SPOKES legal defense fund
Organized by: Brian Drayton
A violent landlord named Eui Kang/ Moon Jong Kang has been terrorizing tenants of 366A Grand Ave, Oakland, by harassing, threatening and intimidating verbally and physically since their opening in November last year. He has gotten a sheriff to hand us an eviction notice for next Wednesday without an unlawful detainer or even a 3-day-or-quit notice being served and over the holiday weekend. This is improper as far as we know as he had to give us notice, and it was easy enough to do so. However, to stay in Oakland, to fight this predatory landlord and to relocate, lawyers and advocates alike have told us that we'll need a good lawyer. For Oakland to win this battle would be a landmark event against predatory landlords evicting tenants throughout the city to raise rents. And as a commercial business, there are no free lawyer services and this predatory landlord knows this. PLEASE DONATE TO HELP US STAY IN OAKLAND! ALL DONATIONS CAN BE RETURNED BY SPOKES IN KIND, WHOLESALE DISCOUNT OF ANY PRODUCTS THAT WE CARRY OR BE MADE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Eui Kang has lied in court by never fulfilling anything he pledged to do even before the judge, and fired his lawyer who is a court-appointed communication proxy so we had no proxy to work with to make sure he followed through on his promises. He made a 911 call and hung up to pretend he was making a report to intimidate us, and when we sought help from the city to remedy issues like a broken toilet and sewage problem, the city found that he had never gotten any permits for the building, giving him a deadline to apply or be fined. He responded by telling us we were crazy and threatened again to evict us. We have a criminal and civil restraining order against this man for strangling and punching SPOKES owner, Brian Drayton, he allowed our shop to flood during the rainy season from a roof leak and is now trying to evict us. Previous tenants were too afraid, due to his intimidation, threats and harassment, to stay or to talk about Eui Kang's treatment of them. Our family (We have a 5-month-old) had no idea that this place had businesses that came and went and was vacant for a long time despite the prime location as a result of terrorization. Oakland needs to get rid of this landlord who has terrorized and stolen from small business owners trying to make a living. Help support SPOKES, please sign and share so he cannot take another victim! For the full story, go to Oaklandspokes.com, and sign the petition at http://chn.ge/299Af8Y for the city council, police and district attorneys to care and to represent Oaklands' small businesses everywhere.