Comment: completely possible,

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completely possible,

as more than likely, the "20,000" won't stay 'disappeared' forever, nor does it happen at once.

besides, who knows how many of those are shipped off to 'black sites,' or have their 'charges elevated' to Federal ones which would give them a 'legal' rationale to ship them off to corporatist prison industrial complex's 'privatized' Federal facilities all over the country.

you gotta think in intermittent cycles; with anything govt their counted 'numbers' are always really in cycles: kinda like how we have over 130,000 troops overseas, but something like 1~2 mil troops both active, reserve, and backdoor-draft cycled throughout the warS.

frankly 20,000 people going in and out of the 'system' ain't that shocking or an inconceivable number.

plus, someone like Atty. Whitehead is not in the habit of randomly throwing out numbers; the kind of lawyer he is, these aren't the type of men who randomly throw out statement they cannot back up.

no matter what, if there is a such a thing as a 'constant' among the legal profession, it's that you never ask questions or cite data unless you already know the answer to it.

civil rights attorneys have double-hardtime making their case; I doubt he'd willfully damage his own credibility by randomly throwing our 'unfounded' numbers/data.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul