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Boulder County law enforcement leaders stand by immigrants, tell their stories

Longmont Public Safety Chief Mike Butler stood side-by-side with Hugo Juarez, a local undocumented immigrant, and told the story of Juarez's frustration at being labeled a criminal despite his many accomplishments.

After the reading, Butler declared that Juarez is not a criminal.

"Having a police officer saying it to me and reading my story, that's powerful," Juarez said. "It opens up doors. It's OK to talk to police. It's OK to report crimes."

The stories of six undocumented immigrants were told through performances by local law enforcement leaders Sunday at a sold out Motus Theater show at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. A recording of the performance is available on the Motus Theater's Facebook page.

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http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30957132/boulder-county-law-enforcement-leaders-stand-by-immigrants

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I guess it's a right of passage. My first locked OP. This was the front page above-the-fold story on the Boulder Daily Camera today. I tried posting it to LBN this morning, but the "hosts" over there didn't think it was news, or something, so they recommended this Forum.

Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool.

Boulder County law enforcement leaders stand by immigrants, tell their stories

Source: Boulder Daily Camera

Longmont Public Safety Chief Mike Butler stood side-by-side with Hugo Juarez, a local undocumented immigrant, and told the story of Juarez's frustration at being labeled a criminal despite his many accomplishments.

After the reading, Butler declared that Juarez is not a criminal.

"Having a police officer saying it to me and reading my story, that's powerful," Juarez said. "It opens up doors. It's OK to talk to police. It's OK to report crimes."

The stories of six undocumented immigrants were told through performances by local law enforcement leaders Sunday at a sold out Motus Theater show at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. A recording of the performance is available on the Motus Theater's Facebook page.

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Read more: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30957132/boulder-county-law-enforcement-leaders-stand-by-immigrants



This is very cool.

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