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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:02 PM

Massachusetts judge, trial court officer accused of helping immigrant evade ICE officer

Source: WCVB-TV

BOSTON —
Federal authorities are charging a Massachusetts District Court judge and a trial court officer with obstruction of justice and other crimes, according to an indictment obtained by 5 Investigates.

Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and Wesley MacGregor, the trial court officer, are accused of conspiring to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from taking an immigrant into custody at Newton District Court on April 2, 2018.

The immigrant, who had been deported twice before, was arrested four days earlier for narcotics possession and being a fugitive from justice in Pennsylvania. When his fingerprints were taken, ICE became aware of the arrest.

ICE issued an order for a federal immigration detainer and sent an officer to the courthouse.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wcvb.com/amp/article/massachusetts-judge-trial-court-officer-to-face-federal-charges-on-suspicion-of-helping-immigrant-evade-ice-officer/27271791

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Reply Massachusetts judge, trial court officer accused of helping immigrant evade ICE officer (Original post)
Jose Garcia Apr 2019 OP
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #1
marble falls Apr 2019 #2
not fooled Apr 2019 #3
lark Apr 2019 #4
stillcool Apr 2019 #5
Cold War Spook Apr 2019 #6
azureblue Apr 2019 #8
Cold War Spook Apr 2019 #9
BlueIdaho Apr 2019 #7
Jose Garcia May 2019 #10

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:07 PM

1. Obstruction of Justice... that's rich

Look in the mirror fellas.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. Good on him. Sticking to the letter of the law is not justice. This is why we have judges ...

and how having good judges is essential.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:34 PM

3. Oh, great

now red don is gonna start prosecuting judges who are not on board with his agenda.

The next step down the fascist path.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:54 PM

4. drumpf going after the 3rd branch of government, when most of it's staff should be in prison.

Especially the orange ugly fuck at the top and his grifting silver spoon takers - err children.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:59 PM

5. I can't stop laughing

this is a keeper..

“The allegations in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime," Lelling said. "We cannot pick and choose the federal laws we follow, or use our personal views to justify violating the law."

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:49 PM

6. No state law enforcement personel have to help a federal officer

 

perform his or her duties unless that law is covered in some way by The Constitution. No state law enforcement officer is allowed to hinder a federal officer in his or her line of duty. That is what will be investigated and maybe tried. Did they purposely hinder these federal officers?

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 02:03 PM

8. No

there are procedures for taking a person into custody, and waltzing into a courtroom and flashing a badge, is not one of them. There are some judges who keep strict decorum and I'm surprised the judge did not jail the ICE clod for interrupting the judge's court. The ICE agent thought he could do whatever he wanted to, but the judge pulled up on his reins hard. Besides the judge could have asked for a signed by a judge warrant (not a blanket warrant), which, of course, ICE did not have, so this could have escalated into a false arrest charge.

So if this goes to trial, the judge will ask that - did the ICE agent have a proper warrant? When the answer is no, then the judge will ask then what do you think gave you the right to come into my courtroom?

Now pay attention - this will set precedent. IOW it will stop any ICE agent from being able to go into a state courtroom, or maybe even a state building, and making arrests unless they have a signed warrant.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 03:04 PM

9. I have heard that many jails that are releasing a prisoner that day

 

and receive a call from ICE telling them to hold that prisoner for a couple of days so they can pick him up refuse because they believe that is against the Constitution.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:07 PM

7. ABOLISH ICE! nt.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #7)

Wed May 8, 2019, 06:27 PM

10. Who would enforce immigration laws?

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