The person who ordered the foreclosure, whether or not they can be found, and the CEO of the bank, should stand in front of a judge and answer for a crime like this.
Owners Lose Possessions After Home Near Twentynine Palms Is Mistakenly Foreclosed
The owners of a modest home near Twentynine Palms lost their cherished possessions after a bank mistakenly foreclosed their residence.
Alvin, a retired mason, built the home with his father when he was a teenager. “I know every inch, every rock…my mom mixed all the cement by hand,” he said.
For some reason, this reminds me of a story from (around) 2000. A MEXICAN man living in SoCal had withdrawn a LOT of money (if memory serves it was $40K) to pay off his mortgage, the next day. Holding that amount of money, he had a pistol sitting next to him while he watched teevee before going to bed.
Meanwhile, the local cops had been issued an arrest warrant FOR THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR. A single mother’s kids had been fingered for selling small amounts of marijuana to some neighbors/classmates.
You can probably guess what happened, next. You know how this story ends.
The cops raided the wrong house, the Mexican dude reacted to someone breaking down his front door while he’s sitting on 40 grand by grabbing his pistol, and the cops shot him dead.
To the best of my knowledge, not a single “authority” went to jail over this senseless murder.
Which goes a long way toward explaining why “we” feel like “we can’t trust the government”.
But we SHOULD OWN the government.
Now, please spare me the bizarre, incoherent rant about how this is all the fault of Obama and Democrats. I can’t hear you when you do that.
What can WE do to retake control from corporations who support evil groups like ALEC, and set things right, again?
Special bonus points for using words and phrases like “organize” and “awareness” and “popular support/movement”, and overwhelming negatives for blaming this on any politician, or party. It’s the fault of the current “winner take all” mentality in this country. Make enough money, or win public office (if you’re from the right party) and you’re above the law. (And yes, you merciless fuckers, I include Obama in that “from the right party” shit. I just don’t see how a police murder in CA in 2000, or this foreclosure, is his fault.)
The wealthy and the authoritarians literally (h/t Joe Biden) get away with murder and breaking and entering.
How do we set this right?