How Courtrooms Are Becoming “Debt Collection Mills”


THERE IS A SPECIFIC DEMOGRAPHIC
THAT GETS TO ENJOY THEIR UP SESSION WITH GUNS WITHOUT ANY
TYPE OF CRITICISM, SO. LET’S MOVE ON TO AN INCREDIBLY
IMPORTANT STORY THAT I REALLY WANT TO SHINE SOME LIGHT
ON. *****************************************************************************************
THE ACLU RECENTLY DID AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS WHO ACTUALLY GET SENT
TO JAIL BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO
UNFORTUNATELY HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH FINANCIAL EMERGENCY, MAYBE
A MEDICAL EMERGENCY AND AS A RESULT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO PAY
CERTAIN DEBTS AND SO COLLECTORS HAVE FOUND A SNEAKY WAY TO
CIRCUMVENT THE LAWS AGAINST DEBTORS PRISONS IN ORDER TO FIND
A WAY TO IMPRISON THESE PEOPLE UNTIL THEY PAY BACK THAT MONEY. LET ME GIVE YOU THE DETAILS ON
THIS AND THE INTERCEPT DID AN EXCELLENT JOB IN REPORTING
IT. SO WHAT THEY DO IS THE
COLLECTORS WILL TAKE THESE DEBTORS TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT
AND MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, THE JUDGE WILL RULE IN THE
COLLECTORS FAVOR MEANING THAT THE PERSON WHO OWES THE DEBT
WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE RULING INDICATING THAT THEY HAVE
TO PAY THAT MONEY BACK BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE POOR? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE
TO PAY THAT MONEY BACK? OFTENTIMES WHAT HAPPENS IS THEY
WILL NOT GET THE NOTIFICATION NECESSARY TO SHOW UP TO ONE OF
THE COURT HEARINGS AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THERE IS A WARRANT OUT
FOR THEIR ARREST AND THEY ARE THROWN INTO JAIL. USUALLY THE JUDGE WILL DECIDE TO
SET THE CASH BAIL AMOUNT AT THE SAME AMOUNT THAT THAT
INDIVIDUAL OWES TO THE COLLECTOR AND THEN AS SOON AS
THE PERSON, IF THEY ARE ABLE TO PAY THAT BAIL AMOUNT
PAYS IT, THE JUDGE THEN HANDS THE MONEY OVER TO THE
COLLECTION AGENCY. SO WE OUTLAWED DEBTORS
PRISONS IN AMERICA IN 1833, SO ALMOST 200 YEARS AGO WE THOUGHT
IT WAS SUCH A BARBARIC PRACTICE THAT WE SAID YOU ARE
NOT ALLOWED TO DO IT ANYMORE. NOW WE HAVE BROUGHT IT BACK INTO
DIFFERENT WAYS. NUMBER ONE, IF YOU OH THE
GOVERNMENT MONEY, SO FOR EXAMPLE FOR A TRAFFIC TICKET
THEY GO WELL, THAT’S DIFFERENT. YOU ARE NOT OWING IT TO A
PRIVATE CITIZEN, TO GOVERNMENTS OF YOU DON’T PAY
THAT WE CAN PUT YOU IN PRESENT. NOW THERE ARE SO MANY FINES AND
PANEL SEASON LEVIES BECAUSE IT IS A REGRESSIVE FORM OF
TAXATION, THEY CUT TAXES ON THE CORPORATIONS AND THE RICH, THEY
HAVE TO GET IT FROM SOMEWHERE SO THEY INCREASE PARKING METER
VIOLATIONS AND STUFF BUT YOU ARE THAT THE GOVERNMENT A 39
JAIL. THE SECOND WAY THEY HAVE DONE IS
WHAT IS BEING OUTLINED HERE AND IT IS A REALLY INTERESTING
LOOPHOLE THAT THEY CREATED. IF YOU OWE MONEY TO, LET’S MAKE
UP AN ABSURD CASE. MCDONALDS, IT’S A PRIVATE
CORPORATION, THEY CAN’T PUT YOU IN PRISON BECAUSE HE DID NOT PAY
FOR YOUR BIG MAC BUT WHAT THEY CAN DO AND SO ONE OF THESE CASES
IS ACTUALLY JARED KUSHNER’S FAMILY THAT OWNS THE APARTMENT
BUILDING AND THEY ARE DOING THIS TO ABOUT 100 PEOPLE WHO ARE
LATE ON THEIR RENT. OKAY, THEY DO NOT PAY THEIR
RENT, YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO KICK THEM OUT, ETC. WE ARE NOT ARGUING ABOUT THAT. THEY SAY YOU OWE ME MONEY SO I
CANNOT PUT YOU IN PRISON FOR THAT, I’M HAVING TROUBLE
COLLECTING IT SO INSTEAD I AM GOING TO START A CIVIL
PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, NOT CRIMINAL BUT IF YOU DO NOT SHOW
UP AND THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENS MOST IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
BECAUSE YOU MIGHT STILL BE IN THE HOSPITAL OR YOU MIGHT BE
IN A DIFFERENT STATE BEING TREATED AND THEY GO, AND A LOT
OF TIMES THEY DO NOT WANT YOU TO SHOW UP SO THEY MAIL IT TO YOU
RIGHT AWAY, COUPLE OF NOTICES. YOU DO NOT SHOW THE COURT THEN
THEY GO, HEY, MISTER JUDGE, CAN YOU GIVE ME A WARRANT FOR
THEIR ARREST BECAUSE THEY DID NOT SHOW UP TO COURT. THAT IS CALLED CONTEMPT OF
COURT. THE JUDGES ARE IN ON IT
UNFORTUNATELY. THAT IS WHY THEY DO WHAT
ANNA SAID, YOU OH $2300 AND THEY SAID THE BAIL AT WINK
$2300 AND AS SOON AS YOU GIVE THE BELL MONEY THEY GIVE IT
OVER TO THE COMPANY. IF YOU HAD THE $2300 ADDITIONAL
WRONG BECAUSE WE SHOULD HAVE DEBTORS PRISONS BUT MOST OF THE
PEOPLE HERE DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY, THAT IS WHEN THEY DID NOT
PAY IT OR SOME OF THEM DON’T EVEN KNOW ABOUT IT AND THEY
CANNOT FOR THE BAIL SO IF YOU ARE RICH, NO PROBLEM. YOU CAN AFFORD THE BILL, YOU’RE
DONE. MIDDLE-CLASS, MOST OF YOUR
ALBRIGHT. IF YOU ARE POOR, THAT IS IT,
YOU ARE ROTTING AWAY IN A DEBTORS PRISON. AND IF YOU ARE POOR YOU DON’T
HAVE THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO DEFEND YOURSELF SO FOR INSTANCE
IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY NOTIFIED BY THE COURTS OR THE COLLECTION
AGENCY THAT IS GOING AFTER YOU HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FIGHT
BACK? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE YOUR
CASE THAT YOU DID NOT GET THE PROPER NOTIFICATION. IF YOU ARE POOR YOU DON’T HAVE
THE RESOURCES TO DO THAT, THAT REQUIRES A LAWYER AND A
VERY EXPENSIVE LEGAL PROCESS SO I WANTED TO PROFILE A
COUPLE OF THE STORIES THAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME. THESE ARE SPECIFIC PEOPLE WHO
WENT THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND WHAT I’M ABOUT TO READ
SPEAKS TO WHAT YOU WERE SAYING. PEOPLE WHO HAD MEDICAL
EMERGENCIES AND WHILE THEY WERE GETTING THE TREATMENT THAT
THEY NEEDED, THE NOTICES WERE SENT AND THEN AS SOON AS
THEY COME HOME, THEY ARE SERVED WITH WARRANTS AND A
HAVE TO GO TO JAIL. LET’S GO TO GRAPHIC 43. SO SHE RETURNS HOME AND SHE IS
LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON? AND THEY’RE LIKE YOU HAVEN’T
PAID YOUR MEDICAL BILLS, THERE ARE THREE WARRENTS FOR YOUR
ARREST. DOESN’T MATTER THAT SHE WAS SUFFERING
FROM SICKNESS AND SHE WAS GETTING THE TREATMENT
THAT SHE NEEDED, THEY DIDN’T CARE. AND SHE DIDN’T BREAK ANY
LAWS. EXACTLY. NEXT CASE: YOU CANNOT GARNISH GOVERNMENT
BENEFITS LIKE SOCIAL SECURITY, SO THE COLLECTORS AND
THEY COME FOR YOU, THEY TAKE THE SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY YOU MIGHT
NOT BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN YOURSELF. THAT IS WITHOUT LOGS IT BUT NOW,
SINCE THEY CAN ARREST YOU, THEY USE THAT THREAT OF ARREST
TO GET YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY ANYWAY AND IN THAT CASE,
IT IS A PERSON WHO IS PARTICULARLY NOT ABLE TO
PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEY INTIMIDATE AND THREATEN, ETC. THERE IS AN ATTORNEY IN TEXAS
WHO RUNS A COLLECTIONS 101 COURSE AND IN THAT COURSE, HE
TEACHES IN A HANDBOOK ENTITLED, IT’S EASIER TO SETTLE WHEN THE
DEBTOR IS UNDER ARREST. THIS IS NOTHING THERE UNAWARE
