Thursday, January 21, 2016


A small group of protesters entered the lobby of the JPMorgan Chase building in San Francisco chanting "Black homes matter."

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:
The nearly three-hour protest came a day after Yul Dorn, a pastor at Emmanuel Church of God and Christ and a San Francisco Sheriff’s Department chaplain, was arrested along with three supporters when he refused to leave his Bayview home after sheriff’s deputies went there to enforce an eviction notice.
Dorn, who is also a case manager at the Community Justice Center, and his wife had lived in the home since 1995, according to a statement released by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, but ran afoul of his mortgage due to payments being misapplied by his lender, Chase bank.
The bank stopped accepting payments and sold a loan Dorn had on the house, which led to a foreclosure and purchase of the home by Quan He, who protesters referred to as a real estate speculator.
Dorn was served with an eviction notice Dec. 22 and was told that he had until Jan. 13 to vacate.
“We have seen many of our black families leave San Francisco — priced out, pushed out. It is time to hold Chase bank and real estate speculators accountable,” Dorn said in a statement.

hat was the intent of the protesters who assembled Friday and marched into the offices of Andres Sanchez, who is representing He. The group demanded a meeting with Sanchez, who they claim had verbally agreed on Wednesday to terms wherein Dorn would be allowed to stay in his home while they worked on a permanent solution.
That agreement was never communicated to the sheriff’s deputies sent Thursday to enforce the eviction. Protesters said two days worth of frantic phone calls and e-mails to Sanchez and He were not returned, leading them to take direct action and occupy the law offices Friday afternoon.
While Sanchez was present, he refused to leave his office to meet with protesters, instead telling police Capt. David Lazar, who worked as an intermediary, that the case was closed and there was nothing to discuss. Office workers were visibly perturbed as the sometimes tense standoff dragged into two and three hours.
Protesters repeatedly asked if the terms previously agreed upon were still on the table, but got no definitive answer. With Sanchez demanding arrests and threatening restraining orders from behind the closed door of his office, the group decided to give up the occupation, but promised their efforts were far from done.
“All we want is for Quan He to negotiate with the terms we agreed to on Wednesday,” Eller said, shortly after the protest wrapped up. “But we’re getting mixed messages between him and his lawyer and meanwhile this family is being ripped apart.”

If his payments were misapplied for the first time after 31 years, sounds like Dorn would have an action against Chase? If there was an agreement with a lawyer, it should be in writing, verbal stuff is just he said she said.

Sounds to me like the protesters should have been shouting, Contracts and Documents Matter, let's see what docs Dorn has to back up his story. Doesn't sound to me like this has anything to do with black homes.


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