SAFE responds to Triangle Properties legal move to force Barton eviction

Hearing on matter set for Aug. 8

By Tim Clifford

“This all begs the question of who runs this town? The elected officials of the city of Seattle, or the corporate interests of a property developer.”

This is the ending to a press release issued by Standing Against Foreclosures & Evictions (S.A.F.E.) in response to the recent filing of a writ of mandamus by Triangle Properties Development. In it S.A.F.E. organizer Josh Farris describes Triangle’s filing as a “strong arm legal tactic”. The Barton Family is currently in court disputing the legality of the foreclosure and auction of their home by JP Morgan Chase and Quality Loan Service Corporation.

The press release goes on to say “Triangle is a relatively new company who has already threatened to sue the King County Sheriff’s Department for contempt of court for being hesitant to carry out the Barton eviction and now they are telling the duly elected mayor of Seattle how the law should be carried out.”

Speaking with Farris on the phone he says of S.A.F.E.’s next actions “we are going to do all that we can for the Bartons”. At the moment the group is planning to be present for an August 8 hearing at the King County Superior Courthouse that has been scheduled concerning the recently filed writ of mandamus.

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