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Millionaire Couple Convicted for Keeping Slaves - USA

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- 3811 days ago -
A JURY has convicted a millionaire couple of enslaving two Indonesian women they brought to their New York mansion to work as housekeepers, subjecting them to repeated psychological and physical abuse and forcing them to work 18 hours or more a day.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 12:07 am
Noted with thanks. Good to see some justice. I wonder what will happen to the women now if they have not come on a specific Visa? Some women that I have known who were also kept as domestic slaves for families were fortunate to escape and find support, but their fight is endless in regards to staying in the country. All these women that I have known or known of never got justice and the perpetrators always contested the orders which made it difficult for these women not only to prove their story to immigration but made it difficult to obtain protection orders from some of the violent perpertrators that continue to harrass them and threaten to have them deported.

Chrissy N (118)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 12:51 am
It will be interesting to find out ... I will keep my eyes out for any updates.

Mimi J (121)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 12:56 am
Thanks Chissy!!! First class story.How sad slavery is still with us.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 12:56 am
Noted Chrissy thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 6:16 am
Oh Mama! Just look at that cow's face! She obviously feels that she was entitled to slaves. Glad that at least these scummies got nailed!

Chrissy N (118)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 3:16 pm
She and her daughter broke down and cried when they were found guilty!

Margaret P (76)
Tuesday December 18, 2007, 3:55 pm
Amazing how many immigrants come to this country and suffer from culture shock. Do they actually think they are entitled to continue their deeds in this country? Another shocking revelation to me was the honour killings and the way our courts deal with those. Come to this country, adopt the laws, PERIOD!!!!!! Being an immigrant myself, it was an honour for me to adopt my new countries ways....When in Rome.....

FreeSpirit Running (320)
Wednesday December 19, 2007, 9:38 am
Thank you Chrissy, noted...unfortunately in this country to this day, slavery and racisim still exist, sad but true..Can you imagine?..having all that money and doing all that harm to people that really need a job to support their families?...Shame on them!!! I am so glad that they got caught! I hope others that are doing this to innocent people are caught too..

Estella Ameigh (22)
Wednesday December 19, 2007, 4:23 pm
All that money and no brains or compassion for human life. Such a sad story and to think of all the good
that could have been done for mankind with the resources that these people had. Shame on them ! ! ! ! ! !
I wish their victims a life time of freedom and happiness as their abusers adjust to prison life.

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday December 19, 2007, 7:02 pm
This is so crazy that people are like this.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 19, 2007, 7:21 pm
Noted & Thank YOU!

First of all, they are not millionaires because they treat people this way. They are the lowliest of the low to treat beautiful souls this way. How sickening. Slavery needs to be banished from Earth all together! This should not be occurring in this day in age.

Linda D (41)
Wednesday December 19, 2007, 9:23 pm
I would like to see the two women kept as tortured slaves receive citizenship. I hope they weren't deported.

Eve Yepez (0)
Thursday December 20, 2007, 7:32 pm
First of all we are all human, and for any one person to think. He or she is superior then any other human due to there culture, or amount of money they have. That person is running low on common-sense. No man or woman deserves that treatment. But I sure wouldn't want to be them, if they get thrown into the slammer. They're gonna get everything they get.
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