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Louisville’s Golden Palace Buffet has great sushi, also in trouble for trafficking humans

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It might be a good idea to scratch Golden Palace Buffet off your list of delicious places to grab a bite to eat in Louisville. The restaurant’s owners are in hot water for trafficking other live human beings, like, you know, real people that breathe real air with feelings and stuff.

According to WDRB, Louisville police say the owners were illegally using men and women as workers, forcing them to work 12-hour shifts, six days a week, with “little or no breaks, and limited freedoms.”

The employees were kept in the basement of a home on Churchdown Lane and were transported to and from the restaurant in a van with wooden benches.

42-year-old Ming Chen was arrested and charged with human trafficking. Not cool, bro.

[Louisville police say employees of Chinese buffet were victims of human trafficking]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

45 Comments for Louisville’s Golden Palace Buffet has great sushi, also in trouble for trafficking humans



  1. EJ Cap
    3:33 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    I would need to see a much better funding strategy to determine if the traffiking was a good investment for my entertainment dollar. Perhaps if LCC had proposed this as a means of staffing the new arena?



    • Rotten Tomatoes
      3:39 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      less than 2% of users rated this comment as “fresh”



    • POTUK Rules
      3:42 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      You are a an awful person to use this situation as an attempt at humor. Shame on you and those like you.
      There are several levels of hell for people that use other humans like this, and a few of those will be reserved for those like you that laugh about it.



    • Musehobo
      3:47 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      What level of hell is reserved for those who condemn others to hell?



    • Satan
      3:48 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      eh, wasn’t edgy enough for me. your application for hell has been rejected.



    • DH
      3:54 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Touche’ Musehobo and Satan. Well played, guys



    • SuperCat
      4:55 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      why in the HELL… is this on my daily sports reading list? Can KSR start doing the job it initially meant to?



    • Drew Franklin
      5:11 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      SuperCat – We are.



    • Ha!
      5:14 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      SuperCat:

      Visits every day.

      Complains.



    • SuperCat
      5:59 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Drew, No you arent… this is supposed to be about sports.. I can tell you for a fact Im about to stop making it a part of my daily schedule. I’ll get my sports news elsewhere.



    • Aaron Flener
      6:06 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      SuperCat- Please don’t take us out of your daily schedule. We have kids to fee…. Wait, no we don’t. You’re free to go.



    • SuperCat
      6:20 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly… Im out.. there are plenty of other sources for my kentucky athletics



  2. inside info
    3:42 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    “And all of the trafficked humans still preferred all of the above to what they experienced in their home country.”



    • catfan
      3:47 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      At least they get a day off each week here right? You know they don’t believe in god thus no reason to take off Sundays back in the motherland.



    • Reality Check
      12:26 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

      How do you know? Most are promised something entirely different then are stuck when they get to these situations.



  3. Jared Fogle
    3:43 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Something similar happened at a Subway (or maybe a few Subways) in Lexington recently http://www.lex18.com/news/subway-owners-arrested-after-human-trafficking-investigation/



    • inside info
      3:54 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      I’m sorry Jared, but you are not allowed to make fun of anything in the Lexington area, no matter how closely it resembles the exact thing that happened in Louisville. This especially goes for arrests of players on any UK team. You really need to read the KSR bylaws.



    • JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
      4:38 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Matt talked about the Subway stuff on the radio when it happened.



  4. Ralph
    3:54 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Do you ever blog about sports?



    • L1C6
      3:58 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Do you always complain about the content of free sites that no one forces you to read?



    • Ralph
      4:05 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Absolutely. You?



    • L1C6
      4:07 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      No but I always make fun of those who do.



    • Ralph
      4:08 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      I make fun of those who don’t.



    • L1C6
      4:12 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Doubt it. I doubt you have a sense of humor at all.



    • Ralph
      4:39 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Grow up.



    • DailyReader
      10:53 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      What sport would you like him to blog about? Perhaps we can get an article about where the baseball team will eat before tonight’s game. The point of this site is to entertain while also providing free info about UK athletics (generally sourcing a paid site like rivals, catspause or ESPN insider). THANK THEM FOR WHAT THEY DO



  5. Axe Cop
    3:58 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    R yes!



    • FDAULS
      4:10 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      I see what you did there.

      Hee-rarrious.



    • Deacon
      7:24 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      Axe Cop – One of the best comments ever. It works on so many levels.



  6. RealUKFan
    4:02 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Typical Louisville business and typical Louisville attitude.



    • Cat Fan In Georgia
      4:05 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      What is “typical”about either the business or the attitude?



    • Axe Cop
      4:13 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

      pretty sure satire



  7. Roofus Howls
    4:25 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Free housing and free transportation to his workers? Sounds like he was just doing what everyone wants businesses to do by taking care of his workers.

    (I kid, I kid…)



  8. Rufus
    4:38 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    According to another story, that place also had several health department complaints concerning filthy restrooms according to longtime employee Hoo Flung Poo.



  9. Mack
    4:42 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    This should not be a surprise, many ethnic businesses such as restaurants and labor intensive businesses such as poultry farms and plants along with lawn services across the nation use illegals as their work force to increase their profits while Citizens furnish the workers benefits such health care and education if they have children among other benefits. Maybe even at horse tracks and horse farms.



    • stubbs
      10:18 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

      Is this a troll, or do you really think employing illegal immigrants is the same thing as human trafficking?



  10. FurdTurgason
    4:54 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Rufus, you magnificent bastard….I read your post! (and now I need a new keyboard)



  11. toddf
    5:55 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Wow I’ve been to that restaurant many times and it makes me sad thinking about all of those waitresses. …always young girls working there. The buffet is good but I dont see how u can say the sushi is…it sucked



  12. binarysolo
    7:04 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    This is a crime against humanity! Sushi at a Chinese buffet? The owner should be ashamed.



    • bluristhurr
      10:48 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

      I bet the Chinese are mad that the Japs keep trying to take more space from them. All these years of evolution their battle over space has led to the american Chinese buffet LOL



  13. TheEd
    7:30 pm May 22, 2014 Permalink

    Dammit Drew, you discovered my family’s secret operation. Uncle Ming better not sell me out. I guess that means no more Sweet and Sour anything for anyone.



  14. Reality Check
    12:29 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

    That’s the Republican utopia. That’s the same fate they want for US workers. The business owner gets to make up the rules. And the same redneck sheep that work these blue collar jobs vote for them.



    • Rachael Maddow
      10:10 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

      Thank you for being one of my sheeple.



    • stubbs
      10:19 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t think you understand what’s going on here….



  15. Hu Flung Poo
    10:33 am May 23, 2014 Permalink

    Asians vote democrat, silly.