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January 23, 2020

MISSOURI: GOP Bill Would Jail Librarians Over Drag Queen Story Hour, Drag Queens To Protest At Capitol

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Fascism, Hate, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 12:55

Again a Christian politician trying to ram their church doctrines in to everyone else’s lives.   They don’t care about anyone’s rights or freedoms only about enforcing their religion on everyone.   I am not going to pull any quotes as the story is from different news sources and each has great information.   Please go to the link and see what this guy and those like him want to do.   Jail librarians for having guys dress up and read stories to kids.   The fact other parents are fine with it and want their kids to be there, this guy knows better because his god.     Hugs

MISSOURI: GOP Bill Would Jail Librarians Over Drag Queen Story Hour, Drag Queens To Protest At Capitol

White House posts video of bishop saying ‘demonic spirit’ is behind homosexuality during sermon attended by Mike Pence

Filed under: Bigotry, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 02:23

Not only are these people willing to lie but they are also unwilling to learn.   They want people like me dead or imprisoned.    They want to make me a crime in itself to further their church doctrines.    This is the government of the country I am a citizen of.    Hugs

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/mike-pence-demonic-spirit-church-homophobia-sermon-tennessee-a9296571.html

‘You never see two male animals coming together,’ preacher incorrectly tells congregation

“It is a demonic spirit that causes a woman to want to live with another woman,” he said. “It is a demonic spirit that causes a man to be attracted to another man.”

The preacher, who has been named as the bishop Jerry Wayne Taylor, claimed the “devil” is trying to “destroy the foundation of marriage” and “cut off the reproduction process”.

“Two men can’t have a baby. Two women can’t have a baby,” he told the congregation at the Holy City Church of God in Christ.

Research has found that over 1,500 species engage in homosexual behaviour, and two lions were pictured having gay sex in Kenya several years ago.

“We’ve got to expose what the devil is doing,” the bishop added after his incorrect comment about the animal kingdom. “I might get beat up out in the wild but that’s alright.”

The religious vice-president, whose wife teaches at a Christian school banning gay and transgender staff and students, has voted against policies supporting LGBT+ and abortion rights in the past.

Donald Trump, the US president, reportedly once joked Mr Pence  “wanted to hang all gay people”.

January 21, 2020

Trump’s Lawyer Supports Criminalizing Homosexuality

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 19:36

Trump’s Lawyer Supports Criminalizing Homosexuality

A timely reminder from Right Wing Watch:

Sekulow and the ACLJ have been intensely opposed to laws protecting the rights of LGBTQ people in the U.S. and abroad. The ACLJ argued on behalf of state laws criminalizing gay sex that were overturned by the Supreme Court in 2003. Sekulow has said that the state has a “compelling interest to ban the act of homosexuality.”

The ACLJ and its international affiliates engage in anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice culture wars in the U.S., Africa, Europe and Russia. In Africa, it worked to shape constitutional language in Zimbabwe, where it has fought to maintain criminalization of homosexuality.

From a 2011 Mother Jones report:

Sekulow and his son Jordan opened affiliated offices of the ACLJ in Africa to lobby politicians to “take the Christian’s views into consideration as they draft legislation and policies,” according to ACLJ’s website. ACLJ’s Zimbabwe office has pushed an agenda that backs outlawing same-sex marriage and making sure that homosexuality “remain[s] a criminal activity.” (Zimbabwe had outlawed homosexuality in 2006.)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe is among the most ruthless dictators in the world—but in 2010 ACLJ-Zimbabwe’s chairman, pastor Alex Chisango, led Mugabe and others in prayer to kick off Zimbabwe’s constitutional reform drive. ACLJ wanted to ensure that, whatever else changed in the country’s constitution, homosexuality remained illegal and same-sex marriage was banned.

From a 2017 Guardian report:

Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60 million to Sekulow, his family and their businesses.

Telemarketers for the nonprofit, Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (Case), were instructed in contracts signed by Sekulow to urge people who pleaded poverty or said they were out of work to dig deep for a “sacrificial gift”.

“I can certainly understand how that would make it difficult for you to share a gift like that right now,” they told retirees who said they were on fixed incomes and had “no extra money” – before asking if they could spare “even $20 within the next three weeks”.

