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(BBC)   A poor woman's choice in America: give sexual favors or lose her home   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2018-01-13 08:11:17 PM  
North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.
 
2018-01-13 08:47:14 PM  
Men are not immune to this either:

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2018-01-13 08:50:36 PM  
Well, that made me sick to my stomach.
 
2018-01-13 09:14:03 PM  

Anastacya: Well, that made me sick to my stomach.


Pretty disturbing shiat
 
2018-01-13 09:55:07 PM  
Once upon a time a single job paid enough to stay afloat and keep a home. Now is broken in so many ways.
 
2018-01-13 10:23:54 PM  
WTF. Here I am clicking the link,  thinking it was another story of a landlord using his position to control someone who can't afford to be on the streets,  and it's a farking former COP who works for the state agency trying to help folks like this lady.
 
2018-01-13 10:27:07 PM  

fusillade762: North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.


 Says former state police officer.  I wonder if he is a former officer because a lot of compelling evidence was presented showing him doing this shiat to people,  but because he was a cop,  "listen, you need to resign,  and that will be it"
 
2018-01-13 10:28:32 PM  
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Welfare Mothers - Live 1991-02-22
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2018-01-13 10:30:14 PM  
I wish you libby-libs would leave Melania alone.
 
2018-01-13 10:33:17 PM  

Anastacya: Well, that made me sick to my stomach.


As sick as the fact that Farkers will be in here to defend this /shame the victim is going to make you?
 
2018-01-13 10:39:12 PM  

sno man: Once upon a time a single job paid enough to stay afloat and keep a home. Now is broken in so many ways.


This and the fact that the government has largely exited the job of ensuring affordable housing. My wife works in social work and constantly sees people working full-time paying over 50% of their salary in rent.

The problem is there are no other options.
 
2018-01-13 10:39:25 PM  

jso2897: Anastacya: Well, that made me sick to my stomach.

As sick as the fact that Farkers will be in here to defend this /shame the victim is going to make you?


I would like to think anyone who does that is trolling.

TFA shows one of the more ugly sides of humans.
 
2018-01-13 10:39:47 PM  

fusillade762: North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.


Honestly, there's so much fail in this story it makes me want to burn the entire state of North Carolina to the ground, and your issue is with the cop?

What about the guy's boss who tipped him off? What about the lawyer who wouldn't take the case pro bono? Or the DA who wouldn't file charges? Or the department who bribed a witness with a housing voucher to change her story? Or the HUD offices that let cases drag on for months and years before the public housing lawyer got involved. Why is your ire focused solely on the ex-cop in the case?
 
2018-01-13 10:41:27 PM  
'Murica.
 
2018-01-13 10:45:09 PM  

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.

Honestly, there's so much fail in this story it makes me want to burn the entire state of North Carolina to the ground, and your issue is with the cop?

What about the guy's boss who tipped him off? What about the lawyer who wouldn't take the case pro bono? Or the DA who wouldn't file charges? Or the department who bribed a witness with a housing voucher to change her story? Or the HUD offices that let cases drag on for months and years before the public housing lawyer got involved. Why is your ire focused solely on the ex-cop in the case?


Oh, I don't know.  Maybe because of this:

"Undeterred, Sellers says Pender asked her if she "gives head" or if she'd ever been paid for sex, implying that his signature on the inspection was the only thing standing between her and a place to live. At one point, she says he called her into the bathroom under the pretence of showing her a needed repair. She says he pulled her in by her hips, blocked the doorway and took out his penis. She managed to push him out of the way."

What do I win?
 
2018-01-13 10:47:39 PM  
Well, I have read this thread and now have no appetite for TFA whatsoever.  Thanks.
 
2018-01-13 10:48:36 PM  

sno man: Once upon a time a single job paid enough to stay afloat and keep a home. Now is broken in so many ways.


Hell, that was just out of high school, too. Getting a college degree used to set you up pretty much for life.

And then, Reaganomics happened.
 
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2018-01-13 10:48:41 PM  
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2018-01-13 10:52:34 PM  
This is apparently very rampant. I've seen many news stories about this situation but I'll have to link to them later since for some reason my office network won't let me access them.
 
2018-01-13 10:53:25 PM  

jso2897: Anastacya: Well, that made me sick to my stomach.

As sick as the fact that Farkers will be in here to defend this /shame the victim is going to make you?


I've never once shamed a woman who has been assaulted, so... not sure why I wouldn't be disgusted by people who try to?
 
2018-01-13 10:54:45 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Honestly, there's so much fail in this story it makes me want to burn the entire state of North Carolina to the ground, and your issue is with the cop?


It'll burn fast. Lots of trees.
 
2018-01-13 10:58:19 PM  
JFC. There used to be a time when I believed in the USA; at least that it was headed in the right direction. Now? Now we have MAGA, an awesome slogan with a very bad implementation,

/yes, this can still be fixed
//please vote, and get all your friends to vote, and all the people on your street, to vote
///and volunteer.         and raise hell.
 
2018-01-13 11:01:19 PM  

eiger: sno man: Once upon a time a single job paid enough to stay afloat and keep a home. Now is broken in so many ways.

