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  • Biz executives pay fines for Florida vet facing eviction over flower pot flag

    07/04/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 4, 2014 | FoxNews
    In an act of patriotism this Fourth of July, a pair of business executives has paid the fines for a Florida veteran who faced foreclosure for displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop. The two senior executives for Los Angeles-based Lear Capital had read the story of 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, whose homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners association’s flag display rules, and have offered to pay the bill which has climbed into the thousands. Along with...
  • Court Orders State to Compensate Arab Land Claims

    06/24/2014 3:08:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/14 | Ari Yashar
    A court on Tuesday ordered the state to pay compensation to local Arabs over their claims of having owned land in the Jewish community of Amona, located to the north of Jerusalem. The six Arab claimants were given a total of 300,000 shekels ($85,700), and further the court ordered that if the Jewish residents of the town on the land claimed by the Arab side are not removed by 2015, the state must pay another 48,000 shekels ($13,500), reports AFP. The extreme left legal group Yesh Din praised the ruling, saying "now what is required is evacuation and we're going...
  • NYCHA moves to evict 100-year-old woman

    12/09/2013 5:15:37 AM PST · by shoff · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/08/2013 | Greg Smith
    Public housing tenant Concetta Passione turned 100 Saturday. She got a beautiful birthday cake, and a big party with her two sons. Plus, an eviction notice from NYCHA. The city Housing Authority claims she is not the true tenant of a one-bedroom in Rutgers Houses on the Lower East Side, though she insists she has lived there since 1964. Convinced that she has secretly resided for years in Italy and that her 73-year-old son, Sebastian, unlawfully moved into her apartment, NYCHA sent her a “breach of rules” notice on Nov. 1 to terminate her lease. She admits she takes trips...
  • Evil Thought of the Day: If the Park Service is evicting residents from homes. . .

    10/06/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Salgak · 25 replies
    Daily Examiner ^ | 10/6/13 | Self
    Evil Thought of the Day: If the Park Service is evicting residents from homes built on Federal Park lands. . . . . . .isn't the White House on National Park Land. Under Equal Protection Under Law, shouldn't the Obama's be evicted, too ??? Not that it will happen, as Some Animals are More Equal than Others. but. . .
  • Lapid to NYT: Settlers will likely be uprooted (Israel finance minister)

    05/20/2013 8:46:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 05.20.13, 10:50 | (Ynet)
    In an outdoor café, wearing jeans and his trademark black T-shirt, Finance Minister Yair Lapid gave his first interview to foreign press since taking office. “Lapid has embarked on a media blitz, deploying his telegenic good looks and sound-bite savvy,” the newspaper observed. In the interview, Lapid acknowledged that thousands of settlers would someday be uprooted, something he called “heartbreaking.” The interview itself revolved mainly around the stalemated negotiations with the Palestinians, but also on the future aspirations of the Yesh Atid chairman. Lapid told the NYT that he is still hoping to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but clarified:...
  • Police restrain crowd from taking food after supermarket eviction

    03/27/2013 5:07:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    WISTV ^ | 3/27/13 | Mark Barber
    Law enforcement officials pushed back hundreds of people who were crowding around a large pile of merchandise outside an Augusta grocery store Tuesday afternoon. But the goods sitting in the parking lot of the Laney Supermarket didn't make into anyone's hands.
  • 165 Families Evacuated from Gaza in 2005 Face Expulsion Again

    01/29/2013 4:39:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    165 families who reside in the caravan site in Nitzan were given urgent evacuation orders to leave their homes, Ma'ariv reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the families, who took up residence in Nitzan after being kicked out of their homes in Gush Katif, were ordered to pay rent to the government on the caravans but many were unable to or simply refused, citing poor living conditions and a feeling of frustration towards the government over the realty that seven years after the forced "Disengagement" from Gaza many of their lives are still in fragments. Officials in the Tenufa...
  • Youths Leave Outpost at Sabbath's End

