Dude, they're kids, not al-Qaeda. They don't need a crack team of highly-equipped and well-trained armed federal agents following them around and monitoring them 24/7. One counselor or social worker could do the same job of keeping the kids' needs met and keeping them from doing stupid shit, as an entire team of security guards more effectively and cheaper, and without that whole "concentration camp" flavor that is more likely than not to make the kids resist detention in the first place.Gethsemani said:So your idea to save money is to do a lot of things that will require expanding the security staff several times over?
And if half what's said about what goes on inside these detention facilities is true, the people the kids need protection from are the federal agents and security guards in the first place.
I mean it's not like most hotels are multi-story and you could reserve one or more floors for the kids, which means avenues of entry and egress would be limited to elevators (that can be locked down) and staircases (most of which are alarmed because they're fire escapes), that are already under video surveillance, which creates easily monitored and staffed chokepoints atop the hotel's limited number of entries and exits on the ground floor. As opposed to, I dunno, a detention facility in which everything's on the ground floor meaning the entire fucking perimeter has to be guarded.A hotel is a place not designed with security in mind...
I'm pretty sure detainee safety was among the last on the list of design intents.As shit as the ICE compounds where (and I am guessing they still are, for the most part), they were designed to ensure the safety of the people detained in them.
Okay, first, a helluva lot of these kids get here via coyote to begin with. Ship's long since sailed on these kids not having fallen victim to human trafficking. Once they get here, they're comparatively safe -- much safer than doing some stupid ish like, oh I dunno, deporting them to countries rife with human trafficking. Or, leaving them in detention centers where they're already being sexually predated. Or anything.Because those people, the children especially, are at a massively elevated risk of falling victim to human trafficking, slavery or simple organ harvesting from organized crime.
Second, you wanna talk about "slavery" when three quarters of immigrant detainees -- children or not -- are in facilities run by Geo, CoreCivic, and CCA?
Last, organ harvesting? Are you fucking serious? Lay off the sensationalist journalism, good God.
Last I checked their souls were free to leave any time, as long as they checked their bodies at the nearest mass grave.Seanchaidh said:oh, was Pinochet not letting people leave?