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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:38 PM

Top Utah newspaper says Trump migrant detention centers are 'concentration camps'

The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board on Saturday came to the defense of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), arguing it's correct to call the Trump administration's migrant detention facilities "concentration camps."

"They are not work camps. They are not death camps. At least, not on purpose," the board writes. "Our government is not building massive gas chambers and industrial crematoria. It is not conducting sick medical experiments on members of an unfavored class."

"But that does not mean that the places into which we are herding tens of thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers are not properly called concentration camps. Because that is precisely what they are."

The board acknowledges that the detention facilities are in no way similar to the concentration camps that Nazi Germany built for the mass slaughter of European Jews during World War II.

But it argues that "some of the people who study, and some of the people who survived or are descended from survivors of the Holocaust, are pointing out that that crime against humanity did not arrive overnight."

The board adds that the "same warning" is coming from Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps in the U.S. during World War II.

"The places where these tempest-tossed humans are being held are kept deliberately uncomfortable and largely out of view of the public, the press, members of Congress and even the courts," the board writes. "The people being held there are cold, hungry, dirty and often sick. Children are separated from parents. Children are caring for children. Medical care is not to be found. A few — not millions, but a few — have died."

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/449920-top-utah-newspaper-says-trump-migrant-detention-centers-are-concentration

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Reply Top Utah newspaper says Trump migrant detention centers are 'concentration camps' (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
Thomas Hurt Jun 2019 #1
pazzyanne Jun 2019 #5
Clash City Rocker Jun 2019 #2
shanny Jun 2019 #3
lunatica Jun 2019 #6
shanny Jun 2019 #8
Wellstone ruled Jun 2019 #4
leftieNanner Jun 2019 #7
Johnny2X2X Jun 2019 #9

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:42 PM

1. These people are being warehoused (enslaved) to line the pockets of the private prison industry.

Their value is not planting crops or polishing munitions, it is in being a part of head count.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:36 PM

5. You are correct!

The private prison industry makes $600 a day per immigrant vs the $72 per day per prisoner. Prisoners are guaranteed food, a cot and blanket, recreation, education, relaxation, personal care products, medical attention, etc. The children and other asylum seekers at our southern border are not! Take that $600 per day per person X thousands of people and makes one

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:47 PM

2. Now if we could just convince MAGAts that concentration camps are a bad thing...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:53 PM

3. So can some of our putative leaders and pundits

 

lay off AOC now, and focus on the real obscenities being done in our name?

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Response to shanny (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:39 PM

6. AOC understands that getting people's attention is the most important

Thing. She’s not saying these things just to be ignored.

Case in point: she has us talking about this issue for days. She doesn’t care what they say about her. If she did she would keep quiet.

I say, “Go girl!”

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Response to lunatica (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:16 PM

8. Good point.

 

I think she's terrific.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:22 PM

4. Wow,the

One and Only Crew allowed this to be printed in their back yard,just wow. Just so folks understand,this crew has several Hispanic Wards only in Utah,Salt Lake,Iron and Washington Counties.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:00 PM

7. Tomorrow morning all of us must get on the phone

And call our senators and representatives to insist that they DO something about this. NOW! Legislation, defund ICE and CBP. This cannot continue.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:22 PM

9. Are we supposed to wait for them to become death camps?

It can happen here. The first Nazi concentration camps didnt start out as death camps either.

Tens of thousand are being held in secret without access to the necessities to keep themselves clean, healthy, and rested. Ive been saying this from the start of this atrocity, THEY WILL FIND MASS GRAVES! History is a guide, whenever this happens in history, there are mass killings. We have a leader calling these prisoners animals and calling for harsher treatment. Whenever this has happened before in history, some guard or group of guards listens to their leader and kill.

Not only can it happen here, it is happening here. While I don’t think we’re on the way towards killing thousands, there is zero doubt in my mind there are mass graves in the desert right now. Too many of these prisoners are unaccounted for.

You think that those vicious hoards at his rally aren’t up for some genocide? There are millions of Trump voters that would love to see millions of “others” exterminated from our country. They’d happily man the gas chambers.

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