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(BBC-US)   In today's episode of WTF: An illegal immigrant called authorities to report a prowler. The responding police arrest him and let the prowler go prowling away   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2018-02-13 10:59:47 PM  
If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side
 
2018-02-13 11:06:46 PM  
had inputted

WTF?
 
2018-02-13 11:14:26 PM  
I'd take an undocumented immigrant over a lot of Americans any day. I'd take a boatload of Guatemalans if we could kick just one Kardashian out.
 
2018-02-13 11:35:58 PM  
Priorities... we gots 'em
 
2018-02-13 11:49:12 PM  
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Just look at this lazy guy, coming in here to steal our welfares.
 
2018-02-14 12:31:00 AM  

bot68: Y'all libs need to read the farking article. Dude stopped an immigration hearing and had a warrant. That tends to happen when you blow off the legal system.


And if you read the farking article you'd know the warrant was a mistake.
 
2018-02-14 12:34:01 AM  
That isn't an episode of WTF, subby. That is episode eleventy brazillion of "Why you never, ever talk to cops."
 
2018-02-14 12:36:59 AM  
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence (album version)
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2018-02-14 12:37:27 AM  
Illegal Alien

Yahtze
 
2018-02-14 12:37:50 AM  
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I was just wondering...
 
2018-02-14 12:42:09 AM  
Heyyyyyy Macarreno!
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2018-02-14 12:43:58 AM  

fusillade762: bot68: Y'all libs need to read the farking article. Dude stopped an immigration hearing and had a warrant. That tends to happen when you blow off the legal system.

And if you read the farking article you'd know the warrant was a mistake.


Pretty that, when in the field, police don't get to decide which warrants are/arent mistakes.

Later the issue was addressed. Going so far that that force has decided to stop it's cooperation with ICE.
 
2018-02-14 12:44:11 AM  

fusillade762: And if you read the farking article you'd know the warrant was a mistake.


But there was a warrant nonetheless. Cops arrested him because of the warrant, not because he was an illegal alien. City cops rarely enforce immigration laws.
 
2018-02-14 12:45:05 AM  
Pretty *sure*
 
2018-02-14 12:45:34 AM  
If you don't want to be deported don't be here illegally.
 
2018-02-14 12:48:40 AM  
Whatever happened to that stupid blazer who always said bullshiat like Do unto others and shiat like that?
 
2018-02-14 12:49:37 AM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side


Tell that to Daniel Shaver & Justine Damond, or any other white person killed on a daily basis.
 
2018-02-14 12:53:41 AM  

Frank N Stein: If you don't want to be deported don't be here illegally.


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2018-02-14 01:02:45 AM  
"We want to ensure that all members of the community are comfortable calling us for assistance regardless of their nationality or immigration status," the agency wrote on Facebook."

You're doing it wrong.
 
2018-02-14 01:04:50 AM  

recondite cetacean: Whatever happened to that stupid blazer who always said bullshiat like Do unto others and shiat like that?


He went to a better place.
 
2018-02-14 01:06:54 AM  

MechaPyx: emailsfromyourliberalauntie.jpg


Great job elevating the conversation there.

This story is part of the reason why I hate our current immigration system that gives a selective nod and a wink to illegal immigrants, up until the moment it doesn't. The bulk of my complaint is that we make people take dangerous and horrible means to get into the country just so it can gratify people who want cheap labor.  In the mean time, people live in the shadows, fearing police and being preyed upon by criminals.  It's a terrible situation and some of the people who pretend to help are the least helpful because they encourage the continuation of this cycle.
 
2018-02-14 01:09:18 AM  

MechaPyx: Frank N Stein: If you don't want to be deported don't be here illegally.

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You shoulda fought harder, chief.
 
2018-02-14 01:12:03 AM  

Frank N Stein: MechaPyx: Frank N Stein: If you don't want to be deported don't be here illegally.

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You shoulda fought harder, chief.


Do as I say, not as I do. Brilliant!
 
2018-02-14 01:19:06 AM  

chapman: MechaPyx: emailsfromyourliberalauntie.jpg

Great job elevating the conversation there.

