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Ellison Backs Protestors Against Justice Department

‘I stand with the millions of struggling homeowners in Minnesota and across the country seeking justice after unfairly being kicked out of their homes,’ the 5th District congressman said.

Rep. Keith Ellison is adding his voice to those of protestors demonstrating outside the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.

The protestors—organized, in part, by Occupy Our Homes—argue that bankers haven’t been held accountable for financial misdeeds. In response to the protest, Ellison’s office released a statement Tuesday that quoted the 5th District congressman as saying:

I see the devastation of the foreclosure crisis every day in towns across the Minneapolis metro area, and I stand with the millions of struggling homeowners in Minnesota and across the country seeking justice after unfairly being kicked out of their homes. Banks have paid less than half the payments they owe to homeowners since 2008, and have yet to pay a dime of the latest settlement from 2011.

It’s time we had real accountability for the bankers who deceived the American people and wrecked our economy in 2008.

About 100 protesters demonstrated in front of the Justice Department, according to the Washington Post. Law enforcement arrested 17 people and tasered at least one.

Jimmy May 22, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Government incentivized banks to loan money for home purchases to just ablut anyone that could crawl into a bank. So everyone in the USA went out and bought a house at HIGHLY INFLATED prices, remember the bandwagon buying? So all those who took the Government bait and rushed out and bought a house that they couldn't afford have been moving out of those houses, walking away letting the banks and Government insurance cover the losses. Many flippers made lots of $$$ during the run up in prices and are very happy campers at this point, they WON. Banks are guarenteed NO LOSS because the loans are US Government backed, 80% anyway. The suckers who bought the houses at inflated prices walked away and their credit took a hit. However these days fileing bankrupcy is considered normal with no stigma attached, who cares. Just like in the "Bad Old Days" when having a child out of wedlock was frowned on, no more of that foolishness. The 21st Century welcomes new normals. I'm glad I lived in the 20th Century.
Lynn Bottge May 23, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Thank you, Rep. Ellison. I am proud that you are my representative.
Mike B. May 23, 2013 at 01:28 PM
I would imagine that Rep. Maxine Waters of California would be your first choice.
Lynn Bottge May 23, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Excuse me, Jimmy, but didn't you do quite the 180. How does buying houses and filing [not fileing] bankruptcy [not bankrupcy] have anything to do with having a child "out of wedlock?" Are you not also living in the 21st Century or is your ghost dictating your comment for someone to type? I might have to dub you "Gordy" as I do Mike b.
Lynn Bottge May 25, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Gordy! You have an imagination. Good for you. You're evolving.

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