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2013-07-30 11:39:58 PM  
And yet not one of those responsible for this are losing their jobs. IMHO, the money should come at least in part out of their pensions and savings instead of from the taxpayers.
 
2013-07-30 11:45:09 PM  
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2013-07-30 11:45:15 PM  
www.theagencygroup.com

Interested.
 
2013-07-30 11:50:05 PM  
I shall forever hold a grudge, DanZero.
 
2013-07-31 12:03:49 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: And yet not one of those responsible for this are losing their jobs. IMHO, the money should come at least in part out of their pensions and savings instead of from the taxpayers.


That's union-busting, Tea Party talk right there, friend.  Maybe if we paid them more money and offered more benefits we'd attract a better crop.  All cops are heroes.  Remember 9/11.
 
2013-07-31 12:06:46 AM  

Dimensio: I shall forever hold a grudge, DanZero.


Not to last longer than 6 seconds

/sorry
 
2013-07-31 12:14:16 AM  
and all this time i was doing it for free. i am such a sucker.
 
2013-07-31 12:17:42 AM  

DanZero: Dimensio: I shall forever hold a grudge, DanZero.

Not to last longer than 6 seconds

/sorry


On the contrary; my permanent grudges typically last up to twenty-six minutes.
 
2013-07-31 12:23:41 AM  
img.ibtimes.com

Unimpressed.
 
2013-07-31 12:28:54 AM  
In Communist Russia, urine drinks you. . .
 
2013-07-31 12:33:28 AM  

Fark It: Bathia_Mapes: And yet not one of those responsible for this are losing their jobs. IMHO, the money should come at least in part out of their pensions and savings instead of from the taxpayers.

That's union-busting, Tea Party talk right there, friend.  Maybe if we paid them more money and offered more benefits we'd attract a better crop.  All cops are heroes.  Remember 9/11.


I don't consider those working for the DEA to be cops in the ordinary definition of the term. They're federal agents.
 
2013-07-31 01:33:08 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Fark It: Bathia_Mapes: And yet not one of those responsible for this are losing their jobs. IMHO, the money should come at least in part out of their pensions and savings instead of from the taxpayers.

That's union-busting, Tea Party talk right there, friend.  Maybe if we paid them more money and offered more benefits we'd attract a better crop.  All cops are heroes.  Remember 9/11.

I don't consider those working for the DEA to be cops in the ordinary definition of the term. They're federal agents.


I'm sure that after the publicity from this and the government payout over it those who were involved will have some notes in their files that will severely limit their career progression.
 
2013-07-31 02:40:27 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: And yet not one of those responsible for this are losing their jobs. IMHO, the money should come at least in part out of their pensions and savings instead of from the taxpayers.


this shiat makes me want to kill people
 
2013-07-31 03:28:24 AM  
The dearly departed approves, and asks you to see the movie "THE TRIAL" based on his work. Orson Welles will not disappoint.

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2013-07-31 03:30:01 AM  
He deserves a lot more. I respect a nation-less mercenary more than I respect a DEA agent anymore. At least mercenaries are up front and honest with their whole not giving a sh*t about morals and common decency.
 
2013-07-31 06:38:35 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Bathia_Mapes: Fark It: Bathia_Mapes: And yet not one of those responsible for this are losing their jobs. IMHO, the money should come at least in part out of their pensions and savings instead of from the taxpayers.

That's union-busting, Tea Party talk right there, friend.  Maybe if we paid them more money and offered more benefits we'd attract a better crop.  All cops are heroes.  Remember 9/11.

I don't consider those working for the DEA to be cops in the ordinary definition of the term. They're federal agents.

I'm sure that after the publicity from this and the government payout over it those who were involved will have some notes in their files that will severely limit their career progression.


We don't even know their names, from what I've seen. If they aren't fired, it's unacceptable.

Of course, nearly every agency Holder runs seems to be a disaster, so who can be surprised that there's no accountability?
 
2013-07-31 06:58:21 AM  
Am I in before Patches O Houlihan?
 
2013-07-31 06:58:27 AM  
I heard this headline in Zoidburg's voice.
 
2013-07-31 07:02:06 AM  
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Approves
 
2013-07-31 07:02:43 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'm sure that after the publicity from this and the government payout over it those who were involved will have some notes in their files that will severely limit their career progression


Well as long as their career is limited...
 
