The Obama administration has opened two new family detention centers to hold hundreds of women and children from Central America who fled to the United States reportedly to escape violence in their home countries. While most of the 63,000 unaccompanied minors detained at the border since January have now been placed with family members as their cases are processed, those caught with their mothers are being held without bond. A 600-bed detention center run by GEO Group in Karnes City, Texas, opened at the beginning of August and is reportedly already full. Democracy Now! producer Renée Feltz visits a second detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to report on the poor conditions and lack of due process for migrants, and the lawyers mobilizing to assist them. “Children were not eating. Children were getting very sick,” says attorney Megan Jordi. “Every child I saw looked incredibly emaciated and had a hollow look in their eyes.”
PIGS just can’t seem to get it right for the people they are sworn to protect.
They arrest, beat and kill the homeless along with other citizens of this so-called great country…
How long is it to train a person to become a police officer? How extensive is the training – physical and mental?
The lack of educating those who train to become an officer of the law is the driving force of discrimination, racial profiling, extensive force and police shooting being deadly or not.
You have to understand people, you have to know how to deal with different people and situations. Police come across the mentally ill, handicap, oppressed and law abiding citizens. They need to know how to properly deal with people form all walks of life. Unfortunately, use of any force found necessary or the easiest while dealing with a possibly dangerous situation seems to be the way for the police.
If and when you see an officer of the law harassing, beating or holding a gun up to a citizen, pull your phone out and record. You never know what you’ll catch on video.