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(BBC)   Drink your own urine and get paid $4 million from the Government? What a country   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2013-07-31 03:30:01 AM  
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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.
2013-07-30 11:39:58 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-07-31 10:50:12 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:39:35 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:32:16 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:02:05 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:58:08 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:16:41 AM  
1 vote:
These people hold grudges, probably not the last time he'll be dealing with the DEA.
2013-07-31 06:38:35 AM  
1 vote:

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?
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