Slap On The Wrist For DEA Agents Who Nearly Killed A Student


Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Jimmy Dore hosts of The Young Turks discuss the light punishments of DEA agents who neglected a college student in a cell for 5 days.

“The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who left a 23-year-old UC San Diego student locked in a holding cell for five days without food or water received only light punishments, according to the Justice Department.

In a Friday letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the Justice Department revealed that, of the six DEA agents involved in the near-fatal incident, four received letters of reprimand and two were given week-long suspensions without pay.

In 2012, DEA agents detained University of California San Diego student Daniel Chong following a raid on his friend’s house, where Chong had gone to smoke marijuana. The agent told Chong he would be released following an interrogation.”