$22M Suit Complicated By Sign Up Protest Against Salvation Army In Australia, England, USA & Beyond

International Protest Against Salvation Army Bell Shelter in LA in April 2016
International Protest Against Salvation Army Bell Shelter in LA in April 2016
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LOS ANGELES - April 16, 2016 - PRLog -- Judge Barbara R. Kapnick of New York State Supreme Court upheld several claims in Salvation Army's lawsuit against BNY Mellon. The group is seeking damages of $22 million.

The Salvation Army has about $1.4 billion in security assets on deposit at the Bank of New York and allows those securities to be lent out.

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The judge said "For the bank to argue, as it does, that it was not required to manage the plaintiff's funds in good faith under the terms of the contract flies in the face of New York law," the judge added.

Meanwhile the issues becomes complicated because many of the current and former clients contend that "for the Salvation Army to argue, as it does, that it is not required to manage the donations of the community and the client's rental fees to provide indoor, working bathrooms and indoor showers in good faith under the terms of their federal funding guidelines flies in the face of New York law, Los Angeles law and beyond" read a joint statement by Southern California ADAPT, the Internal Client Association and Disabled Veterans of Los Angeles Network. "It is also required to provide ADA accessible, printed copies of program rules, guidelines and the full appeal process for the non-veteran citizens and for veterans in Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) and the Supplemental Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) when they are threatened with exit/eviction from those programs."

Mass evictions from Salvation Army was first featured in an article by the New York Times titled, "Twist in Eviction Fight: Charity as Landlord"

On Friday, April 15th, 2016 the front desk staff tried to force a backdated refund check for Rodney's April 2016 monthly fees onto him.  "Advocates told me not to accept their money without representation.  Each and everyday for many days now they have tried to give me backdated notices or refund checks so I give up my housing rights.  I won't do it. "

Another scandal of Bell city located in Los Angeles County is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Bell_scandal

The issues that Salvation Army is facing is not limited to Salvation Army. For example a recent article titled, "VALUE VILLAGE PROTESTS GO VIRAL detailed how their biggest competitors, such as The Salvation Army also have financial struggles.

The issues that Salvation Army faces become complicated in a unique manner in that documents state that The Salvation Army has about $1.4 billion and Salvation Army clients feel that these funds should be used to improve basic living conditions in the Salvation Army Bell Shelter such as eliminate outdoor toilets to replace them with indoor toilets and repair the indoor toilet and eliminate outdoor showers and have indoor showers for example.

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#1. Sign up and join nearly 400 voluntary sector organisations that have pledged to Keep Volunteering Voluntary, and over 20 councils have pledged to avoid workfare (such as unpaid labor at Salvation Army) - Boycott Workfare http://www.boycottworkfare.org/get-involved/3664-2/

#2. Email list: http://wordpress.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=137ec210211239f946e213bd7&id=988217ed15

#3. Online volunteer work: http://www.clan.org.au/about/offer/howyoucanhelp

"I'm Not Sure I want To." These were the words said on April 15th, 2016 to an Honorably Discharged, Disabled, Marine Corps Veteran by Salvation Army officer Lt. Colonel Kyle Smith, Divisional Commander from the Salvation Army Western Territory Office in reply to the veteran's request to stop the three day notice to quit which is also referred to by HUD as an eviction.

HUD fought against one of these illegal evictions when the Salvation Army illegally evicted four pregnant women, as reported by the Washington Times.


April 6, 2016 was the most historic protest against Salvation Army ever because it was the first time that various protests against Salvation Army in two separate countries for the same cause took place on the same day.  A common cause for justice united.

Several days earlier, during the Civil Disobedienc protest in front of her event, as reported by Australia News, Perth News, Yahoo News and more news wires, Mrs Lucy Turnbull, a former chair of the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal and the Autralian Prime Minister's wife stated to the Red Shield Appeal launch: "The Salvation Army has acknowledged that many children entrusted to its care in decades past suffered horrific abuse and that this abuse is the greatest failure in its history."

The disabled veteran suffers from legal blindness, Acute Ankylosing spondylitis arthritis, Scoliosis and frozen atrophied shoulder and cannot fight this on his own. He takes IV medication from the hospital regularly just to prevent full blindness. This letter is intended to reach out to any one that can assist this veteran in protecting his rights. Your help would protect his right to stay in the following programs:

Steve Lytle has made group members feel extremely unsafe when he threatened them with verbal and printed threat letters as the group worked to stop an eviction against Mary, a mentally challenged elderly woman with a service dog. At the very start of the video 'Elevation of Human Rights' you can hear Mary scream in anguish at Steve Lytle yelling 'I'm Not Going In!'

She was forced to go in their offices without ICA, her chosen advocates, and evicted the same day with less than 24 hours eviction notice.

What would suddenly change to make the staff desire to evict Rodney? Perhaps the answer is that he used his first amendment rights to participate in the Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 Los Angeles, California peaceful protest against the Salvation Army Bell Shelter and in solidarity with other protests against Salvation Army worldwide on April 6, 2016. The protest was also to bring awareness to Mary's inhumane eviction as well as the the inhumane fraudulent evictions of many other residents. Even though the protest took place far away from the Salvation Army Bell Shelter property these brave homeless protesters, over fifty percent of whom were disabled women of all races and members of Black Lives Matter, NAACP, Mindfreedom, Southern California ADAPT and several Homeless Veterans groups, they were stalked, harassed and retaliated against by the Shelter Director. Steve Lytle left Salvation Army Bell Shelter property, got in his car and stalked the residents to the protest during his work day which means that Salvation Army paid the director while he harassed these brave protesters off Salvation Army property. When the Veteran Administration Liaison Toni White inquired as to the nature of the event Steve Lytle told a room full of witnesses on April 13th 2016 that he was just there to make sure the protesters (who were protesting against the inhumane abuse which he directs) were "safe." The protesters felt unsafe because they felt he was there to identify residents which would enable him to retaliate and quickly evict residents.  This concern proved true when just seven 7 days later Steve Lytle, Alma Martinez and Amber Amann told him verbally for the first time he had to leave.

He also was an advocate for many residents who also protested in Los Angeles with a large group in solidarity with the Boycott Workfare movement (see BoycottWorkFare.org) against Salvation Army's unpaid forced labor in England and the April 6, 2016 protest in Australia. More seen here:



So what are the customers saying on Consumer Reports? See


A statement released by Care Leavers Australia Network: "Care Leavers Australia Network wants a national commitment to a National Independent Redress Scheme that requires financial input from... the Salvation Army."

"The Salvation Army needs to make [a] public commitment to Redress.

"There are many Care Leavers whose childhoods became a living hell in Salvation Army Children's Homes. For example, the Gill Memorial Boys' Home in NSW that housed thousands of boys from the 1930's has been described as a 'template for inhumanity'.

"The Salvation Army now asks the public to give generously but there has been little generosity from the them towards those people whose childhoods they destroyed."

They are also destroying the health of veterans.

See video of outdoor bathrooms: www.youtube.com/watch?v=558I8vIPcdM

IMPORTANT:  See the video 'Elevation of Human Rights'  here:  See video here: https://youtu.be/6RLZzJGk7W4

The fight for justice and equality also rages on.

To help Rodney please contact:
Southern California ADAPT. Join the fight!


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