Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Contact: Rev. Ashiya Odeye, Executive Director, Justice Reform Coalition, 916 893-9793 cell therev – AT – justicereformcoaltion.org www.justicereformcoalition.org
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SACRAMENTO – US Bank – which Monday announced it would be leaving UC Davis because of protests by Occupy – is the target again Tuesday….this time in Sacramento as Occupy supports the fight to save a local farm from foreclosure and eviction.
A news conference is set for 1:15 p.m. TUESDAY (3/30/12) in front of the courthouse (800 9th St.). The hearing to get an injunction preventing the eviction begins at 1:45 p.m. in Dept. 54.
Late last week – as Occupy Sacramento was preparing to occupy the land to prevent eviction – the Sheriff’s Dept. announced it would not do an eviction as it previously had said it would, according to the Rev. Ashiya Odeye, a spokesperson for the Justice Reform Coalition.
Odeye said US Bank does not have “recognized title to the property and won’t be able to prove they have any standing in Court. In addition they have now committed fraud on the Court with multiple case filings.”
The property has been the home to a Sacramento area family for nearly 40 years, and a spiritual center for many others, according to Odeye. He called US Bank a “corporate criminal.”
He said “It is time to bring attention to the crimes the banks and their servicers are committing . All across the country people are taking the opportunity to stand against the corporate gangsters that have ripped the hearts out of our communities, and caused a near meltdown of our economy and the quality of our lifestyles.”