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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 03:34 PM

Pierce: The People Orchestrating This Policy Should Be in the Hague

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a23745196/trump-family-separation-five-year-old-flores-hearing/

The People Orchestrating This Policy Should Be in the Hague
Yeah, they're Americans. Send them to the International Criminal Court, and send the kids back to their families.
By Charles P. Pierce
Oct 12, 2018
Despite Trump's Executive Order, Thousands Of Migrant Children Still Held In Camps


Everybody involved in this policy should sleep tonight in a bunk bed in The Hague. From The New Yorker:

According to a long-standing legal precedent known as the Flores settlement, which established guidelines for keeping children in immigration detention, Helen had a right to a bond hearing before a judge; that hearing would have likely hastened her release from government custody and her return to her family. At the time of her apprehension, in fact, Helen checked a box on a line that read, “I do request an immigration judge,” asserting her legal right to have her custody reviewed.


But, in early August, an unknown official handed Helen a legal document, a “Request for a Flores Bond Hearing,” which described a set of legal proceedings and rights that would have been difficult for Helen to comprehend. (“In a Flores bond hearing, an immigration judge reviews your case to determine whether you pose a danger to the community,” the document began.) On Helen’s form, which was filled out with assistance from officials, there is a checked box next to a line that says, “I withdraw my previous request for a Flores bond hearing.” Beneath that line, the five-year-old signed her name in wobbly letters.


Double-talking a kindergartner out of her rights. Now, that's the way to be a great nation on the world stage. That's making American great again.

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Reply Pierce: The People Orchestrating This Policy Should Be in the Hague (Original post)
babylonsister Oct 12 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 12 #1
BigmanPigman Oct 12 #2
Solly Mack Oct 12 #3
Turin_C3PO Oct 12 #4
byronius Oct 12 #5
Hekate Oct 12 #6
LakeArenal Oct 12 #7
warmfeet Oct 12 #8
procon Oct 12 #9
debsy Oct 12 #10
mcar Oct 12 #11
bdamomma Oct 12 #12
mcar Oct 12 #13

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 03:38 PM

1. deplorable and despicable

These GOP criminals are our shame. They should be held accountable.
Lock 'em ALL up.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 03:40 PM

2. I agree with Pierce, these are criminals

and need to be tried as such. Miller is the first to get a one way ticket to the Netherlands.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 03:40 PM

3. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 03:41 PM

4. I would love to see this whole bunch tried at The Hague.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 04:30 PM

5. Ultra 1950's Soviet.

So telling. So revealing.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:05 PM

6. I just want to scream

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:14 PM

7. It's so crazy...

To be recommending a story about the Gov’t cheating a five year old.

I keep thinking all of this is a nightmare and I could just wake up. With Obama or Clinton president. Alas, it not nightmare, right?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:16 PM

8. There is time to make this happen. NT

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:16 PM

9. So does that mean that children can now enter into other legal contracts

and agreements now? Big Business would be ecstatic to get millions of toddlers signed up for credit cards or loans... right???

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:19 PM

10. Absolutely appalling - i expect nothing less of the assholes who have stolen our country.

We need to get it back.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:21 PM

11. Will we ever recover from this?

Can we ever redeem our country?

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Response to mcar (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:30 PM

12. WE need

to VOTE first in unbelievable numbers, to get these bastards out. tRump only cares about tRump.

I think all of us are thinking silently what would be best for this country...…….and us.
I won't say anything else.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 06:38 PM

13. Yes. GOTV!

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