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May 12, 2008

AGRIPROCESSORS RAID SAID TO BE LARGEST EVER CONDUCTED

A reliable source informs me the Immigration raid now in progress at Rubashkin's Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa is "the largest raid ICE has ever conducted - 500 agents."

The source also tells me federal agents "raided public schools looking for evidence of children working in plant."

This is a big deal, folks – one that may have repercussions felt far outside Postville.

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Yes, let's pray that ALL of the Rubashkin "animal horror houses" will be put out of business for good.

yes! and all others as well!
G_d is deffinitly not with Rubashkin and Agri Processor or these things would not happen!
Things happen for a reason and the truth is bound to be known sooner or later
Next things you'll hear is that meat from this plant is contaminated with E-Coli, or perhps thats why this has happened another warning sign
before it becomes reported that the beef could be infected with E-Coli
It has been reported in Canada last week tons of beef were recalled contaminated with e-coli May 3, 2008
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2008/05/03/beef-recall.html?ref=rss

and eariler this year, Feb. 1, 2006, at Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing, based in Chino, Calif the largest recall ever of beef 143 million pounds!!
They were shut down.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-02-17-slaughterhouse-recall_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip
only 2.2 million pounds were actually recalled or brought back.

really if we think about it, do we want this to happen to us, and our children?
These are the signs
We have to choose what is right so that we may live.
Whats worse is the fact that when the nations do these things, its bad, but when its G_ds choosen people, its really bad!!
because they are supposed to be A light unto the nations, a leader spiritual guiders for all to follow, but when the leaders are worse then the others??
There must be an accounting for.
Repentance is in order then forgivness can follow.
We need to make a change before
its too late
and i know we can!!
G_d bless!
Peace


Is this a coincidence?
I dont think so.

Can we get a quote from Rabbi Genack of the OU? When Agriprocessors has had problems in the past I believe he would say something to the effect of 'We oversee kashrus issues. We leaver worker issues to the Federal government."

With the way the Feds are handling worker issues today, what meat will be left to kasher? Who will be left to run Americas biggest meat processing plant? Will the plant be able to run any longer?

I am also wondering when will the JTA, Jewish Week, Forward or the NY papers pick up on the story.

I'm sure Lubinsky will come up with a press release. It will go something like this: "We are proud to announce that Agriprocessors is consolidating their workforce and will only be employing naturalized citizens going forward. We are cooperating with federal authorities in rooting out those past employees that gained employment with us by using false identification. We are committed to having the finest workforce of any meat plant in the world and will continue to honor the rights of all workers."

From the Des Moines Register site:

According to search warrants, ICE agents interviewed a former plant supervisor – identified as “Source 1” – in November 2007, who told them that the plant employed foreign nationals from Mexico, Guatemala and Eastern Europe. Roughly 80 percent of those workers were living illegally in the U.S., the supervisor said.

“Source 1” told federal agents that some employees were running a methamphetamine lab in the plant, and were bringing weapons to work. The supervisor confronted a higher-level manager about the drugs, and shortly after was fired.

The supervisors also described an encounter with the plant’s human resources manager about three separate Social Security cards from different employees with the same number. The human resources manager “laughed when this matter was brought to her attention,” the supervisor told federal agents.

"Union had asked authorities not to raid the plant:

A union trying to organize Postville meatpacking workers had asked federal immigration authorities earlier this month not to raid the Agriprocessors Inc. plant while a government investigation was underway of possible labor law violations."

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
article?AID=/20080512/NEWS/80512042

Baruch shehecheeyanu vekeemanu lazman hazeh! Amen. This is a great oppurtunity for KAJ to step in and take over like mention and not mafioso style as the rubashkins did

Yes, KAJ must take over. Absolutley. GIVE US A FUCKING BREAK.

Yid: A fucking break? I don't even get a coffee break!

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