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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:50 AM

Police answered immigrant's call for help, then gave him to ICE

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/13/us/tukwila-police-ice-detain-trnd/index.html

(CNN)Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno and his family were in trouble, so he did what he knew to do -- call police for help. About an hour later, he was in ICE custody.

Rodriguez's detention on Thursday sent shockwaves through the Seattle-suburb and is now garnering national attention from advocates, warning the way authorities handled the case could make immigrants scared to call police to report crimes.

Early Thursday morning, Rodriguez saw someone trespassing on his property in Tukwila, Washington. In the last few weeks, someone had been repeatedly trying to break-in to his home and car. So, he called 9-1-1.

Police arriving on scene apprehended a trespasser according to Rodriguez's lawyer Luis Cortes.
After giving officers his ID for what he thought was "report purposes," police put Rodriguez in handcuffs, his lawyer said. After running his information through the National Crime Information Center database, officers saw he had an outstanding warrant.


"officers believed that they were executing a valid order from a judge in the form of a criminal warrant."
In reality, officers executed an administrative ICE warrant.

Tukwila Police say in their Facebook post ICE told to them it's been entering administrative warrants into the database the same as criminal warrants. And that, "we may be encountering more of these types of warrants in the future."


Discouraging law abiding immigrants from calling police. What could possibly go wrong?

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Reply Police answered immigrant's call for help, then gave him to ICE (Original post)
IronLionZion Feb 13 OP
Docreed2003 Feb 13 #1
TEB Feb 13 #2
JHB Feb 13 #3
notdarkyet Feb 13 #4
Wounded Bear Feb 13 #8
sinkingfeeling Feb 13 #5
Initech Feb 13 #9
PatrickforO Feb 13 #13
SammyWinstonJack Feb 13 #6
Initech Feb 13 #7
Snake Plissken Feb 13 #10
IronLionZion Feb 13 #12
IronLionZion Feb 13 #11
RandomAccess Feb 13 #14

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:18 AM

1. Sick...

Thatís just fucking sick and twisted...welcometo Trumpís America I suppose, SMDH

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:23 AM

2. What a ass that is disturbing

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:49 AM

3. One explanation that sounds plausible given the Howler Monkey...

Prima Donnie has handed ICE a directive to make more deportations than under Obama (and remember, O was no slouch in that department), so ICE does what any LE bureaucracy does when handed a quota: go for the easiest first so that you can show youíre being diligent about your task, in order to deflect the blame when pickings get harder and you fall behind target.

Plus the ones who are just bigoted assholes given permission to run wild (by another bigoted asshole). A non-trivial factor, that.

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Response to JHB (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:56 AM

4. That is why they want to go after pot smokers. There are millions of them they

Can fill their for profit prisons with when they run out of immigrants.

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Response to JHB (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:13 AM

8. I hear you...

The actual criminal immigrants Trump always whines about are much harder to detain than the ones who just want to do their jobs and avoid trouble.

Oh, and it is getting increasingly obvious that ICE is shot through with racism and bigotry.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:00 AM

5. How will we ever be able to stop this monstrous ICE?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:13 AM

9. Elect a competent government?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 AM

13. Flip both houses and then focus with single minded intensity on

getting to the bottom of the Russia issue. If there was collusion, it was and is treason. Impeach and try Cheetoh and Pence if he also colluded. Then install our party member (SoH) as president.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:10 AM

6. They're out of control.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:13 AM

7. First they came for the "illegal" immigrants...

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:19 AM

10. What exactly to police think they are accomplishing with this?

A good portion of crimes are solved because of people reaching out to the police with information about the crime of the criminal who committed it. Who will cooperate with police when they act like the gestapo?

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Response to Snake Plissken (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:26 AM

12. Police are claiming they thought it was a criminal warrant

and point fingers at ICE for deliberately entering administrative warrants into the criminal system.

I doubt that since the warrant would have to say what the crime was. Either way, I'm not sure how police would benefit from detaining law abiding undocumented immigrants.

ICE is deliberately going after law abiding responsible family people because they are easier to catch than the dangerous ones. Police should not be helping.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:21 AM

11. Dangerous criminals are harder to catch than law abiding families simply living life

Asshole behavior like this just makes it much harder to catch the dangerous ones because the law abiding ones will hesitate to report it.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:03 PM

14. Thus the need for Sanctuary Cities - and States

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