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(NBC San Diego)   You get busted celebrating 4/20 day by the DEA. Do they: A) arrest you, B) throw you in a small cell, C) forget about you for five days leaving you to drink your urine to survive, or D) ALL OF THE ABOVE?   (nbcsandiego.com) divider line 345
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2012-05-02 02:42:37 AM  
...he was increasingly worried throughout the days he spent in a 5 ft. by 10 ft. cell...

Okay.

In his desperation, he said he was forced to drink his own urine.

I see.

"...I hallucinated by the third day..."

Figures.

Chong said he lost roughly 15 pounds during the time he was alone...

That so?

His lawyer confirmed that Chong ingested a powdery substance found inside the cell. Later testing revealed the substance was methamphetamine...

Mmhmm.

After days of being ignored, Chong said he tried to take his own life by breaking the glass from his spectacles with his teeth and then carving "Sorry mom," on his wrists.

Okay then.

He said nurses also found pieces of glass in his throat, which led him to believe he ingested the pieces purposefully.

Interesting.

He spent three days in the intensive care unit at Sharp Hospital and his kidneys were close to failing...

Uh-huh.

The incident also caused Chong to miss his midterms at UCSD.

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2012-05-02 02:43:23 AM  
Hope the kid makes a full recovery because he's going to be very very rich soon.
 
2012-05-02 02:43:32 AM  

illicit: SoCalSurfer: loudboy: Five days and his kidneys are failing? Five days and he starts slitting his wrists with his glasses? I've met some POWs who would have this kid for breakfast. Farked up situation, to be sure, but failed kidney?

Trolling maybe....but yeah he has a point.

No he doesn't. He went 5 days with no water, he's lucky to be alive.


You're right. I heard the story earlier today and didn't realize that he didn't have access to water.
 
2012-05-02 02:44:13 AM  
I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.
 
2012-05-02 02:45:35 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Gotta say... can't really see the DEA raiding some Math major's apartment over a couple joints.

Not that anybody deserves what (allegedly) happened to this guy... but I doubt that's the whole story there in that article.

Allegedly

? He was put in the ICU for 3 days and nearly lost his kidneys.
 
2012-05-02 02:46:58 AM  
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2012-05-02 02:47:06 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Gotta say... can't really see the DEA raiding some Math major's apartment over a couple joints.


Well, no.

During the raid, authorities confiscated ecstasy, marijuana, prescription medication, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and a white powdery substance that was described as a synthetic hallucinogen. They also seized numerous weapons including a Russian rifle, handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Regardless, his treatment was undeserved.
 
2012-05-02 02:47:32 AM  

untaken_name: Pray 4 Mojo: Gotta say... can't really see the DEA raiding some Math major's apartment over a couple joints.

Not that anybody deserves what (allegedly) happened to this guy... but I doubt that's the whole story there in that article.

Obviously, the guy's dad is a major Triad player and they're sending a message: You might be untouchable, but your family isn't.


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2012-05-02 02:47:55 AM  
Was there no toilet in the cell? If there was...there's your water.

/pride only hurts.
 
2012-05-02 02:48:37 AM  
wow, read the whole story. I heard about this earlier before I headed out for taco tuesday but didn't read up on the whole thing.

What bastards, pure bastards. It seemed like the guy was supposed to be released but the original booking officer never passed this information down the line.

You never want to be the last one knowing something, always pass it on. Guess this guy never learned that lesson.
 
2012-05-02 02:48:53 AM  

Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.


How does one lie about being arrested and locked up for 5 days? You think a college kid chewed glass to get a payday??! Seriously?


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2012-05-02 02:49:02 AM  

SoCalSurfer: loudboy: Five days and his kidneys are failing? Five days and he starts slitting his wrists with his glasses? I've met some POWs who would have this kid for breakfast. Farked up situation, to be sure, but failed kidney?

Trolling maybe....but yeah he has a point.


As was stated above 3 days without water will fark you up, different organs will start shutting down and you could very easily die. Also lets not forget that POWs are generally soldiers and as such they are in very high physical condition not some college kid who's only claim to exercise is the distance he walks to class each day.
 
2012-05-02 02:49:33 AM  

JeffreyScott: If I was on a jury awarding civil compensation, I would have not problem awarding a million dollars per day that he was left in the cell, especially without food or water.


San Diego is good at paying those. There's a reason they're America's Finest City.

/they're like the finest china, very easily broken
 
2012-05-02 02:51:38 AM  

Anenu: SoCalSurfer: loudboy: Five days and his kidneys are failing? Five days and he starts slitting his wrists with his glasses? I've met some POWs who would have this kid for breakfast. Farked up situation, to be sure, but failed kidney?

Trolling maybe....but yeah he has a point.

