Quote of the Day

"If we don't take a stand, who will?"Diona Murray, a neighbor of Tawanna Rorey, who, with her law enforcement officer husband and their children, was scheduled to be evicted from their foreclosed-upon suburban Atlanta home by the sheriff's department, until Occupy Atlanta showed up to protest.
A Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said the foreclosure process for the Roreys was still ongoing and that no eviction had been scheduled for that address.

Experts were doubtful that the protest could do much to help the family. Misty A. Oaks, an Atlanta lawyer who specializes in foreclosure, said sitting in at an foreclosed home won't be effective legally.

"But it certainly will make for an interesting story and bring attention to the issues surrounding foreclosures and the enormous ramifications foreclosures are having," she said.

Once an eviction notice has been entered into the system, a homeowner no longer has title to the property, and anyone on it can be forcibly removed as a trespasser, Oaks said.

That reality did little to dampen the spirit of the protesters. They set up two tents in the front yard, draped a "This Home is Occupied" sign over the porch railing.
It may just be delaying the inevitable, but if we don't take a stand, who will?

Good question.

[Via Zaid.]

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