Judge rules Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without permission

Congratulations Republican Party, self ascribed ‘Silent Majority’ aka ‘Party of Family Values’ for turning the world as we know it upside down and inside out. You’ve had help to be sure, but the award for making certain the United States of America lost all moral authority goes to the sycophantic psychopathic Republican Congress who–having lost your last bastion of testicular fortitude in John McCain, fighting for dear life–piss your pants just hearing mention of Donald Trump, Bully in Chief.
 
This is the darkest stain on the Star Spangled Banner in generations. What was done to these families, these children, under the guise of keeping America safe–even as bro Putin’s minions torpedoed Democracy w/cyber attacks standing shoulder to shoulder w/your feared strongman POTUS. Head spinning hypocrisy.
I get it: Put the blind fold on and spin the U.S. electorate so fast and furious any gold teeth we have left will be pulled for deposit in Deutsche Bank before we ever have the chance to realize we’ve been robbed blind, eyes wide open. 
 
Oh and whatever you do, DHS Sec Nielsen, don’t lose track of that DJTrump commemorative pen handed to you. It will be worth so much more to you than those thousands of children confiscated out of the arms of their war weary parents at the U.S. Border seeking refuge; in the land of the free and home of the brave.
 
You know…like those preteen girls shipped to New York City in the dead of night w/out so much as one of those bar coded ID bracelets given every baby born to every mother in a US Hospital. Do you have children? Anyway really Sec Nielsen? Toddlers…breastfeeding babies for Christ’s Sake. I’ll think the next time I’m forced to stand and respect our flag at an NFL game.
 
Pray god has mercy on your soul…bc just remember: Hell hath no fury like a mama bear deprived of her young.

A federal judge reportedly ordered the Trump administration on Monday to stop administering psychotropic medication to migrant children without obtaining permission from their parents or guardians, finding that the practice violated child wel

Judge rules Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without permission

A federal judge reportedly ordered the Trump administration on Monday to stop administering psychotropic medication to migrant children without obtaining permission from their parents or guardians, finding that the practice violated child welfare law.

The Washington Post reported that U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles ordered that officials must get consent or a court order to give the medication to migrant children. The psychotropic medications can still be given without permission under emergency circumstances.

Gee also ordered that the migrant children be removed from the Texas facility where the drugs were administered, Shiloh Residential Treatment Center in Manvel, except for those found to be a danger to themselves or others, according to the newspaper.

Officials had said the children were only given the medication on “an emergency basis” when a child’s “extreme psychiatric symptoms” became dangerous, the Post reported

The judge reportedly noted that the children had testified they were given the drugs “every morning and every night,” and wrote that staff “could not have possibly” provided the medications on an emergency basis every day.

The migrant children previously testified that staff did not tell them which drugs they were given or why, and some said they were forcibly injected with the medication, according to the Post.

The judge also reportedly found that the facility had violated the 1997 Flores settlement, which dictates the treatment of detained immigrant children, by engaging in practices that are “not necessary for the protection of minors or others.”

“All of the widely distributed allegations about Shiloh were found to be without merit,” the center wrote in a statement on its website. “The children have been found to be properly cared for and treated. Shiloh Treatment Center has a specific treatment purpose within the federal system. It does not participate in border actions.”

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