Monday, August 06, 2018

Kids In Cages Are Prey For Sexual Predators


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?

ProPublica—a 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 after being held in a _____ detainment center.

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?

5 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Very, very sad. :-(

Dave R said...

These people in the Idiot Jerk's administration make a great nation look stinkin' pathetic

LEfting said...

United States has sunk to a new low...probably lower than some of those Shithole countries that _____ was talking about. Time for someone to step up and change things.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Heartbreaking and infuriating. And it goes on and on.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I was horrified to fin out at the weekend that we too have been splitting children from their parents; 300 this year alone! But they are not going into cages, but into foster care so that is not quite as concerning? All carers for children have to have police checks verified before they are allowed ANY contact with children, whether in care or no. No country, thine or mine, should be separating children from parents unless the parents are harming the children and proven to be so to a judge.