We are calling on the press to come out at any time tomorrow, March 23rd between the hours of 8:30 a.m and 5:00 pm to cover the story of this illegal eviction of Chris Frazer’s home, 3662 Wellhaun Road, Decatur, Ga.
At the home of a 62 year old woman threatened with eviction, Occupiers are fighting to keep a roof over her family’s head.
Today, March 22nd, everyone working to save this home from illegal eviction was greeted by multiple police cars and helicopters looming overhead. Rather than investigating the clearly evident fraud perpetrated by Investors One Corporation, the company attempting to claim Chris Frazer’s home, the DeKalb Sheriff’s Department has turned a blind eye on those who need it most.
Shapiro & Swertfeger, the counsel representing Investor One Corporation, knew of the fraud taking place through the chain of title but refuse to expose it. In addition, the magistrate court judge who handled the dispossessory glossed over the fact that a foreclosure deed was not presented at the hearing which is cause for immediate dismissal. The paperwork remained un-filed until a week before the appeal was heard.
There is currently a lawsuit being filed against all parties who had a hand in these clandestine business practices. The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office still didn’t hesitate to send multiple squad cars to be stationed outside of the Frazer residence. Despite severe budget cuts the county is facing police were told, “bring a book or a movie.” There were also several instances where a helicopter was circling the house, hovering for about 10-15 minutes at a time costing the county thousands of dollars. Tomorrow we are expecting an even more blatant show of force on the part of the Dekalb County Sheriff.
One of the officers camped outside Chris Frazer’s home claimed that they were present to make sure activists weren’t being violent. Since Occupy Atlanta has been working with the local community we have been nothing but helpful, organizing community meetings where neighbors can share ideas on how to create the change they want to see, facilitating clean-up days, and addressing the issue of abandoned homes on Wellhaun Road.
Video Clip of Helicopter circling Chris Frazer’s home: