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Chilling artistic replicas of caged children pop up across the city

Confused: Police officers were puzzled to find the instillations, including one placed on Ninth Street in Park Slope on June 12.
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Street art depicting children locked in cages popped up around Brooklyn on June 12, offering a harrowing critique of the US Government’s handling of undocumented immigrants crossing America’s southern border.

One of the cages was installed on Ninth Street in Park Slope, just outside the YMCA frequented by six-foot five-inch presidential candidate Bill de Blasio, who strolled past the five-by-three foot instillation as he entered the gym just before 9 a.m.

The chain-link cells, which featured signs reading “#NoKidsInC­ages,” were meant to bring attention to the family-separation policy employed by federal immigration officials since April 2018, according to the group behind the street-art project.

“Guerrilla installations popped up early this morning in NYC as protest to the more than 3,000 children separated from their parents at the border,” said RAICES in a June 12 tweet. “This is not history. This is happening now. #NoKidsInCages is about the children. We cannot be a nation that separates families.

RAICES — Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services — is a Texas-based immigration legal services nonprofit organization, which provided an accompanying website to the 24 instillations, they used to blast the government’s policies cruel and unusual.

“They live in cages. Sleep on the floor. They cry out and are not comforted. They’ve spent an average of 154 days away from their parents,” the group said. “Six children have died.”

The immigration organization urged federal legislators to support the “Keep Families Together Act” — a proposal first introduced by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D–Red Hook) in January. The bill aims to end the family-separation policy, which was presented by President Donald Trump as a “zero-tolerance” policy to deter illegal border crossings.