    12/29/2012 1:45:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Dozens of youths who stayed at the Oz Tzion outpost near Beit El over the Sabbath, left the community after the Saturday evening havdala prayer. The youths spent the Sabbath at the outpost along with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the Rabbi of Tzfat, and Rabbi Dov Lior of Kiryat Arba. The two rabbis had driven to nearby Ofra Friday, to negotiate an agreement according to which security forces would stop trying to evict the youths, and the youths would leave voluntarily at the Sabbath's end. The IDF was forced to stop an eviction from a Shomron outpost on Friday afternoon when...
  • Landlord 'nightmare' in eviction attempt (San Francisco)

    09/08/2012 1:46:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 7, 2012 | Neal J. Riley
    Janet Sluizer knew she was taking a bit of a chance when she turned to Craigslist this summer to find a tenant for her apartment in the Mission.What she didn't expect was that she'd be spending thousands of dollars in a struggle to evict a roommate who she says hasn't paid rent beyond the first month. "This is a nightmare,"Sluizer said. It's a nightmare that landlord advocates say is all too common in SanFrancisco, where 64 percent of residents rent. .....According to [Janan]New[executive director of the San Francisco Apartment Association], a combination of confusing rent ordinances and an abundance of...
  • Migron Evictee: Press Mikes were the Worst Part

    09/05/2012 2:21:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/12 | Adina Emmet
    One of the hardest things about the actual expulsion of Jews from their homes in Migron, says one resident, was the massive amount of press and cameras that swarmed around them, clicking pictures and putting microphones in their faces, as soon as their family opened their door to leave peacefully. ..... Deitch explained that the community of Migron had several meetings where they debated on whether they should leave peacefully or not. After listening to all sides, it was decided that the residents would leave without fighting or violence. Some would walk out peacefully to save their children from trauma,...
  • Op-Ed: A Letter from the Ulpana Families to Migron's Expellees

    09/02/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/9/12 | Harel Cohen
    To our Brothers and Neighbors, the Courageous Residents of Migron, On this difficult day for the Jewish people, we are one. Ten years after we moved into our neighborhood, built with the blessing and aid of Israeli governments, we experienced firsthand the sufferings brought on by the hatred-motivated verdicts of the radical fringe groups that have taken over the state prosecutor's office and the Supreme Court. In pretending to uphold the rule of law, they have trampled upon both law and justice, destroying a lovely residential neighborhood in the heart of Israel and divided its population into two. But how...
  • Gunman on Texas A&M campus apprehended, 'multiple people' shot: report

    08/13/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 194 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8-13-12 | Associated Progressives
    Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station. College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton tells CNN multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, but she doesn't know the extent of the injuries.
  • Netanyahu Decides: Evacuate, Move Beit El's Ulpana Neighborhood

    06/02/2012 1:28:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/12 | Chana Yaar
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided Saturday that the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El in the Binyamin region will be evacuated. Netanyahu decided that the homes will not be destroyed, but rather will be copied to a military area within Beit El. For each home that is evacuated, “build 10 new structures.” In accordance with the decision the homes will be copied from their site to an agreed-upon area. In accordance with the prime minister's decision, the homes to be evacuated will be dismantled in their entirety and moved in the same manner as took place in the Templar army headquarters...
  • Feds evicting mobile homes at North Dakota lake

    05/31/2012 8:18:48 AM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    Cfact Blog ^ | May 29, 2012 | Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.
    Bureau of Reclamation move would wipe out $6 million in investments, ruin the local economy and destabilize every federal leasehold. For over half a century, picturesque Lake Tschida in southwestern North Dakota has been the destination of choice for residents of nearby communities to spend warm summer weekends with friends and family. In this semiarid part of the Northern Plains, where recreational lakes are few and far between, the reservoir has attracted cabins and mobile homes, whose owners lease lakefront parcels of land from the Bureau of Reclamation. ~snip~ “Businesses such as the hospital, lumber yard, gas station, grocery store,...
  • Minnesota GOP gets eviction notice, after being behind in rent since August

    04/24/2012 12:24:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-25-12 | Bill Salisbury
    Adding insult to the Minnesota Republican Party's financial injuries, the party now faces possible eviction from its headquarters near the state Capitol after failing to pay its rent since August. The party's landlord filed an eviction notice last week in Ramsey County District Court alleging the GOP owes $111,192 in back rent. An eviction hearing has been scheduled for next week. But state Republican Party Chairman Pat Shortridge said in a statement Monday, April 23: "The MNGOP is not being 'kicked out' of its offices."
  • Evicted Jews Sleep in the Streets, Wait for Answers

