This is 100% Grade-A OUTRAGEOUS!
The scene early this morning at 3662 Wellhaun Road in Decatur resembled that of a major drug bust with officers sneaking around in the middle of the night. Instead of a bust however, officers knocked on the door of 62 year old Christine Frazer’s house at 3 AM to serve her with an eviction notice. Chris’ house was foreclosed on fraudulently by Investors One Corporation in October 2011, and she has been fighting it in federal court ever since. In January, activists with Occupy Atlanta set up camp on her lawn and committed to stay to defend Chris’ home from eviction.Jump the tasty Orange Scone of Freedom of Expression for more.....
Using what the sheriff himself referred to as “intelligence” Dekalb County law enforcement waited until activists were not present at the home, and the neighbors would be asleep to serve an illegal eviction after hours, putting 4 generations including her 83 year old mother, and 3 year old grandson out on the curb. They even rounded up her dogs and took them to the pound. To add insult to injury, the police blocked off the street and wouldn’t allow anyone to help secure the family’s valuable personal belongings from the side of the road.
I heard this on Free Speech Radio Network via WRFG (89.3 on your FM dial in Atlanta) this afternoon on the way home. I haven't been able to find that for you: it details the really squirrely details of some company - I am unsure who - conspired to snatch this family's home after the 62 yo lady lost her job and fell behind on mortgage payments.
They had lived in this house since 1994.
They had to refinance sometime later after the economy crashed and the lady's husband died. Then sometime after that she lost her job because her car died.
OccupyAtlanta had moved in to help them in early march and, most suspiciously, the ONE NIGHT they didn't stay there all night 20+ Dekalb County Sheriffs plus a SWAT member show up at 3 friggin' AM to oust the poor family.
The AJC reports it was " DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown, accompanied by 25 deputies." They expected a 'confrontation' with Occupy.
The story is VERY convoluted: I found the initial report from "foreclosurefraud.org" which also has a video up there for you to watch.
And here tis.... Christine's Story
The story on FSRN.org might be up tomorrow - I couldn't find it today.
From the original link, to close...
Once again, it is clear that the government and our law enforcement officials are being used to serve and protect the interest of the 1% and not of ordinary people or even the laws that they have put in place. Occupy Atlanta is more committed than ever to the fight for Chris Frazer’s home, and the thousands of other homeowners just like her who are being disrespected every day.
Sherriff Thomas Brown and the Dekalb County political system showed their true colors today, and made it known where their loyalties lie. Today at 1 pm, Occupy Atlanta, John Evans, President of Dekalb County NAACP, and other community members will be holding a press conference in front of Chris Frazer’s home to put these officials on blast and let them know that we will not stand for this type of shady behavior.