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The case of dozens of Filipino workers held captive spotlights a widespread human- trafficking problem.
BY AUDRA D.S. BURCH
For up to 16 hours daily, they worked at posh country clubs across South Florida, then returned to deceptively quiet houses in Boca Raton where they were captives -- and in the most dreadful cases, fed rotten chicken and vegetables, forced to drink muriatic acid and repeatedly denied medical help.
The 39 servers, lured to the United States by the cliché of a decent dollar and a promising next chapter, instead became imported modern-day slaves t
Originally posted by mayabong
Muratic acid? Dont see how you could survive after drinking that.
With the economy in the continued doldrums, and many Americans looking for work, any kind of work, that pays an honest dollar, it’s troubling to think that so many jobs might actually be filled with people from other nations forced to work them and to surrender their pay to criminal slave trafficking organizations.
You really have to wonder what the heck is going on up there in Washington.
Originally posted by Unity_99
This is something I feel very strongly about. Yes, I've known this is going on. and also, when you don't buy fair trade coffee, chocolate when you can, same thing. Slaves, instead of children in school in South America and abroad. Its absolutely repulsive and it must be stopped, followed to the heads, the invisible head of tptb for they are the ones promoting this, they get off on it, its so sickening we need to have them all exposed completely for all their corrupt dealing and set things right and equal for all.
Originally posted by Aquarius1
Very sick Proto, I am sure this is just the tip of the iceberg, you can be sure that this isn't the only place that it is going on, next time anyone goes to these events they should watch the wait staff very closely to see if something doesn't look right.
Doesn't look like this made the mainstream media now does it?
Sorry that is is happening in your own back yard so to speak.
Time to crack down on these illegal slave operations and trade them in for at best, more jobs for Americans, or at least, some type of valid "worker status" program.
Some countries in the Middle East, for example, have been criticized for their foreign worker programs. However, at least in the bulk of them, they are documented/recorded with the government, and the workers are at least *paid*, albeit perhaps not fairly.
You almost have to wonder if this ring was busted because like the manager at the Indian Creek Country Club said, one time these workers didn't just show up at all. You have lost your slave franchise, we had to help our selves to the truffles from a buffet table! Oh the horrors of it all.
Originally posted by gnosticquasar
The people that do these things and keep this type of thing running need to be put in prison for the rest of their lives. This makes me sick.