    04/08/2012 2:28:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Jews forced out of the Machpelah House in Hevron last week spent Passover in tents just meters away. In the meantime, the building sits empty. Defense Minister Ehud Barak, with support from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, insisted on going ahead with last week’s eviction ahead of Passover, arguing that Jewish presence in the building was an operational threat that must be rectified immediately. The IDF, he said, could verify that Jews had a legal right to the home after forcing them to leave it. The eviction caused discord in the government, with senior figures including Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and...
  • Netanyahu Asks (Ehud) Barak to Delay Beit Machpelah Eviction

    04/02/2012 11:17:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak to delay the eviction of the residents of "Beit Machpelah" (House of the Patriarchs) in Hebron. Netanyahu's request specifically asked Barak to give the 15 Jewish families in Beit Machpela the opportunity to make their legal case heard. Last Thursday, some 15 Jewish families from Hebron and the nearby Kiryat Arba settlement moved into the vacant three-story apartment building. The families say they purchased the apartment building from its Arab owner and moved in immediately because the structure was vacant – leading to fears local Arabs would take over the...
  • WI Senate passes controversial landlord bill

    03/15/2012 5:43:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-14-12 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — The Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday passed what one tenants-rights advocate called a “slumlord bill," heavy rhetoric for the proposal aimed, at least in part, at giving landlords the power to dispose of property former tenants leave behind. “This new legislation will rewrite tenant-landlord law at the state level, further limiting the rights of tenants throughout the state,” Brenda Konkel, of the Wisconsin Alliance for Tenants' Rights, said in a statement. Robert Kovach, chief of staff for state Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, said that just isn’t so. “The purpose of our bill is to cut down on landlord...
  • A news vendor is the story as she fights for her stand (Facing eviction for a 3-inch violation)

    03/08/2012 10:12:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Villager ^ | 03/08/2012 | BY LESLEY SUSSMAN
    The community is rallying behind a longtime Chinatown newsstand operator who the city wants to displace over a technicality. Community Board 3 members, state and city officials and local residents joined together last week to ask the city’s Department of Transportation to cease its efforts to boot the newsstand from its current location on the southwest corner of Bowery and Pell St. The newsstand’s owner, Marilyn Louie, inherited the stand at 18 Bowery from her father in 1982, after the World War II vet passed away. Louie said she was recently told by D.O.T. officials that her stand is a...
  • Man Tries To Evict His Mom On Her 98th Birthday

    02/18/2012 7:21:49 PM PST · by FailDaily.TK · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Peter Kantorowski wanted his 98-year-old mother to move into a nursing home or live with him. She wouldn't go; she didn't want to leave her home of nearly 60 years. Finally, Kantorowski went to court – and served his mother with an eviction notice shortly before her 98th birthday in December. Mary Kantorowski says she won't leave the small yellow house she's been in since 1953, raising her two sons and cooking for the church she attended daily. The house her late husband wanted her to stay in until she died; the house she says is her "everything." "I don't...
  • CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE DECLARES WAR ON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

    12/22/2011 9:54:58 AM PST · by LibertyinChrist · 4 replies
    Bergen Record & Perfectpeaceplan.com ^ | December 14, 2011 | James Sunduist
    CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE DECLARES WAR ON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Subject: Christian & Missionary Alliance seize Christian firefighter/pastor's church and bank account by force then steals their Christmas Dear Pastors, Workers and Members of New Jersey and Greater New York City Christian and Missionary Alliance and Christians throughout the United States, Some of you may be aware that Bruce Terpstra and the Metro District may be giving Paramus Community church property to one of their Korean groups. At first this might appear to be a wonderful gift to the Korean Christians in New Jersey. But it is urgent that you know...
  • Movers, deputies refuse to evict 103-year-old woman

    11/30/2011 1:08:13 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 31 replies
    WSB TV Atlanta, GA ^ | November 29th, 2011 | Ryan Young
    A 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter were just moments from being evicted from their home Tuesday, when sheriff's deputies and the moving company hired by the bank decided not to go through with the action. Channel 2's Ryan Young was there when the family started thanking God for the miracle. At justthree weeks shy of her 104th birthday, Vita Lee has shared her home on Penelope Road in Northwest Atlanta with her daughter for 53 years. "I love it. It's a mansion," Lee said about her house. Fulton County sheriff's deputies and movers showed up at Lee's home Tuesday...
  • Occupy LA Eviction is Occupy Movement's Last Stand -- Finally (EPIC FAIL)

