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Mass. Veteran Discriminated Against By Apartment Owner!
Yahoo ^ | June 6, 2012 | SeekTheTruth

Posted on 06/05/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT by seekthetruth

MA Veteran sues anti-war apartment owner.

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KEYWORDS: discrimination; veteran
A Veteran from MA comes home from serving his country and is told he can't rent an apartment because the apartment owner is against the war!
1 posted on 06/05/2012 9:58:12 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: seekthetruth; bevperl

This is terrible!

Discrimination of a hero!!


2 posted on 06/05/2012 10:00:31 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth

Now that’s weird!


3 posted on 06/05/2012 10:04:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: seekthetruth; All
Didn't this President just stand up in front of our Veterans at the Wall in DC on Memorial Day and promise to look out for them?!!!!! My heart is breaking for this Brave Warrior who risked his life through two deployments and now he thinks that maybe he shouldn't tell people he served his country!!!!

SHAME ON AMERICA TODAY IF THIS IS NOT DENOUNCED BY EVERY AMERICAN BUT MOST ESPECIALLY THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WHO THIS BRAVE YOUNG AMERCAN SERVED UNDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/video/bostonwbz-15750588/mass-veteran-sues-anti-war-apartment-owner-alleges-discrimination-29556703.html

Where is this Peace Activist now that her President has a kill list, hiding out in her little apartment waging her own little pathetic war on the very brave Heroes who sacrificed to keep her safe! This is disgusting!!! Where is Obama, who just gave a big speech to our Veterans ensuring they will be treated right!!!!! Where is Holder to protect the rights of this Hero??!! Nowhere, of course, because under Obama’s Justice Dept only illegals and blacks with billy clubs garner his corrupt attention!

This is unbelievable! I called the Dept of Justice...202-514-2000, told the operator I was calling regarding discrimination against a Veteran, they passed me to the Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section and here is the message I got:

“Your voicemail determines whether we will call you back, in most cases, we will not call you back!”

Well we won't be calling you morons back on November 6th!

I encourage folks to pick up the phone and hear this bizarre message for yourself!!

This Veteran plans to sue! Good for him! Where is the American Legion, the VFW, and all those Veterans who heard Obama’s speech on Memorial Day at the wall?!

I tried to call the illustrious John Kerry, another hippie freak peace activist! You'll love this. You can't talk to anyone in his office either, you have to leave a message. Boy, these Democrats really no how to serve the people, don't they! 202-224-2742...same with his local office...617-565-8419...those are messages I don't expect returned!

So I called Scott Brown's office in DC, Alex in the DC office was very concerned and said she will get attention on this matter immediately. She took my number.
Senator Scott Brown : 202-224-4543

I reiterate my promise to vote out this shameful bunch on November 6th!!!!!

Please pick up your phone today and stick up for this Hero who served his country, risked his life, and now wants to put a roof over his head in the very country he could have died fighting to keep safe! Please fight for our Troops and Veterans who have fought for you!

Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers
www.thebandofmothers.com
www.defendmichael.com
www.savethissoldier.com

4 posted on 06/05/2012 10:14:07 PM PDT by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: seekthetruth

Unless she has some other reason, a reason that is valid under the law, she must rent to him. The “I don’t respect his views” will never last long in court.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 10:17:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: bevperl; HiTech RedNeck; Marse; Marthon; martifr77; marviec; Mask316; MASS-2 FAC; Master of None; ..

CA Freeper ping to post #4!


6 posted on 06/05/2012 10:21:37 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: bevperl

I am awed by your patriotic fervor. However, I would prefer to live in a country where a private individual could choose all manner of things regarding his own property, money, investments. The Civil Rights Commisar is no friend to democracy. Ditto ADA. I would so much prefer a leftist nut be permitted to rent to whom he aligned with, which would mean that a Christian is not obligated to rent his property to a couple of limp-wrists. Why would this, as you say brave warrior, want to rent from an anti-American?


7 posted on 06/05/2012 10:24:53 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: bevperl
Please pick up your phone today and stick up for this Hero who served his country, risked his life, and now wants to put a roof over his head in the very country he could have died fighting to keep safe! Please fight for our Troops and Veterans who have fought for you!

I will certainly be making calls in support of this hero! 1-202-514-2000

Here's hoping all who read post #4 will join us in support of soldier Joel Morgan!
8 posted on 06/05/2012 10:31:03 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: jobim

I’m with you. Keep the Government out of this, and let private citizens handle it.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 10:57:45 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: seekthetruth
Ms. Roberts (the landlord) apparently not only dislikes soldiers, she's got the pompous thing down pat. From the Herald's story on this topic:

"“There was never any mention to Morgan that his being a veteran would impede his chances to rent from us. If anything, he was a victim of U.S. greed, and for that, I feel much empathy.”

