Thursday, August 14, 2008

this is going in my connecticut blog

because part of the torture occurred in hartford. how can we allow this to happen? it is one of THE most vile things i have ever read. this is america. things like this just aren't supposed to happen. not only do we allow torture to our prisoners, we allow torture to our 'detained immigrants'. this man was in the process of applying for his GREEN CARD. he wanted to do the right thing. his wife is a citizen. his children were born in the united states so they are citizens. we allowed this man not just to die but to die in AGONY. we are savages and i'm sure half of us don't care

if you read this article and are not sickened, there is something very wrong with you indeed. how mr ng was treated is inexcusable. he wasn't a terrorist. (and even if he was, the treatment is indeed inexcusable). how can people claim to believe in whatever god they believe in and do things like this?

Ill and in Pain, Detainee Dies in U.S. Hands

He was 17 when he came to New York from Hong Kong in 1992 with his parents and younger sister, eyeing the skyline like any newcomer. Fifteen years later, Hiu Lui Ng was a New Yorker: a computer engineer with a job in the Empire State Building, a house in Queens, a wife who is a United States citizen and two American-born sons.

But when Mr. Ng, who had overstayed a visa years earlier, went to immigration headquarters in Manhattan last summer for his final interview for a green card, he was swept into immigration detention and shuttled through jails and detention centers in three New England states.

In April, Mr. Ng began complaining of excruciating back pain. By mid-July, he could no longer walk or stand. And last Wednesday, two days after his 34th birthday, he died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a Rhode Island hospital, his spine fractured and his body riddled with cancer that had gone undiagnosed and untreated for months.........

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