We all heard _____ call Mexicans drug dealers and murderers and rapists, but what about the people hired to watch the kids put into cages by _____? What about them? What about Levian Pacheco?
Pacheco, an HIV+ employee for Southwest Key the company operating the Casa Kokopelli shelter in Arizona, is charged with molesting at least eight unaccompanied immigrant boys from August 2016 through July 2017. The Casa Kokopelli shelter in one of eight facilities owned by Southwest Key in the state.
And, sure, child molesters and rapists don’t identify themselves as rapists and molesters, but the Arizona Department of Health Services cited Southwest Key in 2017 for failing to complete background checks to ensure its employees had not committed sex offenses and other crimes.
But Southwest Key didn’t bother, because, well, maybe because it’s just brown people being housed in the shelters and they’re undocumented so who cares?
nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism—discovered the case while looking for “information about a vague reference to a molestation case in Arizona inspection records.” They have uncovered two other abuse cases involving Southwest Key.
In the meantime, Casa Kokopelli is not currently allowed to accept new unaccompanied minors and all minors at the facility have been sent to other facilities, but are those facilities any safer? Are those unaccompanied children being protected or abused?
Hard to say, but at least one child has died .
But, again, they’re brown kids; they’re here illegally; they don’t matter; and, if allowed to stay, they’ll grow up to become drug dealers and rapists and murderers … at least according to ______ … so why bother with protecting them while they’re in cages?