I think the guy should give her a suggestion or two about where she can shove her empathy. Know whut I mean, Vern?

10 posted on 06/05/2012 11:02:10 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: seekthetruth

Does anyone else see the irony in Pacifists picking all kinds of legal/social fights?


11 posted on 06/05/2012 11:08:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: seekthetruth
Until we take war seriously the property owner has the right to discriminate in my opinion. Sorry.

There is no point fighting any war until we take it seriously. We should never enter a war until we are prepared to fight under WWII rules of war.

12 posted on 06/05/2012 11:17:15 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: jobim
I disagree.

Wars should not be treated as they are today. But that is a larger point that what you are suggesting.

13 posted on 06/05/2012 11:20:29 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: seekthetruth

Despicable as that is, suing and winning will end up being yet another expansion of federal power via the Civil Rights Act. It would actually be better for vendors, tenants and neighbors who want to show support for the veteran to simply discriminate against this bozo until he relents.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 11:23:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

>> Until we take war seriously the property owner has the right to discriminate in my opinion. Sorry.

Sorry my ass. That’s one, #ing stupid comment.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 11:25:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: seekthetruth
All this talk about "rights" and "legalities" aside...I can remember a time, and not all that long ago, when someone discriminating against a Veteran like this was pretty much guaranteed an ass-whipping the next time they were seen in public.

Now I am not one to advocate any type of personal violence, far from it, but there are certain civilities and cultural aspects of respect for warriors that give a fundamental view of what a culture is really all about.
16 posted on 06/06/2012 1:05:40 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: seekthetruth
Sgt. Joel Morgan, 29, tried to rent a two-bedroom apartment in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester from 63-year-old Janice Roberts.

“Because of what you told me about the Iraq war… we are very adamant about our beliefs… it’s just not comfortable for us… and I’m sure now that you know this, it would not be comfortable for you,” Roberts said in a voicemail to Morgan.
“I would suggest you do the right thing and look for a place less politically active or controversial.”
The divorced father has a young son and is training to be a Boston firefighter so he needs to live in town.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/06/04/report-mass-veteran-sues-anti-war-apartment-owner-alleges-discrimination/

17 posted on 06/06/2012 1:08:57 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Gene Eric

Hear,hear!


18 posted on 06/06/2012 1:14:27 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

You’re right.

You ARE sorry. }:-(


19 posted on 06/06/2012 1:18:22 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: Gene Eric; POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Today we treat war as a game. We treat our soldier like crap. We tie their hands we don't give them the backing that they need and ignore them when they come home.

We will not win any war or any fight until we treat war as it should be treated. Basically it means kick some ass and if any country is helping our enemy we kick their ass and then we go home. War should never be an on going event it takes all our rights away including the soldiers.

I am sorry guys but you are mistaken here in my opinion.
We do not treat war as it should therefore all civil rights apply including property rights.

Because in war there are no civil rights and the soldier is respected and feared. The best part about war is it has an end.

20 posted on 06/06/2012 3:31:54 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

I always say “If you are going to war, go like Romans, or stay home.”


21 posted on 06/06/2012 3:37:52 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: jobim

“... Why would this,as you say brave warrior,want to rent from an anti-American?”

Probably didn’t know it at the time, and found out why later.
If I were that veteran, I’d sue the pants off that landlord.


22 posted on 06/06/2012 4:03:26 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: seekthetruth

This Vet only wanted to rent an apartment, with a little justice, he could wind up being the proud owner of an entire apartment complex.


23 posted on 06/06/2012 4:30:31 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: seekthetruth

As a landlord with a Veteran husband whose service sent him to Vietnam - I am torn on this one.

Landlords barely have any rights in MA.
If this apartment is a multi-family with the landlord living there- they do have some more rights to be more choosy.
They can choose not allow children, not rent to unmarried couples, not rent based on religious beliefs (which I guess technically this landlord is spouting).
But, if the apartment is not in the same building as the landlords residence - all bets are off....


24 posted on 06/06/2012 5:31:00 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Gene Eric

Some people think that if they don’t like the Commander in Chief, they should take it out on our troops.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 5:33:32 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: doc1019

Unless she has some other reason, a reason that is valid under the law, she must rent to him. The “I don’t respect his views” will never last long in court.


Perhaps. But then she would just evict him for even the most minor infraction of the lease rules.


26 posted on 06/06/2012 5:43:26 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: bevperl
"This Veteran plans to sue! Good for him!"

I hope it's a nice property. If I were on the jury, he would OWN the apartment!

27 posted on 06/06/2012 7:46:11 AM PDT by fantail 1952 (Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

So this soldier has no civil rights because the war had been dragging on?


