Skip to comments.Immigrant leaders say Chicago police violated "sanctuary" ordinance
Posted on 02/18/2012 10:59:24 AM PST by moonshinner_09
CHICAGO Immigrant rights groups are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to look at the arrest of a 54-year-old mother from Cameroon.
Relatives say Rose Tchakounte was pulled over for not using her turn signal, driving through the South Side of Chicago Wednesday.
Without any valid reason, activists say, police checked Tchakounte's immigration status.
Because she'd missed an immigration hearing, due to an error by her lawyer, family members say 1st District Chicago police arrested her, eventually transferring her into the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
(Excerpt) Read more at wgntv.com ...
A 2008 police report shows local authorities learned Saul Chavez was an illegal immigrant following an unrelated arrest that year, but did nothing about it.
On June 8, 2011, Chavez was driving drunk in the Logan Square Neighborhood of Chicago when his car hit and killed long-time insurance agent Denny McCann, 66.
Chavezs blood-alcohol content was 0.29 percent, more than three times the legal limit.
Witnesses said that on impact McCann cracked the windshield of Chavezs 2002 Dodge Neon and then tumbled forward. But the driver tried to flee, running him over and dragging him 200 feet with the car. McCann died that night.
Chavez was already a convicted drunk driver when he ran down McCann, and a police report obtained by the Daily Caller shows that he told police during a Sept. 20, 2008 DUI arrest that he was in the United States illegally.
The report also reveals that when Chicago Police asked Chavez for his license and vehicle registration that night, Chavez responded, I live in Chicago on Kedzie [Street]. I dont have a drivers license because I dont have papers.
read more @ http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/17/family-of-dui-homicide-victim-feds-failed-to-deport-illegal-immigrant-killer/
No protests by churhers, supporters, all laying low as if Americans simply do not matter
I wonder could she speak english did she have a vaild ILL. drivers lic.
There is all kinds of reason to check her statis.
But none of them would seem good enough to her people.
So, the police violated laws which prohibit enforcement of the law.
“supporters claim- The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights says it’s a clear violation of the city’s Safe Sanctuary ordinance’ established in 1985 to discourage overzealous policing and ethnic or racial profiling.”
Sounds an awful lot like Houston and Dallas...something our governor STILL does not seem interested in.
Republican mayor did this, the State-Controlled Media would go bat-excrement.
That would seem to be the case. Only in America!
I don’t believe a word of it.
She must have refused to bribe the officer.
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