Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Shocking illegal Eviction in Dekalb County, Georgia

The scene early this morning at 3662 Wellhaun Road in Decatur
resembled that of a major drug bust with officers sneaking around in
the middle of the night. Instead of a bust however, officers knocked
on the door of 62 year old Christine Frazer’s house at 3 AM to serve
her with an eviction notice. Chris’ house was foreclosed on
fraudulently by Investors One Corporation in October 2011, and she has
been fighting it in federal court ever since. In January, activists
with Occupy Atlanta set up camp on her lawn and committed to stay to
defend Chris’ home from eviction.

Using what the sheriff himself referred to as “intelligence” Dekalb
County law enforcement waited until activists were not present at the
home, and the neighbors would be asleep to serve an illegal eviction
after hours, putting 4 generations including her 83 year old mother,
and 3 year old grandson out on the curb. They even rounded up her dogs
and took them to the pound. To add insult to injury, the police
blocked off the street and wouldn’t allow anyone to help secure the
family’s valuable personal belongings from the side of the road.
Once again, it is clear that the government and our law enforcement
officials are being used to serve and protect the interest of the 1%
and not of ordinary people or even the laws that they have put in
place. Occupy Atlanta is more committed than ever to the fight for
Chris Frazer’s home, and the thousands of other homeowners just like
her who are being disrespected every day.

Sherriff Thomas Brown and the Dekalb County political system showed
their true colors today, and made it known where their loyalties lie.
Today at 1 pm, Occupy Atlanta, John Evans, President of Dekalb County
NAACP, and other community members will be holding a press conference
in front of Chris Frazer’s home to put these officials on blast and
let them know that we will not stand for this type of shady behavior.

Watch this powerful video to see Christine's story.

There are a lot of unexpected charges adding up now dealing with the
eviction. Chris is scrambling to find a place for her family to stay,
a storage unit for all of their belongings, and even has to pay to get
the dogs out of the pound. Please donate to help in anyway you can.

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