First diary .....so please excuse the formatting...I just saw this article and got done pouring myself 3 fingers of Johnny Walker Black.
I never thought I'd see the day.
Apparently the sheriff of Cook County, IL, that's Chicago for those not familiar with the area, announced that he would no longer enforce the eviction notice on foreclosed properties.
The implications boggle. Lawlessness is only the beginning. If this becomes a trend we could see the major cities of this nation become inhabitable. Imagine if you're a hard working family doing the right thing and paying your rent/mortgage....and you get to watch your neighbors live for free. What will that do the property values of the honest owners/buyers in that community? What if you're not a big bank but a private investor? You are expected to forfeit your property? Would you?
Can anyone else this quickly degrading into violence as private enforcers are employed to do the sheriff's job?
I mourn for this nation tonight. I fear our best days may be behind us.
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081008/D93MFL900.htmlSheriff in Ill. county won't evict in foreclosures
Oct 8, 2:19 PM (ET)
CHICAGO (AP) - Residents of foreclosed properties in Chicago and other parts of Cook County don't have to worry about deputies forcing them out. Sheriff Tom Dart says that starting Thursday his office won't take part in evictions.
Dart says he's concerned that many of the people being evicted are renters who were unaware that their landlords have been failing to pay their mortgages. He says his deputies have no way of knowing whether they're removing someone who has defaulted on a loan or someone who has been faithfully paying rent.
Dart says he thinks he's the first sheriff in a major metropolitan area to stop such evictions during the ongoing foreclosure crisis.
Dart says the number of mortgage foreclosures in Cook County has skyrocketed and will probably keep rising.