Resolution Denouncing the Drug Enforcement Administration for the Detention of UC San Diego Student Daniel Chong WHEREAS

, The recent news of the extralegal detention of one of the members of the UCSD community, Daniel Chong, has come as a shock to us all, and WHEREAS, The disregard for the law of the land and the rights of the individuals of this community is abhorrent and inexcusable, and WHEREAS, It is not enough that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) promises that this will never happen to one of our fellow students again, and WHEREAS, Things will only be made right when Californians, beginning with the young people of the state, instruct the federal government that this kind of abuse of power will never be allowed to happen again, and WHEREAS the DEA allowed Daniel Chong to be exposed to harmful substances such as methamphetamine during his detention, and WHEREAS, the DEA disrespected the law of the land, the United States Constitution, in violation of the rights of Daniel Chong, including rights including but not limited to the Seventh and Eighth amendments to the Bill of Rights, as well as the writ of habeas corpus (Article 1, Section 9, US Constitution), and WHEREAS, Daniel Chong suffered psychological trauma as a result of his detention by the DEA and the withholding of basic human necessities, including hallucination, and WHEREAS, during his detention Daniel Chong suffered prolonged, dehumanizing isolation as well as the denial of basic human necessities such as food and water, and WHEREAS, Daniel Chong experienced the onset of kidney failure due to a lack of basic human necessities as a result of the DEA’s negligence, and THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Associated Students of the University of California, San Diego (ASUCSD) denounce the DEA for the unlawful and extralegal detention of Daniel Chong and for the cruel and unusual punishment inflicted on Daniel Chong over the course of his detention, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the college senators will introduce a similar resolution to their respective college councils condemning the negligence of the DEA that resulted in the physical and psychological trauma of a fellow UC San Diego student and BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the ASUCSD requests that the Chancellor take a stance on this issue as it pertains to an undergraduate student in our community.

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