Arizona

Arizona Officials Insist That Dragging Migrant Children is Not Cause for Concern

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reluctantly turned over footage of shelter employees dragging, slapping, and pushing migrant children.

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Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, appear unbothered after footage from a shelter captured vide of migrant children being trated poorly.

According to a report by The Arizona Republic, incidents involving three children and several employees led to the fall suspension of the shelter's operations by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement. The newspaper released videos of employees dragging, slapping, and pushing children throughout the facility.

The compromising videos were obtained by sending an open records request to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The Sheriff's Office maintains not only that the actions were acceptable restraint techniques, but that there was nothing in the footage that should bring about criminal charges. The state health department has not commenting on the videos.

Despite the lack of concern from local officials, the incidents have been referred to local prosecutors.

The deaths of two migrant children in federal custody this past month has drawn attention to the question of the conditions faced by migrants in custody. On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Democrats and their "pathetic immigration policies" were responsible for the deaths of children on the border:

In the wake of the first death, Department of Homeland Security officials claimed that the main takeaway should be their need for more resources to accommodate family detentions. Others, such as the American Civil Liberties Union, blamed the death on a lack of accountability and a "culture of cruelty" at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Though the number of illegal border crossings is at a 10-year low, DHS officials have repeatedly stated that the current facilities were designed for "male single adults" and struggle to meet the needs of family detentions.

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  1. That’s unacceptable! I will admit if true, then that’s on them… Not the parents. But the parents brought them here over a dangerous journey, and some died because of that when people are blaming ICE…
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    1. And…

      So in that other other other other other other other thread I made the judgementless observation that sparky seems to constantly be scolding people, and the not very bright Fagamammon proved he doesn’t know the difference between scolding someone and observing thwir behavior.

      It was deeply embarassing for both the scold, sparky, and the idiot, fagamammon

      1. Are you a broken record player, or a random word generator that’s been misprogrammed into an infinite loop of stupid?

        PLEASE get thee behind us, ye Hihnister Satulpatanic Satanulpinipulator ye!

        But I’ll bet you’ll be a predictable Tulpuppy now and bark and growl on my command… Bark and growl, Tulpuppy, bark and growl! Hurl some more mindless insults my way! Bark and growl!

          1. Thanks for the bark and growl, Tulpuppy! Programmed stimulus, programmed response! Just like I thought! Just like Pavlov’s dogs!!! Are you salivating for me to toss you my bone yet?

            Old Mother Hubbard,
            Went to the cupboard,
            To find her poor Tulpuppy a bone.
            But when she got there,
            The cupboard was bare,
            So Tulpuppy slobbered everywhere!

              1. Thanks for the ADDITIONAL, BONUS bark and growl, Tulpuppy!

                Your ego doesn’t allow anyone to have the last word, does it?

                Tulpuppy will have the last word,
                No matter how utterly absurd,
                She’ll always flip us her silly trans bird!

      2. Huh. The TulpaBot was a little slow reacting to a new article and had to settle for a reply to the first comment. Sad!

        Will the parolee continue his tirades in the New Year?

        1. Oh wow I didn’t notice you still crying there.

          And what’s with stupid “parolee” thing, is that supposed to make sense or be an insult?

          Like I’m…out on parole but… what?

          And… Like you think what…parolees…come and go daily from…someplace? Like single day parole? Or something?

          You’re so upset you aren’t even making sense.

          Did someone tell you it made sense at whatever site you were a nobody at before you came here to be a nobody?

          1. Honestly, the parolee thing sounds like something Hihn would say.

            Completely divorced from reality and intended as an insult but really only serving to make the writer look unhinged.

            Next you’ll be calling me a sea monster or axle grease or some other silly non sequitur thay only males sense in your meth addled mind.

    2. In this thread chemjeff admits he’s garbage!

      1. In this thread Tulpa admits that her bra is choking off oxygen to her two-neuron brain!

    3. In this thread I make Hihn’s sockpuppet lose his shit.

  2. But we all agree, if agents of the state mistreat foreign refugees in their country, it’s still the refugees’ fault, right? And the Democrats’ fault, right?

    1. er, rather, that should be “in their custody”

        1. And you’re an attention whore.

          1. I like that you agree that you’re garbage lolololol.

            1. Thanks, Mary, for admitting that you’re garbage AND an attention whore!

                1. I kind of love how you completely make a hypocrite of yourself because I trigger you.

                2. Projection much, Mary Hihn?

                  1. “Hihn?”

