Deutsche Bank ordered the eviction of Vita Lee, 103… But God… would not allow the movers or deputies … to touch one hair on her head or her property.
Vita Lee, 103, just three weeks shy of her 104th birthday were minutes away from eviction, from her home on Penelope Road in NW Atlanta of 53 years, which she shared with her 83-year-old daughter, Tuesday, when the sheriff’s deputies and moving company hired by Deutsche Bank took one look at Ms. Lee, laying in the bed at age 103 and decided not to go through with the eviction.
“I love my home. It’s a mansion!” Ms. Lee said about her home.
Fulton County Sheriff’s deputies and movers intentions were to kick the two women out based on orders from Deutsche Bank but when they arrived at the home and took one look at Ms. Lee, they could not go through with the eviction and turned around and left.
“I saw the sheriff’s, who came to put them out, take off and leave. I gave all glory to God.” Said Community Activist Michael Langford.
Channel 2’s Ryan Young asked Ms. Lee, if she was worried about being kicked out of her home. With the assurance of a prayer warrior on the battlefield for a long time, she replied “No, I they didn’t know what they were doing. God don’t let them do wrong. The Bible says: “Once a man, twice a child! I’m 104! I’m a child! I know that God said “If things go wrong, He’ll make it right!” Lee said.
The fear of imminent eviction, proved too much for Ms. Lee’s daughter and she had to be rushed to the hospital for medical care.
“Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever they want too,” Ms. Lee said.
Hopefully, Deutsche Bank can forgive the remainder of this loan, for” humanitarian reasons” and allow Ms. Lee and her daughter to remain in their home.
Federal Investigators Wifredo A. Ferrer and Thomas E. Perez investigates the Miami Police Department
On the heels of what could possibly end in criminal indictments, acting Chief Manuel Orosa states that he has already started overhauling the department, including downsizing the tactical units responsible for at least four of the seven recent fatal shootings of black men.
Thomas E. Perez, head of the Justice Department Civil-Rights Division, said Thursday that a preliminary inquiry began in March after receiving complaints from U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson , the Mayor as well as the African American Community.
The civil investigation is known as a “Pattern or Practice” probe, designed to determine if systematic flaws made the shootings more likely than not based on culture and training by the police department.
In his defense acting Chief Manuel Orosa states that “
Quite frankly, I’m concerned some of the shootings could have been avoided by not putting our officers in those situations.” Orosa also went on to reiterate that he told the Justice Department attorneys that their probe was a no-brainer, citing “if the circumstances would have been reversed and cops were shot instead of civilians, he would have sought help from the Justice Department as well.
On Thursday, the Federal Investigators Ferrer and Perez met with Mayor Tomás Regalado, City Manager Johnny Martinez and acting Chief Manuel Orosa before the press conference announcing the formal investigation.
In the afternoon the federal officials along with other colleagues met with the family of one of the slain men, in addition to at least a dozen or so community activists.
The Miami Police Department’s deployment, training and policies all will be scrutinized in the civil rights probe, which will focus on the seven deadly shootings that began in July 2010 and ended in February in Overtown, Little Haiti and Allapattah. The slayings raised tensions, increased cries of “racial profiling” and sparked demands for an independent review.
Federal Investigator Thomas E. Perez stated that:
“Our work is not a gotcha exercise, nor is it, to a fix blame; rather, our goal is to identify and fix any problems we encounter in a comprehensive fashion.” Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer reinforced that: “For a police department to be effective, they must have the trust of those they serve!”
Federal authorities also confirmed they’re also evaluating two of the fatal shootings for possible “criminal civil rights violations.” No weapons were found at the shooting scenes of DeCarlos Moore and
Travis McNeil .
The Occupy Wall Street Movement will only increase as time goes by. “What do they want? Some have asked! They want the same rights and privileges that were afforded to their parents and grandparents and subsequently to the banks and big corporations “that were too big to fail.”
The billions of dollars that were given to the banks, large corporations and Wall Street were from the backs of taxpayers. The government is the taxpayer. Without the taxpayers, there would be no government and certainly ‘no bail out!
Yes, it was given by the “administration” but where do you think the administration get their monies from? They get their monies from you, me and all the other citizens who pay taxes!
In the beginning the Occupy Wall Street participants were 30 and under, but as time passes, you see that more and more mature participants over 30 joining the cry of their young. “We are the 99% and we want the same options that were given to those who were” too big to fail!”
The movement cry is “where is my bailout?” Why aren’t the big corporations and banks and all the other entities that have their hands in the government coffers mandated to help the very people that allowed them to re-open their doors or kept them from shutting their doors forever.
