Honduran father commits suicide in jail after having child ripped from his arms at the border.

By | 2018-06-11T05:08:38+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

The forced separations do not only hurt the children, they also traumatize the parents. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

A Honduran father separated from his wife and child suffered a breakdown at a Texas jail and killed himself in a padded cell last month, according to Border Patrol agents and an incident report filed by sheriff’s deputies.

The death of Marco Antonio Muñoz, 39, has not been publicly disclosed by the Department of Homeland Security, and it did not appear in any local news accounts. But according to a copy of a sheriff’s department report obtained by The Washington Post, Muñoz was found on the floor of his cell May 13 in a pool of blood with an item of clothing twisted around his neck.

Starr County sheriff’s deputies recorded the incident as a “suicide in custody.”

Here is where the story gets a little hard to read:

According to Border Patrol agents with detailed knowledge of what occurred, Muñoz crossed the Rio Grande with his wife and 3-year-old son on May 12 near the tiny town of Granjeno, Tex. The area is a popular crossing point for Central American families and teenagers who turn themselves in to apply for asylum in the United States.

Soon after Muñoz and his family were taken into custody, they arrived at a processing station in nearby McAllen and said they wanted to apply for asylum. Border Patrol agents told the family they would be separated. That’s when Muñoz “lost it,” according to one agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the incident.

“The guy lost his s—,” the agent said. “They had to use physical force to take the child out of his hands.”

Muñoz was inconsolable and started to hit walls and pull at the fencing in the detention center, so they moved him to a local jail.

On the way, Muñoz tried to escape, and once in a padded cell continued to be combative, until finally calming down after which he was observed praying in a corner. 

At some point, he was discovered dead, with clothing wrapped around his throat. 

These are human beings.

They spend weeks crossing inhospitable, dangerous terrain while trying desperately to protect their families, only to arrive here and have their children literally torn from their arms. 

I have to tell you that I do not think my reaction would be that much different from Mr. Muñoz.

Who have we become?

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 8:43 am

    OT?
    “DeVos and revealed she secretly “lurked” around their campus and intruded on private counseling sessions during her highly publicized photo-op visit to the school.”
    ” She was at a hearing and she was asked by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont whether or not her study of gun violence in schools will include guns.
    ” “She came in one morning to secretly to just lurk the halls. I was a part of the school TV production program and I had to film her going about this. She would whisper to staff members. ”
    “Ultimately, Betsy DeVos needs to understand that there have been over 20 school shootings in 2018 alone and if our secretary of education fails to recognize the role that guns play in our schools, she doesn’t represent the students of America,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/parkland-teens-trash-betsy-devos-ignoring-school-gun-safety-reveal-grotesque-behavior-visited-campus-photo-op/

  2. Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 9:03 am

    “They spend weeks crossing inhospitable, dangerous terrain while trying desperately to protect their families, only to arrive here and have their children literally torn from their arms.”

    Actually, they are typically illegally ‘bused’ or ‘vanned’ across Mexico by the Cartel who takes all their life savings to provide this transport. Then they have a ‘coyote’ for the last part of the journey who knows the routes and timing and hiding places in washes and ravines to minimize their chances of getting caught (assuming they are not simply killed (and/or raped and then killed) by the Cartel, long before they reach the border because that is actually easier and more profitable for them. Nonetheless the last part of crossing the desert on foot is treacherous, and during the summer downright stupid. Many die of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

    There are safe and legal means to seek citizenship and/or asylum, this is not one of them, and should not be encouraged. It helps no-one especially those who are trying to cross illegally. And fyi, this was occurring during the Obama Administration also, for those with the blinders on.

    You want to keep people and families safe, encourage them to legally enter the country and apply for citizenship.

    One more note, try entering Mexico illegally or overstay your visa and see how friendly that country is.

    Signed- Living near the border.

    • Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Do they rip kids from parents’ arms and put them in cages like a stray dog hoping for an owner before euthaniztion?

    • Ugh June 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

      It’s nice to be white, isn’t it? Can’t enter legally and apply for citizenship when the president is a racist hypocrite.

      • Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 11:11 am

        Ugh… 9:03 here, Who said anything about being me being white?

        Go to as US side border town, in most of them whites are by far the minority.

        Understanding border policy and the immigration laws have nothing to do with color of your skin.

        Where I live most people have family on both sides of the border, and those born south of the border have eventually gained US citizenship legally.

        Your racist card, which you were itching to pull out of your deck, does not work here.

        Bottom line. You want to keep families and their children safe? Then do NOT encourage the dangerous illegal border crossings, especially from South American countries that have to make the much more dangerous passage thru Mexico. Fact.

        • Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 12:17 pm

          All well and good, but you don’t treat them like animals. There IS no excuse whether you live on the border or not.

  3. Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Using c4p as an example (sorry), the battle cry is, paraphrasing, “this is a nation created under GOD, and we live under Him and his principles.”
    They APPLAUD this treatment. “I” am horrified.

    • Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Don’t forget the Constitution that they now want a “convention of states” to change.

  4. Anonymous June 10, 2018 at 10:21 am

    His death is on trump and his gestapo administration.

  5. Anon June 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Jeff Sessions has just denied asylum to victims of domestic and gang violence. What a cruel fucking piece of shit he is and his party.

    Are the Democrats going to finally grow a pair and start using this against the GOP? If there was ever a more justifiable opportunity to wage a campaign of slinging mud I can’t think of one. And there is so much mud that can be slung.

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