Saturday, May 5, 2012

Why is the media satisfied with the DEA's cover story for Chong's ordeal?


Daniel Chong, the UC San Diego student who was left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for nearly five days, has filed a claim asking for $20 million following the incident he called "life-altering."
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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.
from DEA Ignored All My Cries: Student

If Chong could hear people simply talking, then they could hear him yelling and pounding.  THEY HAD TO KNOW HE WAS THERE.  Note that the media isn't trying to hunt down the "agents" who were there at the time, sticking cameras in their faces, and asking for explanations.  Note that the DEA hasn't identified them, or trotted them out to explain how they supposedly could not hear his cries for help.  Nor has the DEA conducted any tests to determine whether they could have heard him, as if there is really any question that they did.  There are just so many holes in the cover story that it's disgusting. Congress should pay Chong something substantial immediately, and Chong should use some of it to try to expose the monsters who did this to him, and destroy their reputations as human beings. He would at least expose the veil of secrecy surrounding them, and raise some interesting questions.