This and the fact that the government has largely exited the job of ensuring affordable housing. My wife works in social work and constantly sees people working full-time paying over 50% of their salary in rent.

The problem is there are no other options.


Toronto is a housing nightmare for the working poor, Ontario just kicked minimum wage to $14, $15 next year from $11.40. With the near zero vacancy and house prices in the 10th year of double digit increases. The 'living wage' 2 years ago was $18.52.. gotta be Twenty-something now.
 
2018-01-13 11:01:56 PM  
i have a nice neighbor who has an extensive background in apartment complex management. he's told me stories of the opposite of TFA. women looking to get discounts for favors. he's not a fool and he has a good moral compass; he never got involved.
 
2018-01-13 11:03:24 PM  

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.

Honestly, there's so much fail in this story it makes me want to burn the entire state of North Carolina to the ground, and your issue is with the cop?

What about the guy's boss who tipped him off? What about the lawyer who wouldn't take the case pro bono? Or the DA who wouldn't file charges? Or the department who bribed a witness with a housing voucher to change her story? Or the HUD offices that let cases drag on for months and years before the public housing lawyer got involved. Why is your ire focused solely on the ex-cop in the case?


tore up from the floor up.
 
2018-01-13 11:08:35 PM  
Systemic corruption is an early sign of a late stage cancer for a developed nation, or just business as usual in a developing one.
 
2018-01-13 11:11:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.

Honestly, there's so much fail in this story it makes me want to burn the entire state of North Carolina to the ground, and your issue is with the cop?

What about the guy's boss who tipped him off? What about the lawyer who wouldn't take the case pro bono? Or the DA who wouldn't file charges? Or the department who bribed a witness with a housing voucher to change her story? Or the HUD offices that let cases drag on for months and years before the public housing lawyer got involved. Why is your ire focused solely on the ex-cop in the case?


You're right. It's the entire American "justice" system that's broken.
 
2018-01-13 11:17:42 PM  

fader74: JFC. There used to be a time when I believed in the USA; at least that it was headed in the right direction. Now? Now we have MAGA, an awesome slogan with a very bad implementation,

/yes, this can still be fixed
//please vote, and get all your friends to vote, and all the people on your street, to vote
///and volunteer.         and raise hell.


You do realize all the stories in the article took place during Berry's reign and not Trump right?
 
2018-01-13 11:29:31 PM  

mustanggt50conv: fader74: JFC. There used to be a time when I believed in the USA; at least that it was headed in the right direction. Now? Now we have MAGA, an awesome slogan with a very bad implementation,

/yes, this can still be fixed
//please vote, and get all your friends to vote, and all the people on your street, to vote
///and volunteer.         and raise hell.

You do realize all the stories in the article took place during Berry's reign and not Trump right?


I do believe they said headed in the right direction and not "a magical utopia".
 
2018-01-13 11:33:12 PM  
Pretty sure this is a "choice" for poor women world wide.
 
2018-01-13 11:37:18 PM  

mustanggt50conv: fader74: JFC. There used to be a time when I believed in the USA; at least that it was headed in the right direction. Now? Now we have MAGA, an awesome slogan with a very bad implementation,

/yes, this can still be fixed
//please vote, and get all your friends to vote, and all the people on your street, to vote
///and volunteer.         and raise hell.

You do realize all the stories in the article took place during Berry's reign and not Trump right?


Unless it was his idea passed down from sleazy landlord to sleazy landlord for generations spreading like a std outbreak.
 
2018-01-13 11:38:04 PM  

mustanggt50conv: fader74: JFC. There used to be a time when I believed in the USA; at least that it was headed in the right direction. Now? Now we have MAGA, an awesome slogan with a very bad implementation,

/yes, this can still be fixed
//please vote, and get all your friends to vote, and all the people on your street, to vote
///and volunteer.         and raise hell.

You do realize all the stories in the article took place during Berry's reign and not Trump right?


You do realize that America's been working towards this situation since at least Reagan, right
 
2018-01-13 11:41:10 PM  

Calypsocookie: Pretty sure this is a "choice" for poor women world wide.


And we need to stop it.
 
2018-01-13 11:50:58 PM  
That's Scotland County for you.
 
2018-01-13 11:53:26 PM  
What I always wonder in these sorts of situations is, who are the scumbags that would take advantage of a person (not just a woman) like that.

If there is a hell, I hope there is a special place for those people there.
 
2018-01-13 11:55:21 PM  

fader74: JFC. There used to be a time when I believed in the USA; at least that it was headed in the right direction. Now? Now we have MAGA, an awesome slogan with a very bad implementation,

/yes, this can still be fixed
//please vote, and get all your friends to vote, and all the people on your street, to vote
///and volunteer.         and raise hell.


I like to think I'm an optimistic person.
With that in mind I'll say this:
Nothing will change for the better as long as companies are allowed to lobby.
With their pockets they get to give you the options whom to vote for.
This happens from small offices all the way to the presidency.
When Big Business goals don't match what is good for the people, what do you think happens?
 
2018-01-13 11:55:27 PM  
Sadly, this shiat is as awful as it is widespread.
 
