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Hanky_Bannister
11/08/19 9:50:47 AM
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employee

wtf? i never heard of this story:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/08/us/sc-restaurant-worker-forced-labor-trnd/index.html

John Christopher Smith suffered in silence for years as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work more than 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say.

That manager, Bobby Paul Edwards, 54, was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week and ordered to pay him $272,952.96 in restitution, the Justice Department said in a statement Thursday.
Edwards pleaded guilty in June last year to one count of forced labor for coercing Smith to work extensive hours with no pay. The white manager used violence, threats and intimidation on the African-American employee at the restaurant in Conway, according to the Justice Department.

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Phantom_Nook
11/08/19 9:58:04 AM
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wtf
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cjsdowg
11/08/19 10:00:29 AM
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Just get 10 years for having a slave. Good Job South Carolina.
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Guide
11/08/19 10:00:42 AM
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How do you even live like that, holy shit.
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AlisLandale
11/08/19 10:01:42 AM
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Every single penny this guy has to his name needs to be immediately confiscated and given to his victim
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Were_Wyrm
11/08/19 10:03:59 AM
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konokonohamaru
11/08/19 10:08:47 AM
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Only 272k in restitution? Wtf!
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Solar_Crimson
11/08/19 10:11:08 AM
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Definitely should be paid more than that. Or spend more than 10 years in prison.

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GregShmedley
11/08/19 10:11:55 AM
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Deserves life in prison.
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SH_expert44
11/08/19 10:15:02 AM
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Why do they keep mentioning race? I think he abused him more because of his mental disability than his race from the sounds of it. Also i notice CNN describes the employer as the outdated archaic term "white" instead of the more politically correct "European-American".
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Guide
11/08/19 10:17:19 AM
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SH_expert44 posted...
Why do they keep mentioning race? I think he abused him more because of his mental disability than his race from the sounds of it. Also i notice CNN describes the employer as the outdated archaic term "white" instead of the more politically correct "European-American".


When you make the same kind of post in any topic even tangentially involving race, you're just exposing yourself on a macro scale.
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Guide
11/08/19 10:21:02 AM
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Bro, that cop got 2 million because his superiors were discriminating against him for being gay.

Which is good. But he still had a job, and a life, and wasn't being put through slave labor for most of his waking hours. This guy deserves at least 2 million. Fuck South Carolina.
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Shablagoo
11/08/19 10:23:24 AM
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SH_expert44 posted...
Why do they keep mentioning race? I think he abused him more because of his mental disability than his race from the sounds of it. Also i notice CNN describes the employer as the outdated archaic term "white" instead of the more politically correct "European-American".

lmao
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Shablagoo
11/08/19 1:47:27 PM
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cjsdowg posted...
Just get 10 years for having a slave. Good Job South Carolina.


In America enslaving and torturing a black man for 20 years gets you the same sentence as throwing a Molotov that doesn't go off and causes no damage through the window of an empty government building.
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KyleAllen
11/08/19 1:50:14 PM
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That's less than 30k a year for 10 years
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Bishop9800
11/08/19 1:53:41 PM
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Someone will defend this.....
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RickyTheBAWSE
11/08/19 1:55:21 PM
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Bishop9800 posted...
Someone will defend this.....


boys will be boys
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Darth_Malachore
11/08/19 2:00:49 PM
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why is race relevant in this? Any person that beats and tortures another person should be in prison
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DeadBankerDream
11/08/19 2:02:56 PM
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SH_expert44 posted...
Why do they keep mentioning race? I think he abused him more because of his mental disability than his race from the sounds of it. Also i notice CNN describes the employer as the outdated archaic term "white" instead of the more politically correct "European-American".

Whats it like being cancer in the shape of a human being?
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Shablagoo
11/08/19 2:07:15 PM
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Darth_Malachore posted...
why is race relevant in this? Any person that beats and tortures another person should be in prison

I mean true but the last people that were legally classified as actual slaves in America were black Americans, so I see why it was mentioned. Echoes of our terrible past.
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Hanky_Bannister
11/08/19 2:10:26 PM
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cjsdowg posted...
Just get 10 years for having a slave. Good Job South Carolina.

Basically
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Hanky_Bannister
11/08/19 2:11:05 PM
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DeadBankerDream posted...
SH_expert44 posted...
Why do they keep mentioning race? I think he abused him more because of his mental disability than his race from the sounds of it. Also i notice CNN describes the employer as the outdated archaic term "white" instead of the more politically correct "European-American".

Whats it like being cancer in the shape of a human being?

Lol ethered
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Umbreon
11/08/19 2:50:26 PM
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Guide posted...
Fuck South Carolina.


I live in South Carolina, absolutely agree with this sentiment.

It's horrible this happened for years, thankfully the asshole was finally caught.
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Umbreon
11/08/19 2:55:16 PM
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Reading the article, this was full blown enslavement and not merely someone scamming their employee since he forced him to live in a room behind the restaurant and prevented him from seeing his family.

This was only put to sleep stop because a customer noticed the bruises. I'm concerned... who else in the restaurant knew about this? Was the manager really the only one?
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Shablagoo
11/08/19 2:58:57 PM
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Umbreon posted...
Reading the article, this was full blown enslavement and not merely someone scamming their employee since he forced him to live in a room behind the restaurant and prevented him from seeing his family.

This was only put to sleep stop because a customer noticed the bruises. I'm concerned... who else in the restaurant knew about this? Was the manager really the only one?

And how the fuck did his family, or if he had any state workers assigned to him, or literally fucking anyone over a 5-year period not notice something was wrong? Hell, how did this guy meet his basic needs without pay?
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legendary_zell
11/08/19 3:21:52 PM
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Enslavement, human trafficking, wage theft etc. How is this only a ten year offense? This guy stole another person's life. You can get 20 for money laundering or wire fraud, there has to be more for this.
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Iodine
11/08/19 3:26:48 PM
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Not trying to victim shame here, but why didn't he just quit?
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Hanky_Bannister
11/08/19 7:00:36 PM
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Iodine posted...
Not trying to victim shame here, but why didn't he just quit?

Hes mentally handicapped
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The Catgirl Fondler
11/08/19 7:07:46 PM
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10 years and $270k is nowhere near enough.

What the fuck you doin' South Carolina?
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RickyTheBAWSE
11/08/19 7:21:31 PM
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another article pointed out that this man is disabled
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Hanky_Bannister
11/08/19 7:33:15 PM
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RickyTheBAWSE posted...
another article pointed out that this man is disabled

this one does as well
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RickyTheBAWSE
11/08/19 7:43:42 PM
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Hanky_Bannister posted...
RickyTheBAWSE posted...
another article pointed out that this man is disabled

this one does as well


I didn't read CNN's article since I already knew the story. I figured his disability wasn't mentioned since somebody asked why he didn't just quit or something.
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Hanky_Bannister
11/08/19 7:44:47 PM
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RickyTheBAWSE posted...
Hanky_Bannister posted...
RickyTheBAWSE posted...
another article pointed out that this man is disabled

this one does as well


I didn't read CNN's article since I already knew the story. I figured his disability wasn't mentioned since somebody asked why he didn't just quit or something.

people dont read
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berlyman101
11/08/19 7:46:55 PM
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To be fair, that money is like a million dollars in South Carolina. I hope he gets it.

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Machete
11/08/19 7:48:05 PM
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Solar_Crimson posted...
Definitely should be paid more than that. Or spend more than 10 years in prison.


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Draje
11/09/19 1:03:30 AM
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berlyman101 posted...
To be fair, that money is like a million dollars in South Carolina. I hope he gets it.


Are you being serious?
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