OF. THEY KNOW WHEN THEY USE IT TO
THEIR ADVANTAGE. THE COURT SYSTEM KNOWS IT BUT IT
HELPS THEM CRUSH POOR PEOPLE ANYWAY AND JENNIFER TURNER FROM
THE ACLU MADE A GREAT POINT SIMILAR TO WHAT ANA WAS SAYING. SHE SAYS IT IS LARGELY AN
INVISIBLE PROBLEM BECAUSE THE PEOPLE IT AFFECTS DON’T HAVE
ENOUGH MONEY FOR LAWYERS. THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR
PR. OF COURSE NOT SO NOBODY EVER
FINDS OUT ABOUT IT AND THAT IS WHY THEY PICK ON THE
POWERLESS, BECAUSE IT IS EASIER. THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY MEANS TO
FIGHT BACK SO IN SOME WAYS, THAT WE’VE OUTLINES AND OTHER
STORIES, THE RICH GET RICHER AND IN THIS CASE, THE POOR GET
POORER AND BY THAT IF YOU PUT THEM IN JAIL, THEN THEY
OFTENTIMES GET FIRED AND THEN THEY HAVE LESS MONEY AND KIDS
PIGGYBACK AND THEN THEY HAVE TO SIT IN JAIL LONGER. NOT ONLY DO THEY GET POORER BUT
THE POWERLESS GET EVEN MORE CRUSHED BY THE SYSTEM. AND IT’S REALLY A SYSTEM OF
SKIMMING PEOPLE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE EVERYONE, ALL
THE BAD ACTORS HERE ARE IN BED TOGETHER AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT
IS NOT ONLY DO THEY THREATEN THESE PEOPLE BY SAYING THERE
COULD BE A WARRANT OUT FOR YOUR ARREST, THEY ENCOURAGE
THEM TO TAKE OUT LOANS FROM PAYDAY LENDERS SO IT IS A
VICIOUS CYCLE. WE ALL KNOW THAT AS SOON AS YOU
TAKE OUT THAT LOAN FROM PAYDAY LENDERS THERE ALL SORTS
OF FEES AND HIGH INTEREST RATES ATTACHED TO THAT LOAN AND
IT ESSENTIALLY DIGS THESE PEOPLE INTO AN EVEN DEEPER
FINANCIAL HOLE AND IT IS REALLY DEVASTATING TO SEE HOW
MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM THIS. BY THE WAY, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ACCORDING TO THE ACLU DEAL WITH
THESE ARREST WARRANTS EVERY SINGLE YEAR AND THE PROBLEM WILL
ONLY GET WORSE IF WE ALLOW OUR POLITICIANS TO BE BOUGHT
BY THE SAME COLLECTIONS AGENCIES AND PAYDAY LOAN LENDERS
THAT LOVE THE SYSTEM, SO MICK MULVANEY, WHO WAS SUPPOSED
TO PROTECT US AS CONSUMERS IS REFUSING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT
THIS. HE HAS ALREADY SCRAPPED A PLAN
TOGETHER ADDITIONAL DATA ON CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING OF DEBT
COLLECTION DISCLOSURES AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE INDUSTRIES ARE
DEEP IN HIS POCKET. I WANT TO ADD ONE BIT OF CLARITY
TO THAT. MULVANEY GOT MOVED OVER TO THE
CONSUMER FINANCIAL BUREAU. THE TIME THEY WERE PLANNING TO
DO A CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT YOU GUYS. IT IS IN THEIR NAME. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION
BUREAU SO THEY KNEW ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AND IT WAS
ACTUALLY A RARE CASE FOR THE GOVERNMENT WAS GOING TO DO
SOMETHING POSITIVE. MULVANEY, HAVING ALREADY TAKEN
MONEY FROM THE PEOPLE WHOSE JOB IT IS TO COLLECT MONEY FROM YOU
AND PUT YOU IN PRISON SAID OH, WHAT AN UNLUCKY BREAK FOR
YOU GUYS. IT TURNS OUT I DECIDED YOU DO
NOT NEED PROTECTION. I ALREADY GOT MY $3000. THAT IS ALL IT TAKES. THE MINUTE HE COMES IN AND GOES NO, WE ARE NOT GOING
TO DO THAT PROTECTION ANYMORE. KEEP ON PUTTING THEM IN
PRISON AND SQUEEZING THEM FOR EVERY DOLLAR AND EVENTUALLY
GIVE ME A TINY LITTLE BIT OF IT AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED. THE SICKNESS OF MONEY IN
POLITICS IS WHAT DRIVES SO MUCH OF THIS. WE ARE IN SUCH BAD SHAPE WE ARE
HOPING TO GO BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF 1833.

