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WATCH: Black Man Enslaved for 5 Years by White Boss Wins Judgment of 546K

Bobby Paul Edwards and John Christopher Smith

A white restaurant manager in Conway, South Carolina has been ordered by a court to pay back twice the restitution owed to the Black man he enslaved for five years.

John Christopher Smith, a Black man with an intellectual disability, was forced to work for five years without pay at the J&J Cafeteria managed by 56-year-old Bobby Paul Edwards. A court ruled on April 21 that Edwards, who is in prison for the crime, will pay Smith double for unpaid wages and overtime.

According to The Washington Post, Edwards pled guilty in 2019 to forcing Smith, 43, to work at the restaurant without compensation. The Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that Edwards will have to pay Smith $546,000 instead of the $273,000 originally set by a court. The increase came after the appeals court said the original ruling didn’t take into account federal labor laws that entitled Smith to double the restitution.

Between 2009 and 2014, Edwards used threats and physical violence in forcing Smith to work over 100 hours per week without pay.

According to the report, Smith had worked at the restaurant since 1990 when he was 12 years old and Edwards’ relatives owned and operated the business. In 2009 when Bobby took over, pay and humane treatment ceased, court documents say. Edwards even housed Smith in an infested apartment that he owned. Smith’s attorneys described the living quarters as “deplorable,” “sub-human,” and “harmful to human health.”

Smith’s attorneys say Edwards took advantage of Smith’s disability, isolated him from family, called him racial slurs, and threatened to have him arrested.

“Most of the time I felt unsafe, like Bobby could kill me if he wanted,” Smith said, according to court documents. “I wanted to get out of that place so bad but couldn’t think about how I could without being hurt.”

A relative of an employee who worked at the restaurant alongside Smith called the police to rescue Smith in October 2014. Other employees hadn’t reported the treatment Smith faced out of their own fear of Edwards.

“Customers that were going in there would hear stuff and they didn’t know what was going on, and they would ask the waitresses, and the waitresses were so scared of Bobby they wouldn’t tell them then what it was,” Geneane Caines, whose daughter-in-law worked at the restaurant, told WYFF.

Edwards was sentenced to 10 years in prison on top of the financial restitution to be paid to Smith.

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Comment by mr1stroke on May 5, 2021 at 12:21pm

caribmama the world is changing fast, in 2021 i will call them by their names and educate them of why do may be they can wake up to reality, but if they dont they allow me to expose them, so if they want to be comfortable slaves, they need to stay away from me, because this man aint scared of no man, i will die the same way God made me, a warrior, i mean look at it, their only goals is to come on here and attack me with no contribution in whats being discuss, or any inputs of facts why they disagree, they are worse the females that is why i call them transgenders, what grown man with responsibility comes online to ride another man as a stranger, who does that, while you at it point at one comment where i have address those disable trans, they are not my concern if i dont agree with their comments, i skip and state my opinions pn the topic thats that, so you can understand why i dont have no respect for them, and those faggots could not run their mouth to mu face, i walked away from the streets because i can buld more, but i never left, now i am in position where i can make people disappear with the power that is in my hand, why should i worry about the weak?

Comment by caribmama on May 5, 2021 at 11:43am

My N****.....LOL!!!!!

Comment by mr1stroke on May 4, 2021 at 4:25pm

Sufferahsmusic Media Prod When you are useless to the black race you are a n*****, i would never categorize my self as a n*****, i am black i wake up every day and build, i do not make excuses and tolerate those who aim to destroy the community, thats why i move out the community, if you are popping babies and not taking care of them, you are a n*****, if you cant value family, you are a n*****, if you can witness a criminal robbing or killing in the community you wake up everyday and still make that person comfortable, you are a n*****, if yiu work 2 jobs to drive fancy cars, buying designers you dont even know their stocks price instead of investing, you are a n*****, if you can vote for a white person because you like him or her instead of making demands for your community, you are a slave n*****, i will call you by your name, but these are the few things that makes you ans the rest a n*****, i got more but ill give you a break so your n***** ass can use google to understand what i am talking about you dumb immigrant nigger 

Comment by mr1stroke on May 4, 2021 at 4:17pm

Sufferahsmusic Media Prod n***** tell me where you at so i can make you smack me, i will send your immigrant back in a box, i have been doing that since the 90s, any immigrant n***** dont stand a chance, i know once i kill you i can make you look like nobody, you damn coconut n*****

Comment by Sufferahsmusic Media Prod on May 4, 2021 at 2:16pm
How is mr1stroke using the n-word soo freely wtf is going on here bro you need to get the s*** smacked out of you for violating keep that s*** up b**** i warned you twice allready ......
Comment by mr1stroke on May 4, 2021 at 1:49pm

But Wait a minute he does not have any family and friends who knew, at his age in the time we are living does he know he was supposed to be compensate for his service, would he works for free for a black person and let him get away with it for long? Thats what happens when you trust white people.

Niggers in the big cities like NY never been any where, except taking fancy vacation around white people just to brag about it that is the only way they feel good. They have no idea many places down south still practice the same policies as the 1700s in fact of niggers read and do their research every laws in the united states practice the same method as the 1700s when it comes to black people thats is why the community continue to be victims

Because most of those negros are uneducated when it comes to black history and lack of political knowledge they embrace the slave life, they continue to make poor decisions because they are still under the spell of white people

Niggers are so retarded they have no shame as long they can make white people happy, they say they could not vote for Bernie Sanders because he was too old and could not win against Trump in 2016, so they voted for Hillary, the same witch who enjoyed calling black men monsters and predators on national Tv,  now what has hillary done for black people compare to Bernie Sanders who have been in the front line in the 60s getting beat for civil rights with black people, can any of these niggers tell me at that time where was hillary, who was hillary, what was her interest in black people?

In 2020 they voted for biden and still said bernie sanders was too old, now that was the only excuse, how old is biden, what joe Biden do for black people, how much fight has biden been through for black people compare to Bernie Sander, what interest has Biden have for black people through out in years in politics and how much pain jas he caused to black people, do those retarded niggers who out voting know the answer? Please share i would like to hear.

Kamala harris waa running against Biden she accused him for being racist for taking part of school segregation, by separating black children from white children oj school buses, she called him out for that, now this is the same idiot negro girl who said America is not a racist country

Joe biden said on national Tv that America is not a racist country, the same man who said America should not pay for the price of slavery that happened 100s of years ago, the same man who stood on the senate floor for hours calling black men, animals and monsters and said they did not belong on the streets but in a cage behind bars to convince his colleagues to sign the crimes bill

Niggers are retarded they always vote for their masters, they always vote for those who enjoys hurting them, you buy a white education to enslave your selves while you stay ignorant about your history, in my eyes all those will remain niggers, i will call you what your masters call you as long you keep serving him, slave niggers

Comment by Johnny Ross on May 4, 2021 at 1:12pm
Smfh.... those brothers in lock up gOnna have a field day with him..

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