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    Should have been much more, this young man was forced to drink his own urine, we don't even treat our worst criminals in this manner. Someone needs to be fired and jailed for this incident.
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    "we don't even treat our worst criminals in this manner"
    We do, just not generally citizens. Abu Ghraib comes to mind.
    That being said, this man is owed much more than mere money. Its evident the Government wishes to buy him off in the hopes he won't say anything about them. Kidney failure isn't a laughing matter and any idiot that says otherwise can go f%&$ themselves.
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    @stepped_in_it Obama? Good start, but after canning his ass we need to move onto Congress, SCOTUS and keep moving on down the line until no one is left from the current crop of croney's we have in DC. Then move onto Federal Agencies.
    Call it a "Rebirth".
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    @Fishbone345 In "hippie" speak......a total cleansing.
    "Kidney failure isn't a laughing matter and any idiot that says otherwise can go f%&$ themselves." >>> you are right. I used to take people to dialysis for approx 6 months. When I picked them up for the home trip, they looked like death warmed over. If you do this Fish, you are a stronger person than me.
    Dialysis is just a prolonging, horrible treatment.....
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    Yeah, Eric Holder micromanages every agent working for him. If they lose their car keys it's his fault as well. Whenever they forget to fill up on gas and run out, it's Holder's and Obama's fault.
    The answer is it was a mistake. A horrible mistake that ended up costing them 4 million dollars. They've taken measures to see that it doesn't happen again.
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    @frigginhell Bet if he had been Black Holder would be micromanaging the hell out of it...probably blame it on a White Hispanic guard or something too.
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    But, but, but, THEY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN IT OFF THE HIDES of the people directly responsible, and the folks that selected them for the job, and trained them, NOT hapless American Taxpayers. Until we start punishing the actual A-holes responsible for misconduct, instead of the poor taxpayers left holding the 'bag', we'll continue to see this kind of thing!!!
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    @Medicinebow Absolutely. No consequences. And you forgot about him? Yeah, right. It must have been the "poor lighting" in the cell which made that happen, right rookies? Oh, sorry. Wrong story.
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    Apparently he's okay with the financial offer, but I think an arrest or three would be appropriate. Criminal negligence at the least. Is "deadly stupid" a crime?
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    If settle for 4mil if my lawyers told me I couldn't really justify more. Of course it'd have to be in addition to medical bills. Kidney failure isn't cheap.
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    The real issue is what the kidney damage will mean twenty or so years down the line. What looks like a lot of money may not go far in the current system, though obamacare might force insurance companies to contain his rates and not allow them to deny or drop coverage. And even so, cost aside, kidney damage can have serious consequenses. Good DEA is there to arrest folks like him and protect him from the dangers of marijuana. What a useless agency. Amazing how the right wing has gone bunkers over IRS scandals, and fast and furious, but says nothing over a kid who almost died.
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    @PoliticalSpice

    " Amazing how the right wing has gone bunkers over IRS scandals, and fast and furious, but says nothing over a kid who almost died."

    You can say the same for the left and the media.
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    @Thunderchicken At least they covered it enough that we be remembered it. Coverage is to some degree promoted or discouraged by the attorneys for the guy. Maybe they discourage coverage because they felt it was best interest of their client. Congress, on the other hand is responsible to more then the indivual. It's their responsibilty to look into it. Congressional hearings would have assured substantial media coverage. Issa runs the investigations in the house, why hasn't he looked into this? It's his job.
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    Ok Folks who intend to have more government, Take a good look here!
    Man 'Forgotten' in Jail Gets $4 Million From Government

    From Government? NO!
    From we the people!
    These idiots, Cost Us, thats right Us , The American worker/taxpayer $4 million dollars.
    We need less Government......instead of more Period!
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    It happened because federal agencies are run by morons and need to be disbanded. The DEA does nothing but burn through a huge operating budget.
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    That and make peoples lives miserable. They harass doctors for giving paitents "too much" pain medication, so doctors underperscribe to avoid DEA harassment and people with cancer and other diseases suffer unnecissarily
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    This happens way too often. Not Long ago a guy in Arizona got forgotten about in solitary for 2 years and got over 10 million in reparations.
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    When you only pay enough to get high school graduates, you get just what you pay for.

    Out here, San Diego area, we have a plethora of uneducated nut cases. Thats why the democrats are so prominent here. These fools are just to stupid to understand.
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    Screw the 4 million, I'd bet he'd give the 4 million up just the have the asswipe that done that to him thrown into a cell and the samething done to him (I know I would)!
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    Not to sound "insensitive" but....where can I get locked up for 4.5 days for 4mill? I'm down. Sign me up. I can handle it.
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    @fraps yeah...but I know what I'm doing. I'm not saying it'd be easy or that I'd just walk out at the end but I'd come out better than he did. As long as everything was EXACTLY the same...not even 1 degree warmer or any more humid.
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    @Slowmo I'd do it for the money too.. in a heart beat. But if I was in his shoes and didn't know what was going on.. I word freak out. Lose my voice screaming. Probably hurt myself trying to find a way out. Definitely swing on the the officers after being found if I had the energy left to do so. And probably have a resentment for year towards any individual/agency/whatever for years after the matter. Its hard to admit, but think about what this guy went through and be honest with yourself if you were in his shoes. F all that. He deserved every penny.
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    @Slowmo "Not to sound "insensitive" but....where can I get locked up for 4.5 days for 4mill? I'm down. Sign me up. I can handle it."
    Spoken by someone who obviously has no idea what 'kidney failure' means. Money doesn't replace organs that very possibly can't be saved.
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    starve me in the cell any day for 4 million. No im just playing. Someone should be suspended or reliefed of their duties. There should be some sort of punish for who ever is responsible....even is it's everyone in the building.
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    I'll let them throw me in a cell for four and a half days at that rate. He's actually only going to get something like 3.2 after attorneys fees but it tax free. In his case though I think it should have been alot higher considering it coming from a gov't entity with big deep pockets, though I voted that it was enough I wasn't considering who it was coming from.
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    DEA, ICE, ATF&E, the Secret Service and the FBI all come under DHS which was headed by Janet Napalatino who is now head of UC. Does this sound like the type person who is capable of running anything more complex than a marble game? When you have an incompetent POTUS selecting senior cabinet members (accomplices) you are bound to get more incompetent people running the show. Just look at Holder and the recent ATF&E appointment, not to mention his nominees for SCOTUS. When does Congress start working for the good of the American people, not just their own good, their parties good, and politics? Where is the outrage from the people and when does common sense start to take over?
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    Sorry Don't cut it.He should get more than that and somebody. should be brought up on charges .How can you forget that man was in that cell.So you are saying they forgot he was there?Everybody ?That's bull sh*t!
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