    11/27/2011 1:19:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/27/11 | L. Vincent Poupard
    Occupy LA Eviction is Occupy Movement's Last Stand -- FinallyBy L. Vincent Poupard | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 2 hrs 46 mins ago COMMENTARY | The Occupy LA encampment is preparing to face an eviction notice one minute after midnight Monday. While some are sure to pack up and move on, many others are preparing to resist that planned eviction. With the Occupy Movement winding down, it appears that this will be the movement's last stand. Occupy LA started like other parts of the movement across the U.S. It was a movement that had lofty goals of changing the way...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you support the eviction of occupywallstreet types from Zucchini Park?)

    11/17/2011 3:53:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11-17-11 | NYDaily News
    Occupy... nothing Do you support the eviction of the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park? Yes No Not sure
  • Live Blog: Eviction notices 'effective immediately' at Occupy Oakland (Quan grows set)

    11/11/2011 6:21:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/11/11 | Kristin J. Bender, Thomas Peele and Scott Johnson
    As veterans and their supporters march in downtown, police are distributing eviction notices to campers at Occupy Oakland. The move comes just one day after a man -- whose name has not been released by police -- was shot and killed after an apparent fight near the Occupy Oakland tent city. The mayor and other city leaders are also stepping up calls for the camp to disband. 6 p.m. Mayor releases statement about Occupy Oakland, says 'risk are too great' Mayor Jean Quan has issued a statement following the police distribution of eviction notices to campers at Occupy Oakland. "Last...
  • Court Rules Against Deputies

    10/20/2011 4:26:33 PM PDT · by The Working Man · 10 replies
    The Advocate Messenger ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | TODD KLEFFMAN
    Though they happened more than three years ago, the events still burn in Rodney Cochran’s memory like a hot coal. Cochran hasn’t had any of “that” since Sept. 8, 2008, when all of his personal property — valued at $150,000 — was seized as he was being evicted from a three-bedroom home he was renting in Moreland. He was $1,225 behind on his rent. (Snip) Cochran, who now lives in his native Casey County, has been trying to prove it shouldn’t have happened ever since. He’s got a lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court in Lexington that alleges the Gilliams...
  • Face-off looms as NY protesters fear eviction (Bloomberg lays down the law)

    10/13/2011 1:58:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/13/11 | Brigitte Dusseau
    Face-off looms as NY protesters fear evictionBy Brigitte Dusseau | AFP – 8 minutes ago **SNIP** In a statement on their website, the Occupy Wall Street movement urged supporters to join them at 6:00 am (1000 GMT) on Friday at Zuccotti Park for "non-violent eviction defense." "Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the rules. These rules include, 'no tarps or sleeping bags' and 'no lying down,'" the statement said. "So, seems likely that this is their attempt to shut down #OWS...
  • Immigration officer comes home to find family of Romanian gypsies squatting in her house

    08/17/2011 11:50:25 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:51 PM on 17th August 2011 | By Inderdeep Bains and Simon Neville
    An immigration officer returned home to find gipsies had moved in, ransacked the place and dressed in her clothes. Julia High was even offered a glass of her own wine by the Romanian squatters. They claimed they had rented the property from her ‘son’ because she had died, and produced a set of fake documents. Miss High, 55, has no son.
  • Suspected looter and his mother are the first to be punished with eviction

    08/12/2011 7:37:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:52 AM on 13th August 2011 | By Jack Doyle
    A suspected looter in this week’s riots and his mother are being thrown out of their council home. In the first case of its kind, Daniel Sartain-Clarke, 18, and his mother have been served with an eviction notice as council bosses seek to turf them out of their £225,000 taxpayer-subsidised flat. Sartain-Clarke is charged with violent disorder and attempting to steal electronic goods from the Currys store at Clapham Junction, South London, on Monday night.
  • L.A. County's Private Property War

