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25 de Diciembre, 2006

Building the TIA database: one baby at a time.

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grafik by Nezua I CAN SEE WHY Hutto Prison would be fingerprinting Mexican babies. After all, it's a given that these children will at some point be drug dealers on our streets (...or the parents of a future Alberto Gonzales type of US employee), so we should make sure that we have all their info right from the start. If one of these kids so much as jaywalks, well...we can look at that record and be like "See? This punk was a criminal since he was a baby!" You know, mark it down in some statistics book or something.

He said it was disturbing to the most hardened prison workers to see poor families being held like prisoners, the children behind bars, crying, all of them crying. He said they were all poor and frightened. He has been around criminals for many years. These are not criminals. They are poor and desperate.

What I heard disturbed me too. I don't know what else to say. The internal picture of fingerprinting babies offends me.

—Texas Civil Rights Review, Fingerprinting Babies at Hutto: Even the Guards Cringe

Don't get angry at the government, or the prison guards. Chances are they are fingerprinting so they can prove they have the amount of Mexicans locked up that they do. After all, they get paid per head. Gotta make sure they get their 2.8 million a month.

Isn't it comforting how much we are willing to spend on war and a wall and the incarceration system? Freedom ain't free, I guess.

Write letters of protest to:

T. Don Hutto Residential Center
1001 Welch St.
P.O. Box 1063
Taylor, Texas
76574

Phone: 512-218-2400
FAX: 512-218-2450
—Corrections Corporation of America web site

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Comentarios (24)


luisa dijo:

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fingerprinting babies?!

Someone told me today that they are keeping the children in the prison as a "temporary solution." Isn't that what the Nazis said?


Anntichrist S. Coulter dijo:

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Holy fuck.

So, if they're doing this with the "unused prison" in Texas (is that an oxymoron? Or did they just go ahead and kill all of the "brown people" in Texas jails, and ran out of new inmates??!!?), then what are they planning to do with those Halliburton "projects" that are supposed to be so super-secret but aren't, those giant super-max prisons that have not, as yet, been designated a "purpose," but are sucking down tax dollars like coke through a republicunt's nose?

Be expecting those microchip implants any day now, kids. As if tracking you through your cellphone wasn't enough... For us po' folks who don't have cellphones, I guess that the implants won't be optional... Seeing as how it's generally the losing sides of the class war who usually get nailed first.


Leesee dijo:

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This is beyond the pale, see what i mean by keeping an eye on these assholes? Pardon my emphatic cursing.


Thomas Anderson dijo:

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You don't suppose that by finger-printing the babies, the government would be able to figure out the difference between kids that were born in the U.S. (and thereby American citizens), and the ones that entered illegally (and thereby NOT American citizens), do you?


Nezua Limón Xolografik-Jonez dijo:

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Anntichrist S. Coulter, you bring up a good point. I'm afraid we'll soon see what those Halliburton Prisons are for. And they can now implant or attach tracking microchips as "dust." Junk you can't even see. I don't have the link, but I"m sure it's easy to find.

I think there are elements of this type of surveillance already in place. I am almost sure of it. And it's a truism that the more power an Empire senses slipping away from them, the more violent and intrusive and dangerous they fight to hold it.

Now, Mexican babies and families suffer. If we think that is the end of it, we're in for a rude awakening.

Thomas Anderson, I think the ink glows green if they are aliens.

LeeSee, this is one place you can curse and get furious about offenses like this and know you are perfectly welcome and in like company.

Luisa, i think this is about as temporary as they intend the drastic "wartime measures" of the Patriot Act and Domestic Wiretapping to be.


Richard dijo:

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Yeah, well I knew there had to be an upside to all this anti-immigration nonsense. Baby fingerprinters... geeze, I wonder what federal job classification that is.... G-148, somewhat below G-147 (Scumbag) and G-147 (annoying guy who whines all day)?


Nezua Limón Xolografik-Jonez dijo:

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Hola Richard. At least they are creating new jobs for Murka. Keep our nation strong.


Rafael dijo:

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WTF???


Rafael dijo:

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Tip o fthe Hat to JCGeneral, for bringing this to my attention plus he has something on gueros praising facist dictaroships. And people wonder how Hitler and their ilk rise and stay in power!

http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1758436/posts


Nezua Limón Xolografik-Jonez dijo:

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i saw that post of his. can you imagine? these people calling Pinochet a "hero"???? i mean really. of all things you can "take issue" with. a hero. wow. these typists must throw really intense parties.


Rafael dijo:

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Its nice to have "heroes" that far away, you know when they don't get to kill your college age children because they read a "red" book or have your parents, cousins and friends dissapear in the middle of the night.