2013-07-31 07:12:38 AM  

liam76: Well as long as their career is limited...


Or maybe a paid suspension....

I love how that's supposed to be a punishment.

"Well The_Gallant_Gallstone, we were really disappointed with your performance last quarter, so we're going to hit you with a two week paid suspension.  Also, you're going to have to sleep with this $400/hour prostitute, at our expense of course.  Hopefully, you will learn from these failures and improve."
 
2013-07-31 07:16:41 AM  
These people hold grudges, probably not the last time he'll be dealing with the DEA.
 
2013-07-31 07:27:24 AM  
I know from experience that here in the county I live in, if you are put in a holding cell they only have to check on you every four hours. There are no detox centers either so they won't take you to the hospital, they put you in an unsupervised holding cell to detox. Makes for a bad situation for people with real medical conditions or detoxing off alcohol. I should know, I had a seizure from detoxing from booze and I am very lucky that I was in a detox center when it happened.
 
2013-07-31 07:29:12 AM  

Bathysphere: I heard this headline in Zoidburg's voice.


I could totally see that as something he would say.
 
2013-07-31 07:46:16 AM  
Oh, so the solution is to put cameras inside cells? I'm glad this guy got paid a hefty amount even after his lawyers take a chunk of it.  But now prisoners can be watched on camera in their cells?

Let's dehumanize them further.  I'm sure that will work.

And speaking of work, why is any guard associated with this still working?  Forget their pensions.  They should be out of a job for complete incompetence, all the way up to the warden.
 
2013-07-31 07:48:19 AM  
I'd drink more than piss for $4M of cop money, hell I'd drink Starbucks for that much cash.
 
2013-07-31 07:54:20 AM  
OTOH, maybe if we had cameras, the prison wardens could be sued for prison rape, so there's that.
 
2013-07-31 07:58:08 AM  
At least he got a nice settlement.

If hes smart, he'll invest it. 3 million, if he plays his cards right, could be turned into enough to last him the rest of his life.
 
2013-07-31 08:00:18 AM  
Didn't something similar recently occur?  This guy was left in solitary for 22 months:

http://www.fark.com/comments/7629633/The-price-for-two-years-of-bein g- kept-in-a-New-Mexico-prison-in-solitary-without-a-trial-$155-million

The story mentions the jailers being surprised to find Daniel Chong when they opened his cell, could they not hear him?  Also curious about the guy in the article above.  He was clearly being fed, could they not see what kind of condition he was in when the food was being delivered?
 
2013-07-31 08:02:05 AM  
He also unsuccessfully tried to set off a fire sprinkler to draw attention of the DEA authorities.

Good thing that didn't work. He would have been re arrested for destruction of government property.
 
2013-07-31 08:09:24 AM  
Obama's strong arm, the DEA.

/We live in a police state
 
2013-07-31 08:09:54 AM  
Whenever this happens, I ask myself the following:
These holding cells can't be in great demand if someone can be stuck in one for a couple of days.
What is the janitorial staff doing? Shouldn't these thing rooms be cleaned once a day.
No one does a check after each shift?
 
2013-07-31 08:19:30 AM  
Sounds like someone got piss in their apple juice....

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2013-07-31 08:20:30 AM  
Done in two
 
2013-07-31 08:25:40 AM  
I don't know anything about US prison cells, but I thought they had to do a count every few hours?
 
2013-07-31 08:32:16 AM  

Kevin72: The dearly departed approves, and asks you to see the movie "THE TRIAL" based on his work. Orson Welles will not disappoint.


You know what's really strange? I read a lot of Kafka in college (I was a l it major - I confess!) along with Camus, Orwell, Huxley, etc. But these were taught as dystopian works, written to an extreme to prove a point. That shiate would never actually happen.

But lately I've come to terms that they weren't novels or plays at all, they were instruction manuals.
 
2013-07-31 08:39:35 AM  

ElizaDoolittle: I don't know anything about US prison cells, but I thought they had to do a count every few hours?


I think these are more temporary holding cells that aren't in continuous use, rather than a proper prison.

To be fair to whoever forgot him, no system like this should be dependent on the actions/memory of a single person, there should always be a process in place where different people are involved (maybe the first thing for each shift you have to go around and check the state of every cell used or not to ensure everything is fine, just need to ensure it does get done reliably).
 
