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(Quad City Times)   Turkey slaughterhouse that employed mentally handicapped men and allowed them to live in squalor while taking 90% of their wages found guilty of varied crimes, ordered to pay the men $240 million   (qctimes.com) divider line 116
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2013-05-02 08:02:52 AM
That's just retarded.
 
2013-05-02 08:11:51 AM
I can't farking believe this went under the radar for so long. I hope Henry's has the assetts to be forced to pay each of these men all that they were awarded.
 
2013-05-02 08:21:39 AM
M-O-O-N spells rich tards.
 
2013-05-02 08:35:00 AM

WTFDYW: I can't farking believe this went under the radar for so long. I hope Henry's has the assetts to be forced to pay each of these men all that they were awarded.


Seriously.  This happening in 1910?  Yeah, I could certainly see that.  But in this day and age?  Don't ANY of these people have family looking out for them?
 
2013-05-02 08:41:43 AM
clearly we need less regulation!
 
2013-05-02 08:50:15 AM
Great, just what we need. A couple of more Donald Trumps.
 
2013-05-02 08:50:26 AM
Stories like this make me happy that my son is too DD to work but then we'll have other problems. Sibs better be looking out for him.
 
2013-05-02 08:52:28 AM
$240 million?  that's a LOT of pudding

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2013-05-02 08:52:38 AM
As God is my witness, I thought retarded people like being enslaved to slaughter turkeys!
 
2013-05-02 08:53:26 AM
Somehow I  don't think PETA  is gonna be all up in arms over this one
 
2013-05-02 08:54:14 AM
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The employer.
 
2013-05-02 08:54:22 AM

FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!


Don't be inept. Regulations were being violated nine ways from Sunday having more or less regulations would change nothing for the victims in this case.
 
2013-05-02 08:54:23 AM

FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!


Yep. Although, the article said it was a tip-off and not an inspection.
Let's hope this is one of the businesses that actually has laws apply to it and will be required to pay that amount.
 
2013-05-02 08:54:41 AM
Someone should have been in a Turkish prison.
 
2013-05-02 08:54:45 AM
GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
 
2013-05-02 08:56:05 AM
Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish slaughterhouse?
 
2013-05-02 08:56:09 AM

randomjsa: FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!

Don't be inept. Regulations were being violated nine ways from Sunday having more or less regulations would change nothing for the victims in this case.


Pretty much this. Don't be retarded, Libtard.
 
2013-05-02 08:56:30 AM
It's ok everybody, because free-market!
 
2013-05-02 08:56:49 AM
Perhaps now the missus won't act so damned indignant when I inform her that her Thanksgiving dinner has the scent of a retarded man's hands.
 
2013-05-02 08:57:36 AM

RobotSpider: It's ok everybody, because free-market!


A war of tard against tard.
 
2013-05-02 08:58:07 AM

doubled99: Somehow I  don't think PETA  is gonna be all up in arms over this one


People for the Euthanasia of Thousands of Animals

approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very few make it out alive. The vast majority -- 96 percent in 2011 -- exit the facility out the back door after they have been killed

Agreed
 
2013-05-02 08:58:28 AM
So that's how they're getting around unions.
 
2013-05-02 08:59:44 AM

Fade2black: randomjsa: FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!

Don't be inept. Regulations were being violated nine ways from Sunday having more or less regulations would change nothing for the victims in this case.

Pretty much this. Don't be retarded, Libtard.


When most laypeople invoke regulation, they are envisioning those regulations being enforced. So, just assume they mean regulations + enforcement. You could point out they probably mean heightened enforcement and more inspectors, or just be a douche. Your call.
 
2013-05-02 08:59:45 AM
It should be against the law to tip the authorities off. Just like you cant take pictures of a slaughterhouse, you shouldn't be able to divulge slave labor, etc.
 
2013-05-02 08:59:49 AM

bugmn99: Perhaps now the missus won't act so damned indignant when I inform her that her Thanksgiving dinner has the scent of a retarded man's hands.


That or you can wear mitts when taking it out of the oven.
 
2013-05-02 08:59:52 AM
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/doesn't see why the gubment is against bootstrappy ontrapenors
 
2013-05-02 09:00:48 AM
Me thinks there is more to this story.  So these folks lived there for 30 years and the families never ever came by to see them?  They never left, never visited?
 
2013-05-02 09:01:02 AM
Seriously, there needs to be a Constitutional admendment de-criminalizing compassion.

When corporate persons are told their only purpose is to return as much money to investors and not to be financially distracted by doing the right thing, there's something really wrong the priorities of the legal system.
 
2013-05-02 09:01:34 AM
Here's why it went on so long "undetected."  The relatives of the disabled men were perfectly happy not having to care for them.

What's interesting is this line from the EEOC attorney:
"Our prosecutors felt that they could not meet the high burden of proof required in criminal court," Greenwood said. In other words, while they are pretty sure some bad stuff happened, they are not sure enough to meet the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard.  Imagine this.  Supposedly 30 years of abuse and terrible conditions, and you can't prove that a single crime was committed, yet you feel comfortable charging the guy's company $240 million.
 
2013-05-02 09:01:40 AM
obviously the EEOC hates america.
 
2013-05-02 09:02:07 AM

Fade2black: randomjsa: FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!

Don't be inept. Regulations were being violated nine ways from Sunday having more or less regulations would change nothing for the victims in this case.