Nice distant heroes indeed....


Weasel dijo:

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Jesus.

Where the flying fuck did my country go?

I'm going to go throw up now. I'll be in the bathroom all night.


thepoliticalcat dijo:

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Holy quacking duckshit. Nezua Limon, muchas gracias for bringing this to light. Jeebus wept.

Thomas Anderson, I thought you knew (per the harpy pilipina pundit MM) that babies of the Brown Persuasion, albeit born in the U.S., can never be "American Citizens." The correct nomenclature for them is "Anchor Babies." MM knows whereof she speaks, being herself of the Brown Persuasion, and an Anchor Baby to boot. And to boot her would be a worthwhile endeavour.

Fuck me blind, everytime I turn around it's something new and horrible.


katrina dijo:

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This is how it happens. Increment by increment.
Dios Mio.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:

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hola politicalcat. you're quite welcome...the least we can do is shout about this insanity going on right in front of us. thanks for stopping by.

and i agree, katrina. but quite an increment, eh? I really do wonder, after all i've seen in the last few years...what wouldn't our citizenry blithely accept as status quo?


melior dijo:

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They're baby enemy combatants, dammit!


katrina dijo:

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Oh, it's definitely quite an "increment". Methinks the citizenry of today would only get truely up in arms if their 'bread and circus' was somehow interfered with. I recently heard Thom Hartmann discussing a book which interviewed people who lived in Germany during the thirties, attempting to answer the question of how the citizenry could let things happen as they did. I wish I could remember the book's title. But one of the main things they said was that nothing happened all at once. It was in increments with periods of relative "normalcy" following--until the next thing occurred. I could relate to the eery feelings. Many expressed how easy it was to be seen as an alarmist, because any one thing at any time was always assigned a 'good reason' or only affected a small part of the population, usually somehow disaffected. I am frequently looked at as an alarmist by many I know in person. I mean, habeas corpus--what's that? Or, I have nothing to hide, so why should I care if people's homes can be searched without ever telling them. Or wiretapped. Let's not even start with the insanity of torture. Etc. Etc. Etc. It's mainly in the blogosphere that I've discovered others who feel as I do and are actually active about trying to do something. Anyone I've met in person who is like minded isn't really doing anything about it, not even writing Congress. Thus I could care less anymore who thinks I'm an 'alarmist'.
I can whole heartedly recommend the Thom Hartmann radio program for your "adult daily requirement of sanity". If you like history, he's the man. Plus, his new book "Screwed" is a must read.
Glad to have discovered your blog through the General, btw. I've thoroughly enjoyed your "flavor" there! Thanks.


Pepperhead dijo:

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As the grandchild of hollocaust survivors and as a human this story is absolutely frightening and shows the true evil behind the ICE raids.

I'd like to send this blog post to some reporters I know but I really need to be able to point to the source on those stories of babies being fingerprinted while in detention. I see the link goes to the texas civil rights review but even they don't site a source I can track to really. There must be some records that the social services people have that can back this all up, right? Or the lawyers working on the case?

Help!


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:

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Pepperhead: the girl who received the letter from her friend (the person who wrote those lines informing us of this) has a blog post here.

I hope you pursue your impulse. I feel it is a good one, thank you.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:

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hi katrina, i'm glad you found me.

thank you for that write up, i will jot the book down. and thank you for being a fellow Alarmist. the rest have dead nerves and it is up to us to do the work. we can.


katrina dijo:

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Hey, I did some digging and discovered the book Thom Hartmann was talking about.
http://www.buzzflash.com/hartmann/05/11/har05011.html
There's alot of interesting stuff from the book on this page.
And Thom's website is:
http://www.thomhartmann.com/
I'm a big fan of Al, Randi, and Steph, and Sam, but Thom is definitely in a class by himself.


Rafael dijo:

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More links, this one is to a short vid I made during the summer, inspired by then current events. But change a few faces and it would fit the current situation to a T.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/255788/rise_of_empire/


Victoria Marinelli dijo:

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Thanks so much for this info. I've passed it on here, and also set up a feed subscription for your kick-ass blog. Seriously excellent (and passionate, and relevant) writing and analysis, much appreciated.


nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez dijo:

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katrina, thank you! i will scope those out pronto.

rafael, i'll let you know once i've watched it. right now i'm head down to the grindstone writing an article for a mag i hope you've already seen. if not, dig the "chicano art mag" on my left side bar, it's a righteous rag with some beautiful arte in it. anyway, i'll be back to check out your link i'm sorry i don't mean to stall, just mad busy these past few.

victoria, thanks so much for tus palabras! welcome. see you around, nez