ACORN “trains” citizens to “protest” home foreclosures… in other words, demonstrating breaking & entering techniques and committing criminal trespass. Notice the complete lack of back story on the so-called “foreclosure victim”…
A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.
The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.
And on Thursday afternoon, they literally broke the foreclosure padlock right off the front door and then broke into the house, letting Hanks back in for the first time in months.
“We are actually trespassing, and so this is a way of civil disobedience to try to stay in the house,” said Beverly. “Legally it’s wrong, but homesteading is the only means that she has left to stay in her house. And we feel as though this is the right thing to do at this particular time to save this family.”
Inside, there’s spray paint on the walls and evidence that someone has possibly been remodeling.
The group says it was staging similar demonstrations in six other cities nationwide while urging a moratorium on foreclosures. They want that until President Obama’s stimulus plan begins on March 4. The plan is designed to help threatened homeowners.
“As you all can see, Donna is reclaiming her home, and she’s putting a lock on her door at this time,” said Beverly.
It’s not until the end of the report that we find out that the home is already in other, private hands!
Okay, how pissed would you be if you were a responsible adult and had just purchased this home?
The “predatory lending” accusation is a red herring. The previous owner made the CHOICE to either purchase or refinance this home. And if the mortgage rose that much in one month, she probably either had a sub-prime loan or an ARM.
This is getting out of hand. I would hope the governments in these cities would charge ARCORN as a criminal enterprise and kick them out, but that’s never going to happen, not with the new HOPE and CHANGE sweeping the country.
This is a threat to private ownership of property and business everywhere and it’s just the beginning. This will get worse before it gets better…. and only if we stand up to organizations like this and say ENOUGH!