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Three Florida fruit-pickers, held captive and brutalised by their employer for more than a year, finally broke free of their bonds by punching their way through the ventilator hatch of the van in which they were imprisoned. Once outside, they dashed for freedom.
When they found sanctuary one recent Sunday morning, all bore the marks of heavy beatings to the head and body. One of the pickers had a nasty, untreated knife wound on his arm. Police would learn later that another man had his hands chained behind his back every night to prevent him escaping, leaving his wrists swollen.
Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by Beachcoma
it's very shocking. Democratic Presidential candidate, John Edwards, is planning to raise the issue and former President Jimmy Carter too. When the campaign teams head to Florida, this issue HAS to be raised.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
Now that to me is just as bad. I don't for a second think that John Edwards is remotely concerned for the treatment of those two workers. All he is doing is trying to capitolize on their misfortune and try and milk a few votes out of it.