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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:25 PM

Coming to a state near YOU! "Arkansas law jails tenants who don’t pay their rent"

As if Americans need more to worry about. This could go nation wide and used just as much. Read full story at http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/09/arkansas-law-jails-tenants-who-dont-pay-their-rent/#.URewlqEaZ1U.twitter


"The failure-to-vacate law was used to bring charges against more than 1,200 Arkansas tenants in 2012 alone,” read the report. “This figure greatly understates the total number of people impacted by the law. The vast majority of tenants scramble to move out when faced with a 10-day notice to vacate rather than face trial — and with good reason.”

"The report continued, “Making matters considerably worse, the law strongly discourages accused tenants from pleading not guilty. Those who do are required to deposit the total amount of rent they allegedly owe with the court, which they forfeit if they are found guilty. Tenants who are unable to deposit the rent amount but plead not guilty anyway face substantially harsher fines and up to 90 days in jail. Tenants who plead guilty face none of this.”



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Reply Coming to a state near YOU! "Arkansas law jails tenants who don’t pay their rent" (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2013 OP
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #1
Warpy Feb 2013 #2
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #3
Wellstone ruled Feb 2013 #4
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2013 #5
def201 Feb 2013 #6

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:30 PM

1. And who said Republicans don't care about the homeless issue?

Guess that'll show us who has the creative thinking.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:39 PM

2. You can't get blood out of a rock

and you can't get money out of the victims of the Republican economy.

Simple eviction should be enough. Streamline that process so that it takes less than six months and landlords might get some relief.

There was a very good reason debtor's prison was eliminated. I have no idea why backwards states need to relearn why.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:57 PM

3. The return of Debtor's Prisons. Wondered how long it would take before this would happen.

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:12 PM

4. Remember my parents and grand parents talking about this shit in the mid 40's.

What the hell is this nation becoming. Grapes of Rath part 2? Now we know how bad it's going to become with this ALEC and Rethug shit going down. This crap stared in the late the twenties and thirties in this same area. Thanks for all your help Rethugs.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:20 PM

5. Reagan is the one that started the backward movement.

And now we are trickling down to pre Roosevelt times.

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