Thugs locked guy in a room and threw away the room
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Thugs locked guy in a room and threw away the room
05-05-2012, 07:50 PM (This post was last modified: 05-05-2012 07:58 PM by Dionysus.)
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Thugs locked guy in a room and threw away the room
Quote:DEA apologizes to student left for days in cell with no food or water
By Sarah Grieco and Rory Devine, NBCSanDiego.com
May 5, 2012, 7:19 pm

Daniel Chong, the UC San Diego student who was left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for nearly five days, said the time spent there was a life-altering experience. On Wednesday, the DEA apologized for the incident.

The 23-year-old spoke with NBCSanDiego and said he was increasingly worried throughout the days he spent in a 5-foot by 10-foot cell. “They never came back, ignored all my cries and I still don’t know what happened,” he said. “I’m not sure how they could forget me.”

In a statement, DEA San Diego Acting Special Agent-In-Charge William R. Sherman said he was troubled by Chong's treatment and extended his "deepest apologies" to him, The Associated Press reported.

Sherman said the event is not indicative of the high standards to which he holds his employees, AP said. He said he has personally ordered an extensive review of his office's policies and procedures.

NBCSanDiego was first to report Saturday that the DEA confirmed its agents were investigating an incident in which a suspect, arrested April 21, was detained at their office for several days and allegedly forgotten about.

Chong said he was at a friend’s house in University City celebrating 4/20, a day many marijuana users set aside to smoke, when agents came inside and raided the residence. Chong was then taken to the DEA office in Kearny Mesa.

He said agents questioned him, and then told him he could go home. One agent even offered him a ride, Chong said. No criminal charges were filed against him.

But Chong did not go home that night. Instead, he was placed in a cell for five days without any human contact and was not given food or drink. In his desperation, he said he was forced to drink his own urine.

“I had to do what I had to do to survive …. I hallucinated by the third day,” Chong said. “I was completely insane.”

Chong said he lost roughly 15 pounds during the time he was alone. His lawyer confirmed that Chong ingested a powdery substance found inside the cell. Later testing revealed the substance was methamphetamine.

After days of being ignored, Chong said he tried to take his own life by breaking the glass from his spectacles with his teeth and then attempting to carve “Sorry mom,” on his arm. He said nurses also found pieces of glass in his throat, which led him to believe he ingested the pieces purposefully.

Chong said he could hear DEA employees and people in neighboring cells. He screamed to let them know he was there, but no one replied. He kicked the door, but no one came to get him.

By the time DEA officers found Chong in his cell Wednesday morning Chong was completely incoherent, said Iredale.

“I didn’t think I would come out,” Chong said.

He said when employees discovered him in the cell that they looked confused and nervous. A DEA employee rode with him to the hospital, where they paid for Chong’s visit.

He spent three days in the intensive care unit at Sharp Hospital and his kidneys were close to failing.

Chong and his lawyer spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the claim they will file with the federal court system on Wednesday.

“He was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said his lawyer Gene Iredale, who compared Chong’s experience to the torture suffered by inmates at in the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.

The incident also caused Chong to miss his midterms at UCSD. He said he does not know if he will return to school, as his perspective on life has changed since his isolation.

San Diego defense attorney Gretchen Von Helms said the victim could get millions if he files a lawsuit.

"In all my years of practice I've never heard of the DEA or any Federal government employee simply forgetting about someone that they have in their care," she said.

"There has to be repercussions if people do not follow the safety and the care when they have a human being in their custody."

I don't see the problem. He disobeyed Sacred Writ™. He should have gotten a bullet to the head on the spot.

And don't forget, ladies and germs: If you're kidnapped by state thugs for doing absolutely nothing at all, it's not kidnapping-- you're just "in their care." Got it?

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05-05-2012, 08:15 PM
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ya know what really frosts my ass? When something like this gets revealed and then you have all the statist apologists crawling out from under their dung piles claiming that the guy deserved it. And it is amazing how many of these cretin there are. It almost makes it worth while knowing that they will be burned to a crisp with the rest of us when Fukusima #4 collapses.

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05-05-2012, 08:26 PM (This post was last modified: 05-05-2012 08:31 PM by Dionysus.)
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(05-05-2012 08:15 PM)NonEntity Wrote:  It almost makes it worth while knowing that they will be burned to a crisp with the rest of us when Fukushima #4 collapses.

Yeah, are you following that? I've got a bad feeling about that. And of course, not a peep from the criminal MSM about it, which is too busy with things of more import like who got voted off of Dancing with the Has-beens or Amurkan Cargo Cult Idull. I'm almost impressed that the MSM covered this story. I would expect them to sweep something like this under the rug since it puts the state in a bad light.

I've pretty much reached my limit of disgust with this world.

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05-05-2012, 08:36 PM
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I'm curious as to how they managed to lock him in a room and then throw away the room?


Sorry, I felt compelled to ask.


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05-06-2012, 07:43 AM
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(05-05-2012 08:26 PM)Dionysus Wrote:  I've pretty much reached my limit of disgust with this world.


Aw, now that's a real shame. Just think how much good stuff you're gonna miss out on! Big Grin

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