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July 10, 2018

What have we become.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:42

This is just a small part of the article.

The immigrant detainees said they were largely segregated from the mostly white juveniles being held on criminal charges, but they could see that the other housing units had amenities that included plush chairs and video gaming consoles not available in the Spartan pods housing the Latinos.

In their sworn statements, the teens reported spending the bulk of their days locked alone in their cells, with a few hours set aside for classroom instruction, recreation and meals. Some said they had never been allowed outdoors, while the U.S.-born children were afforded a spacious recreation yard.

The Latino children reported being fed sparse and often cold meals that left them hungry, though meals of American fast food were occasionally provided. Records show Shenandoah receives nearly $82,000 a year from the Agriculture Department to feed the immigration detainees.

The lawsuit said the poor conditions, frequent physical searches and verbal abuse by staff often escalated into confrontations, as the frustrated children acted out. The staff regularly responded “by physically assaulting the youth, applying an excessive amount of force that goes far beyond what is needed to establish or regain control.”

In the case of the Mexican 17-year-old, the lawsuit said a staff member who suspected him of possessing contraband threw him to the ground and forcibly tore off his clothes for an impromptu strip search. Though no forbidden items were found, the teenager was transferred to “Alpha Pod,” described in the lawsuit as a unit within the facility designated for children who engage in bad behavior.

The lawsuit said Latino children were frequently punished by being restrained for hours in chairs, with handcuffs and cloth shackles on their legs. Often, the lawsuit alleged, the children were beaten by staff while bound.

As a result of such “malicious and sadistic applications of force,” the immigrant youths have “sustained significant injuries, both physical and psychological,” the lawsuit said.

After an altercation during which the lawsuit alleged the Mexican teenager bit a staff member during a beating, he was restrained in handcuffs and shackles for 10 days, resulting in bruises and cuts. Other teens interviewed as part of the court case also reported being punished for minor infractions with stints in solitary confinement, during which some of the children said they were left nude and shivering in cold concrete cells.

6 Comments »

  1. It’s barbaric to behave like that with children.I sincerely hope it’s illegal too and that payment will be made.
    Hugs

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    Comment by davidprosser — July 10, 2018 @ 09:56

    • They will get away with what they are doing. They have the government support, the bigotry in the country is high towards these kids, and the current tRump supports push to make detention as painful as possible for everyone. SO yes I think they will be told to get their act together but nothing will change. It is horrible. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 10, 2018 @ 10:07

  2. It is Trumps and the Republicans fault. They give the staff the power and support to act like animals, I start doubting, if Trump is a human being; he does not act like his is civil.

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    Comment by miles — July 10, 2018 @ 10:57

    • He is a horrible person who cares only for himself, his money, his children in about that order. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 10, 2018 @ 12:07

      • Scottie, …, and where do you sort his wife Melania in? 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by miles — July 10, 2018 @ 12:28

        • As a gold digger that got most of what she wanted and now is just biding her time until he either dies or gets out of office so she can go back to what she was, a wealthy snob who cares only about herself, her son, and money. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — July 10, 2018 @ 12:35


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