As was stated above 3 days without water will fark you up, different organs will start shutting down and you could very easily die. Also lets not forget that POWs are generally soldiers and as such they are in very high physical condition not some college kid who's only claim to exercise is the distance he walks to class each day.


Besides the fact the pow would probably get water... Maybe more than hed like but water...
 
2012-05-02 02:51:40 AM  

croesius: Was there no toilet in the cell? If there was...there's your water.

/pride only hurts.


I think it was more of a detention room than a cell. It was in the DEA building and not a jail.
 
2012-05-02 02:52:58 AM  

Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.


So he faked the failing kidneys?

And then the DEA paid for his hospital visit out of the kindness of their hearts?

Really? Some folks cannot believe that law enforcement could possibly be this incompetent. Well yes, they can.

/interestingly, often the same folks who believe the very worst of "government" give law enforcement a complete pass.
 
2012-05-02 02:53:11 AM  
All these recent stories about crazy shiat and police abuse happening in this city is starting to get me rather nervous... That and the significant uptick in crazy people that we've been dealing with at work the last few weeks.
 
2012-05-02 02:53:58 AM  

crab66: /troll


First time I've ever put someone on ignore for a single post. So he's got that going for him.
 
2012-05-02 02:54:27 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Gotta say... can't really see the DEA raiding some Math major's apartment over a couple joints.

Not that anybody deserves what (allegedly) happened to this guy... but I doubt that's the whole story there in that article.


It's not. But in the previous article...

He was one of seven people detained after a Drug Enforcement Administration ecstasy raid in University City on April 21, according to a DEA statement.

"The individual was at the house by his own admission," the DEA confirmed Monday.

During the raid, authorities confiscated ecstasy, marijuana, prescription medication, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and a white powdery substance that was described as a synthetic hallucinogen. They also seized numerous weapons including a Russian rifle, handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.


I don't know whether this was a house he shared, or a rave he was at, or if he was just paying a call on his friendly local dealer for some pot, but apparently he wasn't regarded as the criminal mastermind responsible for all that stuff, since they let him and the other six guys walk. Or, well, you know, thought they had.
 
2012-05-02 02:55:00 AM  

feffer: Pray 4 Mojo: Gotta say... can't really see the DEA raiding some Math major's apartment over a couple joints.

Well, no.

During the raid, authorities confiscated ecstasy, marijuana, prescription medication, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and a white powdery substance that was described as a synthetic hallucinogen. They also seized numerous weapons including a Russian rifle, handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Regardless, his treatment was undeserved.


Yeah forgetting about him in the cell is wrong and the DEA needs to answer for that, but what ever the kid took while he was in the cell I believe he brought in himself and didn't find in the cell. After a few hours he probably thought "Hell they forgot about me, may as well get high until they come".
 
2012-05-02 02:56:44 AM  

feffer: Pray 4 Mojo: Gotta say... can't really see the DEA raiding some Math major's apartment over a couple joints.

Well, no.

During the raid, authorities confiscated ecstasy, marijuana, prescription medication, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and a white powdery substance that was described as a synthetic hallucinogen. They also seized numerous weapons including a Russian rifle, handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Regardless, his treatment was undeserved.


Ohhhhhhhhhhhh... thanks.

And yes... nobody deserves that. Well... maybe some people... you know what I mean.
 
2012-05-02 02:57:25 AM  
Outrage!

Lets crack jokes.
 
2012-05-02 02:57:37 AM  

Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.


You've never been arrested. You think cops on patrol are stupid? The morons they have herding people through jails are the dumbest of the dumb.
 
2012-05-02 02:58:55 AM  
Do we really need an agency this powerful to prevent kids from getting high? fark this stupid country and all it's incredibly retarded citizens.
 
2012-05-02 02:59:35 AM  

Brainsick: Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.

How does one lie about being arrested and locked up for 5 days? You think a college kid chewed glass to get a payday??! Seriously?


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I meant lying about being forgotten for 5 days.

And, yeah, I think this guy chewed glass to get a payday. His being in college has no bearing in this, by the way.
 
2012-05-02 03:01:34 AM  

ongbok: what ever the kid took while he was in the cell I believe he brought in himself and didn't find in the cell


A. If the cops didn't find something on him, he probably took it to get rid of evidence
B. If he did actually find it on the floor, he broke rule #3 of the holding cell "Don't eat drugs off the floor"


/add me to the chorus hoping this guy gets a payday, this is an inexcusable oversight for a detention facility
 
2012-05-02 03:02:46 AM  
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Could someone please come down here? I was dropped in this cell and I think I'm starving...

... oh I think I have found some powdered food....

... oh no! I think the powder is methamphetamine! Someone please, please bring me an antidote and some real food, I am starving!

