Five Chicago Women Arrested Inside Bank Of America For 'Returning'

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    Trash From Foreclosed Homes

    Five Chicago women were arrested at a downtown Chicago Bank of America branch Tuesday after they dumped bags of trash from foreclosed properties into the bank and refused to exit the building.

    Gloria Washington, 80, Donna Roberts, 56, Annie Harris, 76, Doris Strickland, 68 and Madeline Talbot, 61, all Chicago residents, walked into the Bank of America branch just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday carrying bags of trash collected from vacant foreclosed homes on the West Side, as part of a demonstration organized by Take Back Chicago.

    According to Action Now, an advocacy group that helped organize the protest, a clean-up crew spent the morning collecting garbage and furniture from a Bank of America-owned vacant property in Garfield Park to deliver "to its rightful owners."

    Meanwhile, more than a hundred protesters descended upon the downtown bank after marching from the Hyatt Regency, where a picket line and occupation at the seat of the Mortgage Bankers Association conference resulted in about 20 peaceful arrests. Police and organizers directed demonstrators to march peacefully around the bank, but once bags of garbage and a dilapidated chair and sofa labeled "Property of Bank of America" were delivered to the bank's main entrance, people crowded around the building, pressing their signs up to the window.

    Washington, Roberts, Harris, Strickland and Talbot entered the bank through the main entrance, where several police officers were waiting for the planned demonstration. The women walked up to the windows facing Adams and LaSalle and emptied their bags, filled with empty snack food bags, cigar wrappers, a broken doorknob and several unwrapped condoms.

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    Wow! They really showed those Bank of America folks, huh?

    What a bunch of fools, but par for the course from the Chicago school of community agitating. Bet Barry's proud of them.
     
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    I get it now, because the former homeowners decided to trash their houses and then decided not to pay their mortgages, it's the bank's fault.

    It's never the individual's fault, it's always the evil corporation.

    Here's a novel idea, read your mortgage agreement before you sign it. I believe you'll notice a section that says something about if you don't make your mortgage payments the bank will take ownership of your home.

    Another novel idea, how about not buying a house that you know you can't afford.

    Oh, wait, that would make too much sense.

    Rick
     

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