(CNN)Inside the ICE detention wing, the signs of clashes lingered hours after violence erupted and pepper spray was fired. Mattresses had been flung onto the floor. Detainees’ belongings were strewn across the room. A message that appeared to be scrawled in soap on a window simply said: “HELP US.” Weeks later, officials and lawyers representing detainees at the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center in Bristol County, Massachusetts, are still painting a starkly different picture of what unfolded that day. But they agree on one thing: The May 1 brawl began with a dispute over coronavirus testing. Multiple investigations into the incident are underway. And the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit this week calling for the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, which runs the facility under an agreement with ICE, to release surveillance videos and other records. The sheriff’s office says it will do so once investigations are completed. Immigrant rights advocates say regardless of what investigators uncover, the clashes earlier this month at this detention facility in western Massachusetts exposed a dire situation that’s unfolding across the country and growing worse by the day. Read More Tensions over the coronavirus have been simmering in the sprawling… Read full this story
- Nearly 200 people in Texas immigration detention facilities have contracted mumps
- Paris riots – French police pepper spray ‘yellow vest’ protesters as violent clashes break out in capital for FIFTH week
- Nursing home resident uses bear pepper spray on employee
- Woman, 19, arrested for ‘BITING a jogger who pepper-sprayed her dog when it tried to bite her in San Francisco park’
- Suspect in Custody in Possible Subway Pepper Spray Hate Crimes
- Police Seek Man Who Used Pepper Spray on Subway
- Police Investigating Subway Pepper Spray Attack As Possible Hate Crime
- 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome held at border detention center, Mexico says
- Guards At A Family Detention Center Refused To Take Her Son To The Doctor. Then He Started Convulsing.
- Another hunger strike surfaces in Santa Clara County jails
Pepper spray. Hunger strikes. Tensions are rising in immigrant detention centers have 339 words, post on edition.cnn.com at May 22, 2020. This is cached page on Movie Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.