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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:39 AM

Border Patrol Agents Are Passing Around A Commemorative Coin Mocking Care for Migrant Kids

Source: ProPublica



An unofficial commemorative coin has been circulating among Border Patrol agents at the U.S./Mexico border, mocking the task of caring for migrant children and other duties that have fallen to agents as families cross into the U.S.

On the front, the coin declares “KEEP THE CARAVANS COMING” under an image of a massive parade of people carrying a Honduran flag — a caricature of the “caravan” from last fall, which started in Honduras and attracted thousands of people as it moved north. (While the caravan included many women and children, the only visible figures on the coin appear to be adult men.)

The coin’s reverse side features the Border Patrol logo and three illustrations: a Border Patrol agent bottle-feeding an infant; an agent fingerprinting a teen boy wearing a backwards baseball cap; and a U.S. Border Patrol van. The text along the edge reads “FEEDING ** PROCESSING ** HOSPITAL ** TRANSPORT.”

The coin appears to poke fun at the fact that many border agents are no longer out patrolling and instead are now caring for and processing migrants — including families and children.

Read more: https://www.propublica.org/article/border-patrol-agents-are-passing-around-a-commemorative-coin-mocking-care-for-migrant-kids?utm_content=buffer9bc9c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:52 AM

1. Disgusting. Will be viewed by history like the SS lightning bolts.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:03 PM

13. 100,000,000 US citizens LIKE those lightening bolts.

Is it history yet?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:16 AM

2. They fail to realize

that those migrants crossing the border means job security for them. No migrants; no need for botder patrol.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:20 AM

3. Most of the border patrol is staffed with internet trolls

They’re the bottom dwellers that skulk around in the comments section of articles on Breitbart and Yahoo news. That is how they communicated in the unearthed Facebook group.

Think about that. The worst of the deplorables - and that’s being generous - are the ones in charge of the migrants locked in cages. They’re in charge of protecting children who they refer to a “knocks”.

The whole lot of them must be fired and new, highly-vetted employees hired to take their places. The ones who have committed crimes must be tried in court so justice can be served.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:32 AM

4. Yes. There is a rotten institutional culture at the Border Patrol

Their "union" is basically an arm of the permanent Trump campaign.

And ICE, too.

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Response to Applegate (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:07 PM

11. There has been for a long time. They lowered hiring standards several times.

It was tough to recruit new hires until they lowered the standards.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

5. I took a class about Nazi Germany when I was in high school

The naive question that kept coming up was, "Why didn't someone do something?" Of course, there were those students who would have shot the guards and freed the prisoners. Thirty years later, where are all those kids who wondered why nobody did anything?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:56 AM

6. They are posting on the internet,that's where they are.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 11:57 AM

7. We've become a nation of armchair warriors

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:17 PM

8. not these people, not me. you can start here then move forward

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:36 PM

9. Apathy. We are seeing how apathy enables atrocities to escalate.

I didn’t know how people could have allowed nazis to do what they did, but now I see how much people don’t care about what is happening around them.

And I don’t know how to cause an apathetic person to become aware and care. For me, I can’t stop thinking about the babies and children separated from their parents and caged.

There are so many Americans, too, who support Trump and the atrocities he is doing in our name.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:38 PM

10. There's really nothing 'legal' anyone can do about this beyond voting or running for office

Our system of government is broken.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 03:08 PM

12. It's interesting you bring up legality

Because this administration has done so many illegal acts and not been held accountable in any way. Remember, in Nazi Germany it was a serious offense to hide Jews. I may get in trouble for saying this, but I think we are beyond questioning the legality of any actions taken to stop detentions.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 08:08 PM

14. This is sick, juvenile and pathetic.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 05:06 PM

15. This is absolutely disgusting.

Where is the U.N.? Where is the Hague? Seriously this is a crime against humanity!!!

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