Niko Black, a Native woman (Apache) with terminal cancer, has been evicted from her Garden Grove home by Wells Fargo, with co-operation of the Orange County Sheriff's Department and complicity of the local police. This, despite Niko posting a Federal Court Order forbidding such action on her front door and filing it with local police agencies.
(Pictured above: Niko Black (left) and Corine Fairbanks of American Indian Movement Southern Cal (right) in front of Black's home. Photo courtesy of Naui Huitzilopochtli.)
On the morning of October 10, Niko Black was in bed when her front door was kicked open by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Black, who has terminal cancer, crawled to her wheelchair as four-to-six deputies entered and proceeded to hold a gun to her face. She was then taken outside sans any of her medication. When she called the Garden Grove Police, they did nothing. Since all of her medication and other means of treatment were in her home, Black got sick very quickly and had to be taken to the hospital.
Since the eviction, Federal Judge Theodore C. Albert (who signed the court order favoring Black) has ordered Wells Fargo and county representatives to appear in court on November 13 to explain the eviction.
Meanwhile, family, friends, and other supporters of Black are drawing attention to the actions of Wells Fargo and Orange County authorities. Updates are posted on a Facebook page, and a petition is being circulated.
At the time of this writing, Attorney Stephen R. Golden had just agreed to represent Black pro bono.
by concerned citizens committee, inc. miami,fla
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM firstname.lastname@example.org 305-758-2292 5561 n. w. 7th ct. miami,fla
..homeowners united !!..this is more than terrible what has happen to Ms. Black, this is a form of political chicany..TIMEOUT on all foreclosures NOW !!!.. A REPREIVE to all impending, foreclosures,DEFAULTS is necessary & is NEEDED >> NOW !!..homeowners united, we can fight back & WIN THIS BATTLE !!..1ST WITH THE BANKS, THEN IN CONGRESS TO MAKE THE CHANGE !!!.. we can do this..G-d bless you all..chairwomen concerned citizens committee, inc. liberty city, miami.. p.s. just got a call from a women living in 20 unit apt. buIlding whose owner is in foreclosure & one of the tenants found out & is now fighting to take the building away from him.. (.. WHOORAY !!.. these are the kindred spirts needed, COURAGE & leadership !! )..
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