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Old 09-09-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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Iowa Attorney General Alleges More Than 9,000 Counts of Child Labor

By Nathaniel Popper
Tue. Sep 09, 2008

The first criminal charges were filed against the owners of the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, Agriprocessors, in connection with a May immigration raid at the plant.

The Iowa attorney general filed more than 9,000 separate child labor charges against the company, its human resources mangers and members of the family that owns the plant, including Aaron Rubashkin, CEO of the company, and Sholom Rubashkin, who had overseen operations at the Postville, Iowa, slaughterhouse.

“All of the named individual Defendants possessed shared knowledge that Agriprocessors employed undocumented aliens,” said a statement from the Iowa attorney general’s office. “It was likewise shared knowledge among the Defendants that many of those workers were minors.”

The charges each carry a maximum of 30 days in jail or a fine. Each day worked by a minor counts as a single charge. The complaint says that many of the workers were under the age of 16.

Company spokespeople did not immediately return calls for comment.

Until now the company has maintained that it did not know about the undocumented and underage status of its workers. When Iowa’s labor commissioner passed along the charges to the state’s attorney general, a company spokesman said that Agriprocessors was “at a loss to understand” why it was being held responsible.

Agriprocessors has long been criticized for its labor practices, beginning with a 2006 article in the Forward. On May 12 of this year, immigration officials arrested nearly 400 undocumented immigrant workers at the plant. Nearly 300 of those workers were sent to jail, and there has been some question about whether anyone in the company management would be held culpable.

The defendants are set to appear in Iowa court next Wednesday, September 17.
http://www.forward.com/articles/14162/

These pigs knew that they were hiring (illegal alien) children. They should be sentenced to no less than 50 years each and an additional 10 for lying to cover it up.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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They are like any other company or persons hiring illegal aliens in this country, they're dragging us backwards into the dark ages of slavery and child labor.

When you pull back the curtain of political correctness, and all this bleeding heart crap, you find the most profitable businesses of organized crime are :
1) Drugs
2) Guns
3) Human Trafickking

Remember that in your research as you look at these proposals for amnesty we've been subjected to, because what they are really endorsing is slavery, and it's always a thin grey line of these companies, persons, and political involvement, but they are most certainly supporting organized crime.

No mercy.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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Stick it to them. This case will be a bench mark for all other slave users.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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They are like any other company or persons hiring illegal aliens in this country, they're dragging us backwards into the dark ages of slavery and child labor.

When you pull back the curtain of political correctness, and all this bleeding heart crap, you find the most profitable businesses of organized crime are :
1) Drugs
2) Guns
3) Human Trafickking

Remember that in your research as you look at these proposals for amnesty we've been subjected to, because what they are really endorsing is slavery, and it's always a thin grey line of these companies, persons, and political involvement, but they are most certainly supporting organized crime.

No mercy.
Agreed. Who without ulterior self serving motives, looks at a child and determines they aren't one? They knew darned well that they were hiring kids. They could at least admit that their greed overpowered their common sense. It's just mind boggling how these people sleep at night.

As for your theory regarding slavery, the last thing the corporate masters want is to have amnesty passed because that will amount to millions of new citizens entitled to benefits that will eat into their astronomical profits.
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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As for your theory regarding slavery, the last thing the corporate masters want is to have amnesty passed because that will amount to millions of new citizens entitled to benefits that will eat into their astronomical profits.
Won't disagree with you but here's my point. I've known some (and I'm related to some) immigrants, and it took roughly 7 or 8 years to become a citizen, right? But when you look at "paths to citizenship" promoted from the likes of Joe Lieberman, etc., what you see is an "earned path" to citizenship, that takes 11 years, or whatever magic number they come up with.

There's nothing bleeding heart about those kind of proposals. Law with "earned paths to citizenship" is just a nudge away from "involuntary servitude". You might not like the language, but I call that slavery.

Organized crime functions the same way with human trafickking.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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Won't disagree with you but here's my point. I've known some (and I'm related to some) immigrants, and it took roughly 7 or 8 years to become a citizen, right? But when you look at "paths to citizenship" promoted from the likes of Joe Lieberman, etc., what you see is an "earned path" to citizenship, that takes 11 years, or whatever magic number they come up with.

There's nothing bleeding heart about those kind of proposals. Law with "earned paths to citizenship" is just a nudge away from "involuntary servitude". You might not like the language, but I call that slavery.

Organized crime functions the same way with human trafickking.
Great analogy. In the meantime, they remain illegal aliens in status while they crawl through the hoops of legalization. A lot of money to be made in that 11 years.

Rep points coming your way!
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Agreed. Who without ulterior self serving motives, looks at a child and determines they aren't one?
The Chinese Olympic committee
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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One must also wonder what the hell is with the parents allowing their children to be used this way? The company should be fined and any exec should be sent to a hardcore prison.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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I hope that they make an example out of this company and those who run it. Hang 'em from the highest tree (metaphorically speaking of course).

I have to wonder, what is it with any parent who would allow their children to be used and victimized in this way?
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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The Chinese Olympic committee

Oops, I forgot about them. They definitely qualify.
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