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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   There's no need to talk about slavery in the US because it ended a long time ago. Wednesday October 11, 2017 to be exact   ( ajc.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Pleading, Bobby Paul Edwards, separate civil suit, Cause of action, state assault charges, Scott Bellamy, Allegation, racial slurs  
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2017-10-12 04:23:36 PM  
Trump to pardon in 3...2...

/Would have been an acceptable HL as well
 
2017-10-12 05:22:19 PM  
Holy shiat.
 
2017-10-12 05:23:54 PM  
Was it in the Keebler kitchen?

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2017-10-12 06:06:17 PM  
" The 2015 complaint alleged that Bobby Paul Edwards beat Smith with a frying pan, burned him with tongs that Edwards had dipped into a grease fryer, beat him with his belt buckle and fists and routinely used racial slurs in speaking to him,  according to the Post and Courier in  Charleston. "

Jesus Christ
 
2017-10-12 07:52:27 PM  
Almost too weird to believe. Dude looks weird
 
2017-10-12 08:09:48 PM  
Doesn't surprise me, but is the victim special needs or something? At a certain point, you walk away from that shiat. I am thinking the guy was special needs and didn't know any better.
 
2017-10-12 08:13:56 PM  
Subby, if you think that was the last place engaging in slavery in the U.S., you've not been in the southern half of our great country, where prisoners and the developmentally disabled are farmed out on a regular basis to factories and farms as indentured servants, or in our big cities, where entire cadres of young folks are enslaved as sex workers.

Institutionally legal slavery ended a long time ago. Slavery itself? Not so much.
 
2017-10-12 08:16:06 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Doesn't surprise me, but is the victim special needs or something? At a certain point, you walk away from that shiat. I am thinking the guy was special needs and didn't know any better.


When you're in fear of your life, your choice is "get beat now or die horribly later." At least here, the abuser was probably only threatening the abused - sometimes, the worst threat is "get beat now or your sibling gets it worse later" or "if you run, I'll kill your mom and then come find you."
 
2017-10-12 08:38:53 PM  
Why aren't the other employees being charged? I mean - it sounds like others heard/knew of it - because it finally took a waitress talking to her mother in law about it - before the two of them rubbed enough brain cells together to go to the cops.

That's what boggles my mind - the waitress on her own, could not reach the conclusion to go to the police. She had to talk to someone else first before reporting it.
 
2017-10-12 08:40:40 PM  

FormlessOne: Subby, if you think that was the last place engaging in slavery in the U.S., you've not been in the southern half of our great country, where prisoners and the developmentally disabled are farmed out on a regular basis to factories and farms as indentured servants, or in our big cities, where entire cadres of young folks are enslaved as sex workers.

Institutionally legal slavery ended a long time ago. Slavery itself? Not so much.


Legal slavery still exists. It's called "prison labor" and it's allowed under the 13th Amendment which allows slavery as punishment for a crime.

It mostly happens in for-profit prisons with prisoners who are either paid almost but not quite enough to cover the cost of room and board in the prison (a debt which must be repaid and is almost certainly subject to Western Sky-tier usurious interest rates; failure to pay that debt is a crime punishable by a fine larger than the debt, imprisonment in a for-profit prison that charges its prisoners for room and board, or both); or with prisoners who are not paid at all.


This case is a case about illegal slavery.
 
2017-10-12 09:20:24 PM  
Anyway, I'm sure the Justice Department will mount a competent prosecution in this case, and will not make any effort whatsoever to take a dive in order to prevent this white guy from being punished for mistreating a black guy.

I was assured this by my real estate broker, Honest John Baron, who just sold me forty acres of prime land about 2 miles west of the Sawgrass Expressway.
 
2017-10-12 09:26:25 PM  

FormlessOne: Subby, if you think that was the last place engaging in slavery in the U.S., you've not been in the southern half of our great country, where prisoners and the developmentally disabled are farmed out on a regular basis to factories and farms as indentured servants, or in our big cities, where entire cadres of young folks are enslaved as sex workers.

Institutionally legal slavery ended a long time ago. Slavery itself? Not so much.


I guess you haven't been to the top half of the country.
 
2017-10-12 09:28:44 PM  
What the ever loving Fark. I hope they bury this guy under a prison and throw away the key.
 
