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There is a concept called "command responsibility", it's an international legal doctrine, developed to cope with the scale of the crimes that happened during World War II.
The responsibility of commanders includes two concepts of criminal responsibility.
First, the commander can be held directly responsible for ordering his subordinates to carry out unlawful acts. In this context, subordinates who invoke the defence of superior orders may avoid liability depending on whether, in the circumstances, they should have obeyed or disobeyed the order of superiors.
This is to be distinguished from the second concept, called command or superior responsibility, where the commander may be held liable for a subordinate’s unlawful conduct. This concept of command responsibility is a form of indirect responsibility and is based on the commander’s failure to act.
We need to hold command responsible.
Videos from a Southwest Key shelter for migrant children show staffers dragging and pushing children, incidents that occurred shortly before the federal government suspended the shelter's operations early this fall.
The Arizona Republic obtained the videos from the Arizona Department of Health Services under state public-records law.
Southwest Key had reported the mid-September incidents, which involved three children and numerous staffers at the Youngtown shelter, to state authorities, as well as local law-enforcement and federal officials, but declined to publicly provide details at the time.
Southwest Key ultimately closed the shelter, called Hacienda Del Sol, in late October. That came in the wake of negotiations with state health authorities over potential revocation of all 13 licenses that Southwest Key holds in Arizona, because of the company's lapses in background checks for staff.
A case regarding the alleged abuse of migrant children in a Southwest Key shelter will be referred to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review and to determine whether criminal charges will be filed, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
The case will be submitted on Monday, the sheriff's office said.