Skip to comments.College student locked away, forgotten in DEA holding cell for four days, no food, water or toilet
Posted on 05/03/2012 5:06:17 AM PDT by Shane
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Some people need to go to jail for this.
“Four days without water can kill.”
Sure it can. And people have gone longer in worse conditions and survived. A 97 year old woman survived 8 days without water or food during the 2004 earthquake in Iran. How many people have we read about that survived at sea for a week, just drinking their own urine?
We hear and read human interest stories like this all the time and we admire their courage. This is another one of those stories.
I admire the kids courage. What I don’t admire is the attorney who is going to turn this kid into Bobby Sands.
40? You sure you read that right? It was FOUR days.
Give him the money, ya cheapskate.
Not only does he deserve a hefty cash award but everyone involved in this needs to be fired. They are unfit to serve in law enforcement.
“Who leaves meth lying around a cell? “
Setup gone wrong? Maybe they were wanting him to overdose while in custody. Bam! They have their perp... but “unfortunately he died.”
Think of the even more who don't. Survival length in a situation like this is a bell curve. Some die very early and some survive many days. The press makes a big deal about those they pull out after a week, but not so much for the bodies they pull out after three days who were trapped but died of dehydration over those days.
In a situation like this I'm and eye for and eye type of guy. Just lock everyone who was involved in cells without food or water for four days. Those who survive can keep their jobs. And then cut the office's budget to match the new and smaller staff.
“The guy filed a $20 million dollar lawsuit yesterday. Ridiculous! Maybe $1,000 dollars he deserves?”
I figure you should demonstrate that you are willing to be incarcerated under similar circumstances for $1,000...I am sure we could get a few folks here to kick in just to see you sweat...understand of course, that when you experience this you do not know that it will be over in four days...might be a week or two...that is part of the pain and suffering...
“Another drug-related death.”
GAH! Laz, you never fail to make me laugh.
Courage? I'm not saying anything bad about him but courage involves a choice. No matter how courageous or cowardly he was, he didn't have a choice to leave.
I guess I can,t read.
It’s ok, I admit to jumping the gun more than once here. LOL
“Sure it can. And people have gone longer in worse conditions and survived. A 97 year old woman survived 8 days without water or food during the 2004 earthquake in Iran. How many people have we read about that survived at sea for a week, just drinking their own urine?”
Natural disaster =/= left by supposed professional and competent agents.
The punishment MUST be in a form that all of the DEA from the lowest field agent to its chief will never want to allow this incident to be repeated. Further, it must get the attention of every other Federal law enforcement bureaucracies so they will take proactive steps to prevent this or a similar incident from happening.
What comes to mind is an immediate closure of the offending office couple with immediate demotion of that leadership. The final fine, adjudicated through the court system, comes out of the local and regional DEA funding until it is paid.
Sounds harsh don't it?
But, then when you take a look at the repeated “Sorry, wrong address..” raids, and “Your dog was threatening me...’ shootings, and “He pointed a gun at me but I couldn't find it later..’ killings that seem to make the news on regular basis how else are you going to force competency onto our law enforcement — I will NOT call them “protectors” and more; they lost that honorific a long time ago.
You answered your own question.
Because you're a sociopath and Government is your religion.
Perhaps they can give your family the $1K if you don’t make it.
Sounds like would be an over-payment.