Saturday, August 15, 2020

KANSAS CITY SATURDAY QUESTION: ALL EVICTIONS ARE AN ACT OF VIOLENCE?!?!?



And so the rent/housing crisis restarts in Kansas City and across the nation . . . We pick out the most provocative talking point from local activists, share more resources and ask our blog community . . . Are evictions really an act of violence???

Checkit:

KC Tenants Argue Against Eviction . . .

KC Tenants arrived on the scene as a Sheriff and a representative of Reliable Properties pounded on Krisi’s door. They made a plan: they would call animal control to take her dog and deem it “abandoned” while the landlord’s representative would change the locks. The plan meant that when Krisi got home from work, she would be locked out of her own home-- without her clothes, medicine, food, important paperwork, and without her dog.

“Not my problem she doesn’t have anywhere to go.”
“She can go screw someone else out of rent.”
“People are so privileged these days, just look at the Democratic Party.”
“My heart doesn’t bleed for these people.”

These are just some of the comments made by the landlord’s representative as he executed the eviction.

Ultimately, because KC Tenants was there in solidarity and filmed the interaction once Krisi arrived, she was able to remove her most important belongings. But a police officer told her to “bust a move,” intent on finishing the job. The Sheriff berated her, telling her she was trespassing as she packed up her children’s clothes.

On Tuesday morning Krisi started her journey as a homeless single mother. She is now spending almost $600/week to live in an extended stay hotel near her job.

ALL EVICTIONS ARE AN ACT OF VIOLENCE. With every eviction we allow right now, we are saying we believe landlords’ profits are more important than people’s lives. And that ain’t right . . .
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Further reading:

VOA: Evictions Across US Raise Concerns About Voting Process

KSN: ‘Rent must be paid’: Eviction moratoriums expiring

CNET: There's no eviction moratorium, sorry: Trump's executive order can't keep you from getting evicted now

You decide . . .

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

of course not.

They're really arguing for free housing but at the expense of people who entered into a contract. We're really talking about theft.

Free KC said...

^^^

Not that easy. COVID-19 complicates matters even worse. The government obviously has a part to play since they mandated the eviction moratoriums in the first place.

Vote Biden said...

Free Stuff For Everybody!

Anonymous said...

^^^

Lulz.

Anonymous said...

If you can afford to pay 600 a week for a motel. Maybe you should of paid your rent and not put yourself in this situation. Own your choices. You made your bed now lie in it.

Anonymous said...

Libtards would define the earning of money and alarm clocks acts of violence if their mommies would let them.

Anonymous said...

To the first 10:39, my thoughts exactly. Unless she was living in a $2400/mo apartment, she just made her situation a lot worse on herself.

Anonymous said...

GoFundMe page has a $30k goal.... And already has $10k of it. There's a sucker born every minute.

How much are you willing to wager she'll be broke again in 3 months?

Anonymous said...

Definitely more than two sides to this growing problem.

1. Personal accountability or lack thereof. Good point on the $600/wk
2. Gaming the system.
3. Lack of jobs, income, employment.
4. Inconsiderate and unprofessional attitude of LE to citizens.
5. Landlords needing to make their bank payments and expenses.
6. Social unrest from a large homeless poor population.
7. Polarized public opinion. Only see one side of a problem.
8. All leading to helicopter money. As planned by both political partys.

Anonymous said...

10:50: And your solution would be... ?

Anonymous said...

Leftism leads to starving to death. Every single time.

Anonymous said...

Not even TRYING to pay your rent is an aggressive act.

Grinch said...

She is paying $600 a week to live in a motel when she wasn't paying her landlord anything. Why didn't she offer him the $600 a week? Because she was intent of screwing him out of his earned money from allowing her to live in his property.
Now if she fails to pay she is out immediately again. The way things should be.

Anonymous said...

Anyone that is evicted and moves out of their voting area must comply with voting laws and can not vote under their old location. Ask Steve Watkins...

Anonymous said...

While I do feel sorry for her and especially the kids, she made that bed and now must stuffer the consequences! Perhaps she should have started figuring out how to pay rent months ago instead of listening to these kc tenants groups!!!