Hello Everyone.   My bones ache trying to understand the hate these type people have in them for the LGBTQ+.   It shouldn’t affect them, yet they act as though they themselves were the one about to commit suicide or they were they ones about to be bullied and beaten daily in school when they are the ones doing the bullying and hurting LGBTQ+ kids.  I am getting to the point of not willing to be decent to these bigoted bullies.   Hugs

 

 

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Different worlds apart

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 04:14

Jan. 20, 2020

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January 19, 2020

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January 18, 2020

South Dakota GOP bill would jail doctors for 10 years if they provide trans health care to minors

Please understand this is not about safety or helping kids, it is about erasing trans people.   Puberty blockers should be started for trans kids just  puberty starts.   They do no harm, they simply stop the effect of the hormones from affecting the  body to make / change gender characteristics.    This is important because that lets a person who is trans keep from looking like the wrong gender.   A trans girl wants and should be allowed to look like a female, not forced to look like a boy in drag.   Same with trans boys, they should be allowed to look like males.  The blockers do not harm as if they are stopped regular puberty begins.   It simply is delayed but the process starts and continues as it would if the blockers were not used.    No one is letting kids get vasectomies and sexual reassignment surgery.  It is a scare tactic just like the misinformation about puberty blockers.  This is all about hurting and stopping people from identifying as trans.  It is another case of legislators wanting to be between the patient and their doctor.   Hugs

https://www.salon.com/2020/01/18/south-dakota-gop-bill-would-jail-doctors-for-10-years-if-they-provide-trans-health-care-to-minors/

South Dakota has proposed 16 anti-trans measures in recent years. Now the GOP wants to imprison doctors

House Bill 1057 would make it a felony to prescribe puberty blockers and hormones to people under 18 years of age and bans surgeries like vasectomy and vaginoplasty.

The bill was introduced by Republican state Rep. Fred Deutsch and has already drawn more than 40 co-sponsors in the Republican-dominated legislature.

This part is just a lie.  The medications are not dangerous and are used all over the world and the US without complications.  Rep. Fred Deutsch is wrong and using debunked scare tactics to outrage people.

“Children need to wait until they’re mature to do it,” he said, arguing that the procedures and medications barred under the bill are “dangerous” because of the psychological and physical effects they have on young people.

 

Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Jack Turban, who researches the mental health of transgender youth, told NBC that it is “unsettling to see state legislators proposing that standard medical care, as outlined by The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and The Endocrine Society, should be a felony.”

The Endocrine Society and World Professional Association of Transgender Health both recommend puberty blockers and hormone treatments for transgender teens, though both organizations also recommend delaying surgeries until 18 years old. The report noted that only a quarter of transgender and gender non-conforming adults have reported undergoing transition-related surgery.

“Transgender kids, like all kids, deserve a chance to experience joy, to learn in a safe environment, to get the health care that they need, and to survive into adulthood,” said the ACLU’s Libby Skarin. “When the government proposes laws that would stigmatize them and undermine their care, they lose those opportunities.”

“The spate of anti-trans bills in South Dakota and elsewhere in recent years reflects an intentional strategy on the part of the anti-LGBTQ right wing,” wrote Gordon-Loebl. “Having lost the fight on gay marriage and recognizing the increasing national acceptance of lesbian gay and bisexual people, groups like [Alliance Defending Freedom] — alongside the Trump administration — have decided to pick off trans people, who are in many ways the most vulnerable and least protected members of the LGBTQ community.”

 

 

 

 

 

January 17, 2020

Missouri Bill Would Jail Librarians Who Let Kids Check Out “Inappropriate” Books

Again another Christian attempt to force everyone to live by the doctrines of their religion.  They do not care about other parents wishes, LGBTQ+ kids who need to information or see someone like themselves in stories.   They do not care about religious people who have different views from them.  They only crave the power to oppress those you do not like.   Hugs

How would that even work? Baker lays it all out in the bill: Public libraries would have to create a five-member “parental library review board,” via an election, for a two-year term. Those parents would get to decide what’s “age-inappropriate sexual material.” Kids would then be blocked from checking out whatever books are on their list.

If librarians violate any of these rules, they would be subject to a fine of up to $500 or a year in jail.

In theory, then, a heavily Christian community could elect a board that says books featuring LGBTQ characters are “inappropriate.” And then if librarians allow kids to check out Heather Has Two Mommies or I Am Jazz — books meant to help kids understand LGBTQ identities — they would be severely punished for it.

All because a group of conservative parents with sticks up their asses decide to play censor instead of letting kids follow their own curiosity or deferring to the wisdom and expertise of professional librarians.

This isn’t the first time Baker’s had a dumb idea. Years ago, he tried defending a giant Christian cross on public property. Last year, he pushed for Bible classes in school. That bill passed the State House but not the State Senate.

