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Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:29 PM

The hundreds of private for-profit concentration camps dotting this country must

be closed down in 2020.

I'm posting this because all three of my grand kids were at my home on Christmas day, and when I looked at them playing and laughing, I thought about the children who are languishing in these concentration camps, living in cold cages with foil blankets, being cared for by older kids.

These are children OUR GOVERNMENT has ripped from their parents' arms and put in these evil places. They are cold, hungry, sick and alone.

My grand kids are 2, 4 and 10, and on Christmas Day, I looked at them and thought how very, very lost and alone these little children in these concentration camps must be.

Yeah, we taxpayers are being charged $750 per day per head to these private camps on no-bid contracts, and that stinks of corruption, but let's all get beyond that outrage, and think about a little four year old girl or boy being in one of those awful places, crying each night until sleep comes, wondering if they will ever see their parents again.

And think about their parents, lost somewhere in the system, victims of an administration that had NO plan to track where these families are so they could be one day reunited. NO plan.

Here are the specific provisions of the Rome Statute that are being broken:

1. The deliberate deprivation of resources needed for the groupís physical survival and which are available to the rest of the population, such as clean water, food and medical services. Children have died in these camps for lack of medical care and life-saving medicine.

2. Creation of circumstances that could lead to a slow death, such as lack of proper housing, clothing and hygiene or excessive work or physical exertion. People in these camps are cold, have inadequate blankets, food, clothing, personal hygiene items and lack the physical exercise necessary to stay healthy.

3. Forcible transfer of children, imposed by direct force or through fear of violence, duress, detention, psychological oppression or other methods of coercion. Just the act of ripping these children from their families and housing them in 'special' detention camps for children fits this definition.

4. Death threats or ill treatment that causes disfigurement or injury; forced or coerced use of drugs or other treatment that damages health. There have been reports of some of these kids being drugged to keep them quiet.

This is so far from being OK that it makes me want to vomit. It really does. You want articles of impeachment? Try GENOCIDE under Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

So, if you are part of the national Democratic Party apparatus, or if you are a Democratic candidate for office, HEAR THIS NOW. I'm NOT willing to give the odious white supremacist apparatus that has grown like a cancer on the Executive Branch of our government a pass on this this year or into the decade. No.

Trump, Miller, Kirstjen Nielsen, Pence, and the rest, down to the lowliest cruel guard must be called to account for their actions, and I vow to do everything that I can do to make sure that happens, both before, and after this year's election.

You want some additional articles for impeachment and trial in the Senate? The evidence of genocide is RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES, and flowing in the tears of the children and the mothers.

I will not stand still for this, give these people a pass just because they 'served' in our executive branch. They are criminals. What they have done is illegal. It is also unethical and immoral. It is a rot upon our nation that must be excised, and I vow during the next decade I will do everything in my power to see these people brought to justice.

Won't you join me?

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PatrickforO Jan 2020 OP
Stonepounder Jan 2020 #1
WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2020 #2
PatrickforO Jan 2020 #3
malaise Jan 2020 #4
RKP5637 Jan 2020 #5
msongs Jan 2020 #6
PatrickforO Jan 2020 #7
eppur_se_muova Jan 2020 #8
DENVERPOPS Jan 2020 #9
Karadeniz Jan 2020 #10
H2O Man Jan 2020 #11
Duppers Jan 2020 #14
Initech Jan 2020 #12
Duppers Jan 2020 #13
uponit7771 Jan 2020 #15
xxqqqzme Jan 2020 #16

Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:37 PM

1. I couldn't agree with you more.

Where is the outrage in Congress? Our elected representatives? Where is SCOTUS? These camps are a large step on the way to Nazi style concentration camps. When will the MAGAt's decide to start rounding up Jews? Muslims? Liberals? When are we going to stop letting the Orange Shitgibbon rule by decree (Executive Order) and prove himself above the law?

When are the MAGAt's going to realize that Trump is destroying our country?

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:38 PM

2. At first I thought you meant prisons. Think big!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:41 PM

3. I'll go with that. I hate the prison-industrial complex.

But hey, we gotta start somewhere!

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:45 PM

4. Get thee to the greatest page

for truth

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:54 PM

5. K&R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 05:09 PM

6. sad to say dems in hawaii like for profit camps. inmates are routinely shipped off to

profit making work camps in arizona in the name of "saving $". our dems governors and legislature support this system

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 05:30 PM

7. Well, there is a good, progressive candidate primarying

Gabbard from the left. Maybe that is a place to start in HI.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 06:40 PM

8. Easiest. Poll. Ever. nt

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:05 PM

9. PatrickforO

We all agree with you........

As THEY look down on Mexicans, blacks, etc.......and look down on them as sub humans
Just get ready for how it will feel after Nov 3rd for most Americans.....

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:19 PM

10. Great post...thanks so much for keeping this issue front and center! Happy blue year!

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:31 PM

11. Recommended.

Great post!

I have problems with many of the government-run facilities for youth. And I absolutely have serious problems with all of the privately-owned ones. Thus, I definitely want the Democratic Party to take the lead in closing them -- and holding the criminals responsible.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:41 PM

14. and hold the criminals responsible.

Amen. +1000

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:37 PM

12. Not only that, the CEOs in charge of these companies should be arrested...

And tried in front of the world for crimes against humanity. Anyone who profits from the suffering of others can kindly go fuck themselves.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:40 PM

13. Close the Camps!



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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:49 PM

15. Trump is committing textbook UN Article II E genocide ... Text book

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://treaties.un.org/doc/publication/unts/volume%252078/volume-78-i-1021-english.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjc8PTByuPmAhWEQs0KHWUCC5kQFjABegQICBAI&usg=AOvVaw1TzCvikeFn_4awLSDMwFE7&cshid=1577922563050

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such :

(a) Killing members of the group;
(£) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(e) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(rf) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 07:59 PM

16. I share your outrage

What you write is my outrage as well. I am always pointing out these are crimes against humanity. King con should be impeached for his children treatment of children alone. My grandchildren are 4, 6, 6, and 10.
My 6 year old grandson is low on the autistic spectrum. He is just beginning to use language but mostly he tugs my arm and points. He is making progress after 18 months in special needs education. His teacher is wonderful.
But what happens to children like him locked in a cage?

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