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      DEA screws up again

      DEA Ignored All My Cries: Student | NBC San Diego

      Daniel Chong, the UC San Diego student who was left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for nearly five days, said the time spent in his cell was a life-altering experience.
      The 23-year-old spoke with NBCSanDiego and said he was increasingly worried throughout the days he spent in a 5 ft. by 10 ft. cell, where he could not spread his arms out wide.
      “They never came back, ignored all my cries and I still don’t know what happened,” he said. “I’m not sure how they could forget me.”

      As NBCSanDiego was first to report Saturday, the DEA confirmed its agents were investigating an incident in which a suspect, arrested Saturday, April 21, was detained at their office for several days and allegedly forgotten about.

      Chong said he was at a friend’s house in University City celebrating 4/20, a day many marijuana users set aside to smoke, when agents came inside and raided the residence. Chong was then taken to the DEA office in Kearny Mesa.

      He said agents questioned him, and then told him he could go home. One agent even offered him a ride, Chong said. No criminal charges were filed against him.

      But Chong did not go home that night. Instead, he was placed in a cell for five days without any human contact and was not given food or drink. In his desperation, he said he was forced to drink his own urine.
      “I had to do what I had to do to survive….I hallucinated by the third day,” Chong said. “I was completely insane.”

      Chong said he lost roughly 15 pounds during the time he was alone. His lawyer confirmed that Chong ingested a powdery substance found inside the cell. Later testing revealed the substance was methamphetamine.


      After days of being ignored, Chong said he tried to take his own life by breaking the glass from his spectacles with his teeth and then attempting to carve “Sorry mom,” on his arm. He said nurses also found pieces of glass in his throat, which led him to believe he ingested the pieces purposefully.

      Chong said he could hear DEA employees and people in neighboring cells. He screamed to let them know he was there, but no one replied. He kicked the door, but no one came to get him.
      By the time DEA officers found Chong in his cell Wednesday morning Chong was completely incoherent, said Iredale.
      “I didn’t think I would come out,” Chong said.


      He said when employees discovered him in the cell that they looked confused and nervous. A DEA employee rode with him to the hospital, where they paid for Chong’s visit.

      He spent three days in the intensive care unit at Sharp Hospital and his kidneys were close to failing.
      Chong and his lawyer spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the claim they will file with the federal court system on Wednesday.

      “He was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said his lawyer Gene Iredale, who compared Chong’s experience to the torture suffered by inmates at in the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq
      The DEA has not apologized to Chong, said Iredale.

      The incident also caused Chong to miss his midterms at UCSD. He said he does not know if he will return to school, as his perspective on life has changed since his isolation.

      San Diego defense attorney Gretchen Von Helms said the victim could get millions if he files a lawsuit.
      "In all my years of practice I've never heard of the DEA or any Federal government employee simply forgetting about someone that they have in their care," she said.

      "There has to be repercussions if people do not follow the safety and the care when they have a human being in their custody."
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      Pffft... wimp.

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      busted for smoking pot but instead of paperwork he's left to think about his future for a few days seems like a pretty good deal, imo. he didn't find crank in that cell either, he brought it in with him; ate it and then drank his own piss.

      i hope in this life altering experience while at the hospital he at least realized the importance of following the law, and personal accountability. i highly doubt he did, though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhavoc View Post
      busted for smoking pot but instead of paperwork he's left to think about his future for a few days seems like a pretty good deal, imo. he didn't find crank in that cell either, he brought it in with him; ate it and then drank his own piss.

      i hope in this life altering experience while at the hospital he at least realized the importance of following the law, and personal accountability. i highly doubt he did, though.

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      Are you insane? Good deal? 5 days without water is almost lethal in most cases! Death for smoking?
      Last edited by ColdCrisis; 05-03-2012 at 02:16 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhavoc View Post
      busted for smoking pot but instead of paperwork he's left to think about his future for a few days seems like a pretty good deal, imo. he didn't find crank in that cell either, he brought it in with him; ate it and then drank his own piss.

      i hope in this life altering experience while at the hospital he at least realized the importance of following the law, and personal accountability. i highly doubt he did, though.

