Protesters set up camp at retired detective’s home
by Jeff Martin, Associated Press
October 12, 2012 01:45 PM | 319 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — Protesters are pitching tents and bracing for a showdown outside the home of a retired police detective under threat of eviction.

The development sets up a possible clash between her co-workers and other law enforcement officers who carry out evictions.

Occupy Our Homes ATL spokesman Tim Franzen says a Thursday court hearing involving retired Atlanta police Det. Jaqueline Barber’s home in Fayetteville did not go her way. Franzen said a judge at the bankruptcy hearing effectively lifted a stay, meaning the eviction could happen any day.

Franzen said more than 30 people were camped out in the yard on Friday.

Several financial institutions are involved in the foreclosure. A U.S. Bank spokeswoman referred questions to GMAC ResCap, where a representative didn’t immediately return a phone call for comment.

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