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Rachel Maddow obtains video of inside New York detention facility from woman who quit her job

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A former teacher of a dentition facility in New York, has smuggled footage out that she filmed of the children before she quit her job.

“This recording that we have obtained is from a facility that is not on the southern border,” Maddow said. “So these kids who’ve been taken away from their parents have been flown by the trump Administration thousands of miles to be held alone away from their parents.”

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Maddow noted that the use of the facility was unknown to most New York officials including the governor and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Now for the first time we can show you footage from inside that facility,” Maddow said. “These images were shot surreptitiously by a woman who worked at the facility until last week. This footage was shot late last week. The worker who took these images and took the footage I’m about to show you has since quit her job at this facility. She has provided this material to MSNBC and NBC news on the condition of anonymity.”

Maddow said that they asked her why she did it and provided the video to them, she said, “I am here today because I feel like it’s important to make a difference. I feel that it’s time for everybody to stand up and to stop being afraid and actually help these children that are being separated from their parents.”

“It’s very heartbreaking to know there’s children, even if it were just one, but there’s a lot of them in my program, and it’s sad to know that these children are crying for their parents. They don’t know where their parents are,” the woman also said.

Maddow said that the teacher said there was a huge influx of younger children arriving in the last few months. That’s how she realized it was as the result of the Trump administration’s policy.

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“There was a huge influx,” the woman said. “The amount of kids that are little, that are coming alone, compared to the amount of teenagers, it’s way higher. So that tells you a lot. How are these kids coming alone? That’s not okay. They’re not coming alone. They’re getting separated at the border.”

She continued: “We’re not allowed to know what’s going on with the child. We’re not allowed to ask any of the kids questions. If the child is not okay, the only thing we’re allowed to ask is do you want to speak to your case manager? Do you want to speak to your clinician?”

She also showed video of a young girl upset and missing her mother. There’s also audio recordings of an adult speaking in Spanish saying that the children are not allowed to speak to the press at all.

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Watch Maddow’s report below:

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California to apologize for WWII internment of Japanese-Americans

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Nearly 80 years after the US authorized the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, California plans to formally apologize this week for its role in one of the darkest chapters in US history.

State lawmakers are set to vote on Thursday on a resolution which states that the California legislature apologizes for "the unjust exclusion, removal, and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, and for its failure to support and defend the civil rights and civil liberties of Japanese Americans."

More than 120,000 Japanese-Americans were sent to 10 concentration camps throughout western states and Arkansas during World War II after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order.

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George Zimmerman announces lawsuit against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million

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The man who killed Trayvon Martin was never held accountable for his crime, but he's spent the years since his acquittal blaming other people for persistent problems in his life. The latest news on George Zimmerman is that he's suing presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Germany to tighten screws on online hate speech

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With growing dangers from far-right extremist groups and torrents of threats against politicians, Germany is set to toughen online speech laws and tighten the screws on social networks.

Ministers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government are expected to wave through a new package of measures on Wednesday, days after 12 men were arrested for planning deadly attacks on mosques, communicating in part via chat groups.

"In future, those who make threats or spread hate online will be prosecuted more toughly and more effectively," Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht said on her ministry's website.

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