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      Sir, the only idiot in here is staring us right in the face while speaking of personal accountability and following the law when this is a clear abuse of it. I hope you get a taste of your piss yourself. Wouldn't that be great?

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      Quote Originally Posted by ColdCrisis View Post
      Are you insane? Good deal? 5 days without water is almost lethal in most cases! Death for smoking?
      He's a troll, don't reply to him.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RationalMystic View Post
      He's a troll, don't reply to him.
      I know I know but sometimes it even screws up my temper

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      Quote Originally Posted by ColdCrisis View Post
      I know I know but sometimes it even screws up my temper
      Don't you mean Super Temper?

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      Quote Originally Posted by nicromno View Post
      Sir, the only idiot in here is staring us right in the face while speaking of personal accountability and following the law when this is a clear abuse of it. I hope you get a taste of your piss yourself. Wouldn't that be great?
      I don't break the law, champ; don't foresee any piss drinking in my future. lol
      Speaking of law, what does it say about smoking pot, again?

      He's a troll, don't reply to him.
      What the hell is a straw man?

      Are you insane? Good deal? 5 days without water is almost lethal in most cases! Death for smoking?
      He drank his piss, did you even read it? He dehydrated to the point of death because of the dope he brought in, you moron. Ever heard of a seven day fast? lol, too cute.

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhavoc View Post
      Ever heard of a seven day fast? lol, too cute.
      A fast is when you don't eat. Not drink. And for the rare cases where they don't drink liquids. It's generally short, and they drink a lot of water before they even start.

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      A true fast is for 7 days, no food or drink.

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhavoc View Post
      He drank his piss, did you even read it? He dehydrated to the point of death because of the dope he brought in, you moron. Ever heard of a seven day fast? lol, too cute.
      As if it was his meth! The Meth was left there and he found it! Nobody said that he had it...Or do you think the DEA is too stupid to check him?

      Read it up!

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      Quote Originally Posted by ColdCrisis View Post
      As if it was his meth! The Meth was left there and he found it!
      It was the meth.
      Nobody said that he had it...Or do you think the DEA is too stupid to check him?
      As opposed to being too stupid to check the cell? Or is it possible they just missed it when checking him?

      Read this you idiot:
      So you're saying the dea puts heroin in holding cells to fuck with people?

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      If the temperature is average, around 70 degrees F, the average person can last up to 10 days without water. (I didn't know that before, I always thought it was 3 days until I looked it up. 3 days if you're in the desert.)

      Drugs would probably lower the number of days. But I have no idea how many.

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      They probably forgot all about Chong as they were so busy trying to find Cheech


      Last edited by mcwillis; 05-03-2012 at 11:59 PM.

      Please click on the links below, more techniques under investigation to come soon...


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      Journalism is chock full of sensationalist writing, and seeing how this isn't a third world country, and having experienced something very similar, I would be willing to bet that he didn't go five days without sustenance... probably more like five hours.

      I wouldn't be surprised either if the meth that was supposedly ingested while locked up was actually snuck into jail via his rectum, which in that case there's no wonder he "went completely insane".
      Last edited by Phion; 05-04-2012 at 03:34 AM.

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      The DEA hardly has 6 neurons between them in the entire agency. This doesn't surprise me at all. What surprises me is that people are laughing about the fact that the DEA tortured and nearly killed a man over pot.
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      if you can't laugh about that, how about this:
      Chong slept there that night and, the next morning, agents stormed into the house. The raid netted 18,000 ecstasy pills, other drugs and weapons. Nine people, including Chong, were taken into custody, according to the DEA.
      No charges; Chong was a snitch. Now he's demanding 20 million, which will be settled out of court, but if he keeps pushing his luck they will float the connection.

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      I honestly don't trust anything the DEA reports, they've had too many inconsistencies over the years, and have been caught in too many bold faced lies.

      Besides, that doesn't excuse the fact that they essentially tortured him.

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      NBC is the truth.

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      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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