California judge approves force-feeding of inmates

US District Judge Thelton Henderson is allowing prison doctors in California to force-feed inmates who are participating in a hunger strike. According to the ruling, if a prisoner is near death then a doctor is allowed to step in and intervene in the matter. As of now, 136 inmates are protesting living conditions and policies in place at facilities in the Golden State. Ron Ahnen, professor of politics at St. Mary’s College, weighs in on the legality of the matter.

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4Th3Truthful
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And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. REVELATION 9:6

CmdrGendoIkari
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U.S. Fed Gov exempted itself from international law a while ago. It's a change we can believe in, or so I'm told by the Dearest Leader Obama.

Billy Whiteshoez
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So, instead of improving the conditions, they would rather increase the level of torture? Good work!

Tab Zepp
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The different branches of government will always come up with excuses to make the citizens "think" paying taxes is a necessity… They also come up with the excuses to jail these people…

RomanticStyle98
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Starving for attention clearly.

Trebor1330
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so do we just let them die of hunger?

Carole Quinn
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Just because a judge says so does not make it right, of course they are going to do what their fascist government says

Red Wraith
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I kinda saw this coming. The gov't probably wants to make every prison like Gitmo anyway.

Alex
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Hmmm..

Alex
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Link please?

Her Ladyship
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Guard union is one of the most powerful in the U.S. They want their paychecks!!
It's all about the money…always….

DimitriEnerjak
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Figures… You can be thrown in jail for what you put in your own body, it would only make (sadistic and pathetic) sense that the state would endorse others forcing crap into your body against your will, too.

Typical.

Lorenzo Verde
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shame. torturing foreigners now citizens, I am down with the no touching policy though; because being locked up with other grown men, I would not want to be touched.

Gamer15
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If a man wants to die let him die but give him every opportunity to live and try to convince him to want to live but don't force him for that can be even a worse torture than death XD

Danny Ward
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United Nations website.

ComradeAgopian
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Let them starve to death . No one is going to care .

Joel Smith
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WTF? Let the pieces of shit die. They did the wrong thing to get themselves in there, they have to live with the shitty conditions as a consequence. And if they want to protest saying they have rights and are starving themselves, let them. The government is going to cower to their requests of better rights when they are criminals in prison that are supposed to be punished.

Alex
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I'm sure it's not on the front page; link?

Alex
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I'm sure it's not on the front page; link?

Cettywise
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bet most of them are in there for victimless crimes

lighteningdodger3
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Ok, violate a drug use law (smoke marijuana), get arrested, pay attorney and court fees, get convicted, be sent to prison, be subject to all other governmental rules and regulations (don't forget all government functions set in place to get you into prison) while in prison, have your children taken away, and be force fed if you choose to object to any governmental treatment. Seems fair to a Nazi or Adolph Hitler type of character.

adminmovie
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must be a California cunt !

The Mosquitoes Point of View
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No profit in dead prisoners…

ltmikepowell
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Time to waterboard those cheating bankers, executives and politicians?

Troll Masters
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Then they can feed off the negative energy built up…

Big-Ass Red Bird
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Can't have their slave labor work force dying from hunger now can they.

Russell Rustin
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Piss on any doctor that does this you fucking pig shits Curse to all of you that do .

George H.W Bush see idiots
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Stop including ME with THEIR HORSE SHIT.

ComradeAgopian
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Ah yes , those innocent gang members . The United Nations Human Rights Committee should investigate this issue , post haste !!!!!

ComradeAgopian
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Ah yes , if I disagree with you , I'm a Nazi , and Joseph Mengele . Why not call me Pol Pot , the man in charge of S- 21 ? Maybe I'm really Idi Amin ? I could see you in real life , you might blurt out ' Holy shit , your head of the CHEKA , Joseph Stalin !!!! '

ColdBoi
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True also if anyone is wondering about the force feeding procedure view the following.
/watch?v=z6ACE-BBPRs

cometainformado
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what is the big deal?

dragonballman07
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this country is completely fucked lol

pseudocomrade09
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This is good news! Now we can force-feed those conservidiots, Republicans, religious nutjobs, teabaggers, and prolife bigots in prison! lol

Ron Tamarack
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Gavage des détenus par des médecins de la prison est une étrange calamité fantôme monde. Une telle calamité de gavage forcé est pas la pratique pour les nations juridiques et éthiques, ou est-il ?? Les gens devraient avoir le droit de mourir avec fierté et amour et de justice, comme ils le font dans les régions des États-Unis Comté de Cook. Je suis super fier des gens intelligents qui font les bonnes choses pour aider les bonnes personnes pauvres qui ont rien d'autre que les vêtements qu'ils portent. Certains sont des esprits différents, peut-être pas rationnel ????