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In today's criminal justice news, this hearing transcript about ICE detainers is truly refreshing:…

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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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