I cannot imagine how terrifying it would be to be left shackled in a cell…and forgotten for FIVE days while DEA agents are going about their business only a few inches away – and pretending not to hear my screams. The man this happened to was charged with no crime and appears to be guilty only of partying at the wrong house on 4-20…and for such a *crime* he nearly lost his life.
Isn’t it grand to see our tax dollars working so hard as we continue our insane War on
Citizens, er I mean War on Personal Freedom…oops, I mean the War on Drugs…
Imagine being shackled and left in a small room to rot.
For five days this was a reality for Daniel Chong, a 24-year-old University of California, San Diego engineering student detained and then forgotten about by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Chong was detained on April 21 when agents raided the home of a drug dealer. The agency confiscated 18,000 ecstasy pills, along with other drugs and guns.
Seven people at the house were taken into custody. Five were processed and sent to county jail, one was released, and Chong was accidentally left in a cell.
NBC San Diego reports that, according to Chong, “agents questioned him, and then told him he could go home. One agent even offered him a ride.”
And then for five days, Chong was left handcuffed and alone in a 5-by-10-foot cell…