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At Senate Hearing, Jamie Dimon confronted by Occupy Our Homes DC

Posted 2 years ago on June 14, 2012, 10:46 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

D.C. homeowner confronts JP Morgan CEO in front of Congress

via Occupy Our Homes

Occupy Our Homes DC - Wednesday June 13th, five members of Occupy Our Homes DC temporarily silenced former J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon while he stood in front of a Congressional hearing.

Deborah Harris, a disabled former paramedic who lost the title to her home due to J.P. Morgan’s unethical business practices and is now facing eviction, confronted Mr. Dimon over a microphone, asking him to face the thousands of homeowners like herself that are loosing their homes because of his work. She was quickly dragged away while fellow Occupy Our Homes members chanted and loudly accused Mr. Diamond of being a crook.

The protesters, including Ms. Harris, were held in jail for most of the day and by 6:00pm all had been released.

“I told him to face up to the little people, like me, who had saved up for years only to have their homes taken by giants. When they slapped the handcuffs on me, I felt very proud that I was a voice who stood-up.” Deborah Harris, an Organizer with Occupy Our Homes who is facing eviction.

“I found it shocking that Jamie Diamond a billionaire who is responsible for taking thousands of people’s homes can go before a congressional committee, just apologize and walk away. While those of us who are standing for those that lost their homes are hand-cuffed and thrown in jail.” said, Micah Bales, an Organizer with Occupy Our Homes-DC.

Links to Video Coverage:

MSNBC:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/ns/NBCNightlyNews/#47805703

C-Span: Action begins around 4:00:
http://www.c-span.org/Events/Banking-CEO-James-Dimon-Details-JPMorgan-Chase-Loss/10737431430-1/

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[-] 6 points by DK504 (6) from Bay St. Louis, MS 2 years ago

Ms. Harris, you are amazing, I wish I had the money to pay off your housing debts and put you back in your home and put that SOB jamie Dimon in jail where he belongs. Thank you for speaking up to scum, not just Jamie Dimon, but the Congress too.

[-] 0 points by Growup5 (-84) 2 years ago

It's "your" home once you've paid for it. Bring checks to your next protest, pay for the house, and then "occupy" all you'd like. That's how it works. Default doesn't make what you bought with borrowed money yours. Complicated, huh?

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28259) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Awesome - the peoples voice must be heard - way to go.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28259) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Some corpo-rat supporter must not like the comment.


[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (9205) from Coon Rapids, MN 29 minutes ago

Awesome - the peoples voice must be heard - way to go. ↥twinkle ↧stinkle reply edit delete permalink

[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

I wonder what was going through that guys mind as he sat there. See what us gangsters have to go through these days to make a buck? Back in the day people loved us, my fellow gumbas, like John Gotti, used to throw block parties in Queens (the people couldn't get enough).

[-] 1 points by writerconsidered123 (344) 2 years ago

what was most interesting was the coverage between what the first link was (one of the big networks) and the unedited C-span coverage. The big network had almost no coverage of what the protestors were protesting and obviously C-span just let the camera's run. Sadly Dimon wouldn't even turn around and look at the woman talking to him.

Another point jamie said he thinks banks are to big to fail so congress needs to not do any more bail outs. I happen to agree with him and I think we should start by breaking up jp morgan first

[-] 1 points by Riley2011 (110) from New Britain, CT 2 years ago

Ms. Harris:

First, my heart goes out to you. To see this piece of garbage, with his suit that undoubtedly cost a pretty penny sit there in front of bought, for the most part, officials and proclaim that "the buck stops here" is a sham. Only in America, or what America has become would this happen. I do believe that the attack on middle America is not speeding up as we educate ourselves. Once you raise taxes on the middle class, increase the cost of food and fuel, it is only a matter of time when the middle class slumps to poverty. The next piece would be Obamacare, which will have the government control or access to our bank accounts and the middle class without insurance will be punished by the feds More people will go under and will lose their homes. Think about how many people cannot afford health insurance, not even 20.00 a month...now they will get penalized 750 a year. I live in New Britain Connecticut and as I sit here babysitting my friends child in another town , I am sitting at her computer, she is barely staying above with her husband.,, So many homes are for sale in this town and so many more will be foreclosed...as across America... They will be rented back to us.... Keep going everyone...educate...protest...change

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28259) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Wonder how many criminals will die before testifying?

No scapegoats yet?

I think they wanted to blame Madoff for a giant run on the domino effect.

Guess the timing was not quite right?

They don't want to start charging those who actually ran/run the scams as that is gonna pop the lid on all involved.

Wonder how many of the scammers will die of natural causes or fatal accidents in the near future?

Speak-up now or forever rest in silenced peace.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Madoff ?

doom

[-] 1 points by BetsyRoss2 (125) 2 years ago

Is the guys name Dimon or Diamond? One of those is a misspelling.

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

I think it is spelled E v i l