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    murkeyside murkeyside is offline

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    UK family found guilty of enslaving homeless and disabled people

    Eleven members of a Lincolnshire family have been convicted of a series of modern slavery offences after forcing at least 18 victims – including homeless people and some with learning disabilities – to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions for up to 26 years.

    The members of the Rooney family, who were based on Traveller sites in Lincoln, targeted vulnerable people,

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...isabled-people

    Eleven traveller family members convicted following slavery trials - BBC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeyside View Post
    Eleven members of a Lincolnshire family have been convicted of a series of modern slavery offences after forcing at least 18 victims – including homeless people and some with learning disabilities – to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions for up to 26 years.

    The members of the Rooney family, who were based on Traveller sites in Lincoln, targeted vulnerable people,

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...isabled-people

    Eleven traveller family members convicted following slavery trials - BBC News
    A terrible vindication of a recent report on modern slavery practices in contemporary Europe.

    This index reveals that both the U.K. and Germany have seen negative shifts in their scores, taking them just over the ‘low risk’ threshold into the ‘medium risk’ category. While Verisk Maplecroft stresses the shifts in scoring are slight, new data has "revealed gaps in the U.K.’s labor inspectorate, while Germany has experienced an uptick in recorded trafficking and servitude violations" it says.
    These cited statistics are for the UK, but firmly places Ireland in the same bracket of states where modern slavery risks have risen.

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    Fair play to the police. I hope those found guilty get heavy sentences.

    I was recently commenting on a story in the press about some lads trying to rent prefabs in Dublin as accommodation, and I think the same bears true in this case : we are taught about 1913 Dublin the slums and working condition what should also be taught is that "entrepreneurs" like that exist in every generation and will do the same giving a chance. Constant vigilance is needed to ensure the rights previous generations have won.
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    I love how the defendants "lived in luxury" but by the photo provided still didn't take the plastic cover off their couch.
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    As my friend usually says in these cases, they should be given a thousand papercuts, then dipped in a vat of lemon juice.
    Then hanged.
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    Lock them all up and throw away the key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorblade View Post
    Lock them all up and throw away the key.
    can you imagine pavee points reaction if the people been enslaved were members of our , whats the right word cu, kna , "cultural minority"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack O Neill View Post
    can you imagine pavee points reaction if the people been enslaved were members of our , whats the right word cu, kna , "cultural minority"
    he'd say that Pavee point condemn in the strongest possible terms all slavery whether its perpetrators are members of the settled community or members of travelling community. And then he'd point out how travellers are marginalised and discriminated yadayada
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    You can be sure in the UK they're an "Irish" family no matter how born in England they may have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filibuster View Post
    You can be sure in the UK they're an "Irish" family no matter how born in England they may have been.
    Who in their right mind would want to claim them as their own ?
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