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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: dragonridr
I just read up on it actually.
Yes they are still employed. But the family ended up winning $1 million from it in the end.
Apparently each officer actually tried to blame the other in their statements as well.
It also says that test kits are readily available for them to use though too. But they didn't bother until after he drank it.
originally posted by: Violater1
originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: GrantedBail
So the kid has a liquid substance that he claims is juice and the b.p says is that drugs? The kid says no, do you want me to prove it by drinking it? B.P. Sure if you say it's just juice, outcome, idiot drinks juice o.d's and life goes on.
What's the problem?
He got what he deserved! I've cared for more meth O.D.'s in ER and ICU than I can think of.
The punk drug smuggler thought that he could BS his way past the border.
I didn't see the criminal being forced to drink it. He did it on his own volition.
Good riddance and give him a Darwin Award.
blindsided by something there was no avoiding and totally outside our own sphere of influence or responsibility that just so happened to collide with us and take it all away.
originally posted by: Taupin Desciple
originally posted by: SirKonstantin
None of this would have happened if the kid was well educated and raised in a proper environment.
I have read all of your responses to this and have agreed with them all. Except this one. Google "Plano Texas Heroin Bust" Plano is to Dallas what Beverly Hills is to Los Angeles. Being well educated and raised in a proper environment has little to do with the character of a person.
They haven't the capacity to make decisions about sex, danger, crime, etc. and truly appreciate the possible consequences
originally posted by: GrantedBail
I cannot believe the cruelty of some law enforcement officers. A video posted by ABC news appears to show two Border Patrol Agents prompting the teen to drink the liquid. Subsequently the teen died of a heart attack.
I think they should be charged with first degree murder.
The video is at the news source below.
“What you see, I think, is a basic lack of compassion and decency toward a 16-year-old boy,” the Velazquez family lawyer Eugene Iredale told ABC. “Almost a delight that you would see in children who just pull the wings off flies slowly, a smile when he’s being asked to drink something and being put in this position.” “They know what’s going on,” Iredale said. “This is a game in which he is being played with.” “Drug smuggling is wrong and is a crime, but this teenage boy did not deserve a death sentence,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security said. “For CBP officers to inflict a summary death sentence is not only immoral, but also illegal.”
originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: LooksLocked
My situation did not come close to this but, when I accidentally left a bottle of juice in my carry on bag, the agent told me I had a choice. I could throw it away or drink it. She tried to give the bottle back to me, but I was in a such a rush, and didn't have time, nor did I want the juice at that moment, so I told her to toss it, which she did, and I was allowed to go on my way.
Not saying this is what happened and it definitely doesn't look like it, but the agents will hand the items back to you after they have handled them, and they will allow you to drink it.