How Domestic Violence Survivors Get Evicted From Their Homes After Calling the Police

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 6:10 pm

On June 23 of last year, Lakisha Briggs’ ex-boyfriend, Wilbert Bennett, went to find the 33-year-old mother of two at her house in Norristown, Pennsylvania, which she rented with a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 voucher. Bennett, who was just released from prison, wanted to get back together, and he refused to take no for an answer.

“You are going to be with me or you are going to be with no one,” he allegedly threatened.

Even though Briggs was terrified Bennett would hurt her or her 3-year-old daughter if she forced him to leave, there was something she feared even worse: calling the police for help. If she did, she could be kicked out of her home, and that wasn’t a risk she could afford.

#NatGat: How to Avoid Eviction, Livestream with Brian Sonenstein

By: Saturday June 30, 2012 9:18 am

Livestream with Brian Sonenstein at the Occupy National Gathering on how to avoid eviction

UPDATE: LIVESTREAM: Occupy New Haven Eviction Wednesday a.m.

By: Wednesday April 18, 2012 7:15 am

After an unfavorable ruling this week from the 2nd Circuit Court, Occupy New Haven voluntarily disassembled most of their camp. But police moved in at 8:00 a.m. eastern this morning to make arrests and clear out the remaining tents. Check out the livestream

Eviction of Occupy London Begins: Livestream

By: Monday February 27, 2012 4:55 pm

The eviction of Occupy London has begun. Check their website for more details. If that site is down, try here.

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Local Religious Organization Voices Dissapproval of the Eviction of Occupy Buffalo

By: Monday February 20, 2012 9:45 am

Statement from the Network of Religious Communities with regard to the forcible removal of the Occupy Buffalo site from Niagara Square.

Invitation to Evicted Occupiers From Occupy Delaware

By: Monday February 6, 2012 7:15 pm

Occupy Delaware made its march to Spencer Plaza in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware on November 6, 2011. It pitched its first tents on November 10, 2011. With the help of the ACLU, it secured its right to remain in the Plaza by taking its case to Chancery Court where judge Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III issued a restraining order against the City of Wilmington on behalf of the protesters. In an effort to avoid a court case involving First Amendment freedom of speech issues that it mostly likely would have lost, the City then offered the protesters a deal, which in effect gives Occupy Delaware the right to remain as an encampment in Spencer Plaza as long as it chooses.

In the Middle of Negotiating New Agreement, City Raids Occupy Buffalo

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 6:45 am

The city had police move on Occupy Buffalo early in the morning after it decided not to renew the occupation’s permit for Niagara Square. At least ten were arrested and tents and personal property were bulldozed. Occupiers had been offered an agreement, which they turned down. After midnight, they were in Niagara Square without a permit but the city could have continued to negotiate with Occupy Buffalo and chose to carry out an eviction instead.

Police Raid Occupy Lexington

By: Tuesday January 24, 2012 5:25 pm

After 118 days of continued protest on the corner of Main St and Esplanade, Lexington, Kentucky police, under the supervision of Mayor Jim Gray, came by Tuesday between 12:30-1 PM and confiscated occupiers’ tents and canopies.

The police brought more trailers than they needed. All in all, it only took 5-10 officers to confiscate the property.

Livestream for #Occupy Movement: Syracuse Eviction Watch

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 8:50 pm

The Mayor and authorities in Syracuse, New York are still threatening to evict Occupy Syracuse, and that may happen at any time tonight or early morning Thursday. We will have this live ustream video up during the night in case anything happens.

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