Mexican nationals say Pascagoula officer kidnapped, enslaved, threatened them

Aug 22, 2007 Full story: The South Mississippi Sun Herald 12

“But we were forced to pack our bags and get into vans. We were transported to a new location. Tillman and the others packed all 30 of us into three rooms... ”

A group of Mexican nationals have appealed to U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales to investigate their claims that Pascagoula Police Capt. George Tillman and a labor recruiter violated their civil rights when they allegedly kidnapped, enslaved and threatened the workers with deportation earlier this month.

The more than 30 workers entered the country on a H2B work visas and filed a notice today of their intent to sue Tillman and the Pascagoula Police Department on state and federal charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, kidnapping with intent to enslave, human trafficking and violations of the workers' civil and constitutional rights. Read more

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jc resident

United States

#1 Aug 24, 2007
maybe they should have stayed in their home land. or better yet, if you can't do whats right, go back to your home land and stay there

“I am the great an powerful Ny!”

Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

#2 Aug 24, 2007
jc resident wrote:
maybe they should have stayed in their home land. or better yet, if you can't do whats right, go back to your home land and stay there
They didn't do anything wrong and were here legally. Tillman and the Pascagoula PD should burn and we should use your face as the match to start the fire.
WOW

United States

#3 Aug 24, 2007
llDayo wrote:
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They didn't do anything wrong and were here legally. Tillman and the Pascagoula PD should burn and we should use your face as the match to start the fire.
arent you mature
gulf coast resident

United States

#4 Aug 24, 2007
llDayo wrote:
<quoted text>
They didn't do anything wrong and were here legally. Tillman and the Pascagoula PD should burn and we should use your face as the match to start the fire.
never said they did anything wrong or whether they were here illegally or not. just saying that its simple, if you don't like it here then go back home. i promise you nobody is stopping them.
and i agree with the other comment. grow up
Pascagoula Resident

United States

#5 Aug 25, 2007
The Pascagoula Police Dept DO NOT kidnap people.
They definitely don`t enslave people. And thier job is "maintaining" the civil rights of all citizens.Oh yeah, that`s right,the key word there, is citizen.

“I am the great an powerful Ny!”

Since: Dec 06

Lebanon, PA

#6 Sep 5, 2007
gulf coast resident wrote:
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never said they did anything wrong or whether they were here illegally or not. just saying that its simple, if you don't like it here then go back home. i promise you nobody is stopping them.
and i agree with the other comment. grow up
They did what every other person in the US would have done yet all of you are telling them to go back home. You all sound like ignint, country hicks who think you own the country. I say, if you don't like the way our country is supposed to be run (freedom for all) you can light your face on fire.
for george

Gautier, MS

#7 Apr 29, 2009
George Tillman is an honest and just man. I don't think that he would ever tell someone that another person owned them. The whole letter that these people wrote had correct english, which seems to me that someone constructed it for them. I think that since we haven't heard anything else about this, that Capt Tillman was right.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#8 Jun 4, 2012
Pascagoula Resident wrote:
The Pascagoula Police Dept DO NOT kidnap people.
They definitely don`t enslave people. And thier job is "maintaining" the civil rights of all citizens.Oh yeah, that`s right,the key word there, is citizen.
Yeah right!!!! THE BIGGEST BUNCH OF CROOKED COPS IN ALL OF SOUTH MISSISSIPPI !!!

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#9 Jun 4, 2012
for george wrote:
George Tillman is an honest and just man. I don't think that he would ever tell someone that another person owned them. The whole letter that these people wrote had correct english, which seems to me that someone constructed it for them. I think that since we haven't heard anything else about this, that Capt Tillman was right.
HERE'S WHAT I THINK. I THINK TILLMAN, BARNES, AND SMITH AND ALL THE OTHER "COPS" THERE SHOULD BE LOCKED UP IN THEIR "FINE" CLEAN CITY JAIL THERE AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR ABOUT 5 WHOLE YEARS AND FORCED TO EAT THE HOG MANURE AND DRINK THE TOILET WATER THERE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME. I KNOW SOMEONE THAT WAS WRONGFULLY PLACED THERE FOR A WEEK AND IS ABOUT TO OWN THAT PLACE BECAUSE OF IT. THE MOST INHUMANE PLACE ON EARTH !
AngryOldMan

Moss Point, MS

#10 Nov 11, 2012
vither wrote:
<quoted text> HERE'S WHAT I THINK. I THINK TILLMAN, BARNES, AND SMITH AND ALL THE OTHER "COPS" THERE SHOULD BE LOCKED UP IN THEIR "FINE" CLEAN CITY JAIL THERE AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR ABOUT 5 WHOLE YEARS AND FORCED TO EAT THE HOG MANURE AND DRINK THE TOILET WATER THERE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME. I KNOW SOMEONE THAT WAS WRONGFULLY PLACED THERE FOR A WEEK AND IS ABOUT TO OWN THAT PLACE BECAUSE OF IT. THE MOST INHUMANE PLACE ON EARTH !
Been over 4 months now, I haven't heard of any of the above mentioned officers being arrested or even investigated.
OS Observer

Madison, MS

#11 Nov 12, 2012
I have a hard time believeing this even happened after 4 months and no arrests. It is easy to make accusations but if there is nothing to support them then that is all they are empty accusations.
Fort Bayou Girl

Gulfport, MS

#12 Nov 12, 2012
AngryOldMan wrote:
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Been over 4 months now, I haven't heard of any of the above mentioned officers being arrested or even investigated.
Dear Angry Old Man,
This incident allegedly happened 5 years and 4 months ago, not 4 months ago. The original article ran in August, 2007. The report is probably public record by now.

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