Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Saint Paul/ Magner v. Gallagher’ has nation wide impact!
For 6 long years many of us here at the town hall warned the city and public this lawsuit was something to be taken seriously. We spoke of the city's rogue housing policy that exceeded state housing codes. We said the rogue policy was having a negative impact on affordable housing within the city. We spoke of deceit by city official and offered evidence of this deceit. I and many others here drew a line in the sand and sided with the landlords and "the truth". I pray for justice and the only way justice will be served in this case is if the plaintiffs are awarded a jury settlement that is shocking. This is the only way to send a message to the nation that institutional racism is not acceptable.
I understand clearly the difference between Disparate Impact & Disparate Treatment. I am just an average Joe but after 6 years of reading legal briefs and attending court hearings I have a good understanding of the facts. Why Disparate Treatment is not a part of this case bewilders many of us who are aware of the facts. Many of you have read the affidavits of the victims here. Property investors and home owners have lost their homes to the city's rogue housing policies. In the wake of the city's rogue housing policy is broken families and ruined business's.
Supreme Court to hear fair housing case that could impact mortgage industry
Magner v Gallagher & Disparate Impact Under the Fair Housing Act
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Saint Paul/ Deaf activist feels 'great relief' after he settles suit against Ramsey County jail for $230K
This lawsuit is not over! Please click onto the comments for some inside information.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sean Hannity Show/ Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Minneapolis/ LANDLORDS AND TENANTS TO PROTEST MASS REVOCATION OF RENTAL LICENSES TODAY, DEC. 12, AT MPLS. CITY HALL, 1:30 P.M.
In a city whose police sometimes cannot control street crime, the Minneapolis city council has decided to hold landlords strictly accountable for drug possession in any of their properties. The landlords receive a warning letter from the police. License revocation occurs after three such letters have been issued. Then it becomes illegal to place tenants in the affected buildings. Although the inspections department is the agent of punishment, the infractions may have little to do with the condition of the building. Politics is the driving force. Read http://www.landlordpolitics.com/ronfolger.html for a more detailed account of Ron Folger’s particular experience.
Ten years ago, Minneapolis Property Rights Action Committee was instrumental in ousting Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton and Council President Jackie Cherryhomes by protesting the city’s inspections practices through a cable-television show and direct action. Several sign-carrying persons from this group will be joining Folger in tomorrow’s event as will a number of his tenants who stand to lose their housing just in time for Christmas.
An assortment of persons protesting the mass license revocations will attend the City Council hearing in room 317 of the Minneapolis City Hall starting at 1:30 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2011. If the committee members sustain the revocation, this group plans to visit the inspections offices at at 250 S. 4th Street and ask to speak with the Inspections supervisor, Janine Atchinson, who spearheaded this move against Folger. Then it plans to return to City Hall and demand to see the responsible City Council members as well as Mayor Rybak. Finally, the group may hold a rally near the Humphrey statue outside City Hall where speakers will denounce the city’s heartless inspections policies and perhaps set the stage for yet another change in administrations.