A closer look at ACORN’s sob sto­ries shows that the pro­to­typ­i­cal fore­clo­sure “vic­tims” don’t de­serve an ounce of sym­pa­thy — or a cent of our money.

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary -

Mr. Bev­erly, who claims to be a fore­clo­sure vic­tim him­self, was charged with bur­glary for the break-in and re­leased. He is lit­er­ally a hous­ing thug — hav­ing been sep­a­rately charged with sec­ond-de­gree as­sault and prop­erty de­struc­tion ear­lier this year; bat­tery, as­sault, hand­gun pos­ses­sion and pos­ses­sion of a deadly weapon with in­tent to in­jure in 1992; and slapped with a peace or­der is­sued against him in 2006.

The Wash­ing­ton Post spot­lighted Mr. Bev­erly’s and Ms. Hanks’ ac­tivism without fol­low- “They de­stroyed our credit, our lives, and they blew up in our face.”

But a look at court and real es­tate records ex­posed the truth. Ed­ward Eric­son Jr., a re­porter for the in­de­pen­dent Bal­ti­more City Pa­per, dis­cov­ered that the “vic­tim” — who took out a full mort­gage with no down pay­ment on a house she couldn’t af­ford — looks more like a preda­tory bor­rower. And amaz­ingly, Ms. Peter­son lived in the home more than year without pay­ing rent or mort­gage.

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