That's the nickname he and supporters have given to the Van Nuys home Hernandez's brother bought in 2006, which the family is trying to keep despite a foreclosure after 4 1/2 years of not paying their mortgage.
The house has become the site of a sit-in by Occupy San Fernando Valley, a group inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests. Tuesday marks its 52nd day.
Hernandez, 21, whose legal name is Hernandez-Bañuelos, was arrested outside the house Saturday afternoon on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court, a misdemeanor, according to Los Angeles Police Department records.
He said the missed court date, which he's not sure whether he was notified of, was for riding on a bus without paying. He was released later Saturday on bail of $561.
Hernandez didn't contest the warrant, but questioned why two unmarked cars and what witnesses estimated as six to eight police officers were sent for such a low-level offense. He wondered whether it had something to do with the sit-in.
"I think it's just another show of intimidation," he said, comparing it to past visits by the Department of Children and Family Services and city code enforcement.
Officer Rosario Herrera, an LAPD spokeswoman, said she did not know what unit conducted the arrest and could not explain why the officers were in unmarked vehicles. A jail supervisor at the Van Nuys station declined to comment.
But in general, Herrera said, the department sends a "sufficient amount of officers" to make any arrest, so if police had indication of a crowd, they might send more officers than usual.
A video posted online showed officers in an unmarked Honda, who were in street clothes, arresting Hernandez and refusing to explain to bystanders why they were there.
The arrest happened in front of family members and supporters sitting on a scavenged assortment of couches on the sidewalk in front of the house, their backs to a wall of anti-bank and anti-Wall Street signs. They're part of what Hernandez called "24/7 cop watch": keeping an eye out for when officers or sheriff's deputies show up to evict the family.
The sit-in began after a notice of eviction in August. The Hernandezes said they will not leave voluntarily and will resist nonviolently if authorities try to evict them.
"Civil disobedience at its finest," Ulises said. "My arrest is to draw attention to a national issue."
The home is owned by Hernandez's brother, Javier, who bought it in 2006 for $546,000. Like millions of Americans, he signed a subprime mortgage, whose terms included interest-only payments up front and an adjustable rate.
Javier Hernandez said it was not a good deal in retrospect, but the family needed a larger house. The brothers said 11 people now live in the home, including children.
"We didn't know exactly what we were getting ourselves into," Ulises Hernandez said in August.
When the rate went up, the monthly payment went from $3,900 to $4,500, an increase of about 15 percent, the Hernandezes said. Javier Hernandez said they tried to work with the bank right away, but were rebuffed.
They last made a payment in February 2008. That would make the past-due amount more than $250,000 given a monthly payment of $4,500. The home is now valued at $242,000.
"We might not be the best example for sympathy, but we don't want sympathy," Javier Hernandez said when asked about the 4 1/2 years without payments.
The brothers said they're not looking to stay in the house for free. They said they've sought four loan modifications, all of which have been denied.
"What we were saying is, `Come on, man, work with us,"' Ulises Hernandez said.
Bank of America spokeswoman Jumana Bauwens said Javier Hernandez didn't submit documentation requested during a 2011 modification review, giving the bank no choice but to go through with foreclosure.
"Recently, we wanted to provide Mr. Hernandez an opportunity to retain his home," Bauwens wrote in an email. "Mr. Hernandez and other non-borrowers submitted documentation. We reviewed those documents and unfortunately could not qualify Mr. Hernandez for a modification."
She said she could not elaborate "due to privacy."
Ulises Hernandez said the family got a letter from the bank last week denying the latest modification request and saying the eviction will go forward.
Occupy San Fernando Valley accused police of targeting Hernandez for his activism and wrote on a photo on the group's Facebook page, "Ulises Hernandez was arrested for defending his home."
On the video, bystanders can be heard cursing the officers. A later post on the Occupy Facebook page showed Hernandez walking out of the police station and carried the caption, "Free at last FTP!!!"
That's a common abbreviation for "F--- the police."
In an interview Monday, Javier Hernandez offered a similar message -- "F--- you" -- to banks.
Such frustration and anger is reflected in the signs at Fort Hernandez, which include a Bank of America logo altered to read "Bad for America."
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