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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sheriff Tom Dart — Working Class Hero

Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff Tom Dart has ordered his deputies to stop all mortgage foreclosure evictions. He gave this order today, after so much publicity about mortgage fraud and robo-signed foreclosure documents.

Referring to Mortgagegate, Sheriff Dart said:

“This is so outrageous and these poor families are being put through this day in and day out by people that don't do their jobs. It's so hard for me to stomach these people because this isn't just their bike we're taking away or their car. It's their house.”

There’s speculation that Sheriff Dart will be running for Mayor of Chicago, one of several candidates competing against Rahm Emanuel.

In other Mortgagegate news: The Obama Administration is vowing to hold investigations of banks engaging in foreclosure fraud. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said:

“As institutions are determining their next steps in addressing these issues, we remain committed to holding accountable any bank that has violated the law.” A few frog marches and perp walks would be nice, but don’t hold your breath.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous kate said...

There are still a few people around with some common sense, intregrity, and compassion. As for holding banks accountable for any wrong doing...I'm not holding my breath.

October 20, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Kate: Thank God for those few who still have "common sense, integrity and compassion."

October 20, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

"The Obama Administration is vowing to hold investigations of banks engaging in foreclosure fraud."

Say what?!?! (Picks self up off floor and types . . .)

OMG, someone gave Eric Holder some sort of Viagra equivalent for attorneys general who can't get it up, so to speak, when it comes to actually . . . you know, prosecuting someone. I mean, if he investigates, he might actually have to prosecute.

The WOW starts now!

Who knows, if that goes well maybe he'll get a little crazy and go after some banksters.

No, wait, it can't be true. I'll probably wake up in a little while and discover I dreamed this post and commenting about it.

October 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Unfortunately it's easier for a political leader to "vow to hold investigations" than to actually go through with the "investigate, prosecute" part of it.

October 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

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