If aiming at the goal of human rights violations, the US scores once again!
Gulf News writes: “The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country, according to medical records, internal documents and interviews with people who have been drugged.”
Before you call the Gulf News biased, you should know that the story was actually reported by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service. Apparently, the government’s forced use of antipsychotic drugs, in people who have no history of mental illness, includes dozens of cases in which the “pre-flight cocktail,” as a document calls it, had such a potent effect that federal guards needed a wheelchair to move the slumped deportee onto an airplane.
Federal officials portray sedation as rare and “an act of last resort.” (Not the all-inclusive, family-friendly kind of resort mind you.)