posted on Oct, 25 2008 @ 09:26 PM
I live in Clawson, Michigan, a city not too far from Pontiac.
I felt compelled to write this to WDIV, Channel 4 in Detroit, after seeing the breaking news regarding the eviction of a funeral home in Pontiac.
I am appalled that the bank would sink so low as to take possession of a building that will more than likely sit vacant until it crumbles to the
ground. Shame on the former owner of that funeral home! They KNEW it was foreclosed, and an eviction was inevitable. They should have directed the
families of the deceased to another funeral home. How were they to know their loved ones final journey would include a "curbside" view from a city
street in Pontiac? I worked in a foreclosure firm doing evictions for seven years before I lost my job. I have several family members that have lost
their homes, and I am thankful that I was not the one to give the order to the bailiff to proceed with an eviction. I advised my family members that
lost their homes, that THE BANK DOES NOT CARE - if you are in the property, they WILL evict you by putting you and your possessions out to the curb.
One of my family members was subjected to the humiliation of an eviction, only because the bailiff posted the notice to vacate 10 minutes prior to
doing the eviction. I have experience in evictions, and I advised her that they would post the property with a 24 - 48 hour notice to vacate. This
bailiff did not do that. Prior to this eviction, there were several people, (which by the way, the bailiff knew) seen AND photographed by a neighbor,
taking my sister's personal items out of the home, putting them in their personal vehicles and driving away. NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT THIS! The
foreclosure attorney, nor the police, did not care - this happened in Pontiac also. My sister even went so far as to contact Channels 2, 4 and 7 and
heard nothing back from anyone. Honestly, I don't know how the owners of these foreclosure firms sleep at night - they drive around in Bentley
convertibles, knowing they have profited off the loss of others. I've seen my former boss rub his hands together like he won the lottery when
foreclosure and eviction referrals were at an all time high. It sickens me to think that I once was a party to that. I can't sleep at night for
fear of losing my home. However, when I do get some sleep, I can honestly say that it's with a clear conscience.