Occupy Palm Beach Protests Allen West Speech

And then there was Lisa Epstein, a nurse and activist who brought her daughter along to the soggy festivities. Epstein said the Occupy movement speaks to concerns she’s had for two years about the foreclosure crisis. Battling the loss of her own home, she helped expose the robo-signing scandal that led to a freeze on many foreclosures. And she contends the banks don’t have a legal right to the foreclose because they didn’t structure mortgage-backed securities correctly.

“Our elected officials seem to be co-opted by the financial sector,” she said.

“Mommy, I want to go inside,” her daughter interrupted, and they fled the rain for a few minutes.

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