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Peace Activist Janice Roberts Refuses to Rent Apartment to War Veteran
OPPOSING VIEWS ^ | June 04, 2012 | opposing views

Posted on 06/04/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

In Savin Hill, Massachusetts, Sgt. Joel Morgan has sued property owner Janice Roberts, who reportedly refused to rent an apartment to him because he is a national guardsman who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

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KEYWORDS: discrimination; liberal; veteran

1 posted on 06/04/2012 1:43:41 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Her property, her choice.


2 posted on 06/04/2012 1:48:41 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Janice Roberts is in violation of Massachusetts Landlord/Tenent law.

Right Against Unlawful Discrimination:

Massachusetts law prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, military background or service, sex, sexual preference, marital status, blindness, deafness, or the need of a guide dog, except in owner-occupied two family dwellings. No landlord can refuse to rent you an apartment because you receive a rental subsidy, because the apartment contains lead, or, with some exceptions, because you have children.

3 posted on 06/04/2012 1:49:33 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"...Janice Roberts, who reportedly refused to rent an apartment to him because he is a national guardsman who has served in Iraq..."

Should have said he was a homo - that'll get him to the front of the line in Massachusetts......

4 posted on 06/04/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Sporke

Funny and if she refused to rent to say a Black or Hispanic, the same proud Leftists would be demanding her head on a stick.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 1:50:44 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: Sporke

The lib’s promoted these laws let them live by them.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 1:51:14 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What is it about Massachusetts? All the weirdo’s in the world seem to collect there.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 1:52:30 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sporke

While I feel an owner has a right to do with as he/she pleases re: property, once it is advertised publically, law comes into play.

My only comment with this is to imagine replacing the word “veteran” with “black.”


8 posted on 06/04/2012 1:52:56 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

A-hole lefties have been forcing lawsuits and deadbeats on property owners for decades. Good on this soldier for turning the tables. I hope he bleeds em’ dry.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Gaffer

Move to Malden Sgt. We’ll get you a place.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 1:54:20 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

He should have said he was a gay transexual.


11 posted on 06/04/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Sporke
Her property, her choice.

Unless it's a minority tenant with a Section 8 voucher.

12 posted on 06/04/2012 1:55:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Tell him to sue - but claim that he’s gay.

Problem solved.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 1:56:23 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: massgopguy

It’s a damned disgrace these lilly-livered liberal freaks feel they can humilate a veteran, beat and older Tea Party protester, picket a funeral, lie-cheat-and steal to get what they want. A despicable bitch if you ask me.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 1:56:44 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sporke

Agreed.

I’m sick of all the rules/laws about (mocking babyish voice) “discrimination” with what is our own.

We all damn well have the natural right to discriminate. If she wants to, so be it. If I want to say get lost to homos, or to obvious hippies, so be it. Waaah, waaaah, for them. Find someplace else.


15 posted on 06/04/2012 1:57:32 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Sporke

Against the law........If you decide to enter the marketplace with your property, you have abide by the laws governing said property.............


16 posted on 06/04/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Jim Scott

“except in owner-occupied two family dwellings”

Huh? So, it only counts if the building is a duplex? (BTW, they need a hyphen for “two-family” - I think.)


17 posted on 06/04/2012 1:59:29 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

” What is it about Massachusetts? All the weirdo’s in the world seem to collect there.”

Been that way at least since the 1960’s.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 1:59:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What happened to that “diversity” thing? Does that only happen when it’s it goes your way?


19 posted on 06/04/2012 2:00:17 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

What good can come from Massachusetts?


20 posted on 06/04/2012 2:00:31 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
What is it about Massachusetts? All the weirdo’s in the world seem to collect there.

It's California on the Atlantic.

21 posted on 06/04/2012 2:00:38 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Isn’t Obamaland great?

Now go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)


22 posted on 06/04/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Sporke

I agree. As offensive as this sounds, I believe that a person should have the right to rent to whoever they please. That being said, if this was a Christian not wanting to rent to a homosexual, or a white person not wanting to rent to a minority, the left would be up in arms. I hope he wins the suit, and then prominently displays an American flag onsite. Liberals can’t stand the sight of it.


23 posted on 06/04/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Red Badger

Yes, but it’s wrong by natural law and natural rights. Bad laws.


24 posted on 06/04/2012 2:01:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Jim Scott

Anyone else see the irony in a pacifist starting a huge fight over this?


25 posted on 06/04/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Then you work to change the laws, but until then you abide by them..............


26 posted on 06/04/2012 2:02:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

They’ve driven entire conservative businesses out because they wouldn’t marry gays, etc.

Sauce for the gander. Actually, I don’t think it’s fair, either, but if they are going to write jerky laws, why should we fight with one hand behind our backs?


27 posted on 06/04/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: massgopguy

Where the heck id Savin Hill?


28 posted on 06/04/2012 2:08:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: massgopguy

Where the heck is Savin Hill?


29 posted on 06/04/2012 2:09:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: hosepipe

” What good can come from Massachusetts?”

Fried clams..


30 posted on 06/04/2012 2:10:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Hopefully the Celtics, when they beat the Miami Trayvons.


31 posted on 06/04/2012 2:12:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sporke
Nothing wrong with telling people about it!

She would probably rent to a member of NAMBLA.

32 posted on 06/04/2012 2:12:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

A fancy way of saying Dorchester I believe. No thanks


33 posted on 06/04/2012 2:14:30 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: Gaffer
A despicable bitch if you ask me.

In this case, I prefer the bill maher dyslexic version of cunning runt.

Nasty liberal tw@t.

34 posted on 06/04/2012 2:23:28 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Dorchester


35 posted on 06/04/2012 2:35:28 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Sporke

He was NOT trying to rent a room in her home but rather a separate apartment. This woman probably wouldn’t rent to a Christian heterosexual either. Her attitude is not only offensive, it is illegal


36 posted on 06/04/2012 2:46:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Sporke

I agree. Just because she is an idiot is not the issue. Either we have private property rights or we don’t. Nobody should be forced to rent their property to anyone regardless of the reason.


37 posted on 06/04/2012 2:46:30 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Just as a point of information. In Iowa, if you live a duplex or triplex, you can discriminate as much as you want on the other units. At least this was the law 25 years ago and I don’t think it changed but you can bet it is not promoted. It seems to be a sensible law.


38 posted on 06/04/2012 2:55:36 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The woman is a snake but I think property owners should have a right to rent to whoever they feel like without social engineering policies from the government.


39 posted on 06/04/2012 3:05:49 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: GQuagmire; acapesket

When I was a kid, it was just plain ol
Dahchestah”
: )


40 posted on 06/04/2012 3:10:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah, that’ll happen.

Yes, it’s kind of hard to skirt the “law” when you’re a business person.

Regardless, there are plenty bad laws in the world that deserve ignoring. Cruel fascist & Moslem laws amongst them, which liberals 1 day will attain for us. Screw them.

“The blood of tyrants....”


41 posted on 06/04/2012 4:12:00 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Sporke
Her property, her choice.

Yep.

What self-respecting veteran would want to live there anyway? Even dopes should have the right to do with their property as they see fit.

42 posted on 06/04/2012 4:25:36 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
BTW, they need a hyphen for “two-family

I agree, but writing meaningful English is as despised as discrimination these days.

43 posted on 06/04/2012 4:28:15 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

How right you are! I figured that was a local joke on a National forum.
But FGS we coulda met down to the Rexicana Ballroom!


44 posted on 06/04/2012 6:08:46 PM PDT by acapesket
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