Monday, December 04, 2006

ACLU files lawsuit against State Police over arrest of illegals
BY GREGOR

Via 7News Boston:

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the State Police seeking the release of a videotape that shows a traffic stop involving illegal immigrants.

The videotape shows the first five minutes of a 70-minute stop on Interstate 95 in July by a trooper who pulled over a van with 14 Guatemalan immigrants after the driver failed to use a turn signal.

Trooper Thomas Chabot detained the 14 people and brought them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Providence, where they now face deportation. An internal investigation reported that Chabot acted appropriately.

The ACLU and civil-rights organizations raised concerns of racial profiling, and pushed for release of the videotape and copies of the department's policies governing enforcement procedures.

So what’s the ACLU’s reason for concern?

The ACLU, in a statement, said there are questions, including "why the trooper, who was on speed radar patrol, chose to leave his post to pull over the driver of this particular vehicle, whose only infraction was failing to use a turn signal, not speeding."

Understandable. How dare the police pull someone over for breaking a law. Especially since the arresting officer was not actually assigned to look for illegal turns.

To understand the absurdity here … one would have to believe a traffic cop who witnesses a person stabbing an elderly woman on the side of the road would not be allowed to make an arrest, due to the fact that the officer is on duty looking for speeders. So, based on the ACLU’s complaint … a police force would now have to assign individual officers to specific offenses and then limit them to arrests on those offenses only.

What worries me about this story is not that the ACLU is so pathetic and corrupt to file such a lawsuit, but more-so that there’s a fair chance that they’ll actually find some quack liberal judge to rule in their favor.



1 Comments:

Blogger Eagle said...

Is this the Death of our American Democracy. Our Democracy is being dismantled by Senators Kyl, Reid, McCain, Kennedy, Specter, Martinez, Boxer, Clinton, Feinstein, Durbin, and Obama by pushing forward Senate Bill 1639-The "Grand Amnesty Bill."

Today, I heard Senator Arlen Specter, A Republican, state that those citizens objecting to the Amnesty bill S. 1639 were bad people. He stated that those who did not call to object were part of the "silent majority" and hence better. He went even further and stated that "we do not have a representative government and that we never did." Can you believe this? Next, Kennedy got up and stated that the illegals coming here, 15-20-40 million (no one knows the real numbers), were just seeking a better life and that this was a "civil rights" issue, no different from the black struggle of Martin Luther King in the 60s. Can you believe this? Kennedy went on to further state that over 80% of the Americans objecting to the Amnesty Bill were "negative voices."

This is what we have learned with the Kennedy/Bush/Specter Amnesty Immigration Bill, that our leaders in Congress believe that they have the "divine rights of Kings," -Further that it is an issue of the "Senate's Will" which trumps the "People's Will."

It seems to me that we may need to overthrow this government as so stated in the U.S. Constitution when it no longer exist for the consent of the People. Or should we send every one of these Senators to take a remedial course in U.S. Government and Civics. Since they are too arrogant as lawyers to ever go back to school, then the previous option is ours to consider. Let us hope that a civil war does not result from this greatest of challenges created by the Democratic Party and the President of the United States, George W. Bush.

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