Skip to comments.Sheriff Accused of Violating Immigrant's Rights
Posted on 01/27/2010 3:01:24 PM PST by AuntB
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones was in federal court Tuesday, facing charges he violated an illegal immigrant's constitutional rights.
Our partners at the Journal News report the charges stem from a lawsuit filed after a 2007 incident when Luis Rodriguez and others were rounded up at a construction site on Port Union Road by Butler County deputies and a former immigration specialist hired by Jones, according to reports.
Officials said they were at the site to talk to a supervisor about undocumented workers, but while there Rodriguez and others were interrogated and asked to provide identification, said Rodriguez's attorney, Al Gerhardstein. Gerhardstein said his client, who had lived in Butler County for 11 years, was arrested and charged with providing a false identification and was deported to Mexico, though he was later acquitted of the charge.
Rodriguez' children, including two born in the United States, returned to Mexico, too, to keep the family together.
The court will decide if Jones authorized deputies and the former ICE agent to arrest Rodriguez and whether he had the right to do so, according to reports. Gerhardstein contends that Jones doesn't have that authority and that Rodriguez's fourth and fourteenth amendment rights were violated. The fourth amendment guards against unreasonable search and seizure, and the 14th amendment guarantees the right to due process and equal protection to all people within the U.S.
Rodriguez is seeking damages and also trying to establish the principle that there aren't any exceptions to the Fourth or 14th amendments.
A judge will decide in the next few weeks whether the lawsuit can continue.
More than HALF of all Federal prosecutions are of illegal aliens
In 2009, the U.S. Justice Department filed nearly 92,000 immigration-related criminal cases in the federal courts. The record-breaking trend accounted for more than half of all new federal prosecutions in the country, according to Justice Department data maintained at Syracuse University.."
What Constitutional Rights????
For crying out loud. The man should be given a medal.
Illegal immigrants? Aint no such thing under law. They are illegal aliens, and as such do not have any constitutional rights.
ILLEGAL ALIENS DO NOT HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, you rotten SOB’s!
Im sorry to say this but its the truth we are about to collapse,America has so many enemies and they are curently winning. Many anchor babies identify themselves as Mexicans and some are voting for the democrats who allow this garbage to continue.
Liberals have no idea how much powder they are packing into the barrel which is pointed right back at them...
Ha. If that illegal immigrant was caught with a gun, I’ll bet money the “second amendment defense” wouldn’t hold.
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Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;
I guess everyone in the world has American “Constitutional” rights. we, the people of the world, are all one big happy “Socialist” family. Who was the genius who said “Kill the lawyers first”?
The fourth amendment guards against unreasonable search and seizure, and the 14th amendment guarantees the right to due process and equal protection to all people within the U.S.
Looks like a frivolous suit. Law enforcement had "probable cause" to enforce the law.
Since when did a Sheriff, a duly-sworn law enforcement officer, not have the right to tell his deputies to arrest someone?
Our whole problem lies in affording NON-CITIZENS the benefit of the Constitution of a country they INVADED ILLEGALLY.
Where's common sense in this?
“WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY THEY FIRST MAKE MAD.”
“Many anchor babies identify themselves as Mexicans and some are voting for the democrats who allow this garbage to continue.”
Poll: Mexicans say Mexican-Americans Owe Loyalty to Mexico Over U.S.
Thu Oct 15 11:51:17 2009 ·
(CNSNews.com) - Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans surveyed said that Mexican-Americans including those born in the United States owe their primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S.
Mexican anchor babies recruited by drug cartels...
[The article refers to Mexican anchor babies as American teenagers. The Mexican teenagers are allowed to travel across the border unimpeded, which makes them excellent recruits for the drug cartels
Mexican drug cartels have conducted military-style training camps in at least six such locations in northern Tamaulipas and Nuevo León states, some within a few miles of the Texas border, according to U.S. and Mexican authorities and the printed testimony of five protected witnesses who were trained in the camps.
The camps near the Texas border and at other locations in Mexico are used to train cartel recruits ranging from Mexican army deserters to American teenagers who then carry out killings and other cartel assignments on both sides of the border, authorities say.
“Traffickers go to great lengths to prepare themselves for battle,” said a senior U.S. anti-narcotics official, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Part of that preparation is live firing ranges and combat training courses.
He apprehended a criminal.
Good for him.
Only problem is illegals don’t have constitutional rights.
I invade your country.
I parade in your streets openly, making mockery of your 1st Amendment. I even vote in your elections under fictitious names that I assumed when I invaded your country, which BTW, is really my land that you stole through deceit. I can form special interest groups that by there very name and nature are racist, but will exercise my right to redress with the government if you form one to oppose me.
I commit crimes in your country and have the same reasonable expectations of privacy and to be free from unreasonable governmental intrusions under your 4th Amendment.
I have the right not to incriminate myself but make your government do it under the 5th Amendment.
I make you provide me competent legal counsel on your taxpayers dime under your 6th Amendment. Remember, I am indigent despite supposedly working those jobs you so called “Real Americans” won’t work. Plus I have the Consul to provide me with legal defense as well.
I can rape your children and not expect to be punished too harshly because of your 8th Amendment. Furthermore, I make you prove that I am not a natural born citizen so that you can’t throw me out until you prove that I am here illegally.
Under your 13th Amendment I am free from indentured servitude but I don’t have a problem with selling some of my own people into slavery. Sometimes I sell some of yours, especially if they are pretty.
I make full use of the 14th Amendment so that I have the same rights of due process as you “real Americans”.
So, all these rights are afforded to me. A reasonable invader, excuse me, immigrant, would feel free to exercise the 2nd. After all, don’t you say that the 2nd Amendment has no restrictions? Would you all very much mind if I gather a bunch of my compadres with tattoos on their faces and exercise our right to form militias?
Before anyone goes completely apoplectic, this is sarcastic in nature but the truths are self evident, so to speak.
Aren't illegal undocumented aliens technically just invaders of our nation, who apparently the CIC's refuse to counter?
I mean there is a clearly established formal way for any foreign citizen to enter the United States is there not? Like applying at the consulate in one's home nation?
Isn't that the international standard?
Can I just go into Mexico without formal clearance and start working there while using the schools, hospitals, etc?
Can I just go into Canada without formal clearance and start working there while using the schools, hospitals, etc?
And that is simply speaking of North American neighboring nations. Can a Polish citizen just enter the United States without clearance and start working and drawing on the public benefits? And if not why is he discriminated against versus Mexican insurgents.
What is going on here? Where is Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, or Gates, Secretary of Defense?
Is there a United States with a taxpaying, law abiding, citizenry who are taxed and obligated to be defended, or is there just international anarchy?
Are we not talking obvious issues here?