This was no accident.
He pissed some cop off somewhere down the line.
President Bush signed this act as well.
What is the review that is needed?
Fire the jack-holes that put him in there an then walked away immediately. They then should be brought up on charges of attempted murder. If ever there was an example of “cruel and unusual punishment” this is it.
And the DEA better warm up the checkbook.
Lawsuit or no lawsuit, this will become more commonplace.
Why I don't feel outraged?
Every official involved should be tried and imprisoned. This is a typical story of government bureaucracy that came out of the Soviet Union. Government workers in general are congenitally inept and lazy and are only interested in cashing their checks until filing for their fat retirement.
I wish I could be on this young man’s jury.
Who leaves meth lying around a cell? Who ingests supposedly unknown white powdery substances? Neither he nor DEA are accidental tourists in this.
While unfortunately the taxpayers will be on the hook for this, at bare minimum those responsible must be terminated immediately and never be allowed to hold ANY government job for the rest of their lives.
It is so easy to sue the big pockets of all of us and let the actual people responsible go. Fire their boss also as at one time we use to hold the boss accountable for the actions of those who worked for him/her. Remember the buck stops here? Now, thanks to progressives, the buck does not exist so they can claim it never got there.
No one scan survive 40 days without water. The guy is dead or a liar,
I agree with many of the posters on here. Make this department of the DEA an example and fire all of them today.
Forgetting to turn the lights out before going home is one thing. Forgetting a human being in a cell to the point of near death is a whole different level of incompetence.
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.
We’ll be seeing more of this in the days to come.
“I am deeply troubled by the incident that occurred here last week,” the statement said, without mentioning Chong by name. “I extend my deepest apologies to the young man and want to express that this event is not indicative of the high standards that I hold my employees to.
Wow. His kidneys have been destroyed and thats the best they can do.
I can’t help but think that if this kid was African American how this would have made world-wide news and everyone involved would have already been fired and had their heads chopped off by Sharpton’s minons. But he is not so it may last 2 weeks in the news cycle.
There is no limit on punitive damages in such a case. If it’s only $20M the government will be lucky.
Why did we have to pass a Constitutional Amendmend to ban alcohol, but some executive orders and some bills through congress and Presto Bingo there is an out and out war on drugs that was never oficcially declared an actual “War”.
Because since the early 1900’s the constitution has been watered down so much it is almost meaningless....
They had to use a constiutional amendment BECAUSE they simply couldn’t have passed a bill through congress and got the president’s signature BECAUSE the “War on Drugs” is inherently Un-constitutional as it is an abuse of federal power in relation to the average citizen.
It was only through the twisted liberal logic of a “welfare state” that they were able to justify the “War on Drugs” for the “Good of Society” since the progessive playbook was to make Government “responsible” for the “good of society”.
Broken glass and meth came from him shoving his stash and his glass pipe in bum, then trying to eat the evidence later. Sounds a lot more plausible than some white powdery substance "hanging out" in a cell, and accidently ingesting broken glass.
Since Bush signed the same law first, due process was lost at that time, thus it was already a thing of the past when Obama renewed the law.