Now, rather than calling for book-burning, he’s just trying to find a loophole that allows Christian bigots to block kids from learning more about topics he doesn’t like.

Knowledge is power. Unless you’re a Christian like him, in which case, it’s the enemy.

January 16, 2020

Florida Republicans submit 4 anti-gay bills on last day to file

Filed under: Bigotry, Gender, Hate, Health, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Sex, Transgender news, Youth — Scottie @ 11:01

I do not understand the hate in these people, nor their desire to harm others not like them.    Also I am tired of politicians trying to make medical decisions for people instead of leaving it up to the patient and their doctor.    I use to have a muscle relaxer that worked really good for me.   The Florida state legislature in an attempt to look like they were addressing the opioid addiction problem, made it illegal for a pain doctor to prescribe it, while other doctors still can.   I have to use other drugs that do not work as well and have worse side effects.   The drug was not even an opioid.   I shouldn’t be forced to take medical advice from a legislator instead of my doctor.    Hugs

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/florida-republicans-file-4-anti-gay-bills-last-day-session-n1116256

The bills would repeal LGBTQ antidiscrimination ordinances, criminalize trans health care for minors and allow conversion therapy in places that had banned it.

Seven Republican lawmakers in Florida filed anti-LGBTQ bills late Monday, just hours before the deadline to file new bills for the coming legislative session.

If passed, the bills would ban gender-affirming health care for transgender children, repeal municipal and county ordinances protecting LGBTQ workers, and legalize so-called gay conversion therapy in places that had banned the medically debunked practice.

Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBTQ rights group, also decried the late-session bill dump.

“This is the most overtly anti-LGBTQ agenda from the Florida Legislature in recent memory,” Jon Harris Maurer, the group’s public policy director, said in a press release. “It runs the gamut from openly hostile legislation that would arrest and imprison doctors for providing medically necessary care, to legislation that would carelessly erase critical local LGBTQ protections.”

“It is outrageous that conservative legislators would threaten their health and safety,” she said in a statement. “Medical professionals, not politicians, should decide what medical care is in the best interest of a patient. Forcing a doctor to deny best practice medical care and deny support to transgender youth can be life-threatening.”

Conservative Republicans across the country have lately moved to introduce bills that would criminalize the provision of medical care for transgender children — including treatments endorsed by all major medical organizations. Florida’s trans health care ban proposal joins a list of similar bills that have been filed in recent weeks by staunchly conservative lawmakers in Tennessee and Texas.

“Sadly, the medical care of transgender youth has been sensationalized and politicized,” Jack Turban, a researcher at Harvard Medical School, said. “Gender-affirming medical care for transgender adolescents is endorsed by major medical organizations, including the Endocrine Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. It should go without saying, but providing standard medical care should not be a felony.”

 

 

 

January 13, 2020

The average US citizen

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Gender, Health, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 05:57

January 12, 2020

A new video from me about my marriage and Medicare For All.

Filed under: Bigotry, Drugs, Economics, Family, Greed, Health, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Love, News, Political, Questions, Sex — Scottie @ 15:54

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo: ‘We Will Continue To Fight… Until The Rapture’

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 10:29

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo: ‘We Will Continue To Fight… Until The Rapture’

The fact is, Pompeo has a well deserved reputation as a dangerous Christian extremist. Indeed, Pompeo has even gone so far as to endorse the notion of a “Holy War” between Christians and Muslims, and believes the fight against terrorism is a war between Islam and Christianity.

Speaking at a church group in Wichita, Kansas, in 2014, Pompeo claimed that Christianity was the “only solution” to combat terrorism, arguing that the greatest “threat to America” is caused by “people who deeply believe that Islam is the way.”

Pompeo continued:

They (Muslims) abhor Christians, and will continue to press against us until we make sure that we pray and stand and fight and make sure that we know that Jesus Christ our savior is truly the only solution for our world.

That’s right, the Secretary of State, America’s top diplomat, believes that “Jesus Christ our savior is truly the only solution for our world.”

Bottom line: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a dangerous Christian extremist. His Holy War mentality is alarming, and his open contempt for LGBT people is deplorable. Finally, any man who believes in the Rapture and claims that “Jesus Christ our savior is truly the only solution for our world” is simply not fit to serve in any significant foreign policy capacity.

