Homeowners and housing advocates from 26 states spoke passionately about how banks have ripped off millions people and drove them into debt and foreclosure, the devastation of communities wrought by big bank fraud and their refusal to do fair negotiations to keep people in their homes. Brigitte Walker, a member of Occupy Homes Atlanta and the Home Defender’s League brought the rooms to tears when she shared her story. Walker, a veteran who served our country for 22 years, was injured in Iraq. Upon her return, she fought for years with Chase Bank for a loan modification but to no avail. It wasn’t until she occupied her home, did Chase respond with the needed loan modification.