2020-01-16 12:28:32

Moms 4 Housing Speaks Out After Militarized Eviction from Vacant Oakland House

Democracy Now! looks at the fight for affordable housing in the Bay Area with Moms 4 Housing, the unhoused and insecurely housed mothers who were evicted Tuesday by a militarized police force from a vacant home they had been occupying in Oakland, California.

The action ended a two-month standoff between the mothers and real estate developer Wedgewood Properties when sheriff’s deputies arrested two mothers and two of their supporters.

All four were released on bail Tuesday afternoon.

Democracy Now! speaks to Misty Cross, one of the moms who was arrested, and her daughter Destiny Johnson. “It was never about trying to stay in that house,” says Cross.

“The message we were trying to send out was to get people aware of policies and things that are in place that are making us not move forward in life.”

Democracy Now! also speaks to Carroll Fife, the director of the Oakland office for Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.

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