> Possibility of putting Trump and co-conspirators on trial for Crimes Against Humanity after he loses?

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VOTE HIM OUT
#1 2020-10-17 11:54:32

Possibility of putting Trump and co-conspirators on trial for Crimes Against Humanity after he loses?

“We need to take away children.” Chilling words from then Attorney General Jeff Sessions. This cartoonishly evil statement from the draft report of the Justice Department’s inspector general’s inquiry into the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on family separation would be hard to believe if taken alone. Unfortunately, these words stand like terrifying dominoes, perfectly in line with the systematically abusive approach this administration has taken to asylum seekers.

Combined, we have more than 40 years of experience examining worldwide survivors of torture from Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, to survivors of the CIA black sites, to those in the forced labor camps of the Congo. We know torture, and the cruelty to migrant children perpetrated by the United States meets that bar.

We call for an immediate congressional investigation into abusive and illegal migrant policies and practices. We are in the midst of an election that will determine the course of our democracy. Should the opportunity present itself, we call on a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris administration to enforce the values they espouse — and it’s up to us to hold them to it. Torture of children should not be a partisan or political issue; it is lawless and it defines our character and integrity as a nation.

We saw the haunting images over the summer: migrant children, wide-eyed, frightened, betrayed, watching helplessly from shadowy hotel room windows — held captive by our government. The Trump administration, which touts law and order, has been expelling thousands of children as young as 8-months-old from the United States under the guise of COVID-19, sometimes without their parents’ knowledge.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there have been almost 200,000 people expelled by Border Patrol without due process from the United States from March to September 2020 under Title 42, a rule which has been punitively invoked, citing COVID-19 to keep people crossing between the ports of entry out of the country. These were all without the customary asylum screenings that ensure the United States isn’t violating domestic and international law.

Philadelphia immigration attorney Bridget Cambria describes a 1-year-old baby and her parents — clients of hers — who were detained for five weeks at the McAllen Hampton Inn. She notes that they were kept in one room with no external stimulation and with 24-hour surveillance. Cambria said that the tactic employed by the government is extreme intimidation. “They are essentially disappearing people within our country,” Cambria said.

The cruelty perpetrated on children seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the practice of separating migrant children from their parents, in fact meets the definition of torture under the UN Convention Against Torture: infliction of severe pain and suffering for a specific purpose, at the behest of or with the consent of a government.

This systematic pattern of abuse of migrant children has subtly progressed over the last two years: from holding pens akin to cages, teargassing of toddlers, family separation, the Migrant Protection Protocol forcing vulnerable migrants into squalid and dangerous encampments, forced deportations and then expulsions. There are now recent allegations of forced surgeries on migrant women in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities and sexual abuse claims involving more than 4,000 children. Furthermore, a staff report by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform at the end of last month reported deaths of migrant detainees in ICE facilities citing inadequate medical care and poor hygienic conditions. The separation, detention, mistreatment, and expulsion of children to the dangerous situations from which they fled is not only illegal; it is cruel and inhumane, and it is torture.

We know that family separation of parents and children at the Mexican border results in severe psychological trauma, according to a recent Physicians for Human Rights investigation, which documented post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety in children and parents. Every case evaluated by these experts was found to rise to the level of torture.

Susan Reed, managing attorney with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, explains that this administration has slowly moved from forms of federal custody that at least had restrictions and supervision into another that is completely in the dark. She notes that unaccompanied children who cross the border into the United States for protection are entitled to specific rights and protections through the Office of Refugee Resettlement system — an imperfect, but regulated entity. Now we don’t even have that. While the notion of kids in cages immediately evokes our horror, the idea of expulsions is far more sinister. “It’s indefinite, unaccountable, and unpredictable…It’s torture,” she says.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinio … 648172.php

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VOTE HIM OUT
#2 2020-10-17 11:59:00

Re: Possibility of putting Trump and co-conspirators on trial for Crimes Against Humanity after he loses?

https://trialinternational.org/topics-p … -humanity/

What are crimes against humanity?

Crimes against humanity refer to specific crimes committed in the context of a large-scale attack targeting civilians, regardless of their nationality. These crimes include murder, torture, sexual violence, enslavement, persecution, enforced disappearance, etc.

Crimes against humanity have often been committed as part of State policies, but they can also be perpetrated by non-State armed groups or paramilitary forces. Unlike war crimes, crime against humanity can also be committed in peacetime, and contrary to genocide, they are not necessarily committed against a specific national, ethnical, racial or religious group.
Crimes against humanity under international law

Crimes against humanity appeared for the first time in a treaty in the 1945 Nuremberg Charter at the end of the Second World War, albeit with a different definition than today.

Since the 1990s, crimes against humanity have been codified in different international treaties such as the Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (1993), the Statute of the International Tribunal for Rwanda (1994) and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998). The Rome Statute provides the most recent and most expansive list of specific criminal acts that may constitute crimes against humanity.

Unlike other human rights violations, war crimes do not engage State responsibility but individual criminal responsibility. This means that individuals can be tried and found personally responsible for these crimes.

Prohibited acts include:

    Murder
    Extermination
    Enslavement
    Deportation or forcible transfer of population
    Imprisonment
    Torture
    Sexual violence
    Persecution against an identifiable group
    Enforced disappearance of persons
    The crime of apartheid
    Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Art. 7

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Yellow Piss on Trump
#3 2020-10-17 16:17:55

Re: Possibility of putting Trump and co-conspirators on trial for Crimes Against Humanity after he loses?

I'm all for it.

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Suck it Liberals!
#4 2020-10-17 16:19:08

Re: Possibility of putting Trump and co-conspirators on trial for Crimes Against Humanity after he loses?

THE MENTAL ILLNESS IN THIS THREAD IS STRONG!!!

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Phillip_McCavity
#5 2020-10-17 17:38:52

Re: Possibility of putting Trump and co-conspirators on trial for Crimes Against Humanity after he loses?

Probably not.

There is a doctrine that says that officials are not liable for actions that are a part of their duties. That is why, for instance George W Bush cannot be tried for war crimes, despite some calls to do so.

There are things you can do short of charging him. First, make sure the kids that were separated get back to their families. Then, pass legislation that will protect these sorts of things from happening again. Then, sunshine what happened. Let people know in an official way who made these poor decisions -- anti-American, un-Christian -- what their reasoning was, what their discussions were.

I'm sorry to inject this into the troll, but trying Trump for crimes that he committed while in office in most cases isn't a good idea.

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Yellow Piss on Trump
#6 2020-10-17 20:24:02

Re: Possibility of putting Trump and co-conspirators on trial for Crimes Against Humanity after he loses?

Suck it Liberals! wrote:

THE MENTAL ILLNESS IN THIS THREAD IS STRONG!!!

Says HeeKee who wears his grand mommies panties and jerks to shemale porn. nono

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