2013-07-31 08:47:01 AM  

wild9: I know from experience that here in the county I live in, if you are put in a holding cell they only have to check on you every four hours. There are no detox centers either so they won't take you to the hospital, they put you in an unsupervised holding cell to detox. Makes for a bad situation for people with real medical conditions or detoxing off alcohol. I should know, I had a seizure from detoxing from booze and I am very lucky that I was in a detox center when it happened.


You may have heard of Allen Daniel Hicks? He suffered a stroke while driving and was arrested for not responding to the cops demands to get out of his car. Let that sink in a moment. The left side of his body wasn't working anymore.

"Hicks did not receive a medical screening, but was put in a cell where he lay facedown on the floor or tried to crawl using the one working side of his body. On the night of May 12, soaked in his own urine, his brain choked of blood, he was at last taken to Tampa General Hospital and diagnosed with an ischemic stroke. He slipped into a coma and died within three months."

Link
 
2013-07-31 08:56:09 AM  
Hmm, Bear Grylls and Waterworld are already covered, so I'll just namedrop Yamatsuka Eye and that should do it.
 
2013-07-31 09:03:59 AM  
No one that had anything to do with this actually suffers any consequences.  The Judge?  "Sure, here eleventy billion dollars, I don't give a fark, it's not my money."
 
2013-07-31 09:33:43 AM  

Delay: wild9: I know from experience that here in the county I live in, if you are put in a holding cell they only have to check on you every four hours. There are no detox centers either so they won't take you to the hospital, they put you in an unsupervised holding cell to detox. Makes for a bad situation for people with real medical conditions or detoxing off alcohol. I should know, I had a seizure from detoxing from booze and I am very lucky that I was in a detox center when it happened.

You may have heard of Allen Daniel Hicks? He suffered a stroke while driving and was arrested for not responding to the cops demands to get out of his car. Let that sink in a moment. The left side of his body wasn't working anymore.

"Hicks did not receive a medical screening, but was put in a cell where he lay facedown on the floor or tried to crawl using the one working side of his body. On the night of May 12, soaked in his own urine, his brain choked of blood, he was at last taken to Tampa General Hospital and diagnosed with an ischemic stroke. He slipped into a coma and died within three months."

Link


I read that story and that was a really messed up situation
 
2013-07-31 09:45:00 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Obama's strong arm, the DEA.

/We live in a police state


Not yet, but the day isn't far off.
 
2013-07-31 09:49:54 AM  
Article doesn't say how he smuggled Bud Light into the holding cell.
 
2013-07-31 09:50:42 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: And yet not one of those responsible for this are losing their jobs. IMHO, the money should come at least in part out of their pensions and savings instead of from the taxpayers.


What the hell good would it be to work for the government if you were actually held accountable? That's crazy talk!
 
2013-07-31 10:35:35 AM  

some_beer_drinker: and all this time i was doing it for free. i am such a sucker.


You could probably sell film of that.

/Just Sayin'
 
2013-07-31 10:41:54 AM  
www.joeydevilla.com

Drink piss? Maybe, but I'd definitely draw the line on having to wear a stupid mustache. Just not gonna do that.
 
2013-07-31 10:50:12 AM  

exxxcite: The story mentions the jailers being surprised to find Daniel Chong when they opened his cell, could they not hear him?  Also curious about the guy in the article above.  He was clearly being fed, could they not see what kind of condition he was in when the food was being delivered?


In either case, why would they care?

Law Enforcement is above any personal consequences, and they've made it clear that they don't consider unrelated civilians to be more than sheep.
 
2013-07-31 11:05:02 AM  
So, did the scum confess, or do we have to let him sweat it out a little longer?
 
2013-07-31 11:40:21 AM  

Gdalescrboz: No one that had anything to do with this actually suffers any consequences.  The Judge?  "Sure, here eleventy billion dollars, I don't give a fark, it's not my money."


It was a settlement reached between the parties, not a judgment of a court.
 
2013-07-31 12:21:41 PM  

ElizaDoolittle: I don't know anything about US prison cells, but I thought they had to do a count every few hours?


It was a holding cell at a DEA office, not a cell at a jail or prison. He was suppose to be put in their temporarily since he wasn't being charged and was told that he would be released and given a ride home.

Daniel Chong
 
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