This story is part of the reason why I hate our current immigration system that gives a selective nod and a wink to illegal immigrants, up until the moment it doesn't. The bulk of my complaint is that we make people take dangerous and horrible means to get into the country just so it can gratify people who want cheap labor.  In the mean time, people live in the shadows, fearing police and being preyed upon by criminals.  It's a terrible situation and some of the people who pretend to help are the least helpful because they encourage the continuation of this cycle.


If I had my way, our borders would be a LOT more open. Basically, if you could find somewhere to live, fill out some paperwork and go through a background check, congrats, you're a citizen. None of these insane wait times, fees, restrictions and whatnot; it should be something that takes no longer than a trip to the DMV (plus MAYBE a couple days for the paperwork to go through).
 
2018-02-14 01:21:44 AM  

limboslam: [img.fark.net image 425x426]
I was just wondering...


The best way to confuse a Daily Express reader is to tell them that illegal immigrants are the natural predators of paedophiles.
 
2018-02-14 01:24:18 AM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side


If you're white and not rich, it's best to stay away from the cops as well.  They're less likely to kill you but will be in no hurry to help, either.
 
2018-02-14 01:25:56 AM  

serpent_sky: Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side

If you're white and not rich, it's best to stay away from the cops as well.  They're less likely to kill you but will be in no hurry to help, either.


Yep. Treat police like you're supposed to treat a gun; never point them at someone if you aren't willing to risk having that person's blood on your hands.
 
2018-02-14 01:29:53 AM  

LordJiro: chapman: MechaPyx: emailsfromyourliberalauntie.jpg

Great job elevating the conversation there.

This story is part of the reason why I hate our current immigration system that gives a selective nod and a wink to illegal immigrants, up until the moment it doesn't. The bulk of my complaint is that we make people take dangerous and horrible means to get into the country just so it can gratify people who want cheap labor.  In the mean time, people live in the shadows, fearing police and being preyed upon by criminals.  It's a terrible situation and some of the people who pretend to help are the least helpful because they encourage the continuation of this cycle.

If I had my way, our borders would be a LOT more open. Basically, if you could find somewhere to live, fill out some paperwork and go through a background check, congrats, you're a citizen. None of these insane wait times, fees, restrictions and whatnot; it should be something that takes no longer than a trip to the DMV (plus MAYBE a couple days for the paperwork to go through).


Vetting like this is how you get 33% turnover in the WH in the first year of the administration.

While it's currently too hard to become a U.S. citizen, a clean criminal background check for felonies, continuous employment for a period of years, residence in the country for a period of years, the ability to speak English comprehensibly, and a basic knowledge of civics are reasonable requirements for citizenship.
 
2018-02-14 01:34:59 AM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side


Nine too many words there.
 
2018-02-14 01:36:10 AM  
Next time shoot the asshole, then call 911.
 
2018-02-14 01:51:33 AM  
A little misleading.  There was an open warrant for him due to him not showing up for his immigration hearings.   And due to this incident the PD says they will no longer check with federal immigration.  They are changing their policy to avoid inconveniencing illegal immigrants in the future.  Really not seeing the wtf outrage factor here.  If anything at all, this is showing how tolerant the U.S. is.
 
2018-02-14 02:05:32 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: A little misleading.  There was an open warrant for him due to him not showing up for his immigration hearings.   And due to this incident the PD says they will no longer check with federal immigration.  They are changing their policy to avoid inconveniencing illegal immigrants in the future.  Really not seeing the wtf outrage factor here.  If anything at all, this is showing how tolerant the U.S. is.


Forget it Jake, it's Fark. According to these assholes he's not a problem at all. Already an upstanding citizen with rights and all. Screw the laws and what not.
 
2018-02-14 02:26:54 AM  
Well, technically, if he hadn't been here illegally, then he wouldn't have been the one to call in the burglary. It could even be argued that had he not been here illegally, the home wouldn't have contained the items which the prowler decided made the home worth burgling. So, in fact, it's Mr. Macarreno who's responsible for the burglary, and as fruit of the poisonous tree, the prowler's misdemeanor is negated by the anteceding crime of illegal presence in the country. ¡Arráncatelo, pues!
 