... but at least I have water, well, it is actually my urine, so but please send some water, and if you could just LET ME OUT, there is a door you can open...
 
2012-05-02 03:03:01 AM  

RandomRandom: Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.

So he faked the failing kidneys?

And then the DEA paid for his hospital visit out of the kindness of their hearts?

Really? Some folks cannot believe that law enforcement could possibly be this incompetent. Well yes, they can.

/interestingly, often the same folks who believe the very worst of "government" give law enforcement a complete pass.


Failing kidneys. The kid could very well have been too stoned to take in water. He could have refused to drink water. He could very well have had a kidney problem before he went in.

Who is giving them a "complete pass"? Certainly not me. I just said that I think the kid is lying. That is certainly nowhere near to being giving them a "complete pass."

As for them being incompetent, care to quote me where I said that it was not possible for them to be incompetent? Funny thing that is that you cannot, because I never did say such a thing. I merely said it unlikely. And last time I checked "unlikely" != "not possible."
 
2012-05-02 03:03:29 AM  

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I have to give kudos for this. It's an old meme, but that made me laugh.
 
2012-05-02 03:03:37 AM  

Mock26: Brainsick: Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.

How does one lie about being arrested and locked up for 5 days? You think a college kid chewed glass to get a payday??! Seriously?


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I meant lying about being forgotten for 5 days.

And, yeah, I think this guy chewed glass to get a payday. His being in college has no bearing in this, by the way.


OK so...how does someone lie about being arrested and locked up for five days? Hide under the booking desk then sneak into the holding cell?
 
2012-05-02 03:03:39 AM  

bencoon: All these recent stories about crazy shiat and police abuse happening in this city is starting to get me rather nervous... That and the significant uptick in crazy people that we've been dealing with at work the last few weeks.


"recent"? Seriously? Did you just move to town?

SDPD has a long and rich history of shooting people. Brown people mostly... or poor. OR brown AND poor... redundant?
 
2012-05-02 03:04:34 AM  

croesius: Was there no toilet in the cell? If there was...there's your water.

/pride only hurts.


Yeah, I'm thinking he would have preferred toilet water to his own urine.

Did you even read the article, or even the FARK headline for that matter.
 
2012-05-02 03:05:11 AM  

Mock26: Brainsick: Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.

How does one lie about being arrested and locked up for 5 days? You think a college kid chewed glass to get a payday??! Seriously?


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I meant lying about being forgotten for 5 days.

And, yeah, I think this guy chewed glass to get a payday. His being in college has no bearing in this, by the way.


Um, the DEA has admitted to leaving the guy in there. It's not as if he's making up the whole "no food or water for 5 days" thing. How the hell could he be lying about that?
 
2012-05-02 03:05:27 AM  

ongbok: what ever the kid took while he was in the cell I believe he brought in himself and didn't find in the cell. After a few hours he probably thought "Hell they forgot about me, may as well get high until they come".


So they failed to search him, eh? That's DEA fail number... aw geez, I've lost track.
 
2012-05-02 03:07:00 AM  

bmfderek: Mock26: I cry bull dung! I think that the kid is lying through his teeth and probably chewed on the glass so he could try and make some money. Is it possible he was forgotten, yeah. But I think it highly unlikely.

You've never been arrested. You think cops on patrol are stupid? The morons they have herding people through jails are the dumbest of the dumb.


www.underconsideration.com

Agrees.
 
2012-05-02 03:07:27 AM  

Oznog: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

Could someone please come down here? I was dropped in this cell and I think I'm starving...

... oh I think I have found some powdered food....

... oh no! I think the powder is methamphetamine! Someone please, please bring me an antidote and some real food, I am starving!

... but at least I have water, well, it is actually my urine, so but please send some water, and if you could just LET ME OUT, there is a door you can open...


Shame on you!
I laughed so hard, I shiat my pants!
(you're a horrible person)
 
2012-05-02 03:07:28 AM  

Cyno01: 3 weeks without food.


Remain a functional human being with no ill effects? Much less than that.
Vary's highly on conditions and the state of the body going in.

Technically survive, yeah, maybe. Kind of a stretch for a good rule of thumb though, about half that to be functional at all and stand a decent chance at full recovery. Otherwise you're looking at a lot of organ damage.

It's like saying you can survive a fever of 106 for a bit, even though you get brain damage at 104. (whatever the numbers are, the point stands)

What's the difference? Mental and physical damage will be significantly less for 5 days than for 15.(then again, we're talking water here too, so the point is moot)

/the 3/3/3 rule has been bunk for quite a while
//can serve in an emergency though, if you come anywhere near the later two limits, odds are you're shiat out of luck
 
2012-05-02 03:09:33 AM  

m3h: Holy FARK, that is crazy. I would be curious to find out what actually happened between "he was offered a ride home" and "he was placed in a cell for 5 days"


I forgot to mention, that was my first thought too. Much more to this story. Maybe we're just hearing the stoner version first?
Maybe he was a dealer or something serious, so instead of a ticket/warning, he got arrested, then forgot about, then charges dropped/hidden when he got found, a sort of "we're cool right?"
 
