Have you seen what Eric Dunn is passing around?
He’s created a continuing legal education package called, “Fighting Predatory Lending in Washington.” Well, at least he and his partner have, both of them being listed as authors of the CLE materials.
I called Eric and asked about it, leaving a voice mail. That was a couple days ago and he’s never called back . . . and I’m done waiting.
Regulars will remember Eric, the attorney from NJP. He originally came on board with this . . .
As one of the people who helped draft HB 2791 and get it passed, I am loving watching you guys squeal.
Eric Dunn – staff Attorney at Northwest Justice
Project and co-author of HB 2791
I found it offensive and asked him to apologize to my readers. So far, no apology has arrived.
Later, Eric, for who knows why, left a half dozen comments in the guise of one Ignacia Ramirez. Why he pretended to be a coy, innocent latina we’ll never know, but the fact he did took his participation into the realm of bizarre.
Turns out Eric was just getting started.
What Eric said
I’ve scanned and uploaded the first page of Eric’s materials, the Table of Contents of his presentation Fighting Predatory Lending in Washington.
Now, remember, Eric, in his own words, helped draft HB 2791, the foreclosure rescue scam law that today is crippling Washington’s real estate industry.
And, we know how Eric feels about investors from his original comment, the “loving watching you guys squeal” thing, as well as his subsequent “put on a dress and call me Sally” comments as Ignacia.
Here’s what we didn’t know, and I’ll let Eric describe his beliefs in his own words (the front page footnote from the CLE materials) . . .
The author acknowledges here the probable superiority of the view, most closely associated with the Muslim faith, that the making of any financial gain in return for the advancement of funds is inherently, “unjust.” Yet the balance of this discussion presumes that Western laws will continue to lag behind their Islamic counterparts in this regard.— Eric Dunn & Abbas Rizvi
Kinda takes your breath away, don’t it?
This, Rob, is who you’ve included in your foreclosure “think tank?” You’ve allowed him and his radical Islamic beliefs to influence your effort to create laws for the rest of us uncivilized Westerners?
So, Eric Dunn and Northwest Justice Project (they even sponsored the thing) was there to “help draft HB 2791,” where his Muslim based belief that Westerners are backwards and unenlightened to think they should make any profit is allowed to take root and spawn our own state’s foreclosure law?
Are you kidding me?
This is nuts, Rob.
Now, there are two authors named in the CLE, so I can’t be sure if these are Eric’s words or his associate’s. I asked him to confirm one way or the other, indicating I would attribute the words to him if he chose not to respond.
But, to be fair, the words may in fact be those of his co-author, Abbas Rizvi. In either case, it doesn’t matter. As co-author, Eric is responsible for the presentation materials and since he takes to the podium and teaches from this material, attributing the words to him seems fair.
And, even if the words are actually from his co-author, it changes little. This is the mentality of at least one local attorney teaching other Washington attorneys about Fighting Predatory Lending in Washington, and that, in an of itself, is just plain wacko.
So, excuse me for being a Westerner, for being backwards and uncivilized, and for not accepting the “superiority of the view” that making a profit by advancing funds is unjust.
Eric’s views only confirm the “investor bad” notion that’s behind all of this nonsense, Rob, and allowing and encouraging his participation in the creation of your foreclosure rescue law was a terrible mistake.
Financial gain unjust?
Good grief, Rob, your office is out of control.
In the arena,