Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Evictions

Cops can be kinda rad SOMETIMES:

As the nationwide mortgage crisis puts the squeeze on homeowners, the Cook County sheriff’s office is on pace to evict more people than ever from foreclosed homes.

At least it was until Wednesday, when Sheriff Tom Dart announced he wouldn’t do it anymore.

Dart cited the growing number of evictions that involve rent-paying tenants who suddenly learn their building is in foreclosure because the landlord neglected to pay the mortgage. By refusing to do any foreclosure-related evictions, the hope is that banks will change their policies.

Read more at truthout.org

 

scott

2 responses to “Sheriff Refuses to Enforce Evictions

  1. I agree that people shouldn’t be evicted due to their landlord’s failures. However, I believe that people that individual homeowners that foreclose on their mortgages should be evicted. You sign a contract, you stick to it.

  2. yea yea yeah.

    but that’s what the dude says at the end of the article. if the banks actually make sure that the people LIVING there are the people who own it, THEN he wouldn’t have a problem evicting them.

    but the banks don’t give a shit. and the renters get screwed by getting evicted even though they payed their rent and everything.

    so he says, “no.”

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