Thank you for your support in this campaign, Yesterday afternoon after a direct request by voicemail to S.A.F.E. Standing Against Foreclosure and Eviction phone number listed on their website our office was contacted by a SAFE representative, at the Barton home we spoke to This representative and Mrs. Barton herself. Posts pertaining to this "Misunderstanding" were remove from this page, SAFE's and No One Left behind's page. During this conversation with Mrs. Barton it was explained why the campaign was started and she gave her blessing to us. We have discovered continued posts and new postings on their (SAFE’s) page attacking the integrity of myself and organization (No One Left Behind).
Upon Further discussion with S.A.F.E. Standing Against foreclosure and Eviction who claim to speak on behalf of The Barton's it has been made clear that monetary support IS NOT what is being requested, The request that has been made is that people physically barricade the home to stop the eviction process.
NOTE that we have not spoken to Mrs. Barton a second time. This new information comes from SAFE.
ALL DONATIONS TOTALING 365.00 over 2 days HAVE BEEN REFUNDED.
Thank you again for your support and please continue to support those that are in need of assistance.
Please see The following statement issued by SAFE.
AN EXCERPT from a previous article “When a King County Sheriff’s detective arrived at the West Seattle home of Byron Barton to carry out an eviction. Barton can hardly speak and has been in a wheelchair after suffering a heart attack and stroke. When the detective saw the shape Barton was in, he couldn’t go through with the eviction, Chalk one up for the Sheriff’s office, tasked with being the bad guy in the foreclosure process, but still on occasion willing to use its discretion. The detective in this case, hired in 1972, is the oldest member of the department but has managed to avoid burn out and hang on to his compassion, says the Sheriff Department’s spokesperson.
The house has already been sold at auction to a company illegally according to the Barton’s lawyer, who claims in a lawsuit that the proper procedures were not followed. Their lender, JP Morgan Chase, will not comment on pending litigation, according to a spokesperson.”
UPDATE : The Company that purchased the home has asked the Barton’s to pay a $39,000 bond to stay in their home while they appeal the sale of the home. They have nowhere that amount of funds.
At a previous hearing for the Barton’s the judge said he could not see why he should rule in the favor of the Barton’s because there was no legal reason for the new owners to be kept from the "enjoyment" of their new property. Another aspect of the judge’s decision was his statement that company was entitled to an outrageously high rent on this home, based on the 7% return they would receive if they invested the amount they paid for the Barton's home in the stock market.
ALSO it has been acknowledged by the company that they DID receive a rent payment of $1200.00 for the month of July from The Barton's.
Reports have been made that Mr. and Mrs Barton have gained access to the home and "chained" them selves to a hospital bed, an unidentified member of law enforcement was over heard saying " this is a terrible situation but we have to do our jobs, now that they got back in it changes it from civil to criminal. We are going to have to go get them out and secure the place so that no one can get inside again".... Please spread this campaign as far as you can.. Thank you.
I am the co-founder of a non-profit organization that focuses on helping families with children. As a man that has military personnel in his family, I believe this should never happen.
This morning the King County Sheriff’s Office removed a disabled Vietnam veteran, his wife and two children from their West Seattle home of over 60 years, This morning was the second time deputies had been at the home, on the first visit the deputy refused to serve the eviction and himself contacted the company that had bought the home at auction and the company agreed to give the family till September to get the home emptied and this in order. But the company apparently changed their mind. Activists from the organization Standing Against Foreclosure and Eviction stood on the porch and chanted when a deputy arrived to serve the court-ordered eviction notice to Jean and Byron Barton again on Friday. An ambulance with medics arrived and Byron Barton, who cannot walk, allowed them to carry him to an ambulance to be transported to the VA hospital, Police worked to remove protesters from the yard and away from the ambulance. Some were dragged away, screaming.
Byron Barton told a news reporter as well as others that he wanted to stay at the home and was being forced out against his will. After Barton was loaded into the ambulance, he was taken back out and placed outside on the street corner. But by then, the locks on his house had been changed and his family has nowhere to go.
The purpose of this page is to raise funds so that this family can move forward and provide safety for themselves and their children..
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