Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Lisa Simeone, Jun 22, 2012.
Forcibly Sterilized by the State of North Carolina? Too Bad, Say Senate Republicans
What scares me most is that I'm convinced they're going to do it again within a decade. That's the real reason why they don't want to set any precedent by compensating the victims of this sort of state-sponsored crime.
With as many as 2,000 victims still alive, the potential cost is $100M, not $10M.
Still, I think they shot themselves in the foot. The class action suit for the known victims will probably cost well in excess of $10M.
Well, only 146 of them have been found. I doubt 2,000 will be found and verified.
You'd be surprised at how many will be found when there's money to hand out. Unclaimed property that is not claimed when a state initially posts it is often reconnected with its owners after private entrepreneurs track them down & offer to reconnect them with their lost money, for a fee of course.
Make those $50.000 settlements available and recipients will be coming out of the woodwork.
Incidentally, they weren't "looking" for them. They were taking and verifying applications, a processed which has now been suspended since the legislature rejected the proposed compensation. However, they've now verified 161 living victims, which will be a nice start for a class action suit.
And then they'll have a precedent that they're really going to hate.
I gotta admit I like that scenario.
I think there are better ways to control the birth rate than to sterilize people. No two ways about it, the least capable people tend to product the most offspring. This is nothing new. It doesn't make involuntary sterilization right.
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