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May 21, 2019

A point on the 16 year old who died in Border Patrol custody

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 10:02

I found out this morning that the boy had been sick for at least a week and died in a border patrol station for the following reasons.  This is a crisis of tRump’s own making and he can fix it with out extra money by following the laws and returning to policies he changed.   The boy was at a border station because the BP were not following the law to take him to an approved facility with in 72 hours of detention.  They were instead shuffling him from station to station.   Illegally.  The boy died in the commission of a crime against him!   In most states that makes the punishment for the crime much more severe.   I wonder how many others they are shuffling around instead of placing them in facilities?  They are making the conditions much worse than they need to be.   Now the boy was sick for at least a week.  He was seen by a medical practitioner, not a doctor.   He was diagnosed with the flu and shuffled around again instead of being taken to the hospital.   Any competent person can tell you the flu can be deadly if not treated correctly and promptly.  In the ICU I worked we dealt with many flu cases and yes some died.  Instead they left the boy in unacceptable conditions sleeping on the floor, and one report said the ground.  They did not care.  They simply do not see these children and adults as humans, as people.  They have made them so much the other that their conditions do not matter.   We seriously need to do something here people.  History has shown us where this goes from here if continued!   History doesn’t look on those who do these actions well.   Hugs  


  1. I am appalled at the lack of outrage when I see those kids in cages, some dying. What have we done? We are in violation of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights established by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. WE are no better than the Nazi’s who rounded up Jews and other minorities, ripped children from their parents, separated families…where is the outcry!

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    Comment by House of Heart — May 21, 2019 @ 11:53

  2. I’m sure there are Border Patrol people who wholeheartedly support tRumpsky’s immigration policies and for that reason, could care less about the boy. But at the same time, I don’t think ALL of them feel that way. Further, with the sheer number of people they’re dealing with, I tend to think they very likely may not have even realized the boy was as sick as he was.

    Please understand I’m not defending ANY the situation that exists. It’s sickening at its core. But we need to lay the blame at the feet of the person that’s responsible. He has denied the humanity of these people while he sits and tweets on his gold-plated toilet.

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    Comment by Nan — May 21, 2019 @ 12:29

    • Hello Nan. In this I disagree. The boy was checked and diagnosed as having the flu yet kept in conditions that were not conducive for healing. The boy was supposed to have been transferred in three days, yet was transferred at least twice and was sick for a week after being diagnosed. We wouldn’t tolerate this in a suburban home or boarding school. It is medical malpractice if the boy was not checked at least twice a day. Was he taking fluids. The reports say he was given medications? How was he taking them? Were they given to him when he asked? Were they with him under his control? What were the medications, cough drops? The flu is serious and has serious symptoms.
      As for those who care and don’t care, they were breaking the law. The have been doing so more and more all along. At some point it comes down to if you value your job more than the human life in front of you. Also this backlog of people waiting at these border stations are a result of the policy of not releasing the people into their communities to come back for their hearings. That was working at 86 to 91 % per the DOJ web site in 2016 the last year they report on. tRump’s admin calls that “catch and release” so they are trying to detain everyone. That has caused the severe problems with housing and care for the people. The solution of this admin is to do mass dumps instead of the trickle that was happening. Mass dumps on communities with no warning or assistance in the hope of causing the public to panic and agree with the administration. In hopes they will get more support for the wall. It is playing politics with people’s lives.

      Nan I love that you try to see the good in people. However how many people after world war two said they were just following orders? How many were not bad people, just trying to get along? How many were everyday average Joe’s and Jane’s who simply did nothing as it was happening around them? And will that be how we are looked on in the future? Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — May 21, 2019 @ 13:46

      • if you value your job more than the human life in front of you … Again, to me, this is not about the value a person puts on a human life. Yes, it’s disgusting … sickening … immoral the way things turned out. All of what you say is correct. The conditions are intolerable and the way it’s being handled is totally unacceptable. But the person to blame is not the border guard. It’s TRUMP!

        Moreover, it’s isn’t just that I’m trying to see “the good in people.” I’m just accepting the reality of what and who people are in extreme circumstances.

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        Comment by Nan — May 21, 2019 @ 14:12

        • Hello Nan. Extreme circumstances can either bring out the best in people, or the worst. We each have to choose which we will show when it is our time to choose. I will say last year I think it was I posted about several people who left their jobs in the border patrol rather than do what was demanded of them. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — May 21, 2019 @ 18:41

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