ACLU Presses For Criminal Accountability For Trump Officials Behind Family Separation

ACLU Presses For Criminal Accountability For Trump Officials Behind Family Separation 1


Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU, talks with Rachel Maddow about the importance of holding the Trump administration officials responsible for the cruel immigrant family separation policy as part of making amends for the damage it wrought. Aired on 03/02/2021.
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ACLU Presses For Criminal Accountability For Trump Officials Behind Family Separation

82 Comments on "ACLU Presses For Criminal Accountability For Trump Officials Behind Family Separation"

  1. Alfred Basurto | March 2, 2021 at 3:02 AM | Reply

    Restore families. Put them back together.

    • John Patriot | March 2, 2021 at 4:07 PM | Reply

      @Youtube Sucks ..I know…brain dead Joe

    • Youtube Sucks | March 2, 2021 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      @John Patriot “brain dead joe” “putting people in cages” are you gonna stick with one story and make up your mind or are you not done explaining your linear imagination about something you dont know about?

    • John Patriot | March 2, 2021 at 4:17 PM | Reply

      @Youtube Sucks Biden and Obama made and used cages….moron

    • Youtube Sucks | March 2, 2021 at 4:21 PM | Reply

      @John Patriot Obama built buildings. Say it with me. Trump built cages to specifically seperate families. Biden tore them down, fired 700,000 kidnappers. And then reopened non caged facilities for space during the pandemic thats killing millions.

      Sit with your lies loser. Sit with your lies loser.

    • Youtube Sucks | March 2, 2021 at 4:28 PM | Reply

      @John Patriot it really sucks that people like you exist. Full access to the world and its information and you squander it on an orange cheeto hued despot who hates you

  2. Kathleen Zettlemoyer | March 2, 2021 at 3:10 AM | Reply

    This is such good news!

    • So so happy their are adults in the government now. These children need their parents. Anyone involved in this separation should be help accountable.

  3. Wouldn’t it just be dandy if Miller, Trump and respective wives were made to stay in the exact same cages as these poor children? They wouldn’t last the hour.

  4. Dr. Neel Kulkarni Yoga and Health Sciences | March 2, 2021 at 3:20 AM | Reply

    Makes me cry to listen to this!

  5. It’s another stress test for American democracy. Godspeed

    • We need to address the root of the issue and help the good people of South America take their country back.

    • That’s a good way of putting it. Accurate and succinct. Round up the perpetrators and put them in pens. Seriously. Let them taste their own inhuman treatment. It’s true that Obama should have stopped this, and other things, like reforming the Electoral College and making Voter Suppression a Felony Offence. But, Obama’s administration NEVER sought to deliberately harm anyone, or to make examples out of them, just short of heads on pikes in front of that stupid, costly, wall. The very delibaracy, which they put into writing, and legislation, and court judgements, should be held against them. We are facing Fascists now. It time we recognise that

  6. Kevin Cranston | March 2, 2021 at 3:38 AM | Reply

    I recently relocated to Australia and learned about the Stolen Generation. Yet, in this day and age, the then government of America thought it was ok to take children away from their parents. History will remember these leaders for these shocking policies ….. no children should be taken from the safety, love and care of their parents in this way. My opinion.

  7. Charlie Lauffer | March 2, 2021 at 3:42 AM | Reply

    It’s the least we can do. Start prosecuting Sessions and Miller for crimes against humanity.

    • Youtube Sucks | March 2, 2021 at 8:30 AM | Reply

      @The Tweatles yes darling. You do not need a trigger happy paycheck ready pig with a gun and only 8 weeks of training….for a wellness check…or a house call… And don’t worry, those “trans” people you are so afraid of aren’t out to steal your man.

    • Youtube Sucks | March 2, 2021 at 8:31 AM | Reply

      @Dustin Caso this is dumb af lmaooo

    • Youtube Sucks | March 2, 2021 at 8:32 AM | Reply

      @mavssami41 lmao this a joke right

    • @Youtube Sucks 😎😆😆😆

    • @Rick54 , Crimes against humanity, were committed by the United States, long before the Trumpkin administration, not to say that he does not have his responsibility because he truly, truly does.

  8. Torturing families through separation are crimes against humanity….losing the families compounded that crime.

  9. James Cassidy | March 2, 2021 at 3:56 AM | Reply

    The utter shame & heartbreak of this. The world is still watching

    • Michaela Francis | March 2, 2021 at 7:23 AM | Reply

      @Gracie Freebush Yes I know… one of its handles is William H Music… one of several accounts it trolls under repeating the same lines endlessly. Ignore it. Trolls should be starved into oblivion.

    • We are indeed…..!

    • @James Cassidy ~ *This is not American exceptionalism; it is proof that white supremacy thrives among all GOPQ-NAZIS across America.* Making good on repairing the deliberate, deep to the soul torture inflicted on children is a start. It would be exceptional; especially if the fear of death was well-founded and some children are orphaned. If you fail to see the crime committed in your name, then you need help from the highest, power. God.


    • Cephas Israel | March 2, 2021 at 5:01 PM | Reply

      They have no shame to speak of. They are filled with pride.

  10. Cynthia Copland | March 2, 2021 at 3:58 AM | Reply

    Child Abuse & Torture, plain & simple.

