We've explored on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com cases where people who have paid their rent religiously to their landlord have been evicted on one or two-hour notice because the landlord defaulted on the mortgage. I just recently posted a piece about a Minnesota man getting boarded up in his own house when they came to foreclose on him. But this story might just take the cake. It also shows how justice is not only blind, but sometimes stupid as well.
A guy in Connecticut owes the city a whopping $51.69 in back taxes. Well, you know, the city of Bridgeport just can't let that go unchallenged. So it spent God knows how much money - certainly more than $50 - to take Jean Castro to court to foreclose on his house for back taxes. And the judge, who clearly lacks both common sense and compassion, approved the foreclosure and ordered the house sold. By the way, the mortgage company was supposed to pay the taxes. So it was the bank that shortchanged the city, not Castro.
This is supposed to be a compassionate nation. Government, presumably, was established by the people for the people to protect us and provide basic services. Not to toss a guy out of his house over a mere $50.