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July 28, 2012

Woman forcibly removed from her home despite restraining order against Citibank

She never missed a payment; Citi just decided to put the money in an escrow account secretly. And the police, as ever, are on the side of the bank. The Consumerist -- Woman Forcibly Removed From Home, In Spite Of Restraining Order Against Citibank
A woman in El Paso has been fighting foreclosure for several months, saying she was making payments and that Citibank was crediting them to an escrow account without telling her or explaining why. A federal court recently issued a temporary restraining order preventing the bank from foreclosing while the case is litigated, but that didn't stop county constables from forcibly removing her from her home last week. "CitiMortgage foreclosed on the house claiming that I had not made payments on the loan. I had," she tells El Paso's KTSM-TV, which has been following the story for quite some time. "I have proof that I had. I don't want my money back. This is my home and I have the right to be here." And that lack of communication with the bank seems to have been extended to the local County Attorney's office, which says it didn't know there was a restraining order in place the day it sent constables to evict the homeowner. "One day they tell me yeah you're ok you're litigating. The next day they say we're coming back to evict you tomorrow," says the woman. "The laws are not defending me the homeowner. You know I presume that people are innocent until proven guilty. I'm guilty until proven innocent." When her lawyer showed up to explain the situation, he says the constables would not believe him unless he went with them to the court house to confirm the order's existence. . . .

July 23, 2012

Riot erupts after Anaheim cop shoots innocent kneeling man in the back of the head

And the cops sicced canine units on a woman holding her baby. Watch the video. The "riot" is a front lawn full of women and children. The cops circle the lawn and spray everyone with less-lethal rounds. This is unexcusable. (NOTE: You might be distracted by the fact that the newscaster reporting on this is a bit player on PARKS & REC. Yes, he plays Perd Hapley. He is also a newscaster in Anaheim where they film PARKS & REC.) Near Riot Breaks Out After Officer-Involved Shooting In Anaheim -- CBS Los Angeles
His niece, 16-year-old Daisy Gonzalez, said her uncle likely ran away from officers when they approached him because of his past experience with law enforcement. “He (doesn’t) like cops. He never liked them because all they do is harass and arrest anyone,” Gonzalez said. Residents, protesting what they say is an increased police violence against them in the community, started the near riot after the shooting on nearby La Palma. Crystal Ventura, a 17-year-old who witnessed the shooting, told the Register the man had his back to the officer. She said the man was shot in the buttocks area. The man then went down on his knees, and she said he was struck by another bullet in the head. Another officer handcuffed the man who by then was on the ground and not moving, Ventura said. “They searched his pockets, and there was a hole in his head, and I saw blood on his face,” she said. . . . The residents blocked off a street and set fire to at least one dumpster. Earlier in the day, police in riot gear, fired rubber bullets into the crowd. Several protesters lifted their shirts to show large red welts on their torsos and backs. Residents told Jackson that police overreacted and created the disturbance. One man said, “They just started shooting.” Police also set a K-9 officer on one woman and a bystander they said were agitating the situation. Said Susan Lopez, “I had my baby with me. My baby! The dog scratched me and then grabbed me.” She added, “They shot at me while I was holding a baby!” Another woman yelled, “They just shot at us, they shot at a little kid, too.” . . .