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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:23 PM

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Source: Associated Press


Updated 7:03 pm CST, Thursday, December 5, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families.

The footage published by ProPublica shows the last hours of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who was found dead May 20. He is one of at least six children to have died since December 2018 after being detained by border agents.

According to ProPublica, Hernandez staggered to the toilet in his cell in the middle of the night at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, and collapsed nearby. He remained still for more than four hours until his cellmate awakened at 6:05 a.m. and discovered him on the floor.

The cellmate quickly got the attention of a Border Patrol agent, followed shortly by a physician's assistant who attempted a single chest compression. Weslaco police reports obtained by ProPublica say the physician's assistant quickly determined Hernandez was dead.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Report-Teen-who-died-in-US-custody-unresponsive-14884968.php

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Reply Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 5 OP
Grokenstein Dec 5 #1
area51 Dec 5 #2
Demonaut Dec 6 #3
sakabatou Dec 6 #4
Chemisse Dec 6 #5
LisaL Dec 6 #7
sakabatou Dec 6 #8
keithbvadu2 Dec 6 #6
FiveGoodMen Dec 6 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:46 PM

1. But heaven forfend anyone mention Barron's name

in an impersonal but (gasp!) negative context!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:07 PM

2. OMG

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:35 AM

3. will this make the headlines?, if it was "Margaret Johnson" it would

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:04 AM

4. A single chest compression after being passed out for hours

WTF?!

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:31 AM

5. Maybe touching him made it clear he had been dead for hours.

Such a tragedy. He was somebody's precious child.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 08:16 AM

7. He wasn't passed out, he was dead.

More chest compressions wouldn't have brought him back from death. He was likely in rigor mortis at that point.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:32 PM

8. Ah

But yeesh, that place has NO medical staff nor people who actually check on those in the building.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:54 AM

6. The Trumps and ICE have an expression for that.

The Trumps and ICE have an expression for that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:51 PM

9. Remember 1 in 3 people are in favor of this

The monsters will not all disappear once Trump is gone.

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