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Demand the Senate Judiciary Committee Investigate DEA Abuse of Daniel Chong

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Patrick Leahy:

On April 21st, the Drug Enforcement Agency raided a 4/20 party at the University of California at San Diego, arresting 23-year-old Daniel Chong and others who had been smoking marijuana.

But after questioning Daniel, DEA agents abandoned him in a cell, handcuffed, without food and water for 5 days straight. Daniel was forced to drink his own urine and even attempted suicide.

The DEA’s reprehensible treatment of Daniel Chong almost cost him his life and deserves intense scrutiny.

We, the undersigned, demand the Senate Judiciary Committee investigate how Daniel could have been so abused by the DEA and hold accountable all those responsible.