100 comments on “How Courtrooms Are Becoming “Debt Collection Mills””

  1. Ghost says:

    That is such a bad thing. How is this even possible.

  2. sailormanariel says:

    This definitely sounds like a second amendment remedy.

  3. ceojr1963 says:

    Sherwood arkansas , has been that way for decades. If you get a ticket for hot check writing, or motor vehicle issues. You can't pay you go to jail, a given time to pay off the term of the fee they charged you.. I only know they have it, but not the rules around it. That the prison industrial complex has been around for as long as it has, and that cities want to invoke a prison system to punish those unable to pay. seems like they will only really spend more dollars putting them in jail than they'd get by the fines. Insanity is all it is. Not what I thought my nation was all about.

  4. Yoruichi The Extra Terrestrial says:

    A DEBT COLLECTOR CAN PUT YOU IN JAIL?!!! 🤯🤯🤯

    The only debts you can go to jail for in the UK is if you owe the government money.

    I had debts of nearly £20,000 a while ago and paid back almost nothing because it's unsecured. One tried to use the 'debt collection mill' we have but all you have to do is tell them to prove the debt exists… Done!

  5. Lars M says:

    Forgot to donate this year. I just went and donated to the southern poverty law center. They are one of the organizations that assist people with issues like this.

  6. Omologato says:

    stop having kids at a very young age!!! problem solved!!!

  7. Sartorius988 says:

    The thing about this is that im sure if you work in these fields the issue is way more grey than tyt is portraying it to be.

  8. Davy Mike says:

    Only in America!

  9. moley812 says:

    Thats definitely me in that picture😂

  10. mods65 mods65 says:

    The USA is becoming more and more like a mediëval society .

  11. Quijybo Janklebits says:

    And yet you dumb fucks wanna make it harder for people to get guns? Wtf is wrong with you idiots

  12. Alexander Brown says:

    You have to wonder why Trump has not gotten caught up in this. Of course, he always had enough to pay lawyers to file bankruptcy.

  13. AliensAnonymous says:

    Whoa way whoa whoa. — The poor get hosed by the rich????? This hasn't happened since the beginning of time!

  14. mr.mixleplix says:

    This happen to me on a traffic violation. I plead not guilty and they never sent me a court date and then I got another ticket in the mail for not showing up for the court date… super shady

  15. slothkingn1 says:

    If you're indebted for life, and they stick you in prison I presume they're working off their debt? Ok can we just call this slavery because that's what it is. The people who work in these debt industries literally deserve cancer.

  16. bgt125 says:

    The Land Of The Thief, and The Home Of The Slave.