There are banks in every state of these United States that have received monies from the “You’re too big to fail fund.” There should not be any contracts whereby the administration has given millions perhaps billions to businesses to stay open and not have accountability to the administration and/or the taxpayers.
The movement started in earnest by the young men and women who are fed up with the administration pandering to the rich and powerful at the expense of the underprivileged, working-class poor and the middle class. They’re also fed up with politics and propaganda and want jobs that can pay their bills and health insurance that will keep them out of the emergency room.
They are fed up with the banks and big corporations crying “Help me! Help me!” then post millions in profits at the end of the year and proceed to show their appreciation to their employees by giving them Year-End or Christmas bonuses that could pay someone’s annual salary.
What the movement is trying to show their friends, their neighbors, their mayor and yes! Even their governor that they have followed the rules: got good grades in school and went on to community and 4 -year colleges and universities, to get that much needed piece of paper called “ certificate of completion or college degree,” to enter the real world and began to make a positive contribution to society.
But, unfortunately, the last chapter in the story has turned from a dream to a nightmare, with no real hope in the foreseeable future.
All the financial wizards agree on one thing. “It will take at least 10 maybe 15 years until the financial disaster that we currently find ourselves in too turn around. Most people understand that message loud and clear!
Do you think that “The Occupy Wall Street Movement Participants” want to sleep outside in parks and other various places across this country, if they could at least see a glimmer of hope at the end of the rainbow? “The participants want to be heard but more than anything, they want and need jobs; jobs and more jobs and they need them now!”
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Jackson Memorial Hospital & the University of Miami: Two Diamonds in the Rough … “Can You See Me Now?”
Just like life is a journey and not a destination, so is the relationship between Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami. It’s not that they can’t get along, they can, but they’re relationship is changing.
No one contract can or should last forever, it’s impossible. What could have been a perfect fit 40 or 50 years ago could be totally obsolete today. Life is about fluidity, constantly moving forward, forever changing, discovering and re-discovering different ways to do things, while trying to meet the demands of their present market or patients, in the case of Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami.
Let’s take a look back in history:
James M. Jackson, physician and civil leader, in the early 1900’s organized the city’s board of health and was later elected president and would have the task of building a new hospital in the City of Miami.
The Miami City Hospital opened its doors on June 25, 1918, replacing the deteriorating Friendly Society Hospital on Biscayne Boulevard. Over the past 90 years, the Miami City Hospital would grow from a 13-bed hospital to a comprehensive health system with several hospitals and clinics, now called Jackson Health System (JHS).
Jackson Memorial Hospital has become a renowned health care provider recognized for its highly-trained physicians and cutting edge care.
In the early 1950’s, Florida’s lack of a medical school began to be a subject of concern in Tallahassee. Several cities lobbied for the school but, ultimately, Miami was chosen. On September 22, 1952, the University Of Miami School Of Medicine welcomed its first class of 26 students, and Jackson Memorial Hospital immediately became an integral part of the medical school’s program.
In 1956, Dr. Robert S. Litwak, chief of thoracic surgery, performed the first open heart operation in Florida, and by 1960, the hospital was performing cardiopulmonary bypass procedures aided by a new heart-lung machine. That year, the hospital purchased its artificial kidney and began offering dialysis treatment to renal patients.
As you can see, in the 50’s, the demographics were very different from what it is today:
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Officer Kristopher John Bieger opened fire on his own colleague Saturday night, while she was sitting in her marked car in plain sight doing an off duty detail at Inverness Plaza, near Northwest 56th Avenue and West Oakland Park Boulevard.
After shooting at the police cruiser several times, Officer Bieger, in his Dodge Silverado pick up truck proceeded to drive south, approximately 16 miles to the Regency Square Plaza in Davie, where he walked into Donato’s Ristorante and ordered two slices of pizza.
Bieger was easily noticeable, entering Donato’s nervous, talking loud on his cell phone, agitated and pacing back and forth as he waited outside of Donato’s, as it was only one other customer inside the restaurant who was already in the midst of eating his calzone. He probably would have gone un-noticed were it not for the fact that he immediately appeared suspicious and could not wait for only two slices of pizza, talking loud, animated and pacing. The waitress had to go outside to inform Bieger that his pizza was ready.
Bieger used a street revolver to commit his drive-by, rather than his service revolver, which would have been easily traceable back to him. The police quickly traced Bieger to the pizza shop, whereby they called and advised the owner to lock the entry door to the shop and quickly escort everyone including the only customer inside to the back and find a safe hiding place.
