I must confess that reading the article about the Bethel Park couple whose home was invaded by the minions of a lending institution made my jaw audibly hit my kitchen table ("Mortgage Firm Accused of Trespass," July 17). Somehow, we can have "castle laws" that allow a homeowner to shoot and kill an intruder with impunity but not adequate laws to prevent this type of thing from happening.
After the whole subprime lending fiasco, one would think that these banks would tread lightly. Evidently not! As our state and federal legislatures are at best utterly ineffectual and, at worst and more commonly, in the deep pockets of the political action committees that can get more and better responses by lining their pockets, we must steadfastly hope and pray that the courts will step up and protect our citizenry from the amoral lending institutions that employ such tactics.
Perhaps the most galling thing in the article was Safeguard Properties' claim that it is not liable under state or federal law!
ANNE C. MURRAY