  17. BigCooter.com says:

    The TYT Ongoing Oxymoronic Message: A tyrannical Government is abusing the bottom 99% …. and we no longer need the 2nd amendment.

  18. GamingTV says:

    it surprises me in the lack of bomb and gun threats at collection agencies

  19. Samuel Craig says:

    This is crazy to me!

  20. SomeGuy says:

    Usury is the root of the collapse of the US.

  21. SomeGuy says:

    Usury is the root of the collapse of the US.

  22. Non Important says:

    The irony is. I got a dynamic legal recovery ad before this video started and under the screen. What an aweesome ad placement. 👎👎👎👎👎

  23. Michael O'Leary says:

    Process for poor your guilty when your not doesn't matter how u going to defend u can't the government system to defend u is only out to put i in jail and get paid for it.

  24. BOSS NASS says:

    Why do they get a warrant for a failure to appear? That should be a default judgement unless it was a court ordered subpoena.

  25. john alley says:

    This pernicious persecution of the less fortunate is a travesty of justice.more than ever justice is for the rich . This is a sicking betrayal
    Of democracy ,freedom and liberty. We are being punished for being poor by a sociopathic system.

  26. Timothy Call says:

    My aunt went to jail for a late library book…

  27. Dragon1717 says:

    This seems very wrong. Can't believe it's happening in 2018.

  28. Timothy Call says:

    They've been doing this for years…

  29. CommonSense22 says:

    This is where we are… wow.

  30. Matthew Lewis says:

    whats the point of jailing somebody for not paying. because after you jail them they lose their job then for damn sure you are not going to any money. just like jailing for child support if you jail em you are not going to get any money for sure. totally pointless endless cycle.

  31. Gigi Devoe says:

    Excellent report, whoa what is going on. It's no longer a free country and we're all in danger.

  32. Gigi Devoe says:

    It's really sad, once they go to jail they get NO MEDICAL HELP.. commissary money, if anyone can put money on their account, is taken to see a DOCTOR & MEDICATION, which is just over counter stuff!!!

  33. T V says:

    We have weapons.Let use them

  34. kokdes says:

    Love tyt But honest being a minority we've learned that years ago. Just do a survey wht. Blk. Hispanic and Asian and see who leaves a traffic stop with multiple tickets. Keep the poor down

  35. Asa Coe says:

    The poor will always pay for the freedoms that the rich enjoy. We live in a plutocracy and now with our president DRUMPF, we live in a corporate plutocracy.

  36. TearDownGenesis says:

    What about bail bonds? The judge can't hand that over to the collection company since it isn't the debtor's money.

  37. Lisa M says:

    Yes, this kind of crap is way over the line. But please don't dog collection agencies cause they are doing what they are paid to do…getting people to pay their bills. And payday lenders are ripoff artists but when you deal with them you know what you're getting into. Certainly it is ridiculously unfair to arrest a woman who was in another state due to a medical issue but is she representative of most people in this situation? You're conflating two things, the behavior of debt collectors/courts and the behavior of people who aren't paying their bills. People can be more responsible: stop buying what they can't afford and creating debt, avoid traffic tickets (law enforcement misbehavior understood) and but call the Court to keep tabs on your date if you do.. I think we can all see how these practices often target the poor but being poor doesn't give you a pass on paying your bills.

  38. Consider This says:

    I love the way TYT is always so surprised when they report on the American police state — as if it didn't exist until now.

  39. Dan Ames says:

    But Dump supporters and Hardcore bernie Liberals couldn't stand Hillary Clinton

  40. Mark Mac says:

    This is a lie. Civil courts can not put ypu in jail. Ypu don't show up and then you get a default judgement and then you have that judgement on your credit report. If you don't own any real property ie. A house or boat they can't collect. If ypu do own real property they put a lean on your shit. This is bullshit and I don't believe tyt

  41. M says:

    I have the entire dashcam footage from a traffic stop that clearly shows no laws were broken, but couldn’t afford an attorney, so I had to defend myself against a “Reckless Driving” charge where I faced up to a year in jail.. The State Police Officer who pulled me called my employer (United States Air Force) to intimidate me when he found out I was filing a complaint. He lied under oath multiple times, removed audio from about 20 seconds of the tape, lied about my breath test results (said it was a .055 even though I’m clearly heard reading “.04” out loud in the video), had me hold my breath before the breath test (increases the temp of your breath which raises the results), and refused to call another officer to the scene. The judge thought all of that was irrelevant, and convicted me of Improper Driving… I appealed and lost. I’ve written the Governor four times and still haven’t gotten a single response. If you don’t have money, you’re defenseless in the country… even when you’ve raised your right hand in wartime to defend it.

