish Nation nobility moved into an empty 5,200-square-foot house in one of south Charlotte’s finest neighborhoods. She stayed for several months despite the efforts by Realtors, banks, attorneys, the homeowners’ association and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to stop her.
Bey was arrested several times. Locks were changed, and the belongings of her and her two children, along with those of the five or more people bunking with them, were piled on the side of Kelly Woods Lane. Yet Bey always found a way back in to what she says is her home.
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On Nov. 17, Bey was arrested at the house again – this time charged with several felonies – and spent four days in jail. Three days after her release, she filed a lawsuit against the state, the county, the city along with police Chief Kerr Putney and 20 of his officers.
CMPD Attorney Mark Newbold said Friday that Bey’s complaint is “frivolous and bankrupt of any legal precedent.”
But Bey, serving as her own attorney, claims that her treatment by the defendants violates the U.S. Constitution as well as her family’s rights as “Aboriginal Indigenous Inhabitants of the World.”
On Oct. 20, she contends, CMPD officers, “acting like organized gangsters,” stormed the Piper Glen house and arrested her for trespassing – in her own home. She says the officers treated her like a squatter – when in fact she had legal rights to the house under “Aboriginal Title,” which she claims has the backing of the Vatican, the United Nations and the White House.
“This country is behind over 100 years in Aboriginal Protection Laws,” she writes in her complaint. “It is because the Aboriginals in this country have been indoctrinated and swindled out of their birth rights.”
“The uprising (among Aboriginals) is inevitable, the time clock in their DNA has awakened and shall not be denied,” Bey says. “What is and was owed to their ancestors (is) now owed to them.”
Moorish Nationals, according to experts, are particularly active in North Carolina. In courtrooms, they challenge the authority of judges and state law. In neighborhoods, they move into vacant, foreclosed upon or abandoned homes – often in highly desirable locations. Bey’s one-time spread in Piper Glen has a tax value of more than $800,000.
And people saying they are Moorish Nationals file lots of lawsuits. Bey previously wrote out her own complaints against the neighborhood, the house’s real estate agent as well as police.
For what it’s worth, the stucco home on the Piper Glen cul-de-sac was foreclosed upon in March and is owned by a New York bank. At least, that’s what county records say.
Bey says differently. And she plans to say it in court.