Anonymous said...

So speech is violence and evictions are violence but toppling statues, breaking windows and threatening officials at their homes are not violence.

Welcome to the new land of Democrat Speak. Where everyone is equal but some are more equal than others.

Anonymous said...

^^^Absolutely! She should have been able to foresee the pandemic and anticipate that the US economy was going into cardiac rest. Silly girl. And her children should starve as well. They should have had the foresight to be born to a different mother.

President Kamala said...

11:59 Your point? How does the pandemic enter into this issue? She apparently has a job if she can manage $600/wk for hotel. As stated above, surely her apartment wasn't that much. Starving children? Your post is nonsense.

Charles Whitman said...

She should have worked something out with the landlord before it ever got to eviction. I doubt that the landlord wanted the pità that went with finding new renters,

Anonymous said...

I see the republicturds are busy commenting this morning. Tony likes posting things he knows will cause your blood pressure to rise. Maybe he’s slowly trying to kill you guys.

I think both sides of the debate agree. If you wait the 10 days after a judgment for the Sheriff to arrive and throw your things out on the lawn, you deserve to be evicted.

Anonymous said...

China doing ok. Russia too. Look at a world hunger map: mainly democracies.

Anonymous said...

Democrats lie so frequently, they don't even know they're doing it.

Russia isn't communist anymore. When they were, they had mass starvation.

China was allowed to engage capitalism and their mass starvations (multiple) ended.

Democrats lie so much they don't even know they help the Right Everytime they talk.

Anonymous said...

More progressive dehumanization. When yo can't abort them off the face of the earth, spew hate.

Anonymous said...

"She signed the lease on a new home with Reliable Properties in her kid’s school district (after paying almost $6,000 in deposits and first and last month’s rent)."
????

Anonymous said...

Ummm, China is run by the Communist Party. CCP. They have a big red star on their flag. Pretty much the definition of Leftist. Russia too.

Like I said ... check the world hunger map. That will answer best.

Anonymous said...

Not reading all that nonsense.

Pay your rent on time or get evicted, it's that fucking simple. Calling evictions violence is Communist talking point horseshit.

The last thing a cop wants to do is deal with some deadbeat single mom wave her kids around to gain sympathy for being a deadbeat.

Anonymous said...

Liars cannot cope with reality. You deny history because the facts damn your feelings.

Anonymous said...

Weird that you are happy with free money bailout welfare for rich people.

Anonymous said...

Weird that is not a highlight of BLM demands

Anonymous said...

3:07, we rich people don’t need a handout, asshole!

Anonymous said...

3:20, 3:07 needs to be more specific about what they mean by 'rich people'.

Anonymous said...

3:20 isn't 'rich'.

Anonymous said...

about as rich as car wash cleaver!

Anonymous said...

11:00, I’m just now seeing your question, and I think Grinch gave a great answer at 11:14. Even if it couldn’t be $600/week, replace the amount with $100, $200, whatever. Eviction is a pain for the landlord and most would probably avoid the hassle if they knew their tenant was TRYING to pay.

Super Dave said...

Evictions are not an act of violence. They are a result of a tenant not paying their rent or being in violation of the lease agreement they signed. It's a contract agreement they agreed to and have to honor.

Look it's like this, nobody is never surprised to be evicted. I have evicted a few over the years and they always know it was going to happen weeks before it does. Acting shocked and so forth is just a clown show while trying to play the victim game. Us landlords never want to throw anyone out we try and work with tenants but sometimes the tenant won't even try to make efforts at working for a solution.

Anonymous said...

Diane Charity was one the main ones cheering on eviction in the East Patrol debacle... now because renters cant keep their promise to pay, she’s against eviction. What a fucking hypocrite!

Anonymous said...

It’s an act of violence to not pay your rent. When these losers are confronted by the landlord the losers proceed to destroy the property that they swore they would pay monthly for.

Anonymous said...

