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SLAVERY in the United States!

post #1 of 25
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This is despicable!!! These poor "servants" were imported from Indonesia and kept as slaves by millionaire perfume-company owners!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071030/...YCY7dmj1ZH2ocA
I hope that the defendants are not allowed to use their cultural differences as an excuse
post #2 of 25
Its one thing to import those women from Indonesia over here to the US to do housekeeping type of work but to abuse them like that is so cruel...Those people had the money to keep the women well fed too! Wow, Some people just don't care...At least we all have caring hearts here on TCS
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post #4 of 25
Whoa, that woman looks just like Cruella DeVille. She gives me the creeps.
post #5 of 25
Wow, I can't beleive this kind of thing still happens in the US
post #6 of 25
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Your articles had more information - I am so glad that you shared! I am relieved that their passports have been confiscated!!
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Wow, I can't beleive this kind of thing still happens in the US
I imagine it happens fairly frequently to illegal immigrants. In western Europe, there's a major problem with women from eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia being lured here with promises of jobs, and then having their passports taken away and being forced into prostitution.
post #8 of 25
People never cease to amaze me. Those woman are human beings, what makes them deserve that kind of treatment? What makes them "lesser beings" to the people who inflicted that kind of treatment upon them?
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Whoa, that woman looks just like Cruella DeVille. She gives me the creeps.
I concur.
post #10 of 25
In addition to outright cases of slavery such as these, illegal immigrants (who often get here believing their 'employer' is helping them do so legally) can be trapped into extremely unsafe conditions that are illegal and inhuman (20 hour workdays, no bathroom breaks, etc), and when someone is injured very badly on the job they're coerced into not even going to the hospital or they'll be deported-- according to the employer who wants to keep them uninformed and helpless.

There is a huge amount of human trafficking in the US. I'm glad these two were busted, although it sickens me to think of how many of their friends must have known about it.
post #11 of 25
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I hope that the defendants are not allowed to use their cultural differences as an excuse
Even if they did use that excuse, well they may have their tradition, but we also have ours.

Hopefully they get deported or spend a long time in jail then deported.
post #12 of 25
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[quote=lunasmom;2036034]Even if they did use that excuse, well they may have their tradition, but we also have ours.
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And taking away the rights of others is soooo UnAmerican

So the defense is trying to use the excuse that the "slaves" did not complain to their owners nor did they leave when the owners were out of town - gimme a break! Doesn't take much to figure out that those hapless women were in emotional bondage as well - can you imagine the threats that they were told; the horrors that they were threatened with
post #13 of 25
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Wow, I can't beleive this kind of thing still happens in the US
it happens all over the world Nat. Even more so to people in the Indoensia
Philippines, the northern people in thailand. etc. The move to the big cities they get hired my a maid service that sends them sinapore, Malaysia, Arab contries, etc.

most of them dont have much of a education, and bulit in be polite thing, along with being a new country often allows people to abuse them. There are alot of stories. OF absue in singapore, I remember one where the women cut off the nipplies of a Filipino women in singapore. There have been unrest in indo and malaysia due to the treatment of indoensian working there.

In some cultruals, is often seen as if you work for me, then i can do what ever i want. I know i had fights with wht wife over her sending cleaning staff from the hotel to clean the house. She said they get paid the same cleaning hotel or the house. Its a different way of thinking i guess, but i dont agree with it.

But i hope those 2 people get a long time in jail
post #14 of 25
That is really sad. But in a way, I'm not that suprised to hear a story like this.
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post #16 of 25
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wHAT WAS the sentence? It was in colorado I see. Was the guy a buddy of the illustrious Ward Churchill?
post #17 of 25
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wHAT WAS the sentence?
His sentence was 20 years.

Back on topic, what is important is that we see it as illegal and take actions against those who prey on vulnerable people. We need to be careful to not allow practices because they are ok in the person's native country. That was Al-Turki's response "The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution"
post #18 of 25
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His sentence was 20 years.

Back on topic, what is important is that we see it as illegal and take actions against those who prey on vulnerable people. "
post #19 of 25
How sad. It never ceases to amaze me the cruelty that human beings are capable of. And don't lets forget about the largest human trafficking problem of all... prostitution.
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post #21 of 25
I'm glad these people got caught.

However, it's the dirty little secret that Americans don't want to tell you. Yes, there is slavery going on here.

The worst case I've seen lately was this: http://www.nriol.com/content/snippets/snippet1051.asp

Wanna know why this guy got caught? He didn't feed the properly. Now lets just imagine for a moment that he would have. I have a feeling that these people would have "worked" for him a lot longer.
post #22 of 25
Great news. just great.
post #23 of 25
Wow, i thought that kind of thing stopped in the US years ago
post #24 of 25
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Wow, i thought that kind of thing stopped in the US years ago
The desire for cheap labor is great and lots of people who want to come to the US. Take away a passport, and you've trapped someone here.
post #25 of 25
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The desire for cheap labor is great and lots of people who want to come to the US. Take away a passport, and you've trapped someone here.
its common on that side of the world.
i know a girl, who was working in egypt, who escaped into israel, then i paid for her to fly back to Indo.
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