Arrest Made in Home Foreclosure Civil Disobedience Program
Police in Baltimore today made what is believed to be the first arrest in a civil disobedience program aimed at supporting homeowners who refuse to vacate their foreclosed homes.
An activist with ACORN — the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now — faces criminal charges after breaking into a home in southeast Baltimore on Thursday to protest the foreclosure crisis sweeping the country.
“This is our house now,” ACORN member Louis Beverly reportedly said after cutting a lock with bolt cutters at the home.
Beverly will be charged with fourth-degree burglary, according to Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police. Attempts to reach his attorney, Justin Brown, were not immediately successful.
Throw his his stupid butt in jail.Who do these people think they are…?
ACORN broke into the house last week supposedly to return it to former owner Donna Hanks.
Donna Hanks, who owned the home since 2001, lost it in September when she couldn’t make her $1,995 mortgage payments. It was not immediately clear whether Hanks re-entered her home last week, but she was not expected to be arrested, Guglielmi said.
Other police departments contacted by FOXNews.com said arrests would be made if an individual is determined to be residing at a foreclosed home illegally.
“If they’re trespassing and it’s not their property, absolutely, there’d by an arrest,” a police source in Boston said. “If they were told to leave the property and they didn’t, they’d be charged with disorderly conduct.”
Pittsburgh Police Spokeswoman Diane Richard said charges would be filed against any individual found living in a foreclosed home, whether that individual had previously lived at the residence or not.
“If someone is court-ordered to vacate and they do not, it would be trespassing at that point,” Richard said. “What exactly would be charged depends on the intensity of the violation. It could go all the way up to burglary, which is a felony.”
Hanks and ACORN claim that she was the victim of predatory lending.
Michelle Malkin says otherwise.
Here is what the MSM won’t be telling you about the so-called “victim” in that case, ACORN worker Donna Hanks — all based on public records and court documents.
According to real property data search information, Hanks bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for $270,000.
Question: Where did all that money go?
The house initially went into foreclosure proceedings in the spring of 2006. In July 2006, Hanks filed for bankruptcy and agreed to a Chapter 13 plan which was served to the following creditors: Americas Servicing Co, Bank Of America, Chase, Covahey, Boozer, Devan & Dore, and Discover. She agreed to repay $10,500 in arrears, which resulted in a halt to the 2006 foreclosure.
Hmmm…she’s an ACORN worker.What a coincidence.If you follow the links on Malkin’s site you will find that she ain’t no angel and has an arrest record and was also receiving some rent from the property.
She didn’t live up to the terms of her agreement and she was foreclosed on a second time and this time she was evicted and the house was sold.
She hasn’t lived there in months and she is not living there now.The house is uninhabitable as the toilets are missing,there are no utilities and the inside has been vandalized.This was all just a publicity stunt by ACORN who vows to use “any means necessary” to stop foreclosures.
Look….nobody wants to throw people out on the street but maybe if she can’t pay a $2,000 a month mortgage when she was also receiving some rental income then maybe she should get herself a nice studio for $700 or $800 a month.She might want to consider getting a real job too.How much money could ACORN possibly pay…?