  42. Josh Lewis says:

    fool proof plan for avoiding this… 1)Pay your bills…. thats it!

  43. KylorC says:

    Use the guns to kill them

  44. Pedro Zorza says:

    Ah the beauty of crony capitalism…first, due to the high risk leading, the companies legislate (pay for) regulations which allow for usurious interest rates, then the legislate (pay for) ways to get their money back by throwing the debtors into prison and then the tax payers pay for the jail time! The corporations win, win and win!! If any one doubts our legislature is owned by the oligarchs, you should doubt no more! It is time to demand an end to the current corporate funded elections! Corporations should not have the same legal status as people, money should never be considered a form of speech and all money going into elections should be limited and transparent. Until we demand change, there will be no change! Move to Amend, The Wolfpack and other groups you must join and support to end this bullying!!

  45. Sionyn Jones says:

    Exploitation is exploitation. This is slavery by another name.

  46. Robert Gaines says:

    Free room and board on the backs of America for not being able to pay a debt? ARE THEY NUTS?!

  47. Michael Colon says:

    No person shall be imprisoned for debt except in cases of fraud. See bill of rights.

  48. mountaingoat1003 says:

    Dumbasses will think this is freedom because the television will tell them it is.

  49. gripen6969 gripen says:

    Freedom my ass, a commercial pitch that's just gotten old, sad but true……………………….

  50. S Douglas says:

    This is disgraceful.

  51. neo robertson says:

    greedy psychopaths run the country and no one fights back . DEMAND NEW ELECTIONS. Bernie got cheated

  52. spacecalander says:

    I like how they skim over the fact that people didnt show up for court. That is called FTA Failure to appear, and a bench warrant goes out for anybody that fails to appear, not just poor people everybody.

  53. frank odonnell says:

    TRUMP HAS GOT AWAY WITH NOT PAYING MANY TIMES.LOOK IT UP//

  54. Duane Locsin says:

    When the Trump administration and Republican controller led government crash the economy and further increase debt (tax breaks for the rich and burdening the middle even more)
    Do they get to go to debtors prison until they pay up?

  55. Joey C Costello says:

    Wow I wish I could trust TYT

  56. PissedOffRedneck1 says:

    omg ana is so pretty

  57. Roger Wilson, Jr says:

    Would it not be funny, though, if all the people Donald Dump screwed over came after him for debts owed? Oh, but he scammed the bankruptcy system to get out of it. Shame we cant all do that, right?

  58. Halimah Jedani says:

    Oh bullshit when HAVENT they played lets make a deal …. Must b new for u middle class pieces of shit lol

  59. * Cryptopolis * says:

    Obviously the answer is more guns. amiright?

  60. Manuel Andradd says:

    If u take a loan and there is a due date to pay it back , if u don't repay ur property should be consficated . Getting thrown to jail is wrong

  61. David says:

    Wait, what? You send people to prison for civil cases in the USA? It's a civil case, why would you arrest someone for not showing in court? Surely it would just be a default judgement!?

  62. Jason Turgeon says:

    Why don't we band together to out-bribe out-lobby our politicians? $3000 sounds like a small price to pay to made debtor's prisons illegal again.

  63. MIKAEL S1 says:

    Surprise, surprise! Mulvaney the EpiPen guy.

  64. PsychedelicFoundry says:

    I recently got arrested for a DWI. The officer shined a military grade flash light and when I squinted because of this he said it was nystagmus. He made me take a breathalyzer later on. It read .045 (I read it) I asked him what it said and he said it couldn't tell me becausae it would invalidate it. He made me take it again and it read .090 which was bizarre since I didn't have enough alcohol to even that high, and I know how much equals a certain BAC for me, I"m a biology student. He asked me how intoxicated I felt on a scale of 1-10. I said 1,2,4 I don't know what you mean exactly by the numbers. But probably 1 or 2 because I feel normal. I ended up with a copy of the police report and It only had the breathalyzer in it that was higher. and then he said that when I was asked how intoxicated I was that my answer was "4". I get to court the judges tells me I"m going to jail if I'm convicted. I have a completely clean record except for this. I'm pretty sure the cop falsified evidence against me. The judge didn't seem to care at all either. It's all a ruse to extract money from the populace.

