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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:41 AM

Detained Dreamer's Lawyers Say Gov Doctored Legal Document to Try and Prove False Gang Affiliation







Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, the twice-authorized, 23-year-old DACA recipient who was scooped up by immigration enforcement near Seattle last week, say that government officials doctored a legal document at the Northwest Detention Center in an attempt to prove that Ramirez Medina belonged to a gang.

The allegation of government misconduct is outlined in a brief filed by Ramirez Medina's lawyers in US District Court in Seattle. The lawyers say that when Ramirez Medina—who has been detained inside the Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center's gang unit for a week—tried to petition to be removed from the gang unit, part of his written petition was erased.

The brief states Ramirez Medina originally wrote: “I came in and the officers said I have gang affiliation with gangs so I wear an orange uniform. I do not have a criminal history and I’m not affiliated with any gangs.”

But according to an additional declaration filed to the court, the statement returned to Medina by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials five days later says: "I have gang affiliation with gangs so I wear an orange uniform. I do not have a criminal history and I’m not affiliated with any gangs.”

The document filed to the court bears clear signs of erased words. (See the image above.)

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http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/02/16/24878118/detained-dreamers-lawyers-say-government-doctored-legal-document-to-try-and-prove-false-gang-affiliation

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ck4829 Feb 2017 #3
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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:11 AM

1. ... The Keystone Cops had more subtlety and sense.

If I had any faith in them, I'd say they're trying to get the case thrown, but that would be attributing a level of competence to those who can't find their own asses with a map and a GPS.

I hope the judge goes ballistic.

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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:13 AM

2. this is very disturbing

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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:14 AM

3. Did they really try to white out the "officer said" part at the beginning?

They didn't succeed.

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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:19 AM

4. LOL...simply erasing part of the statement to fit what they want is really LAME....

"ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment." Oh really??? I'm like sooooo shocked!!! They should have immediately responded stating they would get to the bottom of this ASAP. What'd they have to do,call Trump first to see what to do next??

Their needs to be a full blown investigation as to who did that and LOCK THEM UP.

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