2012-05-02 03:12:34 AM  
To the skeptics, I salute you. Skepticism should be applauded but, for a moment, forget the the food, forget the water, forget the urine, forget the meth, forget what they found in the apartment, forget the glass, and basically every other compelling part of this case.

How the hell does a man sit in a cell for five days without charges in this country?

If there is any shred left of The Constitution, the guy could be obviously guilty of genocide and we would (deservedly) give him that much.
 
2012-05-02 03:13:39 AM  

Brainsick: ongbok: what ever the kid took while he was in the cell I believe he brought in himself and didn't find in the cell

A. If the cops didn't find something on him, he probably took it to get rid of evidence
B. If he did actually find it on the floor, he broke rule #3 of the holding cell "Don't eat drugs off the floor"


/add me to the chorus hoping this guy gets a payday, this is an inexcusable oversight for a detention facility


Oh yeah he will get a payday for being left in the cell, and he deserves it. I'm just calling bullshiat on the whole they left meth in the cell thing. And for the record since he wasn't under arrest or being booked he wasn't stripped searched or cavity searched so there were many places that he could stashed some meth on himself that would have been missed in a pat down.
 
2012-05-02 03:14:16 AM  
ctrl-f "legalize" - 0 results found

fark, you slippin!

So let me be the first: LEGALIZE IT.
/don't do drugs
//not saying that I don't
///I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to too.
///IIIIIsuper slashies!
 
2012-05-02 03:14:19 AM  

omeganuepsilon: m3h: Holy FARK, that is crazy. I would be curious to find out what actually happened between "he was offered a ride home" and "he was placed in a cell for 5 days"

I forgot to mention, that was my first thought too. Much more to this story. Maybe we're just hearing the stoner version first?
Maybe he was a dealer or something serious, so instead of a ticket/warning, he got arrested, then forgot about, then charges dropped/hidden when he got found, a sort of "we're cool right?"


Reading a couple of other articles on this, it seems likely the chain of events went as follows:

1. College kid arrested at house
2. College kid taken to station, interrogated, and then brought back to holding cell
3. Police (a) decide to release him, (b) issue release order, and (c) complete whatever procedure necessary to indicate that someone's been released.
4. Somewhere between (b) and (c), where normally someone would then go down to the holding cell to retrieve him and release him, that never happens. But because (c) occurred, the system thinks he's been released and the cell is empty.
5. Five days of urine drinking
 
2012-05-02 03:15:27 AM  

flatt: How the hell does a man sit in a cell for five days without charges in this country?


Piss off the President?
 
2012-05-02 03:16:00 AM  

flatt: To the skeptics, I salute you. Skepticism should be applauded but, for a moment, forget the the food, forget the water, forget the urine, forget the meth, forget what they found in the apartment, forget the glass, and basically every other compelling part of this case.

How the hell does a man sit in a cell for five days without charges in this country?

If there is any shred left of The Constitution, the guy could be obviously guilty of genocide and we would (deservedly) give him that much.


Just be glad you don't live in Europe, some countries allow 30 day detention before charges must be given, some have an even higher limit. In the US it tends to be around 24-72 hours.
 
2012-05-02 03:17:00 AM  
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Didn't the Supreme Court do away with the "Tree of Woe" some time ago?
 
2012-05-02 03:19:18 AM  

untaken_name: Hey, at least he isn't peacefully ingesting a substance which affects only himself and doesn't cause any harm to anyone else anymore, right?


But...but...the children.
 
2012-05-02 03:21:54 AM  

buckeyebrain: Wanna know how to avoid going to jail? Don't be a pothead.


There should be a "fark You" button in addition to Smart and Funny.
 
2012-05-02 03:29:35 AM  

buckeyebrain: Wanna know how to avoid going to jail? Don't be a pothead.


No charges were brought against the kid. You think if they had something, ANYTHING, to charge him with they wouldn't? Leveling charges would make him a less sympathetic victim.

So it is probably a fairly safe assumption to say his lawyer is right - kid was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 
2012-05-02 03:29:48 AM  
i'm curious as to how he stored and drank his urine. poor fark.
 
2012-05-02 03:30:55 AM  

FarkinFarker: buckeyebrain: Wanna know how to avoid going to jail? Don't be a pothead.

There should be a "fark You" button in addition to Smart and Funny.


There should, but luckily we can just reply to "buckeye brain" and tell him to fark off.

/But only because he's a Nazi bastard.
 
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