The police entered the shop from the back heavily armed and ready for a gun battle if necessary. However, Bieger surrendered without incident. The female colleague, who was targeted, remarkably, was not hurt.
Bieger is currently sitting in the Broward Main Jail charged with attempted first-degree murder and discharging a firearm from a vehicle, according to Lauderhill Police Capt. Constance Stanley. On the force since October 2006, Officer Kristopher John Bieger has been suspended without pay.
This is an ongoing investigation and no other details are known at this time.
The Jury Found Dr. Conrad R. Murray Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson
Dr. Conrad R. Murray is found “Guilty of Invloluntary Manslaughter” by the Jury for the death of Michael Jackson.
Mortgage Fraud Victim, Imogene Hall loses her Miami Gardens Home of 14 years to Fraud:Straw-buyer walks away scotch free and whistles all the way to the bank! Why?
Imogene Hall, a previous Miami Gardens homeowner of 14 years , an a Jamaican immigrant, who didn’t fully understand the laws as it related to real estate, lost her five year legal battle to stay in her home in spite of being duped by a fraudulent foreclosure rescue scam.
The Miami Herald first made the public aware of her story in November of 2010. Hall had lived in her home since purchasing it in 1997. Her ordeal started in 2006, when she lost her job as a home health nursing aide and looked to seek ways to pay her mounting bills. Like some many other homeowners doing that time, she tapped into her home equity, since real estate values were headed in one direction and that was up!
Unfortunately, a knock on the door by an unknown stranger, dressed as a wolf in sheep clothing, showing up unsolicited and offering a stress free cash-out refinance. Desperate for a solution to her financial problems, she became easy prey and thus the story began.
Too make a long story short [you can read the full story in The Miami Herald] unbeknownst to her, the initial $50,000 loan turned into a $230,000 loan on property that should have net an appraised value of $150,000 at best. Hall didn’t discover the fraud until she received notice that her home was in foreclosure.
Time and time again, you read in the paper or you hear on the TV, where an unsuspecting homeowner fails prey to an army of crooks, posing as “Foreclosure Rescue Representatives.” Normally the players consist of a straw-buyer, real estate agent or broker, title agent, attorney and often someone inside of the bank to finalize the deal.
All participating parties involved in the fraud; with the exception of the homeowner are well aware of the healthy financial return, once the deal is finalized by the bank and a check or bank draft is issued.
Make no mistake about it! The parties involved are not innocent. It’s a well calculated plan with instant gratification and no risk involved other than getting caught, with the understanding that no matter what! The straw buyer will always be able to walk away scotch free [with illegal gotten gain but absolved by the legal system] that’s got to stop.
“Without a straw buyer, the illegal deal would not be able to get off the ground. So, the straw buyer plays an integral part in this illegal transaction and should, therefore, be charged with fraud along with the other key players.”
“If the deal is discovered to be illegal after the homeowner is forced into foreclosure, then the parties involved should have their property seized [irrespective of whether its their primary home or not] and put up for sale
once they have been found guilty by the jury or the court and some if not all
of the funds should be given to the injured party. There should be no exceptions! Everyone involved should be tried either individually or collectively of fraud.”
And when the story is written or told; all the characters involved should be named. Until you place shame and punishment, where shame and punishment should be placed, this inhumane act will repeat itself again and again, especially when there is so much financially to gain in the case of the straw buyer and nothing to lose. “What kind of justice is this?”
Jon Corzine, CEO of MF Global, threw in the towel, resigned and said that he will not seek his severance package which was worth $12.1 Million, including cash and benefits.
MF Global is currently under investigation by the FBI and Securities Regulators regarding more than $699 Million in missing customer money.
In a statement prepared by Corzine he states: “I feel great sadness for what has transpired at MF Global and the impact it has had on the firm’s clients, employees and many others. I intend to continue to assist the company and its board in their efforts to respond to regulatory inquiries and issues related to the disposition of the firm’s assets.”
Jon Corzine retained the services of white-collar criminal defense lawyer,Andrew Levander; since he has already been named in a shareholder lawsuit that accused him of touting MF Global when he knew that the firm was hemorrhaging cash.
Edwin Goldberg, the lead director of the board of directors, and Bradley Abelow, president and Chief Operating Officer, will continue in their positions.
Code of Ethics:
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice.
I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my Department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions, With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession … law enforcement.
Officer Fausto Lopez on the morning in question, did you honor “The Code of Ethics” as you know it?
Officer Fausto Lopez do you owe your fellow officers, all police departments involved, the general public and certainly your colleague, who was just doing her job an apology?
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