Teenage immigrants as young as fourteen claim they are being horribly abused in Virginia detention center.

By | 2018-06-22T13:33:22+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments

Courtesy of the AP:

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.

The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Multiple detainees say the guards stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads.

“Whenever they used to restrain me and put me in the chair, they would handcuff me,” said a Honduran immigrant who was sent to the facility when he was 15 years old. “Strapped me down all the way, from your feet all the way to your chest, you couldn’t really move. … They have total control over you. They also put a bag over your head. It has little holes; you can see through it. But you feel suffocated with the bag on.”

In addition to the children’s first-hand, translated accounts in court filings, a former child-development specialist who worked inside the facility independently told The Associated Press this week that she saw kids there with bruises and broken bones they blamed on guards. She spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to publicly discuss the children’s cases.

In court filings, lawyers for the detention facility have denied all allegations of physical abuse.

This is absolutely disgusting!

When I first read it I did not even want to believe it was true, but the Associated Press is pretty careful with their reporting, and now a number of other news agencies are reporting on this as well. 

So now America is tearing immigrant children away from their families, sending them thousands of miles away from their parents, and treating some of them like prisoners at Gitmo. 

How long can we really allow this to go on?

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7 Comments

  1. Anon June 22, 2018 at 4:56 am - Reply

    OT. I want to know if photos are and have been taken of families at the border and individual family members along with their assigned numbers. If not this is inexcusable. This country does not lose convicts and has records of children taken into custody of social services and where they are placed.
    Trump ramping up his racist lies that all of these migrants are rapists, gang members, drug smugglers is to render all of them as non human to justify inhuman treatment. It would not surprise me if Trump could have these immigrants executed he would.

    • Anonymous June 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      I don’t know about photos, but the children are assigned a different number from their parents, so there is no way to match them up. Who came up with this system is an idiot! but maybe they did it on purpose knowing what we know about the child abusers in this admin.

  2. Sarah P June 22, 2018 at 6:03 am - Reply

    According to ex Attorney General Albert Gonzales this is perfectly legal.

    It is just “enhanced detention”

  3. anonymous June 22, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

    OT? ” Jeffrey Epstein—a 65-year-old billionaire and convicted sex offender ” “The younger, the better.”
    “rump was among the deviant philanthropist’s admirers. “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump told New York in 2002. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it—Jeffrey enjoys his social life.””Palm Beach detectives would soon unearth five girls who claimed that Epstein had lured them into a ring of sexual abuse. By the time Epstein inked his plea agreement, the feds had identified 40 victims. Police said Epstein was enlisting his employees and other young women to recruit underage girls” “he forced them into intercourse with him or into performing sex acts with an assistant, whom he allegedly bragged of purchasing as a sex slave from her parents in Yugoslavia.”
    “In court filings responding to victims’ lawsuits, Epstein said each teenager “consented to and was a willing participant in the acts alleged” and that he “reasonably believed” they were 18 years old during the “alleged acts.””
    ” In an unusually sweet deal with federal prosecutors, he served 13 months of his 18-month sentence in the private wing of a Palm Beach county jail and was permitted to leave six days a week, for 16 hours each day, for “work release,” ““Epstein’s high-powered legal team, which included Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, supplied prosecutors with dossiers on the alleged victims in an effort to discredit them.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-did-trump-and-clinton-pal-jeffrey-epstein-escape-metoo?ref=home

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-did-trump-and-clinton-pal-jeffrey-epstein-escape-metoo?ref=home

  4. Chenagrrl June 22, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    The names of these operators need to be exposed. Not just the corporate name, but the owners names. Those who are profiting and encouraging Trumpagus to sustain such misery.

  5. Anonymous June 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Oh come on people, these are child actors and have been trained to LIE by their attorneys:)

    This is not going to end well for the children, and it the real world would be the end of trump, pence and all his Nazi collaborators. All Democrats, especially minorities had better get off their butts and VOTE in NOV!

  6. SRH June 22, 2018 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    No longer Repub party – it’s now the cult party of trump. This is indefensible and are we in NK? Bastards!

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