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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:10 PM

NC Governor Vetoes 'Draconian' Bill That Would Force Local Police to Cooperate With ICE

Source: Law & Crime


by Matt Clibanoff | 2:58 pm, August 21st, 2019

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) vetoed a bill on Wednesday which would require local police to check the federal immigration database after arresting someone. If the name came up in the database, police would be forced to hold the person on a detainer for up to 48 hours.

The bill, called “An Act to Require Compliance with Immigration Detainers and Administrative Warrants,” passed the North Carolina House 62-53 on Tuesday before being sent to Cooper. The bill was reportedly drafted to deal with Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker and Durham County Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead, who both said they would not cooperate with ICE.

“We want to make it so that the Wake County Sheriff’s Office treats everybody the same and improves the quality of life for each and every person,” Baker said in December. “It’s about humanity. It’s about just caring for people. That’s a large part of what this office will be doing, moving forward.”

Republicans pushing for the bill also reportedly cited the case of Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo, an undocumented immigrant who was charged with rape but released on a $100,000 bond. ICE claimed Garry McFadden, sheriff of Mecklenburg County, didn’t inform them that Pacheco-Leonardo had been released.

Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/nc-governor-vetoes-draconian-bill-that-would-force-local-police-to-cooperate-with-ice/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:31 PM

1. I send Cooper contribuions on a regular basis

He has it harder than most Democratic governors. The Republican dominated NC state legislature is a toxic waste dump of right wing extremism. It's as if RBG were Chief Justice of he Supreme Court, and the other 8 were all clones of Thomas and Scalia.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:23 PM

2. Thank goodness for Gov Cooper,

saving NC from return to the dark ages, one veto at a time.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:28 PM

3. GREAT news!

Now waiting for the feds to cut payments to NC!

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