With news stories breaking out of people involved with NXIVM and DynCorp being involved in the Trump Administration I would keep my eyes on these kinds of stories.
What better targets than immigrant children ripped from the arms of their parents and forcibly drugged.
This is disgusting and illegal and deals with issues outside of politics. Keep all the “red team blue team” comments to a minimum please.
Migrant children, traumatized from being detained under the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy, are being forcibly injected with powerful psychotropic drugs that can lead to movement disorders, cause obesity, and have other long-lasting, harmful effects on children, according to new legal filings.
Children held at Shiloh Treatment Center, a government-funded facility in Manvel, Texas, described being placed on multiple psychotropic medications without their parents’ consent.
One patient was prescribed a combination of four different drugs that conflicted with professional association guidelines and is known to increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, that they’ll become suicidal, and cause other cardiovascular problems, according to the legal filings.
The child’s mother was not consulted before the drugs were administered, even though she could have been reached.
Carlos Holguin, attorney for the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law, argues that the center would have required either parental permission or a court order before it could legally medicate the minor.
“They claim that they need psychiatric treatment and they need to be medicated so it’s basically a unilateral decision that they make,” he told the Daily News.
He called the practice of medicating children, most of whom come from Central America and have already suffered from traumatic events, “dangerous.”
“Either they’ve watched their parents get killed, or have been raped, and then when they’re in custody and placed in a shelter facility they become more despondent and desperate to rejoin their families as time goes on,” he said.