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.
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.