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Arrest Made in Home Foreclosure Civil Disobedience Program

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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 07:56 PM

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
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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 07:56 PM
As much as I tried to give the Obama Adm it's 100 day honeymoon, I really just have to call foul on this one.

He promised no lobby groups and no earmarks in 2009.

Still February and we get a $5.2 Billion earmark for Acorn.

The Acorn with 400,000 rejected voter registrations in 2008.

The Acorn that endorsed Obama.

The Acorn that Obama represented as legal counsel in 1995.

And now the Acorn that willingly breaks the law costing tax dollars in legal and law enforcement budgets are still going to benefit from blatant massive pork?

I do not claim to be a wiz at recognizing when I'm being peed on and told it's raining; but I do not see how this could be called anything but Chicago politics played on a national level.
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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:09 PM
And more to follow:

At least 500 volunteers have reportedly agreed to work as "home defenders" to employ non-violent tactics to block authorities from evicting homeowners. Other cities targeted by the campaign include Denver, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Orlando, Fla.

It makes me also question the agenda behind this:


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 19, 2009


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(d) to work with executive departments and agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, to ensure that Federal Government dollars targeted to urban areas are effectively spent on the highest-impact programs; and

(e) to engage in outreach and work closely with State and local officials, with nonprofit organizations, and with the private sector, both in seeking input regarding the development of a comprehensive urban policy and in ensuring that the implementation of Federal programs advances the objectives of that policy.

While I agree that many homeowners being foreclosed were blind sided by the credit/jobs/oil trifecta of evil and there should be a way to get relief; I think except for the press coverage it would be more effective to accomplish ithis through negotiations or mediation.

I also have supported civil disobedience in many venues for 40+ years; I just patently disagree that that tax dollars should be used to fund that activity.

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:20 PM
I can see where your coming from. They feel like they are empowered now that "their guy" is in power.

It is kind of sickening when you think about it. That even though these groups do these kinds of things the democrats keep earmarking money for these groups.

They are making a mockery out of country.

I'm going to say this. We are all at fault here, for everything that is going on. There is more blame on the lenders and government, but we are at fault too for electing people that have empowered and actually let these lenders take advantage of us.

So I agree in this case that people should stay in their homes by telling the banks to "produce the note" when they come to foreclose.

What I don't agree with is spending tax payer dollars to keep them in their homes.

We have to start practicing personal responsibility if we want to remain free.

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 09:56 PM
I agree that those being foreclosed upon should stay in their homes and exhaust every avenue to refinance, renegotiate, mediate, until an officer of the court escorts out.

But what I disagree with is a supposed "grassroots" community organization like ACORN getting billions of dollars of tax money as a payoff for political favors and use that to fund trespass and wasting more tax $s and court and law enforcement resources.

That is aside from their delving into arenas such as ammunition control.

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