Elders Abused by Landlords Return to the SF District Attorney To Demand Justice


Phillip Standin... - Posted on 22 September 2015

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Elders Abused by Landlords Return to the SF District Attorney To Demand Justice  

In May of 2015 Ellis Act evicted elder tenants and their families filed the second of several complaints of Criminal Charges against LLC's and Landlords for Elder Abuse. Four Months Later they return after no response from the District Attorney

What: Press Conference and Follow-up Meeting with the San Francisco District Attorney

When: 1:30pm Tuesday, September 29th

Where: Hall of Justice -850 Bryant -San Francisco, Ca

 

Four months after the second filing of elder abuse charges against landlords and LLC's for Ellis Act evictions of elders, children and their families for profit, elders and their families and advocates return.

 In May of this year following previous charges in 2014, citing California Penal code 368.. evicted, gentrified, po'liced, elder, disabled and now homeless tenants 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. The DA set up a follow-up meeting for this Friday @ 1pm directly following the press conference. (Click here for complete story)

 

"Becoming homeless as an already disabled senior almost killed me, said Kathy Galvez, African Descendent elder evicted in 2012 from her San Francisco home of 40 years so a realtor and bank gangster could make profit on her now stolen home.

Due to the predatory speculation of landlords like Urban Green and lawyers like Andrew Zacks, trying to scramble to make profit from the huge influx of new tech employees flooding the Bay Area, thousands of families with young children and disabled elders have been served with Ellis act eviction notices, or have already been evicted, ending up in the streets, in shelters or most terrifying of all, dead from the trauma of eviction and homelessness. The "Ellis Act" is a state law which says that landlords have the unconditional right to evict tenants to "go out of business."

Elder Abuse Law states- Cal Pen Code § 368 (2013)

 

§ 368.  Crimes against elders and dependent adults; Legislative findings; Infliction of pain, injury or endangerment; Theft, embezzlement, forgery, fraud, or identity theft; False imprisonment

 

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that crimes against elders and dependent adults are deserving of special consideration and protection, not unlike the special protections provided for minor children, because elders and dependent adults may be confused, on various medications, mentally or physically impaired, or incompetent, and therefore less able to protect themselves, to understand or report criminal conduct, or to testify in court proceedings on their own behalf.

(b)

 (1) Any person who knows or reasonably should know that a person is an elder or dependent adult and who, under circumstances or conditions likely to produce great bodily harm or death, willfully causes or permits any elder or dependent adult to suffer, or inflicts thereon unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering, or having the care or custody of any elder or dependent adult, willfully causes or permits the person or health of the elder or dependent adult to be injured, or willfully causes or permits the elder or dependent adult to be placed in a situation in which his or her person or health is endangered, is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine not to exceed six thousand dollars ($6,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.

 

This event is co-sponsored by. POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE, is a poor people-led, indigenous people-led grassroots, non-profit, arts organization dedicated to providing media access, art, education and direct advocacy to communities in poverty locally and globally, the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper and Manilatown Heritage Foundation- #######

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