    06/25/2011 7:57:26 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 144 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Mars Melnicoff
    "On Oct. 17, 2007, Marcelle opened the door to a loud knock. Her heart jumped when she found a man backed by two armed county agents in bulletproof vests. She was alone in the cabin, a dot in the vast open space of the Antelope Valley, without a neighbor for more than half a mile...." "The men demanded her driver's license, telling her, "This building is not permitted — everything must go." Normally sassy, Marcelle handed over her ID — even her green card, just in case. Stepping out, she realized that her 1,000-square-foot cabin was surrounded by men with...
  • Police: Man shot deputy with BB gun during eviction

    05/16/2011 10:10:04 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/16/2011 | Claire Webb
    LAGUNA HILLS – A man who deputies were attempting to evict from his town home last week shot at officers with a BB gun, striking one in the hand. ((snip))Rose was found in the living room pointing a black BB gun at deputies, according to the release, which they believed was a firearm. Deputies told Rose to drop the weapon, and when he failed to do so, a deputy shot Rose with an electronic stun gun. Police previously had said Rose was found in a bedroom. While the stun gun was being used, Rose fired a BB gun and hit...
  • The scum of the earth need money

    04/02/2011 8:13:01 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 1 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 2, 2011 | Ellen Makkai
    The scum of the earth need money, big money! Not the loose change or occasional dollar thrust into dirty hands at city stoplights. So you say, “What’s new? Down-and-outers always have their hands out.” But this scum of the earth isn’t your garden-variety derelict, hustler, druggie and brown-toothed beggar…though some are. This Scum of the Earth is an urban church/hang-out located deep in a city’s arts district off Santa Fe Drive in Denver, Colorado. And due to fire safety infractions in this old church edifice, the congregation was abruptly evicted from its hard earned and miraculously acquired home. Well over...
  • Madison Co. to evict man from camper

    12/22/2010 8:25:59 AM PST · by tentmaker · 16 replies
    WISH-TV8 ^ | 21-Dec-2010 | Brad Edwards
    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - 72-year-old Dick Thompson isn't sure if he wants to fight or give up. "I want to get the hell out of here right now — too much hate," Thompson says one minute. "I think it's a bunch of bull," he says another, vowing to stay. Thompson faces eviction from his 38 acres in Madison County. The county lawyer tells 24-Hour News 8 it's because Thompson is breaking too many rules, laws and ordinances; Thompson has no water, no sewer and no electricity in his recreational trailer that he calls home. "I'm a country boy," explains...
  • Obama sends foreclosure docs bill back to Congress (pocket veto)

    10/07/2010 2:47:16 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/07/10 | Alan Zibel
    President Barack Obama has rejected a bill that the White House fears could worsen the mounting problems caused by flawed or misleading documents used by banks in home foreclosures. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that Obama is sending a newly passed bill back to Congress to be fixed because the current version has "unintended consequences on consumer protections." The bill would loosen the process for providing a notary's seal to documents and allow them to be done electronically. It would also foreclosure and other documents to be accepted among multiple states. Consumer advocates and state officials had...
  • Fed up landlord spray paints "deadbeat tenants" on home

    08/11/2010 12:53:22 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 34 replies
    WBTV ^ | Aug 05, 2010 | Tom Roussey
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A landlord who says she's fed up with some tenants who refuse to pay their rent decided to take matters into her own hands with spray paint. Landlord Vanessa McCants spray painted the words "deadbeat tenants" on a house she owns in the Reedy Creek subdivision of Northeast Charlotte. McCants says the tenants have not paid the $1300 a month rent since June 1st, and have now missed two payments. McCants says the home is being foreclosed on and will be auctioned off next week. She believes the tenants figured out she wouldn't be able to...
  • Boy Scouts Win Eviction Suit Against Philadelphia

    06/23/2010 4:56:26 PM PDT · by Williams · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer
    "A federal jury on Wednesday declared that the city of Philadelphia had violated the First Amendment rights of the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America by moving to evict it from its city-owned headquarters if it refused to repudiate the anti-gay policies of the scouts' national parent group. In its verdict, the jury of six women and two men found that the city had imposed an "unconstitutional condition" on the scouts and declared that it was not "reasonable" to do so."
  • Las Vegas Woman Victim of Foreclosure Mistake