                    Wait….you’r e a hihnbot!

                    Your weird creepy obsessive stalking of month old threads, total hypocrisy and disordered thinking suddenly make sense!

                    And you hate me because I out you!!!

                    Lolololol you outed yourself again Hihney!!!

                    Now fuck off!!!

                3. Who is Truly?

            2. Thanks, Mary, for admitting that you’re garbage AND an attention whore!

              1. Exceptionally demure.

                I kind of love even more now how you completely make a hypocrite of yourself because I trigger you.

                1. Truth and rationality trigger you. Retreat to your safe space, Mary Hihn! Your Sacred Baby Feelings and your Ego will be less brutally confronted and tortured there!

                  1. Positively sophisticated.

                    I kind of love love love even more now how you completely make a hypocrite of yourself because I trigger you

                    1. I bow in defeat, awed by your sophistication, wit, intelligence, and eloquence. Also I have some prime real estate in Florida that I would like to sell to you!

                    2. I bow in defeat, awed by your sophistication, wit, intelligence, and eloquence.

                      I know.

                      Now fuck off Hihn.

                  2. “Retreat to your safe space”

                    You seem to be the one insisting people are upsetting you with their behavior and that they need to do what you want.

                    1. Yes, that would be the hypocrisy I spoke of.

                    2. In days of old,
                      When knights were bold,
                      And toilets weren’t invented,
                      We stopped by the road,
                      And dropped our load,
                      And walked away contented!

                      The days of old are over now… We have toilets now. Please be considerate of others, and drop your loads there, instead of a nice, clean, rational web site like Reason.com!

                    3. Truly Refined.

                      Now fuck off Hihn.

                    4. Go grow a brain, train it, get an education, and see if you can actually make intelligent comments, instead of issuing mindless insults all day, please! If you can actually attain some useful talents of this or similar sorts, it would increase your REAL self-esteem, as opposed to inflating your ego and narcissism. Really, give it a try some time!

                    5. Nc17.

                      Now fuck off Hihn.

                    6. SQRLSY One|12.31.18 @ 9:16PM|#

                      I bow in defeat, awed by your sophistication, wit, intelligence, and eloquence

                    7. He LOOKS THROUGH TWO MONTH OLD THREADS!!!

                      Ahahhahaah how fucking pitiable!!!

  3. If only those migrants hadn’t migrated here, they wouldn’t have been put into custody with those abusive shelter employees. How dare those migrants make those Americans mistreat them!

    1. I enjoyed watching you admit you are garbage.

  4. I lived in Jerusalem last year. This was like a typical day.

    1. What were you doing in Yerushalayim?

      I have been to Israel and have lots of friends and family there.

      1. Did you watch the video?

        1. You missed the question.

  5. Yeah Child abuse. Haha.

    You people obviously dont see parents manhandle their kids in stores when the kids have melt downs.

    These illegal kids know what is up. They need to stay in the US no matter what and if they cooperate, they will be deported quick as shit.

    Many of illegals dont want to follow American laws and certainly wont follow what Americans say.

    Drag them to a bus and drive them back where Federales would punch or shoot little kids that try and pull that shit with an adult.

    1. You’d be a terrible person if you were real.

      1. Whereas you are both.

        Well, maybe you’re not real.

        1. So you decided to spend time defending this ridiculous Trump ass barnacle?

          1. No, dumbfuck.

            I decided to spend it insulting you.

            1. And jesus christ how often is your loser ass refreshing? That comment you replied to was only seconds old.

              1. I’m sick in bed today. You however care more about insulting people on the internet than tending to the stray cat corpses you’re wallpapering your basement with. They’re not getting any fresher!

                1. Don’t get salty with me jisust because you made a stupid mistake.

                  And so the fuck what if you’re sick in bed. Hammering refresh like you obviously are is fucking sad.

                2. More honest Tony “You however care more about insulting people on the internet than blah blah blah you obviously got to me again blah blah”

                3. I’m going to go ahead and say this too. You’re not sick in bed. You’re a liar who is embarassed about getting caught hyper refreshing.

          2. It’s emblematic of your broken, stunted thinking process that you instantly assume that insulting you os defending him.

            You’re both trash.

            But you simply cannot think better, so you end up thinking that I’m defending him when I am insulting you.

            You display this seemingly congenital inability to understand what is being said on a daily basis.

            1. Bark and growl for us again, Tulpuppy! Sit! Stay! Fetch! Play dead, and roll over, Rover!

              And of course, as always, make utterly moronic and childish insults. We know you can do it!

