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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Student forgotten in cell by DEA files $20 million torture lawsuit


Daniel Chong, the 23-year-old student at UC San Diego who was left in a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) holding cell for five days without food or water, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the agency, according to NBC San Diego....On April 21, DEA raided an apartment where Chong and his friends were smoking marijuana. Nine people were arrested and the agents reportedly seized ecstasy pills, marijuana, prescription medication, psychedelic mushrooms and weapons. Seven of those arrested were taken to jail and one was released. Chong, however, was left handcuffed in a 5 ft. by 10 ft. holding cell. There he sat, unattended, for nearly five long days, allegedly losing over 15 pounds and drinking his own urine to survive. “I had to do what I had to do to survive… I hallucinated by the third day,” Chong said, according to NBC San Diego. “I was completely insane.”
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