  11. There absolutely needs to be accountability … from jail terms to getting people out of leadership positions who voted to allow these abuses to happen. Trump has shown us what happens when corrupt people are not held accountable.

  12. Amber j Berger | March 2, 2021 at 3:59 AM | Reply

    Yes, criminal charges, follow the trail all of them , indifference, the deaths knowingly, therapy for the kids

    • @Amber j Berger ~ Whatever evil was done to innocent children, none can escape the role they played by claiming they were just following the orders of a POTUS. This has been national and international law since the Nuremberg Trials for war criminals. *Every person is the arbiter of whether or not an order they receive is lawful or not on moral and ethical grounds.* I would hope that my conscience helped give me the strength to tell a commander or POTUS the same thing, “I will not obey an illegal order.” If it was within my power, I would set free anyone and their family who were lawfully seeking asylum. I am a father and what was done to innocent children will, correctly, be a dark stain on America’s standing among the nations of the world. This cannot be swept under the rug. Yet again the US Constitution is a blank wet tissue that fails to hold those who created an illegal, evil policy of state-sponsored terrorism of child abduction, torture, and neglect. What else does anyone call tossing traumatized babes, toddlers, and kids into cages? I will never forgive or forget this cruelest act of white supremacy.

    • @Mike C also forced hysterectomies on teenage girls at the border. This is genocide taught in the pages of Hitler’s memoirs

    • Has anyone seen Trump playing or reacting with his grandchildren!!??

  13. Carlo Thorne | March 2, 2021 at 4:41 AM | Reply

    It’s about time to take Trump’s insurrection seriously.

    • Damen Rabbitt | March 2, 2021 at 2:21 PM | Reply

      @Steve Cole What are we in 5th grade again? I thought I’d get a better insult than Your Stupid…lol. My left nut has a higher IQ than you do. See it’s not that hard. Anything that involves problem solving and critical thinking seems to always fly over you lefties head. Its quite humorous

    • @Damen Rabbitt did you not see the video stupid

    • @Damen Rabbitt that’s because damen rabbit has no brains

    • @Damen Rabbitt was that suppose to hurt better have momma change your diaper it’s time for your nap good bye

    • Damen Rabbitt | March 2, 2021 at 2:48 PM | Reply

      @Steve Cole See that was better… me with the yo mamma joke….how did it feel to actually use your brain to process that information 😉

  14. GiantArc SFORA | March 2, 2021 at 4:50 AM | Reply

    the only way to prevent this in the future is to prosecute the guilty criminals

    • Arthur Shugars | March 2, 2021 at 7:01 AM | Reply

      amen to that

    • @GiantArc SFORA ~ Out of curiosity, what does your handle mean? I agree with your post. Unfortunately, all the little crooks will pay while the largest will get more money and go free. That absurd “memo” which terrified the DEMS MUST be tested by charging the 2020 “Landslide Loser” and Insurrectionist murderer. The only constitutional remedy to remove a dangerous traitorous POTUS has proven remarkably useless. The US would be incapable of stopping a Hitler and that concerns all nations. I cannot find anything in the “memo” that is legally persuasive in terms of placing anyone above the law. For it to have merit, the Constitution would have made this expressly clear but impeachment makes the opposite true. No valid legal system worth the name would permit a class of citizens to be immune from the law. Laws apply equally or not at all. If they fear that a rogue DEM president might have to face justice, then they are no better than the GOPQ-NAZIS rigging future elections to avoid free and fair elections.

  15. Stimulus Dragon | March 2, 2021 at 5:38 AM | Reply

    Sessions and Miller need to be arrested, NOW. It’ll never happen, but it should.

  16. Maggie Craigie | March 2, 2021 at 6:19 AM | Reply

    Sessions, Miller, trump, Bannon and all the rest of them.

    • Ryan Hanifan | March 2, 2021 at 9:53 AM | Reply

      You forgot Cuomo, Biden, Clintons, and the rest of the Dems coving up sexual harassment allegations!!
      Dems are ALWAYS HYPOCRITES!!!

    • Austin Keller | March 2, 2021 at 2:22 PM | Reply

      @Ryan Hanifan stop deflecting haha, it’s all you guys can do, it’s funny.

    • Patricia Sumerlin | March 2, 2021 at 3:38 PM | Reply

      @Ryan Hanifan And AGAIN we have the Republicans using a lame diversion ploy. QAnon must’ve told them to say that which will make the “Libs” fall to their knees and ask forgiveness to the Cruz-like fools! Then tomorrow, oh no it’s March 5th, Trump will rise like a Phoenix from the flames and take his “rightful (?)” place as Master of the Known Universes!

    • Tara J. Fitzgerald | March 2, 2021 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      Yeah and trump said he was going to clean the swamp! Crimes against humanity!

  17. Gracie Freebush | March 2, 2021 at 6:32 AM | Reply

    I hope this comes to fruition. The only thing that gives evil pause is being forced to pay for what they did.

  18. Lucio Martínez | March 2, 2021 at 7:34 AM | Reply

    Prosecute the responsible party like Spooky Stephen Miller.

  19. They absolutely need to be held accountable for crimes against humanity and jailed.

  20. They should be held accountable for crimes against humanity

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