              1. Fabulously adultarian.

                Now fuck off Hihn.

              2. I think this is always my favorite. Pissing you pff so much you follow me just so you can betray everything you’ve been whining about all day.

                It’s pretty awesome that I can make you do that Hihn.

                1. Mary, you amaze me even more, that just like Pavlov’s dogs, all that I have to do, is to dump some stimulus on you, and your response is automatic and totally predictable.

                  Tulpuppy! Sit! Stay! Fetch! Issue mindless grade-school-level insults!

                  And you do it! I don’t even have to feed you anything! You’re content to just fantasize about me giving you my meaty bone!

                  Now slobber some more, Tulpuppy!

                  1. That post can vote.

                    Now fuck off Hihn.

                    1. SQRLSY One|12.31.18 @ 9:16PM|#

                      I bow in defeat, awed by your sophistication, wit, intelligence, and eloquence

                      And thanks for admitting I win and am better than you. Everyone already knew it though.

                    2. He LOOKS THROUGH TWO MONTH OLD THREADS!!!

                      Ahahhahaah how fucking pitiable!!!

      2. Poor Tomy. In bed with children that he is inappropriately wanting to be gay with.

        1. Tomy and Tony in bed with kids….

  6. Though the number of illegal border crossings is at a 10-year low, DHS officials have repeatedly stated that the current facilities were designed for “male single adults” and struggle to meet the needs of family detentions.

    If someone claims to be unable to do something that is quite easy to do, then you should take them at their word. They can’t do it – and should be fired for incompetence.

  7. Ofificals in Maricopa County, Arizona, appear unbothered after footage from a shelter captured vide [sic] of migrant children being trated [sic] poorly.

    Stopped after reading this first sentence… /smh

  8. Totally unrelated to the content, but I am available for editing work, Reason. Hit me up.

  9. Have you seen what school cops do to the kids?

    1. Hide from them outside the school?

  10. “If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!”

    If we’re going to have an emperor with no clothes, couldn’t he at least not be beluga-shaped?

    1. That is the kind of comment that made that other guy probably think the world would be better off without you.

  11. So two children are mistreated by their “parents” and this is somehow the state’s fault so you can link it to something else? Sorry, but if you’re going to go with that spin for two tragedies brought on by the migrant adults in their lives I can’t give any other thought you choose to vomit out any credence. Too bad, you might have something in the rest of the article but I can’t take it seriously because one Shika is enough.

  12. Good reason to not try to enter the U.S. illegally.

    1. That and America is racists, yet people still flood into the USA.

    1. Happy New Year!

        1. You guys don’t have to shout. I’m right here.

        2. SQRLSY One|12.31.18 @ 9:16PM|#

          I bow in defeat, awed by your sophistication, wit, intelligence, and eloquence

          Nice of you to finally act like an adult.

          1. He LOOKS THROUGH TWO MONTH OLD THREADS!!!

            Ahahhahaah how fucking pitiable!!!

            1. She’s perhaps a Russian spambot that says the same things over and over and over again… So-called “AI” that’s FAR less intelligent than a parrot!

              1. So way smarter than you!!! Glad you admitted it!!

                And you LOOK THROUGH TWO MONTH OLD THREADS!!!

                Ahahhahaah how fucking pitiable!!!

  13. Well according to some commenters, the Bill of Rights only applies to American citizens, so there are no rights violations here….

    1. Shut the fuck up jeff.

    2. So, if an invading army crossed our border, you would say they’re just immigrants exercising their right to bear arms and oppose stopping them?

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  15. You are right ,this is horrible. Send these rug rats back to their wonderful shit hole cesspool country asap.

  16. Everyone knows that misbehaving children will respond to earnest, caring talk (just like thugs and murderers).

  17. Lebensborn and Hitlerjugend induction methods are cruder now than under altruist National Socialism in Germany. Plus when someone is killed in police custody over some plant leaves–and we can see pictures of the victims–it’s a pretty safe bet they’re not what the police reports list as “Caucasian.” In these cases it’s hard to tell why the looters are “extirpating” the poor uncovered wretches. No expense or effort is spared in exporting cruel prohibition laws to turn their native countries into Hoovervilles even the Periplaneta americana are desperate to escape. Export war to the Middle East and you get “terrists”; export prohibitionist fanaticism to Latin America and you get swarms of starving, superstitious refugees. The Kleptocracy calls that a win-win situation.

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