May 2nd, 2012, 3:31 am #1
DEA Forgot they had someone handcuffed and locked in a cell for 5 days.
how does this type of stuff happen?
how do you simply forget about someone you handcuffed and placed in a cell for 5 days?
Daniel Chong, the UC San Diego student who was left in a Drug Enforcement Agency holding cell for nearly five days, said the time spent in his cell was a life-altering experience.
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May 2nd, 2012, 4:04 am #2
One point - he wasn't handcuffed according to the article because he talks about reaching across his cell.
As to how they forgot a lot is going to depend on the logistics of where the holding cell is at. Is it in a building where people come infrequently or is like a jail where people are constantly coming in and out?
Clearly someone dropped the ball but it could easily just be the fault of one or two people and the vast majority would have no reason to know anyone was in there and / or no reason to be concerned about someone in there as there are always people in and out of the holding cells. Just saying before anyone jumps the gun saying fire everyone.
May 2nd, 2012, 7:03 am #3
Incredible, this stupidity could cause the cash starve san diego city million$.The only thing necessary for the triumph of EVIL is for CONSERVATIVES to do nothing.
May 2nd, 2012, 7:11 am #4
Mind altering to life altering in just 5 days. Drugs are bad, m'kay?If Peeing Your Pants Is Cool Consider Me Miles Davis
May 2nd, 2012, 9:39 am #5
Someone is going to be rich. Another lesson is.. DONT HANG OUT WITH DRUGGIES!!!In memory of those who play outside, color with crayons, believe in Santa, waits for daddy and mommy to come home and give awesome hugs and kisses.
May 2nd, 2012, 10:11 am #6
I guess he'll got off with time served, huh?
May 2nd, 2012, 11:45 am #7
Cash $$$$, baby.No, I won't take your hand and marry the state.
May 2nd, 2012, 11:47 am #8even my dog is Educated Voter
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God bless them.let's let the dems own the next 4 years. either way it goes.
May 2nd, 2012, 12:21 pm #9
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May 3rd, 2012, 3:49 pm #11
I think of my job. I walk by a couple of holding cells twenty times a shift or more. Sometimes there are people in them and sometimes there are not but unless I personally put them in there I don't give them a 2nd glance. Sometimes the people are quiet, sometimes they are going bat**** crazy seeing as the clientele we deal with often are on drug trips and not stable. Often times they are screaming about being kidnapped or Jesus or aliens or starving or whatever - mental illness, drugs, and just being a **** will make some people loud and crazed. Still its not my concern unless I'm the officer who put them there. If I stopped and checked to verify every single person who was ever put in a holding cell I'd do nothing but that all shift.
I can see how this could happen if one or two people screwed up. One guy puts this dude in there and then either forgets or thinks he told guy #2 to handle it. Guy #2 either forgets or never heard the instruction. Everyone else working just assumes that the guy in the holding cell is one of the many who will be brought in and out and since as I said many of them are loud and crazy they just ignore him.
I am not excusing what happened. Someone did screw up and someone's head does need to roll over this but its not something that automatically means everyone who works there screwed up.
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May 4th, 2012, 7:08 pm #14
"Chong said he was at a friend’s house in University City celebrating 4/20, a day many marijuana users set aside to smoke...."
What is this 4/20?
Is it like the pothead cinco de mayo?
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