January 11, 2020

Tennessee Lawyer Threatens County Clerks Who Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Gender, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 07:38

Here is another Christian saving the country, the world, and everyone’s souls by being as hateful as possible to his preferred victims.   What a way to spread the love of the lord?   When will these asshole learn that freedom of religion is also freedom from their religion.   They have every right to their thoughts and to practice their faith, they do not have the right to push it on to anyone else nor oppress those they don’t like.  I am sick of these people.   Hugs

Tennessee Lawyer Threatens County Clerks Who Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

This week, every single one of the 95 county clerks in the State of Tennessee received threatening letters accusing them of breaking the law and violating civil rights… all for doing their jobs by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

 

As general legal counsel for the Constitutional Government Defense Fund, an initiative run by Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), he was involved in the state’s earliest challenges the Obergefell ruling. Currently, he’s also partnering with Tennessee Independent Baptists for Religious Liberty (TIBRL) as they file a legal challenge against the Tennessee Department of Health, claiming ministers’ conscience rights are being violated when the government requires them to sign marriage certificates that “define marriage without regard to the sex of the two parties.”

 

The Department’s Certificate is inextricably tied to the marriage license issued by County Clerks that, according to Tenn. Code Ann. 36-3-103(a), is the legal document that actually authorizes my clients to solemnize the marriages they conduct by ceremony… However, the issuance of licenses by county clerks to persons other than a “male and female contracting party” as stated in Tenn. Code Ann. 36-3-103(a)(1) presents my clients with a grave civil rights issue of conscience under the Tennessee [Constitution], Article I, section 3, as well as a grave civil rights issue under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the free exercise of religion and government-compelled speech.

 

In conversation with noted LGBTQ news outlet The Washington Blade, Fowler described his intentions:

The purpose of the letter was simply that which was stated, to call to the attention of our county clerks the constitutional fact that the provisions in our state constitution applicable to marriage licenses have not been enjoined by a court or repealed by vote of the people, meaning they have not been excused from complying with it and, because they are purely administrative officials, they have no judicial authority to interpret the U.S. Constitution or the Tennessee Constitution, or to interpret licensing statutes in light of the language in the two Constitutions and the Obergefell ruling. They are not judges.

Neither are all of us, but we have to follow the law, too.

In any case, Fowler is just admitting that he wants to make county clerks nervous that they might be falling afoul of the law if they continue to do their jobs as they’ve been instructed.

 

According to Chris Sanders, president of the Tennessee Equality Project, Fowler’s letters amount to little more than a bad-faith attempt to undermine settled law:

We are well aware that some continue to look for ways to deny and ignore the plain meaning of the Obergefell ruling and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Marriage equality is equal protection of the laws, and it is the law of the land.

It’s hard to avoid the impression that Fowler is playing with emotional manipulation here. He’s sent county clerks hefty packets with an important-looking letter full of hard-to-parse jargon, backed up by no less than five enclosures packed with legalese, and he’s playing on understandable fears of repercussions in the hope that maybe, somewhere in Tennessee, some LGBTQ couple will have a harder time getting a marriage license because of him.

January 9, 2020

Judge orders U.S. to return gay asylum-seeker deported to Chad

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 12:22

They removed him and deported him while his case was ongoing.   They simply wanted to make it so he couldn’t be found.  Now even though a judge ordered his return it looks like the government is finding way to say they can’t do it.   Sorry he loses and  now faces death due to institutionalized racism and bigotry.   Sorry doesn’t cut it the ICE people did this they need to fix it, fly there, find him and get him back, issue him the documents needed or as Chad to issue them.   Make this right you hateful pricks.    Hugs

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/judge-orders-u-s-return-gay-asylum-seeker-deported-chad-n1112451

A federal judge has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to return a gay asylum-seeker who was deported to Chad, ruling that the government had not properly considered his asylum claim based on his status as a gay man before deporting him.

In October, however, two months after officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, removed him from his San Francisco home and sent him to California’s Yuba County Jail, Yaide filed a motion to reopen his asylum case. This request for relief was based upon new information: Chad criminalized homosexuality in 2016 — years after Yaide arrived in the U.S. — and Yaide came out as gay in 2019. This combination, according to court documents, led Yaide to fear “torture and death” if he returned home to the central African nation.

But in early December, while Yaide’s new case was waiting to be seen by an immigration judge, ICE agents removed him from the Yuba County Jail, processed his deportation and sent him to the Sacramento airport, where he and two ICE agents boarded a flight to Chad. Yaide was in handcuffs until a layover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His lawyers said they had no idea where he was during the trip.

Returning Yaide to the U.S., however, is not without complications. He has an expired Chadian passport, and Homeland Security says it has no jurisdiction to retrieve him from Chad without a valid passport. It is unknown whether Chad’s government will issue him a new one.

