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Friday, August 08, 2008

Usury Firms -- Mobsters By Any Other Name

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99.25% APR. Make sure and call these parasites next time gas, food, and well... everything goes up and your meager, service industry paycheck won't cover the bill.

Georgia -- republican moneychanger friendly; citizens, not so much.

And then there is the private probation industry.

Middle Georgia, along with the rest of the state's private probation industry, owes much of its business to Bobby Whitworth, who was Georgia's commissioner of corrections until 1993, when a sex-abuse scandal involving female inmates forced him out. Gov. Zell Miller promptly reassigned him to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, which positioned him nicely for a side job consulting with a private probation company called Detention Management Services. Three years later, in December 2003, a jury found Whitworth guilty of public corruption for accepting $75,000 from the company to draft and lobby for legislation that dramatically expanded the role of private probation companies. Whitworth was sent to prison for six months, but the law remains on the books, and the private probation industry led by Georgia's two most powerful Republican lobbyists has lobbied to be given felony cases as well. That plan has run into opposition from law enforcement: One sheriff told lawmakers last year that among his peers, private probation was seen mostly "as a moneymaking fee-collection service." Another said there is generally "not a lot of emphasis on supervision as much as there is on collection."

Corrupt State full of Ignorant Politicians...

6 Comments:

Blogger A Vent of My Own said...

My gawd. I been living in Georgia 70 years and private probation I didn't know about. Can't keep up.

Sun Aug 10, 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

That's their Grand Plan. There is so much handwashing and cronyism going on in US politics that it has totally supplanted the fallacy of public service. No One Human can keep up with all the BS, and they well know it. Yet as soon as you hire another to act as a surrogate watchdog, they are targeted and ultimately subverted by those who have ulterior motives and more money.

Most people are more concerned with Britanny's panties anyway...

Mon Aug 11, 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

Every state has their own slimey history...I don't know of a state that doesn't at this rate...came by to check on you,.....saw you been busy...roofing.....take care....

( and no I think they are concerned when britty does not have her panties....yeah....)

Thu Aug 14, 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

(wondering where you've disappeared to)

(fainted on that roof in the Ga. heat?)

Thu Aug 28, 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

I can't imagine there's no comeent from you on the current state of affairs?

You ok?

Fri Nov 07, 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Still wondering after you....

Mon Dec 01, 02:00:00 AM  

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