A situation is currently developing up in Detroit as demonstrators fight to prevent the eviction of a Black woman with stage-five kidney disease from her modest, low-income house.
According to a Monday article in the Detroit Metro Times, protestors are protecting Taura Brown, 44, from what is being referred to as a “retaliatory eviction.” Brown claims that the reason she was expelled was because she had accused Rev. Faith Fowler the head of the charity that was responsible for the houses’ design of fraud.
As a result, community members have rallied around Brown, with Bob Day—a retired lawyer and housing activist referring to Fowler as “a nonprofit poverty pimp, a white savior, a white supremacist treating people like trash.” On Tuesday morning, Detroit Metro Times investigative writer Steve Neavling provided more details on the incident. Neavling specifically shared on-location video of “housing advocates protecting a critically ill Black lady from eviction. The activists intervened bodily and pushed back against the bailiffs as they tried to break down the door. The altercation went on until “Detroit police told the bailiffs they were being too aggressive,” according to the report.
Another footage from later on revealed the bailiffs becoming more “violent” with the house guards. Police frequently halt them because they are behaving “unprofessionally.” He added that at one time, a constable “pulled out a knife.” There are currently no new developments regarding the issue. -Steve Sijenyi