Protest At JPMorgan Annual Meeting In Ohio Leads To The Handcuffing Of At Least One Person, Eight Arrests

Tyler Durden's picture

Some time ago it was primarily the G7 meetings that drew the Molotov cocktails and the anarchists crowds. Now it is the annual meetings of the big banks as increasingly more people realize that it is not the toothless developed countries but the banks backing them that actually pull the strings. The Washington Post reports that "at least one person was handcuffed after a group of about 400 protestors marched up Chase’s property and placed a sign on a raft floating in a pond in the bank’s premises. The sign read: “Foreclosed: Chase sinks our economy. Annual shareholder meetings of large banks routinely draw protesters. However, security this year has been especially tight after Wells Fargo & Co.’s annual meeting on May 4 in San Francisco became a rowdy scene after hundreds protested outside. Inside the meeting, a group of shareholders demanded that the bank immediately stop foreclosures and waive principal for troubled home owners. The shareholders were escorted out of the meeting by police. Eight people were arrested for blocking entrances to the building." Perhaps it is too late for Dimon to use the Blankfein "doing god's work" excuse at this point. Or not. However it is unlikely that any such proclamation will be met with any more success than its first iteration.

More on this event which is sure to become a pervasive phenomenon at every bank meeting everywhere:

At least one person was handcuffed after a group of about 400 protestors marched up Chase’s property and placed a sign on a raft floating in a pond in the bank’s premises. The sign read: “Foreclosed: Chase sinks our economy.”

Police had each entrance blocked ahead of the meeting, as protesters gathered in the rain and cold chanting slogans such as “Make Banks Pay” and carried signs that said: “Chase gets rich, we lose homes, jobs, services.” At least 20 police cruisers circled the building.

Inside, several shareholders spoke out against the bank’s handling of mortgage foreclosures.

 “As a person of faith, my God believes you shouldn’t take advantage of people when they are down,” said Dawn Dannenbring of the community group Illinois People’s Action, addressing CEO Jamie Dimon. “Do you believe in the same God I believe in?”

Dimon answered: “That’s a hard one to answer.”

After another question on foreclosures, Dimon said: “We are doing everything we can to keep people in their homes that should stay in their homes.”

Sure he is: as reported previously the average duration of foreclosure in New York and Jersey has grown to a ridiculous 900 days, as banks do all they can to conduct REOs on their terms, which would mean not impairing the "MTM" value of impaired mortgages and thus have their books face a hit to its capitalization ratios. And while living mortgage free, all those "consumers" are urged to used their funds for such much more reponsible activities as buying up the latest Apple product and paying off their JPM credit cards.

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honestann's picture

Wait!!!  The shareholders were removed from the shareholder meeting by police?

I guess the predator-executives DO own the companies they "run", not the actual owners.  Wow!

velobabe's picture

Chase, headquartered in New York, is holding its annual meeting in Columbus for the first time.

this motherfucker dimon is the biggest coward out there. he certainly does not know a god of love and compassion. this mofo holds his shareholders meeting in fucking columbus ohio, his fucking groping and rape manufacturing factory, Chase Home Finance, mortgage servicing headquarters. what a fuck this bastard is. this goose needs to get butt fucked like his buddy in rikers is going to get. hey if i was younger and better looking i would try and get this guy to butt fuck me, so i could get his butt fucked in the prison of fucking columbus ohio, buckeye state. i remind you. this mofo using ohio like his prostitute. setting up his ponzi shop of mortgage servicing whore ring. ohio has been decimated to the ground, like detroit. these thugs need to be taken out. i can't even believe he has the nerve to show up in front of shareholders. i wonder if they had him in a pullet proof vest. this mother fucker is just that, he would fuck over his mother†

NotApplicable's picture

You might want to consider decaf in the future. ;-)

NotApplicable's picture

LOL, junked for a joke!

This place is too much sometimes.

Incubus's picture

junks only mean something if you think they do.  just like fiat..

Careless Whisper's picture

Video crossing the moat to Chase Castle shareholder meeting. Looks rather festive, when's the next protest?


JW n FL's picture

Inside, several shareholders spoke out against the bank’s handling of mortgage foreclosures.

 “As a person of faith, my God believes you shouldn’t take advantage of people when they are down,” said Dawn Dannenbring of the community group Illinois People’s Action, addressing CEO Jamie Dimon. “Do you believe in the same God I believe in?”

