Some local homeowners in San Jose, CA became so angry this week about unkempt foreclosed home in their neighborhood that they decided to do something about it. They got clever, and decided to take some of the trash and dump it at the bank responsible for the home, Wells Fargo. There's just one problem: they got the wrong bank. Oh, and they may be more than just "neighbors:"
"We don't need that garbage in our neighborhood... bringing down the value of our homes," one homeowner told CBS San Francisco outside the Wells Fargo branch. "So we brought it to them. It's their garbage, they should take responsibility for it."
But it isn't.
See, Wells Fargo only serves as a "trustee" and has no hand in the foreclosures. The properties are actually the responsibility of Bank of America.
"BofA said it had been maintaining the property but acknowledged there was a problem in July," reports The Consumerist.
But there may be another twist. According to author Matthew Vadum, there may be more to the "homeowners" than meets the eye. According to him, the protesters are actually part of an ACORN front group:
Nobody ever said all the criminal street thugs at ACORN were bright.
The left-wing astroturfers of ACORN’s new front group in California, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), were behind a garbage-dumping stunt at a branch of Wells Fargo bank in San Jose, Calif.
News reports consistently depict the players as angry homeowners who spontaneously erupted in a spasm of righteous indignation. As if.
Vadum says the "make the banks pay" sign (with "ACCE" listed on the bottom) and chant tipped him off.
ACORN has long waged a war against Wells Fargo. As I explain in my new book Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, the competitors of Wells Fargo paid ACORN handsomely to blacken the bank's name.
Predatory lenders Herb and Marion Sandler paid ACORN $11 million over the years to attack Wells Fargo, the main competition in California for their lending institution, World Savings Bank. The Sandlers are radical left-wingers who belong to George Soros’s Democracy Alliance, a club of billionaires that funds political infrastructure aimed at pushing America to the left.
Discoverthenetworks.org also chronicles how the group shares the same address as the former California ACORN chapter.
Yeah, something stinks here.