The UN is coming! The UN is coming!

What separates Texas from “some third-world fascist dictatorship”? Ronni rants perhaps not as much as we’d once hoped. She spotted an AP article in SFGate reporting that “A United Nations human rights expert will head to the United States later this month where U.S. to investigate a highly criticized Texas center for detained immigrant families…” in Hutto. Remember when that only happened to the bad guys: the Russians and the Chinese?

I couldn’t find the article using the search facility at the Austin American-Statesman (if you saw it, let me know where and I’ll put in a Thanks to K, for the link!) but I did find this Hutto tidbit. In his April 22 column, John Kelso noted that TxDOT had just unveiled two new highway exit signs for Hutto. Maybe that’s to help the UN inspectors find it.

8 Comments so far

  1. k (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 10:35 am
  2. k (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 10:38 am

    You should read THIS column by Kelso if you want to be outraged:

    http://www.statesman.com/search/content/news/stories/local/03/11/11kambo.html


  3. mss (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 10:48 am

    Thanks for clearing that up. I was confused by its name, the T. Don Hutto facility. Since people always talk about the “Hutto facility” it didn’t dawn on me that it was in Taylor, although I know I’ve read it before.

    So does that mean the new highway signs have been put up to confuse the inspectors? have them get off an exit early?


  4. K (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    Hmm…as much as I would love to think there was a conspiracy, I’m not seeing it…


  5. MMTyler (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    That’s EXACTLY what made me look under the Fremont bridge for the Fremont troll! HA! One would obviously expect the Hutto facility to be in Hutto.

    I wonder if T. Don was ever in Hutto?


  6. Rantor (unregistered) on May 1st, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    There are some earlier links about this detention center at:
    http://austin.metblogs.com/archives/2007/02/nurdles.phtml


  7. ronni (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

    Thanks for the link. I’m very interested in the prison in Taylor. I have several other entries about it, and there will be more.


  8. Erik (unregistered) on May 12th, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

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