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Old 5th December 2021, 11:23 AM   #1
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Modern day slavery

Good on INS and Homeland Security for uncovering this and bringing these people to justice.

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Old 5th December 2021, 01:28 PM   #2
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Great bust. I am a bit confused why unlawful detention and kidnapping weren't among the charges.
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Old 5th December 2021, 03:35 PM   #3
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I wonder if the Vidalia onion I chopped up yesterday was produced with slave labor? I shouldn't be surprised though, I'm sure the migrant farm labor industry has much more of this going on. There need to be greater efforts to stop this.
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Old 5th December 2021, 04:21 PM   #4
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What we've always needed in this country is a viable guest worker programs that allows the worker to apply self sponsored and that worker can choose to whom he will sell his labor. The process that exists now, the farmer or labor broker sponsors the worker and it lends itself to this sort of thing. If you had laborers who could choose for whom they work it would make these scenarios at least harder.

As it is now, the farm or the labor broker selects who they bring in and those people can only work on that farm. If that person doesn't like the conditions or the pay on that farm, they can either put up with it or go back to their country.
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Old 5th December 2021, 06:45 PM   #5
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There was a similar incident on a much smaller scale in Australia a few months back. A couple were charged with keeping an 'indentured servant' for the past eight years, they were tried and found guilty. Here is the announcement of the trials outcome.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP_BlVtkad8
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Nothing new to me. This crap has been going on for years in the alcohol and drug community in my section of the USA. Interesting to see that the immigrant community is now a target, probably much easier to deal with given the border stuff.

I remember seeing an episode of Barney Miller dealing with the same subject at the same time I was dealing with it.

It's real and it does exist in the USA. Other countries I cannot attest for.
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Old 6th December 2021, 01:48 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Athyrio View Post
This crap has been going on for years in the alcohol and drug community in my section of the USA...

It's real and it does exist in the USA. Other countries I cannot attest for.
Interestingly, in NZ we've had a spate of slave labour cases recently, and most of them were "employees" in alcohol shops.
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Old 6th December 2021, 03:32 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Athyrio View Post
I remember seeing an episode of Barney Miller dealing with the same subject at the same time I was dealing with it.

It was in season 6, the episode summary on wikipedia states the plot revolves around the embassy of what is now called Myanmar.
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Old 6th December 2021, 05:16 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Horhang View Post
Good on INS and Homeland Security for uncovering this and bringing these people to justice.

https://nordot.app/83965400915314278...22757532812385
Aside: Iíve spent too much time on twitter late. I saw the thread title and thought, ďJesus, not more crap about paying taxes!l
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Originally Posted by Graham2001 View Post
It was in season 6, the episode summary on wikipedia states the plot revolves around the embassy of what is now called Myanmar.
I remember that one (Iím a Barney Miller junkie) but the one I was thinking about was the character named Ray who first appeared at an open house kind of thing for the 12th precinct and appeared in a few other episodes but one involved abductions of bums from the Salvation Army or wherever it was that Ray was wintering and Harris went underground and got carted off to the fields, year 6, episode 13.

This actually happened to one of my clients. He was abducted from Georgia to a farm in South Carolina. He managed to escape but said the other captives warned him that the county sheriff was on the take involving the situation.
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