Whistleblower: There Were Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Facility | Law & Crime lawandcrime.com/high-profile/l…
Here is the complaint that this story is about that was submitted to the OIG projectsouth.org/wp-content/upl…
This is what the United States has done to refugees and asylum seekers. This was done in your name, in my name, in the name of all Americans.
So. Do you see what the fuck I meant by "passive eugenics" now!!
Holy wow, this thread viral when I wasn't looking, so I want to say that I deserve no credit for this. I didn't break the story, just tweeted it. It was written by @LambeJerry and the report came from @ProjectSouth. Also @GovAcctProj has taken on the whistleblower's case.
Although the whistleblower has been identified, I will not identify her any more than I already have for probably obvious reasons.

Also, @theintercept did an in-depth story on the same issue, leading with a different angle and painting an awful picture:

theintercept.com/2020/09/14/ice…
That excellent and deeply upsetting article was reported and written by @jlosc9 and @jbwashing.
Seeing a lot of aspersions and doubts cast on every aspect of this story, so I highly recommend learning about the history of Irwin County Detention Center and LaSalle. This facility is well known.

2012
thenation.com/article/archiv…
I'm skipping five years. I'm tired. But there's plenty. Anyway, here's another Project South/Penn State Law report from 2017.

projectsouth.org/wp-content/upl…
October 2018. United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner demanding answers.

spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/…
April 2020. Remember this? Same facility.

typeinvestigations.org/investigation/…
If all of this is new to you and seems too shocking to be real, then perhaps you just weren't paying attention. Actually, I know no one was. I was covering it and trying to get people to pay attention.
As far as the sterilizations go, all I can say is that I've heard stories like this for a long time -- but no one would talk on the record.
Oh and by the way, they are penning people up in there to die of COVID!! People who have to make a mighty effort to even exist in the eyes of the USA, simply for seeking a better life. It is all monstrous.
Oh, one last observation to add to this thread.

These are refugees and asylum-seekers who have committed, at most, a civil offense. Not a criminal one.

But don't take my word for it.

oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/…
Be sure to take a look at the entire report, too. It concerns the same exact facility.

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