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The Mercury still hasn't done an accounting of how much money Alicia Jackson originally "liberated" from her home through loans she didn't pay back. Hence the foreclosure.
“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
I think Occupy may have skipped a step.
Black Bloc....I see now.
The Occupy Movement is filled with the homeless and unemployed who should really be using all this time to secure work, not trying to break into this or that or parade around the city carrying signs, thinking it will make a difference. It's really not.
You want to make a difference in something? Then do it, but stay away from the Occupy Losers.
Sunday night, August 5th, at approximately 11pm, six officers from the Portland Police forced their way into a newly created community center inside of a duplex owned by Alicia Jackson, and arrested one person inside. The duplex was reclaimed earlier in the day by approximately 250 people from the surrounding community during a neighborhood block party. The duplex was built on land that belongs to Ms. Jackson, which had been illegally foreclosed on by the banks in 2011.
“The neighbors have shown that they support this community center and are opposed to this duplex contributing to the gentrification of this neighborhood. The police came in tonight protecting the banks and the developers that are selling out our community and profiting out of the pockets of working people,” says Alicia Jackson. “Developers should not be allowed to profit from stolen land.”
Keep reading here:http://www.liberatepdx.org/?p=434
That would take actual reporting which would only subvert the narrative.
Ms. Jackson should consult an attorney from someone outside of the "movement" about the real consequences of her being used by the "movement," e.g. the sheriff's eviction when local company and lawful owner of the property Fox Capital decides to evict her and the associated court costs and, possibly, legal fees she'll be on the hook for.