 

 

 

January 5, 2020

Imaginary problems

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 08:26

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January 2, 2020

tRump supporters logic

Filed under: Cartoons, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 03:59

Yet Republicans can ignore congressional subpoenas

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Gender, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Transgender news — Scottie @ 03:28

January 1, 2020

If white people faced …

December 31, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Worried

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 03:33

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December 27, 2019

Trump’s New Legal Adviser Is an Anti-LGBT, Fox News-Ready Bomb Thrower

I really would like to ask the Log Cabin Republicans and Peter Thiel, who are all gay but support a party / person who would slit their throats without any remorse.   I keep hearing they think their money will protect them.  How the heck did that work out in Germany in the late 1930’s?  This has gone beyond a thought exercise we are watching the complete dismantling of every protection LGBTQ+ people have, and next will come the denial of jobs and housing, then the rounding up and jailing.   Damn it people remember history.   This is what the white evangelical hate preachers desperately want.   Hugs

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-new-legal-adviser-jenna-ellis-is-an-anti-lgbt-fox-news-ready-bomb-thrower?ref=home

And yet, Ellis, a constitutional law attorney who’d worked since last year as the public policy director at the James Dobson Family Institute, has quickly gone from relative obscurity to talking directly with the president about politics and impeachment. In recent weeks, he’s reached out to her to ask about fighting back against his Democratic enemies, and has casually analyzed and praised her TV hits when she’s not around, say two people with knowledge of the president’s conversations.

“She gets it,” Trump has privately gushed in the past month, according to one of these sources.

“I’m disappointed conservatives are acquiescing to the LGBT agenda… The Orlando shooting was absolutely terrible and tragic. But the response to this tragedy should not be embracing and advocating for gay rights.”
— Jenna Ellis, after the Pulse nightclub massacre

More recently, Ellis says she’s even had the opportunity to flex her influence by counseling the president on his bombastic six-page letter delivered to Capitol Hill shortly before he was impeached this month, bashing Democratic leaders and insisting that “more due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials” in the 17th century.

“I reviewed [the letter]…but it’s 100 percent him. It’s perfect,” Ellis told PJ Media last week. The letter’s drafting process included White House brass such as Trump’s immigration adviser and chief speechwriter Stephen Miller, though White House attorneys were largely cut off from the initial process.

Ellis’ roots are firmly in the Christian right. Her 2015 book, The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution, argues that progressive judicial philosophy has spawned “a culture that lacks objective morality and embraces secular ideas” and urges the country to “get back to being a biblically moral, upright society.”

“In an increasingly politically and religiously diverse America, we have been sold the idea that the political questions of government, rather than being dependent on faith, are completely separate,” Ellis argued in a 2017 column. “But the Founders saw these questions of who we say Jesus is and what we say government is [as] inextricably intertwined.”

Much of her recent fire as a legal commentator has been aimed at the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. And while she couches those arguments in legal terms, Ellis has also exhibited some general antipathy to the gay community. Her book complains that the Supreme Court “told the LGBT community that their homosexual lifestyle was not just legal privately, but morally validated openly through government recognition and social celebration and therefore equally as valued as heterosexual unions.”

In the wake of a 2015 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead, Ellis penned a column that condemned the massacre, but bemoaned that it was being used to dignify homosexuality.

“I’m disappointed conservatives are acquiescing to the LGBT agenda,” Ellis wrote. “Let me be clear—the Orlando shooting was absolutely terrible and tragic. But the response to this tragedy should not be embracing and advocating for gay rights.” The piece was headlined, “Two Wrongs Do Not Make an LGBT Right.”

The facts are clear, they are not just coming for the brown and black people, they are coming for the rest of us who do not fit their idea of normal upstanding people.   We have seen this before and even in the last few years.   We need to be aware.   We are under attack.   Hugs

 

December 13, 2019

ICE Destroyed Footage Of A Trans Asylum-Seeker Who Died In Custody Despite A Request To Save It

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Hate, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Sex, Transgender news — Scottie @ 09:21

The video of 33-year-old Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, who died in US custody on May 25, 2018, was requested by an investigative division of ICE as part of a review into her death. In the June 4, 2018, email, an analyst with ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility requested a number of records related to Hernández’s death, including footage of her time at the Cibola County Correctional Center (CCCC) in Milan, New Mexico, on May 16–17.

“Please archive and retain all facility video surveillance footage,” the analyst asked, with the word “all” underlined.

However, in late August 2018, 95 days after Hernández’s death, ICE officials said in emails previously reported by BuzzFeed News that the footage was “no longer available,” suggesting it was because surveillance video is only kept for about 90 days.

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