The operative words here are not "eviction" and "landlord". The operative words are "single mother". Why are so many single mothers, and what can we do to make sure that women don't end up in this situation? I know, I know. Iam being elitist, sexist, racist and every other "ist" there is. But women, children, and (believe it or not) men do better in a traditional family situation. Please, ladies, marriage first, then children. It would solve about 90% of the social problems we are experiencing. If he is not good marriage material, don't have sex with him. You can beat me up for my political incorrectness, but you all know it's true.

Anonymous said...

And still BLM fails to recognize that Murder by young black males is the the majority of deaths to blacks. So young black males must be the most Racist People on Earth. Why Lie and throw all these diversions ?

Anonymous said...

Lots of red flags in this story. What sort of rental in KC costs $6k to move into? How did she come up with that kind of money just a few months ago? Where is the father (or at least his child support)? Who’s going to manage the thousands of dollars she’s raising on GFM as it’s obvious that managing money is not her strong suit.

Anonymous said...

BLM your narrowly crafted talking points are crap. Weird.

Anonymous said...

BLM, did you write those yourself?

Anonymous said...

^^^ that’s funny right there!

Anonymous said...

Wish republicans had better environmental policies, i would vote for them then.

Anonymous said...

even 1 environmental policy: clean water.

Anonymous said...

I dare trump to say "water is sacred". Think of all those votes!

Anonymous said...

His superfund promise crashed and burned.

Anonymous said...

^^ just what bailout are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

"With every eviction we allow right now, we are saying we believe landlords’ profits are more important than people’s lives. And that ain’t right . . ."

Oh yeah, because all landlords are making a killing on renting properties, right?

I literally make beer money each month on the 12 rental properties I own. This year I had to put roofs on three properties, have trees cut down on multiple properties (at the city's direction), replaced gutters and re-painted multiple properties...It never stops. A non-paying tenant called me to tell me their AC wasn't working. The AC was shot because their kid decided it was cool to watch the condenser fan blades spray the dirt and gravel he was dumping in there for fun. Parents took zero responsibility and are demanding I fix their AC, and they haven't paid rent for August. Suspect it will cost more to repair than the tenants currently owe in rent. Not sure why I keep the properties.

Anonymous said...

I'm Rich, bitch !!!

Anonymous said...

Insurance usually pays for new roofs. But i get your point had rentals years ago. Your not making much but you are. Your gaining equity but not cash. Over time if property values keep going up and you pay down your mortgages there is light at the end of the tunnel. Its a 10 to 15 year play so be patient. Good luk

Anonymous said...

Luck

Anonymous said...

Insurance does not pay for new roofs. Most policies exclude them or limit the liability. Believe me, you don't make money when people don't pay. The gummit wants their property taxes, the landlord has to carry insurance (at the very least liability in case somebody slips and falls, etc.), and the gas and electricity must be paid or the pipes will freeze. The lawyer wants money to file an eviction, and it is just a given that there will be repairs and lots of clean up when an eviction occurs. This is why landlords want "luxury" units unaffordable to regular folks. The chances of having problems are much less, even though the tenants can be real "Karens". Deadbeat tenants can be real "Karens" too. A lot of landlords who own these properties are "just folks". Black landlords will give you just as much of an "earful" as those cruel, unfeeling white guys do. They have no liking or respect for their "brothers" who are actually stealing from them when they don't pay. Landlords don't "make it up" when they sell the property every time, and it is difficult to make the case for waiting 10 or 15 years for a profit. Would you work for someone who promised you your paycheck in 10 years?

Anonymous said...

927 here. I think you should shop around for a different insurance agent. Its been sometime since i had properties but never had limited roof coverage. I totally get what you are saying. It sucks. My point was you have 12 rentals. If avg is 50k then 600k. If each only increases 1k a year is 15k. You have potential 225k. That was my direction. What I found to be the best idea for myself instead of renting is to owner finance. Ask for 20 to 25% down charge about 8 to 10 % no refinance clause for 5yrs so you make interest on your money. Have a lawyer write the contract with strong evicion process spelled out. Whether its 45 or 60 days. After said time you evict keep all payments and down payments put the property back on the market owner financed again. I've known people who have sold the same house 3 or 4 times this way. This puts something on the line for your tenants ie down payment to pay up.

Anonymous said...

Should be 180k not 225k. Did 15 instead of 12 homes