Who: Jacqueline Barber, a retired Atlanta police detective and cancer patient, battling US Bank and GMAC over her Fayetteville, Ga., foreclosure; fellow officers from Atlanta Police Department; Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and Occupy Homes MN.
What: March and rally to US Bank headquarters, followed by an action at GMAC’s regional offices.
11 am: Rally at Government Plaza, 300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis
12 pm: March culminates at US Bank headquarters, 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
3 pm: Action at GMAC office, 8400 Normandale Lake Blvd, Bloomington
Retired Atlanta police detective Jacqueline Barber, who captured the nation’s attention through her unusual alliance with the Occupy movement, is taking her case to US Bank headquarters in Minneapolis to explain her situation in person.
Ms. Barber fell into foreclosure when, at the same time, her disability payments were cut off, her cancer required expensive medications, and her house payments ballooned by an additional $1,500/month. The stress of fighting her foreclosure has caused her cancer to relapse.
US Bank is the trustee of Ms. Barber’s mortgage, which is also controlled by GMAC.
“In my case, if I had committed the fraud that US Bank did, I’d be in a federal jail,” said Ms. Barber. “They do whatever they want and get away with it.”