In the Maryland town that houses the stadium where tens of thousands of Washington, DC-area residents pay exorbitant prices for tickets, alcohol and food to watch a football team whose name dishonors millions of American Indians,
63 year old Ray Raysor, who was blind since age 13, was evicted from his home in the Village Green Co-op in Landover, Maryland.Evicted along with him were his wife and guide dog, Rayteeko.
It was a co-op on whose board of directors Mr. Raysor once served. Apparently, also, he and his family enjoy much love and respect among neighbors, though the co-op's current management and legal teams seem to have viewed things differently:
Mr. Raysor had once served on the Co-op Board of directors. He's a leading advocate for the blind in the County.Andrea Henderson, Chair of the Prince George's County Council is working with staff to find the family a temporary residence, and Mr. Raysor's neighbors and church members managed to protect, move and store their belongings, which had been piled onto the street.
The attorney for the co-op says Ray Raysor had been repeatedly late with his rent prompting several judgement's dating back to May of this year.
The Attorney Bernie Cooke says the back rents were eventually paid, thus staving off earlier eviction notices; but there remained late fees, court fees and penalties to be paid.
Raysor says he was unaware until deputy sheriffs arrived that another $600 dollars was due.
Meanwhile, one would suppose, Tea Farty members would view this eviction as a reasonable turn of events because "austerity," "small government," "Amurrica," and "freedumb." WTF.