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2017-10-12 09:29:27 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Doesn't surprise me, but is the victim special needs or something? At a certain point, you walk away from that shiat. I am thinking the guy was special needs and didn't know any better.


Victim was twelve years old when he started working there, and worked there for twenty years.

I'm guessing that he didn't have an education beyond sixth grade, if at all. He probably doesn't know anything about civics at all. If he lived in housing that the defendant provided, he probably has no idea how to find somewhere else to live or any means to run.

He may not have to be mentally retarded or otherwise have special needs because he essentially knew no other life at all.
 
2017-10-12 09:29:56 PM  
He noted that neither the indictment nor the federal charge contains the word "slavery."

The indictment, which identifies Smith only by his initials, JCB, says Edwards is charged under the U.S. Code section on "slavery, peonage and trafficking in persons."


The fark.
 
2017-10-12 09:30:05 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Doesn't surprise me, but is the victim special needs or something? At a certain point, you walk away from that shiat. I am thinking the guy was special needs and didn't know any better.


Other articles mention he suffers from "delayed cognitive development."

And the "employer" really should spend the rest of his life in jail.
 
2017-10-12 09:30:12 PM  
He worked there for more than 20 years when the alleged abuse began in 2009. He says it continued through 2014.

Hmmm, I wonder what changed in 2009.
 
2017-10-12 09:33:48 PM  
Did the subbie read the article?  The "slavery" ended years ago.

" Smith told WMBF in Myrtle Beach in 2015 that he began washing dishes after school at J&J when he was 12 years old. He worked there for more than 20 years when the alleged abuse began in 2009. He says it continued through 2014. "

So the guy worked there for 25 years, but only was enslaved for 5 years, and just now goes to the cops about it?
 
2017-10-12 09:33:48 PM  
Ridiculous. Abuse is quite rare in the restaurant industry.
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2017-10-12 09:34:31 PM  
The defendant looks exactly as I expected.  Man I would love to dump a bucket of liquified pig shiat over that guy's head.
 
2017-10-12 09:35:11 PM  
Human trafficking/ slavery happens right here in the US, more often than most people would imagine.
 
2017-10-12 09:35:21 PM  

G-force: Did the subbie read the article?  The "slavery" ended years ago.

" Smith told WMBF in Myrtle Beach in 2015 that he began washing dishes after school at J&J when he was 12 years old. He worked there for more than 20 years when the alleged abuse began in 2009. He says it continued through 2014. "

So the guy worked there for 25 years, but only was enslaved for 5 years, and just now goes to the cops about it?


Oh the irony.
 
2017-10-12 09:36:24 PM  
Well, the sign did say "Authentic Southern Cooking."
 
2017-10-12 09:37:34 PM  
King Something: blah  blah blah blah blah blah blah blahblah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah farking blah.

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2017-10-12 09:39:01 PM  

FormlessOne: Subby, if you think that was the last place engaging in slavery in the U.S., you've not been in the southern half of our great country, where prisoners and the developmentally disabled are farmed out on a regular basis to factories and farms as indentured servants, or in our big cities, where entire cadres of young folks are enslaved as sex workers.


Or any state that openly admits and encourages illegal immigration where coyotes and cartels use to bring in slave workers in industries that are keen on exploitation and who don't ask questions.

Institutionally legal slavery ended a long time ago. Slavery itself? Not so much.

Private ownership slavery was made illegal.  States can still legally enslave people who have been convicted of a crime.

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." U.S. Const. amend. XIII, § 1
 
2017-10-12 09:40:05 PM  

Mock26: King Something: blah  blah blah blah blah blah blah blahblah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah farking blah.

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your username checks out
 
2017-10-12 09:40:52 PM  
The brothers are gonna love him.
 
2017-10-12 09:41:17 PM  

MrBallou: Was it in the Keebler kitchen?


edmo: Dude looks weird


"How so?"
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2017-10-12 09:41:59 PM  
Some people pay extra for that.
 
2017-10-12 09:42:22 PM  
The crime is bad enough. But if the bastard won't own up to his crime, throw away the key.
 
2017-10-12 09:42:38 PM  

FormlessOne: Subby, if you think that was the last place engaging in slavery in the U.S., you've not been in the southern half of our great country, where prisoners and the developmentally disabled are farmed out on a regular basis to factories and farms as indentured servants, or in our big cities, where entire cadres of young folks are enslaved as sex workers.

