VIDEO: ‘This Is Not America’: SWAT Team Evicts Grandmother, Community Fights Back
By Van Jones and Marianne Manilov
Day after day, the media and government ignore an ongoing national tragedy: a tsunami of foreclosures is still sweeping millions of Americans out of their homes. As many as three million American families this year will hear a terrifying knock on the door: a law enforcement officer will tell them to get out, because a bank won’t work out a fair deal and allow them to stay.
But one remarkable grandmother this month refused to go quietly.
And her brave example — including her willingness to stand up, along with her neighbors, to a SWAT team — finally got elected officials to intervene.