28 posted on 06/06/2012 8:21:19 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: jobim
This “brave warrior” liked the apartment and wanted to rent it! He served through two deployments, came home and wanted to put this particular roof over his head! I find it despicable that he was told he wasn't wanted in this apartment building. There was a time in this country when those willing to give their lives in service to this country were held in the highest regard! That is probably why that gerneration is often referred to as the greatest generation!
29 posted on 06/06/2012 8:58:04 AM PDT by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: jobim
This “brave warrior” liked the apartment and wanted to rent it! He served through two deployments, came home and wanted to put this particular roof over his head! I find it despicable that he was told he wasn't wanted in this apartment building. There was a time in this country when those willing to give their lives in service to this country were held in the highest regard! That is probably why that gerneration is often referred to as the greatest generation!
30 posted on 06/06/2012 8:58:09 AM PDT by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: fantail 1952

Thank you! I hope he does too!
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

- John Stuart Mill


31 posted on 06/06/2012 9:10:49 AM PDT by bevperl (Support our Troops!)
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To: M1911A1; jobim

I’m with both of you. It bites she doesn’t want to rent to him, but it’s her property and she should be free to rent to whom she pleases.


32 posted on 06/06/2012 9:22:10 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: When do we get liberated?

exactly. The greatest evil is to drag out the fighting so it never ends.


33 posted on 06/06/2012 11:17:43 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

My idea of civil rights and yours are obviously different.
The property owner trumps the leasee in my opinion


34 posted on 06/06/2012 11:18:39 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: bevperl
"There was a time in this country when those willing to give their lives in service to this country were held in the highest regard!"

That was when wars had an end

35 posted on 06/06/2012 11:38:55 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

I find it hard to believe that you think this soldier’s civil rights have been rendered null and void because the war lasted longer than it should have.


36 posted on 06/06/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: jobim
I would prefer to live in a country where a private individual could choose all manner of things regarding his own property, money, investments

I agree about individual property rights. No matter how despicable the reason this woman has a right to rent to or not rent to whoever she chooses.

As does the former marine who runs the local diner

and the former Army grunt that runs the auto repair shop

The former Seabee that does construction work....

37 posted on 06/06/2012 12:35:21 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

that is NOT what I said. I even clarified what I said in the second post.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Gabz
. . . . but it’s her property and she should be free to rent to whom she pleases.

Just one problem with your position - If I owned property and rented it out, but refused to rent out the property to someone because they are _________ (Black,Hispanic, Asian, Muslim, Am. Indian, Homosexual, female, etc.) then I would be subject to a discrimination suit, and I would lose. Since the libtards have put such a roadblock against property owners being able to rent their property to whomever they wish with respect to the liberal agenda, here is a situation where the libtards will get a taste of their own medicine. I hope the Vet sues and wins big.

39 posted on 06/07/2012 1:01:13 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
The property owner trumps the leasee in my opinion

Not in Butte County, California it doesn't. On our Primary ballot was a measure which would have given property owners the ability to refuse to rent to someone who grows pot on that property (among other restrictions the ballot measure would have provided). However, the "voters" of Butte Co turned down the measure (in reality, it was the libtard college students who do not even live in Butte Co, but are allowed to vote in our local elections).

40 posted on 06/07/2012 1:05:50 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

That is not a problem with my position, it is a problem with the libtard laws. However, veterans are not included in the anti-discriminatory laws.

She may possibly have opened herself up to a lawsuit, on what ground I don’t know, by stating that was why she wouldn’t rent to him, but as i said, I don’t like her reason, but I support her right to rent to whom she wishes.

She was the fool by telling him why she wouldn’t rent to him, so she is obviously not savvy enough to understand one can rent to whom they wish as long as they use the proper wording.


41 posted on 06/07/2012 9:35:12 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SoldierDad; Gabz; POWERSBOOTHEFAN; Cowman; bevperl; fantail 1952; chessplayer; libertarian27; ...
This is how it should be handled. Make sure the other tenets and neighbors know what the landlord is doing.

http://www.mrctv.org/embed/113828

42 posted on 06/08/2012 8:15:24 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

From the Boston Herald
http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061136474

((Morgan said he took a rental form but decided not to return it after hearing her voicemail. She also cited questions about his ability to pay the rent, what roommates he would have, whether he had issues with a prior landlord, and whether he had been racially insensitive when he mentioned a noise complaint he had with his prior neighbors, who were black. Morgan denied any racist intent in the remark.))

I don’t see a case here, he never submitted an application. The soldier does have a voicemail from her stating her moonbat position but if he never applied she couldn’t officially deny.

I still don’t see if she’s an on premises landlord or not, that makes a difference in MA(or at least it did)
She was stupid in expressing her reasoning for him to go somewhere else, as a Landlord in MA you have to walk a fine line....so far I have not come across a LGBT Cross-dressing applicant - if I do you can bet I won’t be leaving any voicemails.:>)


43 posted on 06/09/2012 5:56:29 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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