Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) -- Eleven months after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear during a tense showdown in an Atlanta park, they're now drawing support from police officers in their efforts to help a longtime detective avoid losing her home to foreclosure.
Demonstrators say they'll join active and retired Atlanta police officers Monday at the Fayetteville home of retired Atlanta police Det. Jaqueline Barber. Group members say Barber was diagnosed with multiple myeloma after purchasing the home about 20 miles south of Atlanta, and now faces eviction.
Tim Franzen, one of the leaders of the group now called Occupy Our Homes ATL, says police officers are among the 99 percent of people they aim to help.
Representatives of U.S. Bank, which is involved in the foreclosure proceedings, couldn't immediately be reached.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)