Dimon answered: “That’s a hard one to answer.”

it is sad to watch.. to be serious for a second.. no drama, no shrill for the shock and awe of it all..


we are watching the un-winding of the best system ever devised by man kind.. becuase of GREED! how could we let the masses be led so astray.. how could we ignore the effects of allowing ignorance to prosper un-hindered?


we all will suffer becuase of what we allowed to happen.


people wanted austerity.. well they are about to get it.. people wanted others to pull themselves up by their boot straps.. well let’s see how those same feel when they themselves are the ones pulling themselves up by thier boot straps.


when the stock market is 6,000.. now 4,000? because of the printing? no one will be the better for it. The ego of man trying to inflict upon another man a way of life.. when the 1st man's cup runeth over? really? well now suffer what you have wished upon others, that is your punishment.


anyone that chooses to ignore these words or allows themselves the luxury of denial will be the most effected by thier own actions.. seeing another suffer when you had well beyond what you needed, to only in the end cause yourself strife! Your children will suffer what you forced upon others. This fact you can no longer escape, the world is a different place.. the damage is done.


So CONGRATS!!! your childrens quality of life now suffers because of your spoiled egotistical tantrums. May your votes and financial support weigh heavily upon you and yours.


The Republican, wanna be conservative dream is here!


There will be no help.. for anyone.. for anything.. at any time.. in the foreseeable future. And this damn sure includes you and yours.. so you had better have enough to go around to take care of you and yours!


when your cup runeth over, the best you could do was support the demeaning of others? for any reason? it was the best you could do? cause harm, cause less to be available to others? You are a God Send! which God Sent You, I will let someone else help you figure out.


writingsonthewall's picture


So at last, the people start to realise that Fascism isn't all about goosestepping and swastica's.


It's the merger of corporation and state my friends - agents of the state jump to protect the banks from the people.


Pandora's box has been opened - it's a shame America has taken so long to work this out - the Greeks have been complaining about it for 2 years now.


Austerity has NOTHING to do with Government spending - it's all about control and testing how much you can suppress people before they react.

Each time there is a crisis - they test again, the spiral is downwards to a world of total state control by the oligarths - not a nice world you are leaving for your children.

Hugh G Rection's picture

touched your junk, now you touch mine?

suldog's picture

dimon went back through columbus where he was based with bank one, pre acquisition.  they do have their mortgage servicing center there.  that is his justification.  

that said, i agree with most of your other points.

SwingForce's picture

yay, BancOne diversion, as if WAMU never happened, These are NOT the droids you are looking for...


Good job venting, pissed=honest!

SMG's picture

Go Freedom Fighters!

Milestones's picture

My reaction the same: Wow! As "WE the People" are the stockholders of this country and it's owners what does , or should it tell the people of this NATION: The police will determine who the "owners" truly are.


bigdumbnugly's picture

 “As a person of faith, my God believes you shouldn’t take advantage of people when they are down,” said Dawn Dannenbring of the community group Illinois People’s Action, addressing CEO Jamie Dimon. “Do you believe in the same God I believe in?”

Dimon answered: “That’s a hard one to answer."

(doesn't jamie believe in himself anymore?  c'mon jamie, where's the old self-confidence?)

treemagnet's picture

...hard to answer.  Shit, Dimon was thinking "I thought I was God!, WTF - don't they get it?"

john39's picture

to be fair, how could he know whether she worshipped lucifer too?

voltaic's picture

Blankfien is doing God's work, so many he's working for Dimon?

treemagnet's picture

Well you see, its all about perspective.  You've just gotta get it in your head that these folks, well meaning as they are, are really just profit delivery vehicles.  See.  Easy.  Perspective.

mick's picture

I thought tmosley was curing cancer today, but it seems he found time to break into the JPM meeting with his "crash the Comex" sandwich board and a pocket full of Jack Sparrow coins that cost him more than he can sell them for.  They would have thrown him out but they were laughing too hard.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yeah, we should all be good little toe kissers like you and just take the shit from the fraud ridden banks. WTF?

Nice to see where you come down on all of this. 

knowless's picture

OT and redundant:


I can't wait for silver at $1 a .773 ounce(t).

edit: bring the gold:


Hugh G Rection's picture

what a horrible life you must have Mick...  How much are you compensated for trolling ZH and licking the assholes of the bankster cabal?


Watching Ag get a little R & R at $33, then it's blastoff motherfucker.


FOAD clown.

doomandbloom's picture

After all that  the elites have done for peasants! /s

Josh Randall's picture

86 the Morgue - Buy Silver

6 String's picture

I'm suprised no one has screamed at them for completely anti-constitutional practices such as shorting silver and manipulting every market they can get their hands on using strong arm non-free tactics.

