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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Petition the DOJ to prosecute Wall Street criminals, not its victims
From Action for the Common Good:
On May 22, during the Justice to Justice Week of Action, seven brave women - six of them grandmothers and all victims of the foreclosure crisis – were
arrested after conducting a peaceful sit-in at the entrance to the
office of the Covington & Burling law firm, one of the major
representatives of Wall Street banks in Washington, DC.
The Covington law firm
represents mega-banks like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America and
maintains a “revolving door” with the government officials who are
supposed to hold Wall Street accountable.
Rather than recognizing the
overwhelming public demand for bringing justice to the Wall Street Banks
responsible for torpedoing the economy and foreclosing on millions of
Americans, the DOJ decided it would be easier to press charges against
these average Americans whose only crime was to stand up ask why
Attorney General Eric Holder hadn’t done his job.
On Tuesday, June 11th,
the US Justice Department is set to press charges against the
grandmothers and home defenders who blocked the revolving door between
their government and the Wall Street’s favorite DC law firm.
These brave women and their
families have already suffered more than anyone should at the hands of
careless Wall Street Banks. Mildred Garrison-Obi, one of the
grandmothers facing charges, was recently forcibly and illegally evicted
after four years of fighting to keep her home1. Despite her own
financial and personal health troubles, she headed to Washington to
stand with and provide a voice for the millions of underwater homeowners
across the country.