May 2, 2012
DEA Agents Abandoned a College Student in a Jail Cell for Five Days

A student at UC San Diego was rounded up in a drug bust then left in a DEA holding cell for five days without food or water, after officers apparently forgot he was in there.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested nine people and confiscated large amounts of pills, marijuana, and weapons during a raid near the UCSD campus on April 21. One of them, Daniel Chong, was eventually told that he was not being charged and would be allowed to go home, but after being returned to his cell to await release, no one ever came back for him. He was locked in the 5-foot by 10-foot room with no windows and no toilet from Saturday to Wednesday before he was discovered, 15 pounds lighter and totally incoherent.
Chong says he heard people in nearby rooms, but his cries for help went unheeded. As things got more desperate, he tried to drink his own urine and eventually tried to kill himself with the glass from his own eyeglasses. Chong spent three days in intensive care, where nurses said that he had apparently swallowed the glass, damaging his throat and lungs.
The only other thing that Chong had to ingest was a bag of methamphetamine that he apparently found in his cell.
Read more at The Atlantic Wire. [Image: NBC San Diego]

DEA Agents Abandoned a College Student in a Jail Cell for Five Days

A student at UC San Diego was rounded up in a drug bust then left in a DEA holding cell for five days without food or water, after officers apparently forgot he was in there.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested nine people and confiscated large amounts of pills, marijuana, and weapons during a raid near the UCSD campus on April 21. One of them, Daniel Chong, was eventually told that he was not being charged and would be allowed to go home, but after being returned to his cell to await release, no one ever came back for him. He was locked in the 5-foot by 10-foot room with no windows and no toilet from Saturday to Wednesday before he was discovered, 15 pounds lighter and totally incoherent.

Chong says he heard people in nearby rooms, but his cries for help went unheeded. As things got more desperate, he tried to drink his own urine and eventually tried to kill himself with the glass from his own eyeglasses. Chong spent three days in intensive care, where nurses said that he had apparently swallowed the glass, damaging his throat and lungs.

The only other thing that Chong had to ingest was a bag of methamphetamine that he apparently found in his cell.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire. [Image: NBC San Diego]

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    Read the comments on any news portal that posted this. The amount of “just world” fallacies running rampant are insane.
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    God…thats …freaking terrifying.
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    lmsus: Yep this local UC San Diego student left to die in a cell for 5 days. DEA heads should roll.
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