ObamACORN Breaking Into Foreclosed Homes

As I reported on Wednesday, ACORN has promised radical lawlessness in the name of “civil disobediance”  with their “Home Savers” campaign.

Well, it has started. Michelle Malkin reports on their first conquest:

obamacorn3A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.

The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.

Derek Valcourt reports their actions are not without controversy.

Near Patterson Park, the padlock on the door and the sign in the window tells part of Donna Hanks foreclosure story.

“The mortgage went up $300 in one month,” said Hanks, former homeowner.

She says the bank refused to modify her loan and foreclosed, kicking her out of the house in September.

The community group ACORN calls Hanks a victim of predatory lending.

“This is our house now,” said Louis Beverly, ACORN.

And on Thursday afternoon, they literally broke the foreclosure padlock right off the front door and then broke into the house, letting Hanks back in for the first time in months.

I think this is the part of the story we’re all supposed to applaud, and say, “awwwww! You go, girl”!

“As you all can see, Donna is reclaiming her home, and she’s putting a lock on her door at this time,” said Beverly.

Sadly, there may be trouble on the horizon for our hero.

The current property managers told Eyewitness News they were unaware of ACORN’s actions Thursday and were contacting the police and their lawyers.

More at Moonbattery and Teh Resistance Blog

UPDATE:

The local WJZ Baltimore News coverage:

“Not without controversy”.

Allahpundit correctly notes that this puts Obama on the spot:

… because as clips like this circulate he’ll eventually be asked about it and will be forced to condemn the practice, however tepidly.

UPDATE II:

Commenter Sherry passes along some interesting information on our poor victim:

Donna Hanks initially purchased her home (315 South Ellwood, Baltimore, MD 21224) on 7/06/2001 for $87,000. At some date between 2001 and 2006 she re-financed the original mortgage for the amount of $270,000 with a mortgage payment of $1,662.00. The FIRST foreclosure on this home was filed 5/31/2006. Donna Hanks filed for bankruptcy 6/16/06 during which a payment plan was approved for the $10,500 she was behind in her payments. This action stopped the original foreclosure. When she did not meet the terms of the bankruptcy re-payment, a second foreclosure action was started in January 2008. At the time she had not made her mortgage payments since September 2007. It should be noted that her salary per the bankruptcy paperwork was $1625 per month and she was working a 2nd and 3rd job (supposedly giving her an additional $1,275 in monthly income – the employers were not listed). Over extended? Also, during 2007 she was renting our her basement illegally (she was taken to court) and receiving rent while she was not making her mortgage payments. The mortgage company “raised” her payment $300 a month – right? Well, not exactly it was $340. The amount that she had agreed to pay back in arrears. Not exactly truthful, but what I would expect from a person with her criminal record (theft and assault 2nd degree and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure). Oh and there is the small matter of breaking and entering. The house at 315 South Ellwood had already been sold at auction on 6/26/08 for $192,000. It just took them until September 2008 to get her out. Nothing like public information – it seems Acorn could have found this same information before they helped this “poor” victimized woman…………………

The property records can be found at (search by address); http://sdatcert3.resiusa.org/rp_rewrite/
The Maryland court records can be found at; http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp
The Maryland bankruptcy records are available on Pacer (requires registration and they charge about $0.08 per page) https://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl


UPDATE III:

Warning: Do NOT watch this video if you have high blood pressure. Seriously, if circular logic bothers you, you should probably skip this Fox interview of an “Executive Director” of ACORN explaining  why people have the right to stay in homes they can’t afford at taxpayer expense.

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17 thoughts on “ObamACORN Breaking Into Foreclosed Homes

  1. Is this the same ACORN group that is a close friend of obama? Oh my goodness..next thing you know they will wake up after the kool aid.

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  2. Hhhmmmm. Tresspassing. Breaking and Entering. Conversion. Conspiracy and Incitement.
    Normally, this butcher’s bill being assessed against a group of deliberate criminals would warm the cockles of my eeevvvvviiiilllll right wing death beast heart, but seeing as how ACORN just got an obscene amount of our tax dollars from Uncle Sugar, I am instead pissed off that we get to pay the bill for defending these knuckleheads’ deliberate attempts to circumvent the rule of law.
    I believe that this is another nail in the Republic’s coffin.

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  3. Now I am hearing that the States supposed to get stimulus and anyone rejecting the stimulus money is racist. Never have I heard that word so much in all my many years.

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  4. I think they said “anyone who rejects the money is just ‘aces.'”

    So it sounds to me like they like the idea of people rejecting the money.

    Which is good.

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  5. So who calling the kettle black because they did not want to use the money…Racist mmm….did we just elect a black men for President????? This really piss the hell out of me…….why are black quick to call racist, when I see them be the first to complain about everything that have received from the white man…Watt’s happen. They receive what they wanted…LA Riot…they stop rioting when they could not get there welfare check! Before you call racists, look in the mirror and see who is the really is RACISTS!!!! You are not the only race that have not be in slaved and suffer.……Quit complain and act like real America go for dream quit blaming every other race for your down fall it’s getting old!!!!!

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  6. Thought you might be interested in some REAL information related to this foreclosure; Donna Hanks initially purchased her home (315 South Ellwood, Baltimore, MD 21224) on 7/06/2001 for $87,000. At some date between 2001 and 2006 she re-financed the original mortgage for the amount of $270,000 with a mortgage payment of $1,662.00. The FIRST foreclosure on this home was filed 5/31/2006. Donna Hanks filed for bankruptcy 6/16/06 during which a payment plan was approved for the $10,500 she was behind in her payments. This action stopped the original foreclosure. When she did not meet the terms of the bankruptcy re-payment, a second foreclosure action was started in January 2008. At the time she had not made her mortgage payments since September 2007. It should be noted that her salary per the bankruptcy paperwork was $1625 per month and she was working a 2nd and 3rd job (supposedly giving her an additional $1,275 in monthly income – the employers were not listed). Over extended? Also, during 2007 she was renting our her basement illegally (she was taken to court) and receiving rent while she was not making her mortgage payments. The mortgage company “raised” her payment $300 a month – right? Well, not exactly it was $340. The amount that she had agreed to pay back in arrears. Not exactly truthful, but what I would expect from a person with her criminal record (theft and assault 2nd degree and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure). Oh and there is the small matter of breaking and entering. The house at 315 South Ellwood had already been sold at auction on 6/26/08 for $192,000. It just took them until September 2008 to get her out. Nothing like public information – it seems Acorn could have found this same information before they helped this “poor” victimized woman…………………

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  7. People need to be aware that ACORN is one of the groups originally responsible for this sub-prime loan mess. In the early 90’s, under The Community Reinvestment Act (implemented under Carter), ACORN intimidated banks into making loans to people who did not qualify for a mortgage loan due to:
    1. Bad credit
    2. Insufficient income
    3. Insufficient collateral value.
    Because it was a “right to own a home” “Just give us a chance” they stated.
    ACORN created videos that were distributed to banks around the country. Employees of the banks were required to watch the videos for training purposes, under The Community Reinvestment Act requirements for training employees. In the video it was made known that bank employees, individually, and the bank would be involved in legal actions if the loans were not granted. ACORN used other methods as well to intimidate banks into making the sub-prime loans.

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