Pretty much this. Don't be retarded, Libtard.


Ok so clearly we need to continue defunding regulatory agencies.
 
2013-05-02 09:02:13 AM
Their families dumped them there 30 years ago?  It's the Magdelene Sisters all over again.
 
2013-05-02 09:03:03 AM

drb9: Here's why it went on so long "undetected."  The relatives of the disabled men were perfectly happy not having to care for them.

What's interesting is this line from the EEOC attorney:
"Our prosecutors felt that they could not meet the high burden of proof required in criminal court," Greenwood said. In other words, while they are pretty sure some bad stuff happened, they are not sure enough to meet the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard.  Imagine this.  Supposedly 30 years of abuse and terrible conditions, and you can't prove that a single crime was committed, yet you feel comfortable charging the guy's company $240 million.


What's wrong with that?
 
2013-05-02 09:03:45 AM
What a fowl situation.
 
2013-05-02 09:05:56 AM

SpdrJay: As God is my witness, I thought retarded people like being enslaved to slaughter turkeys!


Was that wrong? Should I have not done that?
 
2013-05-02 09:05:59 AM

drb9: Supposedly 30 years of abuse and terrible conditions, and you can't prove that a single crime was committed, yet you feel comfortable charging the guy's company $240 million.


It is almost as if criminal and civil proceedings were separate.
 
2013-05-02 09:06:07 AM
Canino said his agency's next step is to investigate Henry's assets in its effort to collect the money for the disabled men.
"The EEOC will bear down with all our energies to fully explore all the sources of assets of this company," he said. "We're not playing."
Henry's, which also does business as Hill Country Farms, hasn't paid $1.6 million in previous federal and state fines related to the men, according to records.


Yeah they aren't seeing a tater tot of that money.
 
2013-05-02 09:08:13 AM

ph0rk: drb9: Supposedly 30 years of abuse and terrible conditions, and you can't prove that a single crime was committed, yet you feel comfortable charging the guy's company $240 million.

It is almost as if criminal and civil proceedings were separate.


Obviously they are separate.  I'm saying that if you can accumulate $240 million in damages, you damn well should be able to prove a crime was committed during that time.
 
2013-05-02 09:09:03 AM
It's nobody's business but the Turks.
 
2013-05-02 09:09:13 AM
Damn Turks. Constantine would roll over in his grave.
 
2013-05-02 09:11:14 AM

drb9: ph0rk: drb9: Supposedly 30 years of abuse and terrible conditions, and you can't prove that a single crime was committed, yet you feel comfortable charging the guy's company $240 million.

It is almost as if criminal and civil proceedings were separate.

Obviously they are separate.  I'm saying that if you can accumulate $240 million in damages, you damn well should be able to prove a crime was committed during that time.


How do you feel about the civil judgement against OJ?
 
2013-05-02 09:12:23 AM
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WTFDYW: I can't farking believe this went under the radar for so long. I hope Henry's has the assetts to be forced to pay each of these men all that they were awarded.


The owner of the company has already said that they don't have the money to pay because they closed the company (coincidentially, while this case was being investigated)... so, my most sincere and non-snarky wish of good luck to the EEOC trying to recover that much money from them.
 
2013-05-02 09:15:36 AM
If we got rid of the EEOC and its job-killing regulations the Market would take care of this. People would do their own research and vote with their dollars. They'd only buy turkeys from non-slave plants. Companies that did this kind of thing would lose customers and treat their workers better.

But we've gotten lazy because the coercive government steals the job creators' money and does it all for us. Thank Galt for Paul Ryan and Rand Paul who will get rid of this Market-distorting abomination and lead us into the Promised Land
 
2013-05-02 09:15:42 AM

drb9: ph0rk: drb9: Supposedly 30 years of abuse and terrible conditions, and you can't prove that a single crime was committed, yet you feel comfortable charging the guy's company $240 million.

It is almost as if criminal and civil proceedings were separate.

Obviously they are separate.  I'm saying that if you can accumulate $240 million in damages, you damn well should be able to prove a crime was committed during that time.


How about that OJ Simpson thingy?  I read about it on the back page of the paper, 20 years ago or so.
 
2013-05-02 09:15:57 AM

espiaboricua: p>WTFDYW: I can't farking believe this went under the radar for so long. I hope Henry's has the assetts to be forced to pay each of these men all that they were awarded.

The owner of the company has already said that they don't have the money to pay because they closed the company (coincidentially, while this case was being investigated)... so, my most sincere and non-snarky wish of good luck to the EEOC trying to recover that much money from them.


Justice system? More like legal market.
 
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2013-05-02 09:16:23 AM
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2013-05-02 09:16:27 AM

James!: So that's how they're getting around unions.


Well that and...

Woman ARRESTED For Filming Slaughterhouse from Public Street

LGT Young Turks har har
 
2013-05-02 09:16:47 AM
"To me, it's a statement that the mentally challenged are human beings, that they do count,to potato" she said.
 
2013-05-02 09:17:38 AM
To be fair, he really only hired locals to be kept as slaves.  Besides, how else can we compete with China?
 
2013-05-02 09:21:08 AM

randomjsa: FlashHarry: clearly we need less regulation!

Don't be inept. Regulations were being violated nine ways from Sunday having more or less regulations would change nothing for the victims in this case.


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Don't gimme that jive, turkey.
 
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