Police officers fanned out across the city, dismantling the cages within hours.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.
Posted 12:00 am, June 21, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Local from Here says:
Undocumented or not, children do not belong in cages. This administration is a disgrace and there is no defending it's actions.
June 21, 6:55 am
Ann Chilada from El Torito says:
Same policy was in place under the Obama-bin-Laden administration without a peep from the triggered little snowflakes. Maybe these ‘artists’ should portray a 9 month old fetus in a mother’s womb that Cuomo and others have given the green light to kill. Where’s the outcry over that? Just a ‘clump of cells’ to the leftist/fascist/socialist/Marxist ‘progressives’ who are on the wrong side of history once again
June 21, 9:15 am
Local from Here says:
All of you comment is categorically false and has been debunked! The fact that you try to justify this makes you just as abhorrent as this administration. Otherwise you would push for anchor baby Baron trump to be thrown in a cage, Melania and her chain migration parents deported. The only reason anyone supports this is because these migrants are from south & central America. Even your posting name shows your true racist colors. Shame on you!
June 21, 9:24 am
SCR from Realityville says:
Whatever,any humankinds,who permit Ideological-Purity,to"trump";their common-sense,are NOT one iota,any more moral-than those,who permit little child,to end up(often on their own),end up;in cages. This is totally without regard,to whether,it is the Ideological-Purity;of America's Right-wibg,or the Ideological-purity,or the Left-wing? By default,all such humans;(especially those who,are trusted,with political powers)-allow bad,even TERRIBLE things,to happen to humankinds. At least,if they know,they can't;totally have their way.
June 21, 11:09 am
Jimmy Chonga from Chichi’s says:
In America CPS would have taken those children away permanently. What kind of parent drags their kids hundreds of miles from their home subjecting them to all sorts of danger? They know the crossings are illegal but they do this to their children anyway! Shame on them, not us. Btw, if you are claiming asylum then you claim it in the first safe country you reach, Mexico or even Costa Rica which is not too far. You don’t try to illegally enter the one foolish country that gives everything out for free. We cannot financially take care of the world’s supposed problems when we have enough of our own. The one’s who are here and working should be able to stay but we need to gain control back of our border.
June 21, 12:39 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆Blinded by his racism⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆ All of your complaints are not even remotely true.
June 21, 12:47 pm
Local from Here says:
The fact that you chose to post under that name, proves you're a racist POS. Shame on you, dirtbag!
June 21, 12:47 pm
Local from Here says:
Where were these protests when children were being detained by the Obama (Isis) administration? Oh right the lying media didn’t report on it. And people wonder why the media is called the enemy of the people.
June 21, 3:23 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆Blinded by his racism⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆ All of your complaints are not even remotely true. You also talk like your orange fascist leader who condemns the media.
June 21, 3:29 pm
Local from Here says:
And stop using my name, you fake phony loser!
June 21, 3:31 pm
Local actually from Here says:
You aren’t smart enough to think up a user name for yourself, which is why you get played over and over by the lying media.
June 21, 3:57 pm
Local from Here says says:
Says the Local Idiot getting played by trump every day.
June 21, 4:17 pm
Local from Here says says:
You're a fool and a racist coward.
June 21, 4:17 pm
Speedy Gonzalez says:
Who is to say that these border crossers and their "children" are actually related? The border patrol and the US Govt have a duty to protect these youths from criminals.
June 21, 4:57 pm
Local from Here says:
Unlike the treasonous lies fed to you daily by the enemy of the people, my tax cuts are real. As is the securing of the border, that President Isis left wide open to bring in more Democrat voters. It’s Morning in America again, and haters and losers such as yourself are being left behind.
June 21, 5:02 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you stupid bigot⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 21, 5:57 pm
Sergio from Clinton Hill says:
I don't remember these agitprop cages on our streets when Obama detained kids in "cages" at the border.
June 21, 6:24 pm
Local from Here says:
FYI stupid, Obama deported more people at this stage of his presidency than your conman in charge has. He's screwing you before your eyes, yet you're too stupid to realize it. Fact: You're easy to fool, you don't know how to internet well. 😉
June 21, 6:40 pm
Kay Sadiya from Chipotle says:
Who made Local (aka Henry Ford) the spokesperson for the Fascist Left? Does George Soros own this ‘paper’? Why is this person calling everybody bigot and racist? I understand it is what the Fascists do to silence people, and they claim the ‘police ‘ will come to your door because of comments they disagree with. LOL. Isn’t that exactly what Fascists do? Isn’t Henry Ford tired of being the voice of the intolerant, Fascist/Socialist Left? You’re embarrassing yourself and helping to re-elect Trump! MAGA 2020
June 21, 6:52 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you stupid bigot⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 21, 7:03 pm
IS IT Henry Ford from Bay Ridge? says:
All these fat white supremacists try so hard to make fun of Mexican names, sad. My bad, it's the same fat white supremacist doing it. He thinks he's clever, but IP says otherwise...........
June 21, 7:26 pm
Barry Soetoro from South Side says:
If you have the media in your pocket, you get away with anything.
June 21, 10:43 pm
Fatimah Al-Hallal from Atlantic Avenue says:
Why is he depicting the children as sex objects, in a way that’s sure to arrouse the viewer? I find it disgusting that when walking the street I now have be surrounded by men with erections, and women with femal erections, as we pass the statues in these mini sex cages. Please, decency!
June 22, 12:09 am
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
The Clintons knew how to deal with alien children. Just ask Elian Gonzales. Don’t mind the raid and the gun kid.
June 22, 8:23 am
Local actually from Here says:
“Obama deported more people than your conman in chief”. So where was this agitprop and all the cries of racism when President Isis was locking kids in cages? You can dance around this fact all day, but you’re not fooling anyone.
June 22, 8:40 am
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆STFU you stupid bigot⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆ You got swindled and are too stupid to see it. Posting from your phone again?
June 22, 9:35 am
TruthTeller from 5 Borough says:
Lefies on perpetual suicide watch since they can't get a do over. Stuck with POTUS Trump until 2025.
June 22, 9:59 am
Maria Rodriguez from Sunset Park says:
Not children, MEXICANS !!!!
June 22, 10:33 am
Maria Rodriguez from Sunset Park says:
Don’t whitewash us!!!
June 22, 10:33 am
Local actually from Here says:
So the disgruntled member of the lyin media has no response for Obama locking kids in cages so it resorts to insults and threats. Duly noted.
June 22, 11:18 am
Augustus Chippendale III from Tuxedo Park says:
Stop having children if your life is so unsettled that you have to commit crimes and ask for handouts from strangers in other countries. Same goes for the ghetto thugs, you don’t bring up kids in rough, dirty neighborhoods, it’s unfair to them. How about abstaining from those carnal instincts for a change? Who is having sex with these ratchet women anyway? Please lord ban spandex unless you are model material!
June 22, 3:46 pm
Local from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆So many racist mongrels⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 22, 5:35 pm
Honey Buhtt says:
MEXICANOS!!!! Hola amigóś
June 22, 6:17 pm
Local actually from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆Another racist mongrel⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 22, 6:19 pm
Mister B from Hamilton Heights says:
The US is a racist nation. Always has been. Germany lost WW2, Fascism won.
June 23, 9:41 am
Kwandonka Lee says:
Of course this WHITE artist feels that HE has the PRIVILEGE to use Latino bodies for his personal entertainment! Like tools that exist to please him. This culture is not your prom dress!
June 23, 1:46 pm
Local actually from Here says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆Idiot⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
June 23, 4:49 pm
henry ford from local looney bin says:
Try using your original name.
June 23, 5:37 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆Idiot⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆ "Try using your original name." -Says the idiot copying my name. Go DIAF, loser!
June 23, 8:13 pm
Henry Fix Or Repair Daily from Bay Ridge says:
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June 23, 10:57 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Are those rules for me or do they apply to all the racists posting here as well?
June 24, 7:31 am
Ro from Park Slope says:
When and how did your ancestors arrive in America? Imagine if they did this to your family/relatives upon their arrival (like those who came through Ellis Island). Note that I am not speaking of those who lived on this continent first nor of those brought here by force.
June 24, 11:32 am

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