United States Regularly Drugs Deportees Against Their Will

Barbados’ treatment of the Africans recently stranded by GIA doesn’t look so bad compared with the way the United States of America deports people.

It seems that the good old US of A drugs people against their will. A disgusting story in the Washington Post.

Then again, where but America and a few other countries with a courageous news media would a newspaper have the guts to run such an article? Barbados? Cha… you mek sport!

Excerpt from the Washington Post

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.

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.

“Unsteady gait. Fell onto tarmac,” says a medical note on the deportation of a 38-year-old woman to Costa Rica in late spring 2005. Another detainee was “dragged down the aisle in handcuffs, semi-comatose,” according to an airline crew member’s written account. Repeatedly, documents describe immigration guards “taking down” a reluctant deportee to be tranquilized before heading to an airport.


Filed under Barbados, Crime & Law, Ethics, Human Rights, Immigration

7 responses to “United States Regularly Drugs Deportees Against Their Will

  1. Green Monkey

    Then again, where but America and a few other countries with a courageous news media would a newspaper have the guts to run such an article? Barbados? Cha… you mek sport!

    And for a list of stories that even the courageous US media won’t spend any time pursuing (or as Project Censored calls it, “the news that didn’t make the News”) go to


  2. Green Monkey,

    Project Censored is incredible! We need to know what the media ignores. Just ignoring a story is a powerful form of censorship.

    Censorship in America is a little more subtle. Media asks itself two questions:
    1. Are people interested?
    2. Would my advertisers like it?

    The US blogs can step in and fill the gaps.

    America is very free, but we must fight to keep it that way. Here in US, I enjoy the freedom to criticize powerful political figures without the fear of retaliation.

  3. Ah-Fraid

    Only last week here in Barbados, I discovered that a person who I was told was in mental detention in the USA was deported back and is living in my area. I observed that he look rather sadated. I am now prepared for the storm after the calm.
    We had the experience one one many years ago now I understand why they start off their stay here so clam manner. Thank BFP for bring this to our attention.

  4. rumboy

    Those days will soon be over and hopefully once again ‘ Amurica ‘ will become the once great nation that it was before the Bush era. Undoubtely the worst President ever.

  5. 110.36

    Can’t say I blame the USA…not one bit!

    If criminals behave in an anti-social manner, they get what they deserve!

    Doan want to behave? – tek DAT!
    i.e. criminals automatically(by their own behavioural ‘statement’)
    have diminished rights.
    Lucky they have any at all

    5 cc. of Sodium pentathol IV
    should do the trick?!


    Has anyone read these stories .It’s truly shocking that they have not been aired by the mainstream media. Well to clarify, shocking as far as the information in the stories is concerned but not shocking that they have not been aired.

    All this talk about how ‘free’ the US media is .. is a farce to my mind when stories with such deeply concerning themes such as these can be swept under the carpet.Please take a minute and read some of them.

    Remember that the stories that make it most of the time are the ones where it doesn’t matter what you think or not, or …… the ones that want you to think a particular way .

    Purposeful omission of important news stories is probably just as bad or worse than purposeful propaganda as the information is not even put out there for discussion or thought until its too late.

    Some serious s***t is going on in the US and elsewhere and if we don’t want our private parts in a very painful twist , we better start waking up and paying attention.

  7. TPL

    I can speak as someone who not only regularly receives The Washington Post, but also lives in Washington, D.C. I hear and see issues everyday that most around the World and Nation are never made privy to.

    I don’t have enough knowledge of this particular issue, but I can state without a doubt that The Washington Post has become nothing more than little sister to the New York Times. Everyday, all day, it bashes and attacks the current Presidential Administration, while seemingly spreading lies brought about through our current U.S. Congress.

    Every time I read the paper I want to write letters to the Editor to refute half of the garbage they make-up, but I know in the end, it would most likely fall on deaf ears.

    I would strongly urge anyone coming across this story to take it with a grain of salt. Often times news sources provide only one perspective, and in regards to The Washington Post, a very narrow minded perspective at that.