Standing up to the big banks (and soon, the cops) Occupy Our Homes protesters in Fayetteville, Georgia are camped outside the home of retired detective Jaqueline Barber:
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Protesters are pitching tents and bracing for a showdown outside the home of a retired police detective under threat of eviction.
The development sets up a possible clash between the detective’s co-workers and other law enforcement officers who carry out evictions.
Occupy Our Homes ATL spokesman Tim Franzen says a Thursday court hearing involving retired Atlanta Police Det. Jacqueline Barber’s home in Fayetteville did not go her way.
Franzen said a judge at the bankruptcy hearing effectively lifted a stay, meaning the eviction could happen any day. He added that more than 30 people were camped out in Barber’s yard on Friday.
Several financial institutions are involved in the foreclosure. A U.S. Bank spokeswoman referred questions to GMAC ResCap, where a representative didn’t immediately return a phone call for comment.
Occupy Our Homes remains on the front lines, and has helped countless people in their time of need. Helen Baily, a 78 year old Civil Rights veteran, and an Atlanta police officer are among those who have stood down the banks with the help of Occupy.