Baltimore City lead poisoning kids have been preyed upon by a Chevy Chase company called Access Funding, according to a front page story in the Washington Post. It is a thoroughly scathing article by Terrence McCoy that suggests that Access Funding has taken advantage of poor black Baltimore city kids who were victims of lead poisoning that they were exposed to when growing up. As a result of the lead exposure and the legal action that followed, many of the victims entered into structured settlements designed to provide long term financial security. Some were paid as little as 35 cents on the dollar after being induced to sell, and courts approved it, according to the Washington Post.
Here’s what Master Funky Chicken have to say ’bout that:
Baltimore city kids ate fuckin’ lead
Makes you dead in the head
They say Access went after their “bread”
McCoy smacked em’ upside the head
Mac Daddy Washington Post
McCoy stuck his head in the most
On it comes Brian E. Frosh
With cash now dealers he’s ready to mosh.
And on come the Maryland legislators
Out to slay the cash now alligators
Poor Baltimore structured settlement annuitants
Those Lump Sum dealers owe some penitence
They tried to make hay with Freddie Gray
Then Freddie Gray died that day.
And Mary Alice Rose and her IPA
Charles E Smith
What da fuck did he do anyway?
Smith being sued
For an IPA said to be pooed
Can you understand the situation?
Shit like this going on across the nation
Leaving these people to eat “Ken-L-Ration”?
From steady payments to eatin’ dog food
Sorry honey I’m not in the mood
Get these predatory mo fos out of my ‘hood
Don’t let me be misunderstood
Time for Frosh to put on the kabosh
So a brother can afford some nosh
In steps Elijah Cummings
Time for him to do something stunning
Time to change the situation