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Document drop: The truth about ACORNís foreclosure poster child
MICHELLE MALKIN WEBSITE ^ | February 23, 2009 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 02/23/2009 5:07:22 PM PST by Fred Nerks

On Feb. 18, I warned about the ACORN civil disobedience mob working in ideological tandem with Barack Obama to bully Washington into passing a massive new foreclosure prevention/mortgage entitlement scheme. On Feb. 20, I noted that ACORN garnered nationwide media attention for breaking and entering into a foreclosed home in Baltimore at 315 South Ellwood Ave. ACORN vows to use “any means necessary” to stop foreclosures. Baltimore police have taken fingerprints at the break-in site and the current owner, William Lane, says he will sue ACORN. The home was sold in June 2008 for $192,000. This morning, ACORN official Louis Beverly will face a burglary charge. Look for the Left to turn him into a martyr.

It is not your home, ACORN.

Here is what the MSM won’t be telling you about the so-called “victim” in that case, ACORN worker Donna Hanks — all based on public records and court documents.

According to real property data search information, Hanks bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for $270,000.

Question: Where did all that money go?

The house initially went into foreclosure proceedings in the spring of 2006. In July 2006, Hanks filed for bankruptcy and agreed to a Chapter 13 plan which was served to the following creditors: Americas Servicing Co, Bank Of America, Chase, Covahey, Boozer, Devan & Dore, and Discover. She agreed to repay $10,500 in arrears, which resulted in a halt to the 2006 foreclosure.

In September 2006, the bankruptcy court ordered Hanks’ employer to deduct $340/month from her salary as a bartender to pay down the debt (total net monthly take home pay of $1,228):

Hanks’ Schedule I showed additional monthly income of $1,625 for a second and third claimed jobs, plus pro-rated tax refund income.

Hanks did not comply with the plan. In December 2007, the servicer issued a notice of default on nearly $7,000 past due.

In February 2008, Baltimore City Circuit Court records show a second foreclosure action was filed.

She had two years to pay what she owed. She failed to comply.

When she told local TV station WJZ that her evil bank raised her mortgage by $300 (”The mortgage went up $300 in one month”), she’s talking about the amount in arrears that she agreed to pay back.

While she was reneging on her mortgage IOUS, she managed to collect rent on her basement (for which she was taken to court) and rack up a criminal record on charges of theft and second degree assault:

In the Huffington Post, ACORN’s Bertha Lewis crowed about the nationwide MSM attention their Baltimore break-in received:

In Baltimore, ACORN member Donna Hanks re-took her home. Foreclosed on last fall, the house has stood empty since then, a stark reminder of the failure of the system. But Donna joined with 30 ACORN Home Defenders to liberate her home from the bank. Her act of civil disobedience was covered by 2 radio stations, 2 TV stations, the Baltimore Sun, and the Huffington Post.

Donna used bolt cutters to break the lock to the door and re-enter the home. Unfortunately, in the six short months since the home was seized, it has been extensively damaged, essentially partially gutted. The toilets are missing, and the upstairs ceiling is badly damaged. The greatest tragedy here is that Donna worked for months with ACORN sister organization ACORN Housing Corporation to try to get the bank to modify the loan so it could be affordable, but they refused, taking the home and now allowing it to be a haven for squatters and a target of looters. Bullcrap. The house was sold seven months ago after two years of court-negotiated attempts to allow Hanks to dig herself out of her debt hole. The only squatter here is Donna Hanks. The only looters here are the ACORN racketeers. The foreclosure is not the criminal act. This is:

VIDEO

And now you know…the rest of the story.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: acorn; baltimore; civildisobedience; deceit; donnahanks; foreclosures; mob

1 posted on 02/23/2009 5:07:22 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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To: LucyT

The video at the bottom of the article was featured on the evening news in AUSTRALIA!


2 posted on 02/23/2009 5:10:10 PM PST by Fred Nerks (We've got to get him out of that White House!)
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To: Fred Nerks; Calpernia; null and void; pissant; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; MeekOneGOP; ...
Thanks, Fred Nerks.

The video at the bottom of the article was featured on the evening news in AUSTRALIA! (About half way down.)

3 posted on 02/23/2009 5:24:45 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Arrest Made in Home Foreclosure Civil Disobedience Program
FOX NEWS ^ | 02/23/09 | By Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 6:11:51 AM by Doogle

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2192113/posts?page=30

I hope Australian TV does a follow up...but won’t hold my breath.


4 posted on 02/23/2009 5:29:09 PM PST by Fred Nerks (We've got to get him out of that White House!)
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To: LucyT; All

VIDEO LINK:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1qTIfHvTCM

ACORN breaks into foreclosed homes - criminal trespassing.


5 posted on 02/23/2009 5:33:04 PM PST by Fred Nerks (We've got to get him out of that White House!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Fingerprints? Can’t they just watch, and use, the video which has now spread globally? Sheesh.


6 posted on 02/23/2009 5:36:47 PM PST by ataDude (My incredulity has already turned into disillusionment and is now turning into hatred.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Imagine if this was Joe the Plumber....


7 posted on 02/23/2009 5:56:49 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Criminal tresspassing by the black thug/ACORN nut? ... It is ACORN plumber, as in Nixonian plumbers.


8 posted on 02/23/2009 5:58:18 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Fred Nerks
According to real property data search information, Hanks bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for $270,000.

Question: Where did all that money go?



9 posted on 02/23/2009 6:04:53 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: LucyT

A “Mayhem is beginning” BTTT.


10 posted on 02/23/2009 6:24:36 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: WeatherGuy

...obviously it wasn’t a HOME she was interested in, she just found a way to finance the lifestyle to which she had become addicted...


11 posted on 02/23/2009 6:29:46 PM PST by Fred Nerks (We've got to get him out of that White House!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Did you see what she listed under her “Defendent Information” for race?

White, caucasian, asiatic indian, arab

No, that’s not select just one. She wrote down all of them.


12 posted on 02/23/2009 7:02:29 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (If the Democrats wish to foist national health care on Americans, give us the same plan Congress has)
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To: LucyT

Thanks, LucyT

Ping.


13 posted on 02/23/2009 7:13:42 PM PST by Iowan
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To: little jeremiah

You’re right. I fully expect to see more of this happening.

To MM’s “the rest of the story” I’d like to add, now we know the REAL story.


14 posted on 02/23/2009 8:18:42 PM PST by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: azishot

It’s actually sort of good this insanity is happening so fast. No slow simmer up to boil, just the heat turned on full blast. More frogs will realize they’re being cooked alive.


15 posted on 02/23/2009 8:48:51 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: little jeremiah

Correct. This is similar to the Baltimore family who became the poster family for the SCHIP program a few years ago.

It turned out that the children in that family were all attending private schools.

Much egg on face of the dems who chose that family to spread their message of need.

This woman is a classic example of how lenders and lendees abused the traditional mortgage system in the boom years of housing price escalations.

I bet this woman has a serious gambling habit as well as smoking large amounts of her disposable income.


16 posted on 02/24/2009 5:16:35 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Communist Party Project.)
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To: little jeremiah
It’s actually sort of good this insanity is happening so fast. No slow simmer up to boil, just the heat turned on full blast. More frogs will realize they’re being cooked alive.

Yeah, Good point!

Obummer is moving faster than Salvador Allende. He is going to fall much harder too.

17 posted on 02/24/2009 6:11:52 AM PST by Bon mots
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