  65. Kazeshini says:

    I dont really believe (well….) what i'm about to say but seeing all that garbage, add to that all the gun problems and all the BS coming from the president of the US, would it be so bad if north korea actually did nuke the US ? This way the problem is resolved. Yeah everyone is dead, but no more problems no ?

    If your taking this seriously, just know you made me laugh. Those that didnt take this seriously, congrats you all live another day lol.

  66. Devil's Advocate says:

    Change child support laws to make women accountable

  67. Lethal Wippin says:

    This is common practice if you're Black and grew up in South Florida. Love you guys for caring for us regular people. TYT4ever

  68. knowledge is power says:

    Because putting people in jail allows them the opportunity to make the money back that they need to pay their bills. Is there anything logical in our justice system?!?!?

  69. BGTV says:

    They're gonna turn people in criminals…and I hope many of them are those die-hard Trump supporters.

  70. Darin Valle says:

    BRUSH YOUR HAIR FREAK. HAHAHA

  71. ShutupTracker says:

    Ana's shriveled sex is as dry and tasteless as a bone and as rank as a three week old corpse decaying beneath the Delta sun in August

  72. I'm-a-moderate-Serial-killer ;p says:

    In 100 yrs when they make a movie with Tom Hanks the 3rd bout the 2nd revolution. This is gonna be one of the logs on the fire. Also hv to take into account what having a record means for jobs or eventually voting if crime is somehow made a felony. Which maybe poss if the debt gets over a certain amount.

  73. Clarence Hemeon says:

    murica, what a shithole country.

  74. Shimohi Kagami says:

    …Shit like this make me even MORE determined to never EVER have a credit card.

  75. Araya Hope says:

    😪😪😪

  76. Jared Blair says:

    What stops these collectors from just making up fines?

  77. thegreatmonster says:

    This is another example of HOW 'Mericuh is becoming more more like UK. Moreover, a colony of GB!

  78. VigEuth says:

    Great so taxpayers are funding the jailing of debtors to compel them to pay private entities. Just another way our government subsidizes the rich and powerful.

  79. Ajax 2.0 says:

    Politicians are mostly money grabbing whores! It disgusts me, to be bought for only $3,000 as well. We live in dark times when the morally bankrupt get bribed out in the open!

  80. Stormbringer2012 says:

    Any advertisement that I see on the young turks channel I WILL BOYCOTT PERIOD because of their blatant racism

  81. Baraka Hagatanga says:

    The Young Cucks !

  82. Sandy Wilson says:

    Do you not have a Legal Aid system for the people who can not afford a lawyer ? It sure does look like the legal system is politicized , and everything sounds like it 's a racket . These corrupt people are using the system to make a lot of money , and your government is complicit . Sweep out the bad politicians and clean house and prosecute the guilty . Money , easy money , is always the big temptation . Isn't it a fact of life ?

  83. Ed Meares says:

    In 1833, as Cenk Uygur says in this video, was banned, and that law re-affirmed roughly a century later, by the Supreme Court; those worthies pointed out doing such a thing as incarcerating persons PURELY DUE TO THEIR OWING MONIES, was a violation of our 14th Amendment Rights.(denying the States the power to infringe on Due Process). It is NOT an American invention, we inherited the practice of imprisoning people solely because they had outstanding debts to private corporations from the British (you might recall the Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" demanding at one point, "Are there no Debtor's Prisons?).

  84. Delia Labarre says:

    I have a friend who was coerced into pleading guilty on charges of which he's innocent (pleaded no contest), was forced to have drug tests in court, before arraignment and even though charges were unrelated to drugs, then given another hearing about paying court and drug test costs, about $250 altogether. Even though he's homeless and has no job, he was told to return in April to report again to the judge on payments, again under threat of going to jail if he hasn't made payment in full or at least partially. The experience is depressing him more than he already was depressed. This is another aspect of debtors prison: poor are further oppressed by unreasonable orders which make them feel as though they have a choice between eating or going to jail.

