New York property speculators have figured out how to evict everyone

Cory Doctorow writes about how money-launderers buy up New York apartments and bully legitimate tenants into leaving:

The tactics deployed to evict tenants – elderly retirees, families, disabled people, veterans – are shocking and ghastly, including trumped-up claims of mental illness used to secure involuntary commitals to mental institutions; threats to take away families children if they report the lack of heat and water (on the grounds that only an unfit parent would keep a child in a home without heat and water), hiring homeless people to live in the corridors of family buildings and defecate on tenants doormats, and on and on.

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