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babylonsister

(171,217 posts)
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 08:07 PM Jul 2018

Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of 'Icebox' Cages With 60 Girls

What the hell are we doing to these poor people?


Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of ‘Icebox’ Cages With 60 Girls
By Erik Larson
July 3, 2018, 12:21 PM EDT Updated on July 3, 2018, 2:56 PM EDT


A 15-year-old girl who was forcibly separated from her mother after fleeing to the U.S. from El Salvador described to a Washington State investigator how she was crammed into a windowless room with 60 other girls and deprived of proper sleep or food for three days.

The room was divided by wire fencing into three cages, with each one holding 20 separated girls -- some as young as 3 years old, according to an affidavit filed late Monday in federal court in Seattle. The girls, who weren’t told when they’d see their parents again, called it the "icebox."

"The place was freezing because they kept the air conditioner on all the time, and each child was given a mat and an aluminum blanket," the investigator for Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson wrote. "The girls placed their mats in the floor very close to one another, since there was not enough space."


The affidavit is part of a lawsuit by 17 states and the District of Columbia that seeks to block the child-separation policy on constitutional grounds. The states on Monday asked the court to order the government to begin quickly turning over evidence.

"The states have repeatedly demanded basic information about their well-being, but were answered with silence," according to the filing.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-03/teen-taken-at-u-s-border-tells-of-icebox-cages-with-60-girls
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Teen Taken at U.S. Border Tells of 'Icebox' Cages With 60 Girls (Original Post) babylonsister Jul 2018 OP
getting them prepped for their future as sex slaves. lapfog_1 Jul 2018 #1
Disgusting democrank Jul 2018 #2
They've gone lower past the lowest point on earth. Initech Jul 2018 #4
Committing war crimes and human rights violations. Initech Jul 2018 #3
You said ... TRUMP has committed war crimes & human rights violations against the immigrant kids. trueblue2007 Jul 2018 #11
Agreed! Initech Jul 2018 #18
when the Nazis did this Haggis for Breakfast Jul 2018 #5
When history writes of tRump, his 2018 Child Abductions horrors will be at the top at #2. Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2018 #6
Trumpy is going to push and push the boundaries NoMoreRepugs Jul 2018 #7
Yep Cosmocat Jul 2018 #10
Should I hope that that decision on his part, Volaris Jul 2018 #12
"...until he is made to stop" BlueSea Jul 2018 #13
Truth orangecrush Jul 2018 #20
K&R Scurrilous Jul 2018 #8
This whole nightmare needs to end, but BadgerMom Jul 2018 #9
They need to open these facilities up for public inspection immediately Crunchy Frog Jul 2018 #14
Stephen Miller Shock And Awe in full swing. byronius Jul 2018 #15
More horror stories will continue to surface, but Trump will stand pat. nt oasis Jul 2018 #16
They will be excusing it as "enhanced incarceration" next GETPLANING Jul 2018 #17
BASTARDS orangecrush Jul 2018 #19

Initech

(100,425 posts)
3. Committing war crimes and human rights violations.
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 08:36 PM
Jul 2018

And then those don't matter to Trump because he's pulling the US out of the UN Human Rights committee!

trueblue2007

(17,324 posts)
11. You said ... TRUMP has committed war crimes & human rights violations against the immigrant kids.
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 09:34 PM
Jul 2018

*** I SAY :: TRUMP has committed war crimes & human rights violations against ALL these immigrants who have come to USA in fear for their lives. He is a MONSTER..... a Hitler wannabe.

Initech

(100,425 posts)
18. Agreed!
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 10:37 PM
Jul 2018

And I'm sure there's more going on that we don't know about - especially given Shitler's contempt and hatred for the formerly free press.

Haggis for Breakfast

(6,831 posts)
5. when the Nazis did this
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 08:59 PM
Jul 2018

they were considered crimes against humanity. How is it that the same is not said now ?

This sickens me.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,336 posts)
6. When history writes of tRump, his 2018 Child Abductions horrors will be at the top at #2.
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 09:07 PM
Jul 2018

#1 will be the theft of the election by collusion with the Russians.

NoMoreRepugs

(9,676 posts)
7. Trumpy is going to push and push the boundaries
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 09:09 PM
Jul 2018

until he is made to stop. This is not going to be civil or be stopped with stern words.

Volaris

(10,331 posts)
12. Should I hope that that decision on his part,
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 09:52 PM
Jul 2018

Would lead to a constitutional amendment placing the US Marshals Service DIRECTLY under the Judicial branch, rather than having them operate as an arm of the Executive?
Cause right now, the courts and Congress both can issue all the rulings they want, trump can ignore the shit out of them, and like Jackson before him, nobody can do shit. And he knows it.

 

BlueSea

(64 posts)
13. "...until he is made to stop"
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 09:55 PM
Jul 2018

I agree with your post, but we all know that no one, not one single person, is going to stop him.

BadgerMom

(2,793 posts)
9. This whole nightmare needs to end, but
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 09:22 PM
Jul 2018

this “icebox” crap is particularly heinous. My god, it’s been an awful few weeks/months/years.

Crunchy Frog

(26,753 posts)
14. They need to open these facilities up for public inspection immediately
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 09:56 PM
Jul 2018

And there needs to be prosecutions where appropriate.

A Republican congressman was just refused entry to one of these facilities, and told that they would need two weeks notice before allowing him access.

The Red Cross has been refused access.

The most likely reason for this level of secrecy is that the conditions are so heinously bad that they would be recognized as crimes against humanity if they were known.

byronius

(7,432 posts)
15. Stephen Miller Shock And Awe in full swing.
Tue Jul 3, 2018, 10:07 PM
Jul 2018

And the end of Civility between the White Nationalists who support this and Real Americans who do not.

They'll pay for all of this in the end.

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