Media Justice/Media Resistance
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The People Charge Landlords With Elder Abuse for Ellis Act Evictions
(image: Remigio Fraga -Elder Activist with Idriss Stelley Foundation)- a co-sponsor of this action)
Reprinted from 48hills.org
On Wednesday, Feb 5th citing California Penal code 368...we, the evicted, gentrified, po'liced, elder and disabled, walked into the Hall of Justice in San Francisco to bring criminal charges of Elder Abuse against landlords for the perpetration of the crime of Ellis Act evictions against frail, elder, disabled and traumatized residents of San Francisco
”Notice of eviction: 30 days to vacate premises”, a neon yellow piece of paper pinned to the front door broadcasted down the block. In that moment, standing outside on the cold pavement street looking in, I realized this could soon be home.
This must be a mistake, I rationalize to myself, it’s probably just a mix up; maybe if I circle the block it will be gone when I get back. My fingers are already dialing before my brain can grasp the situation.
Marcus Books- the Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore in the Country Faces closure due to 21st Century Devil-opment (as we call it at POOR Magazine) & Real Estate Snakkking. London Breed proposed a legislation to keep the store and the family that launched the revolution in their proper home. The Legislation was unanimously approved to go before the board. Stay Tuned! - the Fight continues.