Today’s New York Times features an article that details a survey which found that 84% of foreclosures filed in San Francisco had clear violations of law and that 2/3rds of them contained at least 4 violations of law. While that survey is California, I believe similar numbers exist in Florida…..if anyone would care to pay any attention.
But here in Florida, clearly no one cares. And so flawed and faulty and forged and fraudulent foreclosures continue to choke our courtrooms or worse, the cases are moved through foreclosure courtrooms, judgement entered and another family is thrown into the street….all so the banks, the institutions and the government they own can continue their mad march into tyranny and madness.
And against this backdrop, Florida’s Legislature is currently considering legislation that would only help the banks continue their crime spree faster and with less interference. They would force you to pay for the right to confront your accusers and challenge their wrongful conduct.
But one of the most disturbing aspects of this new proposed legislation is that it would completely absolve the banks of their wrongful conduct, prohibiting you from ever taking title to your property no matter what kind of grossly improper or even criminal conduct was used to take it from you. Think about that.
It’s wildly obscene, it’s a big step into tyranny, but that’s what “your” elected officials are considering even now in Tallahassee. Today I will be in Tallahasee to try and speak out against the tyranny, but I have no illusions about how receptive the audience will be…the side that I’m on doesn’t come armed with lobbyists and campaign cash.
But consider this from the New York Times:
The depth of the problem raises questions about whether at least some foreclosures should be considered void, Mr. Ting said. ” We’re not saying that every consumer should not have been foreclosed on or every lender is a bad actor, but there are significant and troubling issues,” he said.
” Clearly, we need to set up a process where lenders are following every part of the law,” Mr. Ting said in the interview. ” It is very apparent that the system is broken from many different vantage points.”