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Old 01-13-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LOS ANGELES — U.S. immigration agents must not sedate deportees without a judge's permission, according to a policy change issued this week.

Immigration officials have acknowledged that 56 deportees were given psychotropic drugs during a seven-month period in 2006 and 2007 even though most had no history of mental problems. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit over the practice.

FOXNews.com - Immigration Agents to Stop Sedating Deportees - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I can agree with this. Who determines who gets these kinds of drugs, and how much? Weird.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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I don't agree with this new policy. If guards feel a prisoner is a violent threat, then they should be able to have the prisoner sedated without having to stop and get a judges permission.

Keep in mind, I really doubt the guards are walking around with pockets full of drugs just itching to drug someone. They have some sort of medical professional giving them out.

But if this is the way the system is to work from now on, it'll be much harder on the prisoners. They mentioned in the article, "...that medical sedation will only be considered as a last resort..." That's just plain wrong. Violence should only be considered as a last result not medical sedation.

Clearly the ACLU wants the guards to use billy clubs, pepper spray, stun guns and other violent methods instead of medical sedation.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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They were given the medicine because of "combative behavior," said Julie Myers, assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
That's fine. Bring back the use of straitjackets.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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LOS ANGELES — U.S. immigration agents must not sedate deportees without a judge's permission, according to a policy change issued this week.

Immigration officials have acknowledged that 56 deportees were given psychotropic drugs during a seven-month period in 2006 and 2007 even though most had no history of mental problems. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit over the practice.
Dumb decision . . . any NUTCASE who walks into the Arizona Desert when the temperature is in the triple digits category and there's not one ounce of shade within miles . . . NEEDS and DESERVES SEDATION!

Last edited by Bummer; 01-13-2008 at 06:36 PM.. Reason: Spelling goof.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: California
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Dump decision . . . any NUTCASE who walks into the Arizona Desert when the temperature is in the triple digits category and there's not one ounce of shade within miles . . . NEEDS and DESERVES SEDATION!
No, they need water
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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if he's illegal, and on our side of the border.. he'd still be really thirsty
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Dumb decision . . . any NUTCASE who walks into the Arizona Desert when the temperature is in the triple digits category and there's not one ounce of shade within miles . . . NEEDS and DESERVES SEDATION!

Hey Bummer, nobody ever accused these people of being the sharpest knife in the drawer...LOL..
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