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Forum Post: Vicious Cycle: Thousands in Ohio too poor to pay debts, jailed with no trial

Posted 1 year ago on May 12, 2013, 11:54 a.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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Published on May 12, 2013 The American Civil Liberties Union is warning the US public against being bogged down in too much debt. The group has revealed figures showing a rising number of people who fail to pay their debts and fines end up behind bars without a court verdict. The practice is being criticized as unconstitutional, but it's alive and kicking in the State of Ohio, as RT's Marina Portnaya explains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z41YRgFll3A

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[-] 1 points by faothestormborn (4) 1 year ago

Not surprising. When you have a whole system that values fake value over life, this is what you get. In 1913 the world was ruined.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Debtors Prison - thought to be illegal - in reality - just kept quiet.

[-] 1 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 1 year ago

It's called Debt Suspension Rights, there are NONE in this country for main street, but hey, lets keep pointing the finger at a couple of billionaires who we want to see in jail because that matters more than protecting 10's of millions of americans.

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 1 year ago

So I have to ask - what the hell are these people doing "violating the law" in the first place to end up in court?

Not one of these people who commented did not say one thing about being thrown in jail for "non violation of a law".

Think maybe if they didn't violate a law they wouldn't be in court?

Stupid is as stupid does and I don't feel sorry for any of them. Break the law, you end up in court. Should of thought of that don't you think?

[-] 1 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 1 year ago

I think because the story is about debtor's prison, these are people who could not pay a debt and are jailed for being in contempt of court, even though it is the court in contempt of the people.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 1 year ago

Well from what I understand a person can be jailed for "contempt of court" by not paying child support or by not complying with a "court order".

Here is a link to two types of arrests -

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-bench-warrant.htm

[-] 1 points by DebtSUSPENSIONRights (181) 1 year ago

If the court order is to make payments, and the debtor can't keep up with all the fee's, penalties and interest rate charges that are continually being added on, that would be a debtor's prison.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You are such a disgusting filthy, putrid piece of shit.

I hope you lose every fucking thing.