Then again, such protests only find one imprisioned shortly thereafter.

theopco's picture

You can't really blame them for using anti-constitutional practices. It's not like they're the government....



swissaustrian's picture

Probably - hopefully - just the first of a series of protests...

Shock and Aweful's picture

I have to admit that I am really quite surprised that there has not been an outbreak of violence against the heads of large banks....

pesamystik's picture

Have you taken a look at our prison system lately? People don't want to get locked up.

Reminds me of the Bill the Butcher speech about Fear.

The same rules apply. The elites know they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, to whomever they want. DSK getting charged with rape was a total fluke, a complete exception to the rule.

darkaeye's picture

Or was it all part of a carefully orchestrated plan to take him down without having to risk an assasination?  A plan contrived by his foes within the elite.  Between his softening IMF stance, potential to lead socialists to pres of France, and his part in exposing the squid and the morgue's part in the Eurozone PIIGS disaster, the elites decided he had to go.  What better way than a media circus sting, busting him doing what they all know he does.

And his replacement is an ex US Treasury and Morgue guy himself!  I know eh, ya just can't make this stuff up!

Tito Gobbilicious C's picture

That wasn't it. Jamie was pissed that DSK wouldn't share the maid - after all, what's the self-respect of a mere human girl who works for a living next to the shriveller dicks of bankers and IMF Gods?

Quinvarius's picture

Polaris building.  I have no idea where those protesters found a place to park.

SwingForce's picture

Awesome! as if they have cars........

A_MacLaren's picture

They arrived on buses.  They filmed the crossing of the moat.  What fun.

jdrose1985's picture

One almost wonders if the banksters funded this pathetic sight just to laugh at the people taking part. All in Columbus, Oh..home of the Buckeyes. 

unununium's picture

The old JPM headquarters across the street from the NYSE still has bullet marks in the 1st floor cement from an attack many years ago.  They were allowed to remain, just to show how little damage the pleebs could do to the mighty empire.

Probably visible in streetview.

benb's picture

In the old days Rockefeller and the boys would just have their goons set up machine guns and cut these protesters down. They are lucky to get out alive. Where do they think they are... in a constitutional republic?

Not no more.

SwingForce's picture

You are smart about JDR's mining ops, but his oil transx are more emulated by Wayne Huizenga. JDR was all about "doing business", ie. there was no wrench in the monkey works, DO or DO NOT, there is no TRY. You make good comments, progress is a result. We cannot say that today, from my condo association all the way up to the white house.

subqtaneous's picture

…the sleeping giant finally awakens.


MachoMan's picture

I saw a few in the crowd I would consider moo moos, but I'm not sure any "giant" has awoken...  nor do I suspect this will stir any such "giant", presuming he is not on permanent nap, into awakening... 

dick cheneys ghost's picture

Protests are breaking out all over this great land, many arrested in california last week, 20,000 (may 12th) on Wall Street.........if somehow they could meld into one cohesive group, change might happen........

samsara's picture

Funny, I haven't heard much coverage on the MSM.

Kali's picture

Precisely.  Will be interesting to see if there will be any coverage, when instead of 400, there are 4000, 40000 protesting and what they will say about them.  Terrorists? Will be interesting to see how "law enforcement" handles it when there are 4000, 40000 protesting. 

MachoMan's picture

Right, but what are they protesting?  How are they doing it?  The problem with the american predicament is that the lion's share of the time, those seeking reform are precisely the ones who benefitted from the immoral system and have yet to make apology for doing so...  they only get froggy when the shit goes south on them...  i.e. the gravy train ends.  This rings true for both top and bottom.

Wake me up when the protests turn into a simple desire for an opportunity (as equal as possible) to retain the fruits of one's labor.  Then, finally, the collective will have awoken to the concept of their salvation...  until that day, it will be nothing but begging and thievery by one class or another.

simonsito's picture

I feel exactly the same for german here is crowded with either socialists or sociopathic money-whores. Those few in between have gone into some form of hibernation.
My conclusion is: it has to get much worse, and we aint seen nothin yet.

What scares me futher is the fact that we in GER are doing many thing exactly like they do in the US, only with a 5-10y timelag. Which makes it even more ridiculous, as all those (un)intended consequences could be easily assessed/avoided.

But i guess we all know that, for quite some time now. Hold tight! We are in something t that will probably make the beginning of last century look like a picnic.