    12/22/2009 1:12:35 PM PST · by Tom Hawks · 51 replies · 2,784+ views
    LasVegas Now ^ | 12/22/09 | Gary Waddel
    LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman says she was the victim of a horrible mistake that left her with an empty condominium and a lot of questions.Nilly Mauck lived in her condominium for two years and said she never had problem until a series of strange events eventually led to a company coming into her home and throwing away everything she owned.As Mauck walks around her now empty condo, she can't help but remember how things used to look. Every room in the home is empty and Mauck says the reason is a mistake of address numbers. Her address is 1157,...
  • Woman Sets Self On Fire To Protest Demolition Of Home

    12/02/2009 7:22:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 614+ views
    China Smack ^ | 11/30/09
    Woman Sets Self On Fire To Protest Demolition Of Home by Fauna on November 30, 2009 From Mop: A female entrepreneur in Chengdu sets herself on fire on the roof of her building because of demolition Summary: November 13, early morning, a horrific “eviction and demolition” incident occurred on Tianhuizhen street in Jingniu district of Chengdu city. The female owner tried to use death to fight the go-vern-ment organized demolition crew, eventually “self-immolating” on the building’s roof, burnt beyond recognition, her life hanging by a thread. Whether it is residents being arrested, residents being hurt and hospitalized, the go-vern-ment department...
  • Monthlong sit-in ends as woman forced out of home

    09/12/2009 3:25:37 PM PDT · by Baladas · 20 replies · 1,027+ views
    Star-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2009 | SARAH LEMAGIE,
    A south Minneapolis woman who had refused to leave her foreclosed home after being evicted last month has been removed from the house again. More than 40 supporters of Rosemary Williams on Friday afternoon lined the yellow tape that police used to cordon off the property, chanting and yelling as workers boarded up the house with metal sheeting and friends helped Williams carry out boxes of personal items. "It's not over yet," Williams told the crowd when she emerged from the house, smiling through tears as she held high a bouquet of flowers. The largely peaceful rally briefly turned physical...
  • Conn. youth group evicted from KC hotel

    08/10/2009 10:04:15 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 57 replies · 2,271+ views
    Philly.com ^ | August 10, 2009 | DAVID TWIDDY
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens of children with a Connecticut youth group and their parents were kicked out of a Kansas City hotel in the middle of the night this week after hotel officials said they had gotten tired of fielding noise complaints from other guests. But members of the Nation Drill Squad and Drum Corps, based in New Haven, claim their eviction from the Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel culminated several days of what they called prejudicial treatment because they are black. "Everyone should be respected regardless of your skin color," said Douglas Bethea, director of the group...
  • Friends rally to help Minneapolis woman, 60, fighting eviction

    04/23/2009 8:13:16 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 29 replies · 1,227+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 4-23-09 | RANDY FURST,
    Flanked by two prominent activist attorneys and backed by a throng of supporters, Minneapolis resident Rosemary Williams spent her 60th birthday in court Wednesday, resisting a lender's attempt to evict her from her foreclosed house. She and supporters vowed that if she loses in court, they will use non-violent civil disobedience to try to block authorities from removing her from the south Minneapolis house where she's lived for 23 years.
  • U.S. pressuring Israel not to evict Arabs in East Jerusalem neighborhood

    04/19/2009 12:31:39 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 19/04/09 | Akiva Eldar
    The U.S. government and other foreign governments, including Turkey and a number of European countries, have asked Israel over the past few days to prevent the eviction of Palestinian families who have been living for over 50 years near the tomb of Simon the Just in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarra neighborhood. Jewish settlers have moved into the compound. During the visit of U.S. presidential envoy George Mitchell to Israel over the weekend, a U.S. consulate representative came to the area to speak to the families. The families' attorney, Saleh Abu-Hussein, said Saturday he was told that Secretary of State Hillary...
  • U.S. Given Six Months to Vacate Base in Kyrgyzstan, Talks Continue

