Reports are coming out about abuses against children in the detention centers. Reveal News, in an extensive report claims many children are subjected to handcuffs, assaults, and given antipsychotics and sedatives while being told they are vitamins.
In the report, Holly Cooper, a lawyer challenging the government’s incarceration of children says:
There seems to be a level of cruel intent I’ve never seen before and a real indifference to the well-being of a child.
Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia has now ordered an investigation into abuse claims at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center where children are reportedly being beaten, handcuffed and left in cells for extended periods of time for solitary confinement. The children are often left nude and cold in isolated cells.
The report also claims that and adult saw broken bones and bruises that the children said were inflicted by the guards.
Many of the teens being held, have been accused of belonging to gangs by the U.S. Immigration authorities a reason Donald Trump has cited as justification for implementing his no tolerance policy.
Now that the public is becoming more aware of these atrocities, Virginia’s senators said Thursday they would investigate conditions inside the Shenandoah facility.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 20, 2018
Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities – CNN https://t.co/9RzYiU4RWJ
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 22, 2018
Listen to this voice. It’s the voice of the child who was drugged without his consent or the consent of his mother for nearly six months.
We have more tape, of course. Radio story coming soon. https://t.co/LXu6HtDKVH
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) June 20, 2018
People are rightfully horrified.
those poor babies, I wish I could help them. Please continue to spread the info, we need to know the truth. Truly disturbing…
— Sabina England (@SabinaEngland) June 20, 2018
Please keep reporting this must get global attention!!
— AMoskaluk (@moskaluk_a) June 21, 2018
Trump should be charged with crimes against humanity he should spend the rest of his miserable life behind bars.
— El Pray (@ElPray3) June 21, 2018
H/T: Reveal News