Institutionally legal slavery ended a long time ago. Slavery itself? Not so much.


Also, farms are known to abuse illegals in a similar way.  I saw a scathing piece about tomato farms in Florida a few years ago...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125296794
 
2017-10-12 09:44:39 PM  

King Something: Legal slavery still exists. It's called "prison labor" and it's allowed under the 13th Amendment which allows slavery as punishment for a crime.


Just ask Sheriff Steve Prator of Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
 
2017-10-12 09:46:40 PM  
Meanwhile, in a shrimp boat somewhere off the coast of Thailand...
 
2017-10-12 09:59:05 PM  
how exactly is this an indictment of the us?
 
2017-10-12 10:03:57 PM  

sprgrss: how exactly is this an indictment of the us?


If you don't see it, you're another wart on America's honor.
 
2017-10-12 10:06:31 PM  
An ugly man doing ugly things.
 
2017-10-12 10:09:52 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: He worked there for more than 20 years when the alleged abuse began in 2009. He says it continued through 2014.

Hmmm, I wonder what changed in 2009.


Probably started losing money in the recession
Kick the dog, and all that
 
2017-10-12 10:14:36 PM  
"The indictment, which identifies Smith only by his initials, JCB"

I'm either too tired, or I'm missing something here.
 
2017-10-12 10:19:40 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Doesn't surprise me, but is the victim special needs or something? At a certain point, you walk away from that shiat. I am thinking the guy was special needs and didn't know any better.


Who, the slave or the enslaver?

Victim worked for perp since victim was 12. After 20 years, perp starts abusing victim.  Something messed with perp's brain.
 
2017-10-12 10:22:59 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: oesn't surprise me, but is the victim special needs or something?


yes he was.  article said intellectual disability and that he had been working there for 20 years (making him 19 when he started).
 
2017-10-12 10:30:44 PM  

stoli n coke: Well, the sign did say "Authentic Southern Cooking."


This.  Its hard to your grits just right without the tears of a black man in them.
 
2017-10-12 10:43:21 PM  
I read that as black something else.
 
2017-10-12 10:43:43 PM  

Resident Muslim: "The indictment, which identifies Smith only by his initials, JCB"

I'm either too tired, or I'm missing something here.


Newspaper and maybe local prosecutor protects him with the covername Smith, federal court refers to him by initials.
 
2017-10-12 10:45:03 PM  
What JCB might look like

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2017-10-12 10:48:09 PM  

DoctorCal: He noted that neither the indictment nor the federal charge contains the word "slavery."

The indictment, which identifies Smith only by his initials, JCB, says Edwards is charged under the U.S. Code section on "slavery, peonage and trafficking in persons."

The fark.


That bit cracked me up. No opinion from the writer about the guy's idiocy. Just stated the facts.
Jeez, this guy is all sorts of farked up.
 
2017-10-12 10:50:05 PM  

Resident Muslim: "The indictment, which identifies Smith only by his initials, JCB"

I'm either too tired, or I'm missing something here.


Jonly Conly Bonly Smith
 
2017-10-12 10:50:47 PM  

hissatsu: PC LOAD LETTER: Doesn't surprise me, but is the victim special needs or something? At a certain point, you walk away from that shiat. I am thinking the guy was special needs and didn't know any better.

Other articles mention he suffers from "delayed cognitive development."

And the "employer" really should spend the rest of his life in jail.


I have a better idea. He should serve as a line cook for 20 years under Gordon Ramsey. Ramsey should be given a small shillelagh with which to beat him as he verbally demeans the guy and his entire family.
Oh and it should all be broadcast on The Learning Channel. That'll teach em.
 
2017-10-12 10:54:33 PM  
Oh no, it didnt stop on 10/11, its going strong in every sanctuary city and state.
 
2017-10-12 10:56:27 PM  

King Something: I was assured this by my real estate broker, Honest John Baron, who just sold me forty acres of prime land about 2 miles west of the Sawgrass Expressway.


MULE. Did it come with a mule? That's what we were told was part of the package. Was that a lie?
 
2017-10-12 11:11:56 PM  

FarkQued: derp


Oh look, a newly-hatched talking point. Look at it struggle to get to its feet, and fall down again.
 
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