  85. Aaron Parker says:

    Look at the monsters these people have become.

  86. Kryptonian Saiyan says:

    Ana looking like the definition of perfection, her being so damn intelligent and passionate is an even bigger plus.

  87. Ronald Buss says:

    How can the rich transfer wealth from the poor to themselves when the legal system isn't on their side? This may be unethical and immoral, but it is being made legal by the people who use money as free speech. So sad, too bad for the poor who want to live with a little dignity. You guys should do a story of how the poor are living in places like Slab City, because they can't afford to live like the rest of society. These people say they are happy because they can do whatever they want, but are they just fooling themselves and taking drugs in order to cope?

  88. cloud cloud says:

    if you dont pay you dont walk. thats sounds fair aint it?

  89. silverpurkat says:

    What everyone should be pissed about is the Collection companies are actually wasting OUR tax dollars tying up the court systems and taken care (housing, clothing, feeding) of the folks in prison. This is not a government problem this is a private matter and should not be allowed regardless the reason. We tax payers should not be paying or policing for personal money problems from anyone!

  90. Marcus Wardle says:

    Dickens would have something to say about that!

  91. bout time says:

    Andrea blank… Thank you.

  92. Sophie S says:

    While I understand the fundamental (and very valid) issue TYT is getting at, I thought this was surprisingly poor reporting. Whether for "debt collection" or any other of the myriad reasons you may find yourself subject to civil court proceedings, if you do not follow court-issued orders then you risk being found in contempt of court. This power is absolutely crucial to maintaining the civil justice system. If a court order has not been validly served on you and you can therefore prove you did not unreasonably disobey it, then you will have a valid procedural defence. Access to justice for poorer members of society is a very serious issue, and this shouldn't be conflated simply with debt collection claims.

    If debt collection is a particularly prevalent issue for consumers in the US (and the public purse is ultimately shouldering the cost), then maybe lenders should first be required to prove they have responsibly issued the loans with all due expectation they can be repaid. Requiring that bar to proved ahead of debt proceedings would take substantially more time and legal costs for the debt collecting company, and would discourage vexatious / "punishment"-style claims. On the flip side, if poorer members of society couldn't obtain credit due to the bar being raised for debt proceedings, the US might find itself with worse poverty issues than it already has.

  93. moplum says:

    Wrong, they must be notified through court summons by certified mail or delivered by sheriff or other law officer. They cant not convene court without legally notifying. If they did not show up, it's because they blew it off just like they do their debt.

  94. Circulation Solutions says:

    These corrupt politicians are playing with the Chernobyl Reactor… When the rage boils over, get the hell away from DC. Remember, The Hamptons is not a fortified position.

  95. Maxxmentum says:

    Is this what REPs and Trumps mean by MAGA? This is brave corruption in a country where weapons are so available. Sun Su teaches give your enemy a path to life so they will not fight to the death. I will feel no sadness for the debt collectors when people elect the second option.

  96. Des Valentine says:

    So our country is trillions of dollars in debt who brings the country to justice? Or is it just regular citizens that has to pay back what they owe to Someone or something

  97. terry waller says:

    Well maybe people should pay their bills.

  98. Adam Palmer says:

    Small clames jerks

  99. N Albertsson says:

    America is rapidly becoming a banana Republic…. In Europe, you are not obliged to show up to any civil proceedings in court, and therefore cannot be arrested like this….

    Even in criminal cases, most "failure to attend" court proceedings are simply sent a second summons whilst the case is adjourned. A further failure to attend criminal cases usually just has a police officer sent to your home, where you are subject to a process called "arrest and release" where you are immediately released at the point of arrest and bailed to appear…. Then, and only then will a further failure to appear result in a proper arrest.

    But, as I said earlier, in no circumstances can a person be arrested for civil cases such as debt collection.

  100. ihartevil says:

    this is the stuff that farron was talking about

    thx for this ha bisky vid

    yayers i am in march 3rd i am slowly catching up even though i can only watch vids on the weekend for the most part

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