2018-01-14 12:24:05 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: Says former state police officer. I wonder if he is a former officer because a lot of compelling evidence was presented showing him doing this shiat to people, but because he was a cop, "listen, you need to resign, and that will be it"


Yup, he was likely forced out for being dirty.

That being said--she's in a one-party state.  Record everything, take the recordings to the cops and the newspaper.
 
2018-01-14 12:38:37 AM  
I hope this brings forth a new law, if the renter consents to performing a sexual act with the landlord, they become full legal owners of the home/apartment.  It'll be just like marriage.  A little sex, and they get the house.
 
2018-01-14 12:43:38 AM  

lack of warmth: I hope this brings forth a new law, if the renter consents to performing a sexual act with the landlord, they become full legal owners of the home/apartment.  It'll be just like marriage.  A little sex, and they get the house.


I know you're just spitballing, but no new laws will fix the problem unless they address the power structure that allows abuses like this to happen. Several pieces of the system broke down in this case, and all of them must be repaired.
 
2018-01-14 12:46:00 AM  
Can we discuss the fact that the landlord made her clean out the place too?  That's the landlord's job, not hers.
 
2018-01-14 12:46:08 AM  

Mithiwithi: lack of warmth: I hope this brings forth a new law, if the renter consents to performing a sexual act with the landlord, they become full legal owners of the home/apartment.  It'll be just like marriage.  A little sex, and they get the house.

I know you're just spitballing, but no new laws will fix the problem unless they address the power structure that allows abuses like this to happen. Several pieces of the system broke down in this case, and all of them must be repaired.


How about they become wholly owned by the landlord?
 
2018-01-14 12:57:20 AM  

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.

Honestly, there's so much fail in this story it makes me want to burn the entire state of North Carolina to the ground, and your issue is with the cop?

What about the guy's boss who tipped him off? What about the lawyer who wouldn't take the case pro bono? Or the DA who wouldn't file charges? Or the department who bribed a witness with a housing voucher to change her story? Or the HUD offices that let cases drag on for months and years before the public housing lawyer got involved. Why is your ire focused solely on the ex-cop in the case?


The South.  Not even once.  You farkers need to realize it's common practice for this shiat down there.  They're a bunch of systemically corrupt asshats.  They all need to die in a fire.
 
2018-01-14 01:01:02 AM  

sprgrss: Can we discuss the fact that the landlord made her clean out the place too?  That's the landlord's job, not hers.


Ever watch that show Hot Bench?  I love it when they get a landlord trying to sue for damages, and they show things like a slightly dirty place.  The kind of dirt that a quick wipe of cloth will clean up.  Also having to paint, and clean the carpets.  Those are things that are required of the landlord to do before the next tenant, cost of business.  There was one guy who thought he could set what he wanted to get paid per hour, then charge the tenant for doing those things after they left.  Not just the time to make the repair, but the time driving, and buying the materials.
 
2018-01-14 01:03:47 AM  
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2018-01-14 01:12:21 AM  

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2018-01-14 01:13:50 AM  

Goimir: The South.  Not even once.  You farkers need to realize it's common practice for this shiat down there.  They're a bunch of systemically corrupt asshats


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2018-01-14 01:22:40 AM  

Goimir: Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: North Carolina state police officer named Eric Pender

Cops, man.

Honestly, there's so much fail in this story it makes me want to burn the entire state of North Carolina to the ground, and your issue is with the cop?

What about the guy's boss who tipped him off? What about the lawyer who wouldn't take the case pro bono? Or the DA who wouldn't file charges? Or the department who bribed a witness with a housing voucher to change her story? Or the HUD offices that let cases drag on for months and years before the public housing lawyer got involved. Why is your ire focused solely on the ex-cop in the case?

The South.  Not even once.  You farkers need to realize it's common practice for this shiat down there.  They're a bunch of systemically corrupt asshats.  They all need to die in a fire.


No region has anywhere near a monopoly on corruption, abuse of power or sexual harassment. Blaming one place as you have is very damaging as it implies wrongly that these things aren't an epidemic elsewhere.

This past year has taught me that wherever there is power there needs to be scrutiny because now that the formerly silent victims have begun to find a voice there are far, far more of them than I would ever have guessed.
 
2018-01-14 01:25:39 AM  

LordJiro: mustanggt50conv: fader74: JFC. There used to be a time when I believed in the USA; at least that it was headed in the right direction. Now? Now we have MAGA, an awesome slogan with a very bad implementation,

/yes, this can still be fixed
//please vote, and get all your friends to vote, and all the people on your street, to vote
///and volunteer.         and raise hell.

You do realize all the stories in the article took place during Berry's reign and not Trump right?

You do realize that America's been working towards this situation since at least Reagan, right


You mean since 1492, right?  All of human history has been one group taking advantage of another group.  The idea that all people should be treated equal took off in 1776.  Even then they still enslaved an entire race, and women were just maids with wombs.  Human nature is to benefit oneself at the detriment of others.  This will not go away.

/still sick
 
2018-01-14 01:41:25 AM  
Another Rape Cop.  Is anyone surprised?
 
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