Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Congressman Grayson: "Breaking and Entering Does Not Become Legal Just Because a Big Bank Does It. The Rule of Law Must Apply Equally to Everyone"

Congressman Alan Grayson's office sent me the following statement by the Congressman on the rampant foreclosure fraud, and the unlawful breaking and entering into people's homes by the banks:

First we see systemic fraud in the foreclosure process. Now we're literally seeing banks breaking into people’s homes and terrifying homeowners. The big banks claim these confrontations are a result of innocent errors. Come on! How many times are we going to force a woman to cower in her bathroom for fifteen minutes and dial 911 while a man breaks into a home, before we do something about it?

Breaking and entering does not become legal just because a big bank does it. The rule of law must apply equally to everyone. It's long past time to halt this blatantly illegal activity. We need investigation and law enforcement, not coddling of failed institutions. We need justice for all.


  1. I am going to write in Alan Grayson in the place where I might have voted for an incumbent democrat. This is just awful!

  2. I think you're one of the best bloggers for putting together long lists of credible opinions and established facts pertaining to an issue. This mortgage foreclosure fiasco is fast developing with a lot of large institutions and federal and state governments taking various actions. I hope you will have time to do one of your patented "aggregator" type posts on this issue. Personally, I think this is a potential "straw that breaks the camel's back" that could trigger the next leg down. When systemic fraud reaches light of day, the system is in peril. It's difficult to prosecute when it's so pervasive, and difficult for people to keep track of when it is so widespread.

    Thanks for what you do.


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