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ur taken care of in Canada, OMG - Thu May 03, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Update: The Drug Enforcement Administration has apologized to Danny Chong after he spent five days in a holding cell without food, water or a toilet, the LA Times reported.

"I extend my deepest apologies [to] the young man and want to express that this event is not indicative of the high standards that I hold my employees to," William Sherman, special agent in charge of the San Diego division of the DEA, said in a statement. He added that he has ordered "an extensive review" of DEA procedures.

Earlier:

An innocent California student was placed in a holding cell after his buddy's house was raided by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and ended up spending nearly five days in his dark prison without food, water or human contact.

Danny Chong, 24, had been told that he was going to be released on April 20 -- the same day he was detained -- because he wasn't charged with any crime.

Officers reportedly forgot about him. He told NBC that he was forced to drink his own urine for hydration and ended up carving his own flesh with glass in a fit of psychosis.

"I had to do what I had to do to survive," he told the station on Tuesday. "I was completely insane."

Chong's horrific -- and accidental -- stay in the dark holding cell began on April 20, when agents raided a home that Chong where hanging out near UC San Diego. DEA officials said they found some 18,000 ecstasy pills at the home, but that Chong wasn't involved. He was brought in for questioning, but never formally arrested or charged, according to U-T San Diego.

He was supposed to leave his detention the same day. One officer even offered him a ride home.

But he was forgotten inside his 5-foot-by-10-foot, windowless enclosure.

He kicked, screamed and cried as the days passed. He could hear DEA agents on the other side of his heavy door, but they apparently couldn't hear him. He didn't have food, water or a bathroom.

At one point Chong went so "insane" he broke his glasses with his teeth and carved "Sorry Mom" into his arm.

By day five -- when corrections officers finally heard Chong's screams for help -- he'd been hallucinating and even attempted to eat broken glass, NBC reported.

When agents finally found Chong, he was incoherent and had to be taken to the hospital, according to the Associated Press. He was treated for a perforated lung -- an injury consistent with someone who has eaten glass.

The student's lawyer compared his detention to the famous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Chong is considering filing a civil lawsuit against the DEA.

The DEA maintains that the incident was accidental and isolated, but hasn't elaborated.



ur in court the next day here ROFLMAO, feel sorry for this guy
 
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Thu May 03, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Jail sux wherever you are and Canada would probably be my choice of countries to be incarcerated in. That being said, the Canadian system has a black mark or two...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Smith_inquest

that being one.

Neither the US nor Canada are dealing with mentally ill inmates in a very productive manner..it's very sad.
 
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Thu May 03, 2012, 06:50 PM
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As an American citizen I personally hope he does sue and wins a judgement large enough to put an end to the DEA and the dumb as Hell,immoral,ineffective and total failure of the last 40+ years known as the "War on Drugs".

That's wishful thinking of course as the people who WANT the idiotic prohibition on drugs to continue see the 'War" as a success. After all,incarceration is a big business in this country (more people in jail than any nation,the majority of them for non-distribution drug offenses...) and with the number of states that have voting restriction laws in place for ex-cons and the insane percentage of minorities who get sentenced to prison for minor drug offenses those same self serving,hypocritical scum bags get to make sure they keep their hands on the reigns of power.

As someone who campaigned for the current Administration as a volunteer there is no one issue that outrages me more than Obama's utter betrayal of what was promised on this issue. He's just as bad as Bush was on drug prohibition.

It should be legalized,regulated and taxed out the ying yang (kind of seem to remember that there's something else in the "Land of the Free" that I feel that way about...can't put my finger on it...).

Those who can't handle it we should have expanded treatment and counseling opportunities for.
 
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Thu May 03, 2012, 06:56 PM
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hey i agree, i just dont know how the DEA, or FBI, or other enforcement there in US, can forget a prisoner for 5 days, at least he survived doing i guess what he had to do, and yes that would make me insane after that,

just a foot note we r fighting our drug wars right now as u probably no, 2 canadians gunned down in broad daylight, and quite ranked as well,

I think the mexico cartels will also rule obviously, and it will be a battle for 20 more years, cause only concern here is friggin smoking bans in parks LOL,
 
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Thu May 03, 2012, 07:22 PM
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That's,to me at least,the biggest reason to just legalize all drugs---you take the profit margin (and the violence related to it) off the streets.

I'm from Baltimore,lived in the city part of my life,worked there for a construction company (roofing) that did a large amount of our business in the war zones of the city for 8 years and saw first hand the futility of the whole thing. I'll admit that I was even a user for a period and it was about as hard (and still is today I'm sure...) to get my hands on ANY drug I wanted in this town as it was to get a pizza.

Used to be well over 300 homicides a year in this city,200+ is still the rule and the overwhelming majority of them are all about "the Game". We had a Mayor back in 1987,Kurt Schmoke,who opined that the only sane solution was to just legalize drugs,treat them as a health problem and tax and regulate the distribution of them. And he was ridiculed here and nationally for that stance. Personally I laughed at first myself,then thought about what he said and realized he was right.

But was off his rocker to say it publicly. Pretty much ended his career right then and there.
 
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Thu May 03, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Man that is crazy. I read the headlines, but didn't know the gritty details. Atleast he will probably sue them and get a million or two out of it.... in this case it would be well deserved lol.
 
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Mon May 07, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Moxie Pip View Post
. After all,incarceration is a big business in this country (more people in jail than any nation,the majority of them for non-distribution drug offenses...
WOW there about 2 x the population of New Zealand in USA jails.
"( Estimated resident population of New Zealand as at Monday, 07 May 2012 at 04:27:11 pm
4,434,351)" http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_s...ion_clock.aspx

"In 2008 approximately one in every 31 adults (7.3 million) in the United States was behind bars, or being monitored (probation and parole)."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarce..._United_States

"Over all, there are now more people under “correctional supervision” in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height. That city of the confined and the controlled, Lockuptown, is now the second largest in the United States."
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critic...atlarge_gopnik
 

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