    02/20/2009 3:18:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 381+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2009 – Kyrgyzstan has given the United States six months to leave Manas Air Base, but discussions continue for a longer U.S. presence there, a Pentagon official said today. The Kyrgyz foreign ministry today officially notified the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek that a 180-day withdrawal process is under way, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. But U.S. officials don’t consider the military’s future at Manas, a key logistics hub for military forces in Afghanistan, a “closed matter,” and will continue discussions with Kyrgyzstan about remaining at the base, he said. “We will continue our discussions with the...
  • Resisting Home Evictions Becomes (an ACORN) Group Effort

    02/17/2009 2:38:15 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 905+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2009 | Fernanda Santos
    As resistance to foreclosure evictions grows among homeowners, community leaders and some law enforcement officials, a broad civil disobedience campaign is starting in New York and other cities to support families who refuse orders to vacate their homes. The community organizing group Acorn unveiled the campaign with a spirited rally on Friday at a Brooklyn church and will roll it out in at least 22 other cities in the coming weeks. Through phone trees, Web pages and text-messaging networks, the effort will connect families facing eviction with volunteers who will stand at their side as officers arrive, even if it...
  • Duchess of Carnegie, 96, refuses to leave home ($650/mo rent; wants $10 MIL)

    12/29/2008 9:19:35 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies · 3,985+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2008 | Ashley Fantz
    Editta Sherman has celebrated more than half a century's worth of new years in her palatial studio apartment above New York's Carnegie Hall. But it's unlikely the celebrated portrait photographer will be raising her glass there next year. Known as the Duchess of Carnegie, the 96-year-old came home a few days ago to find an eviction notice on her door. "I thought, oh, what is this? Are you kidding me that they are really going to send a woman like me down the street just like that? Have me scurry away without a fight," she said, delivering a whooping cackle,...
  • Family Facing Eviction - Again

    11/12/2008 3:36:59 PM PST · by NittanyLion · 36 replies · 1,268+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 11/12/08 | Jill Porter
    THE PRESTON family has lived at 1623 Butler St. for five years, ever since the city relocated them when their previous house collapsed. "They gave me the house for a dollar," Frances Preston said, sitting at the dining-room table with some of the 10 other family members who live with her in the six-bedroom rowhouse. According to extensive news coverage at the time, former Mayor John Street took pity on the family and intervened to rescue them from homelessness. But now they're facing it all over again. Because Preston, recently received a certified letter from the Redevelopment Authority notifying her...
  • Man evicted for shooting thief

    10/25/2008 5:13:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 894+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 23 October, 2008 | NA
    A man and his family have been served with an eviction notice after he legally protected his property by shooting at a would-be thief. The unnamed resident at Landera apartments in San Antonio, Texas, took action after neighbors complained about having their vehicles broken into or stolen, KENS-TV reported. Vandals attacked his apartment, shattering a window and breaking into his car. "It's just tough to swallow something that you work so hard for to get taken away from you so easily," he said. The burglars returned Tuesday, smashed his car window and ran away. The man called police and filed...
  • Court upholds Bianca Jagger's Manhattan eviction

    10/23/2008 1:27:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/23/08 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's top court has upheld the eviction of Bianca Jagger from a rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment. The Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that foreigners on tourist visas cannot claim New York digs as a "primary residence." The globe-trotting human rights activist and ex-wife of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger was evicted in December from the Upper East Side apartment she rented for 20 years.
  • Illinois sheriff: No foreclosure evictions on my watch

    10/08/2008 11:37:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 1,006+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/08/08
    Illinois sheriff: No foreclosure evictions on my watch * Story Highlights * Sheriff Thomas Dart says he is suspending foreclosure evictions in Cook County * Dart: "These mortgage companies only see pieces of paper, not people." * Illinois Bankers Association opposes plan, says sheriff could be found in contempt * Cook County expected to exceed 43,000 foreclosure cases this year CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said Wednesday he is suspending foreclosure evictions in Cook County, which had been on track to reach a record number of evictions, many because of mortgage foreclosures. He said many of the...
  • Repost: Sheriff in Ill. county won't evict in foreclosures

    10/08/2008 3:31:38 PM PDT · by Huntress · 5 replies · 372+ views
    AP/MyWay ^ | 10/08/08 | Unattributed
    CHICAGO (AP) - Residents of foreclosed properties in Chicago and other parts of Cook County don't have to worry about deputies forcing them out. Sheriff Tom Dart says that starting Thursday his office won't take part in evictions.