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In today's criminal justice news, this hearing transcript about ICE detainers is truly refreshing: dropbox.com/s/vpepewf55fnr…

You should read it in full, and take it as yet another example that ICE is a renegade agency that needs to be abolished

#AbolishICE
Here's an extended sample (all a direct quote) –

THE COURT: You mean this ICE agent, who was here in court, decides, by himself, without consulting anyone, whether this Court's order will be obeyed or not?

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THE COURT (cont'd): He has the power to determine that it will not be obeyed, or he has the ability to comply with the Court order at his discretion? That's what you're telling me?

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THE COURT (cont'd): He carries this power within himself, subject to no review of the Court's order, outside of his own determination. Isn't that the classic definition of arbitrariness? Isn't it?

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THE COURT (cont'd): Isn't that a classic example of dispensing with the rule of law -- to allow a single individual to determine whether or not they will follow the process of a court order, which apparently is exactly what happened here?

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THE COURT (cont'd): He's free to obey it, or he's free to disobey it. And he, and he alone, can make that determination. You don't have to appeal this Court's order to a higher court? It's all in that person's discretion?

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THE COURT (cont'd): Isn't that a classic example of an arbitrary decision-making process that is outside the rule of law that governs this country?

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It gets even better when the US Attorney's Office tries to insist that ICE isn't part of the proceedings

Seriously, give it all a read

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dropbox.com/s/vpepewf55fnr…
Exactly. This is classic "left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing" and trying to use it as leverage to bypass appeals
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