2018-02-14 02:41:38 AM  

Ooba Tooba: ThrobblefootSpectre: A little misleading.  There was an open warrant for him due to him not showing up for his immigration hearings.   And due to this incident the PD says they will no longer check with federal immigration.  They are changing their policy to avoid inconveniencing illegal immigrants in the future.  Really not seeing the wtf outrage factor here.  If anything at all, this is showing how tolerant the U.S. is.

Forget it Jake, it's Fark. According to these assholes he's not a problem at all. Already an upstanding citizen with rights and all. Screw the laws and what not.


Um... non-citizens have almost all the same Constitutional rights citizens do.
 
2018-02-14 02:52:48 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: Well, technically, if he hadn't been here illegally, then he wouldn't have been the one to call in the burglary. It could even be argued that had he not been here illegally, the home wouldn't have contained the items which the prowler decided made the home worth burgling. So, in fact, it's Mr. Macarreno who's responsible for the burglary, and as fruit of the poisonous tree, the prowler's misdemeanor is negated by the anteceding crime of illegal presence in the country. ¡Arráncatelo, pues!


That wasn't what happened.  He thought he saw someone out by vehicles looking to break into them and alerted police.  Police arrived and questioned the alleged prowler and determined there was insufficient evidence for an arrest. So there was no arrest on the reported crime. As a matter of course, as many departments do, they get the names of all the witnesses and run them through the system to see if there are any warrants and this illegal immigrant popped up on a warrant that shouldn't have been issued but was in the system and he was detained. The fact that there was a improperly issued warrant doesn't negate the fact that the illegal immigrant missed some necessary court dates and as such faces potential consequences from that decision.
 
2018-02-14 02:53:13 AM  

Spermbot: LordJiro: chapman: MechaPyx: emailsfromyourliberalauntie.jpg

Great job elevating the conversation there.

This story is part of the reason why I hate our current immigration system that gives a selective nod and a wink to illegal immigrants, up until the moment it doesn't. The bulk of my complaint is that we make people take dangerous and horrible means to get into the country just so it can gratify people who want cheap labor.  In the mean time, people live in the shadows, fearing police and being preyed upon by criminals.  It's a terrible situation and some of the people who pretend to help are the least helpful because they encourage the continuation of this cycle.

If I had my way, our borders would be a LOT more open. Basically, if you could find somewhere to live, fill out some paperwork and go through a background check, congrats, you're a citizen. None of these insane wait times, fees, restrictions and whatnot; it should be something that takes no longer than a trip to the DMV (plus MAYBE a couple days for the paperwork to go through).

Vetting like this is how you get 33% turnover in the WH in the first year of the administration.

While it's currently too hard to become a U.S. citizen, a clean criminal background check for felonies, continuous employment for a period of years, residence in the country for a period of years, the ability to speak English comprehensibly, and a basic knowledge of civics are reasonable requirements for citizenship.


WTF does English have to do with it?  We do not have a national language, and that's a good thing.
 
2018-02-14 02:55:38 AM  

Daedalus27: That wasn't what happened. He thought he saw someone out by vehicles looking to break into them and alerted police. Police arrived and questioned the alleged prowler and determined there was insufficient evidence for an arrest. So there was no arrest on the reported crime. As a matter of course, as many departments do, they get the names of all the witnesses and run them through the system to see if there are any warrants and this illegal immigrant popped up on a warrant that shouldn't have been issued but was in the system and he was detained. The fact that there was a improperly issued warrant doesn't negate the fact that the illegal immigrant missed some necessary court dates and as such faces potential consequences from that decision.


And that is an incredibly shiatty thing for the pigs to do.
 
2018-02-14 03:03:23 AM  
Reminds me of a friend of mine.  She had a warrant for drug possession, well, the failure to appear for not showing up at court to answer for it.

Then a few months later, she had a "house guest " that punched holes in walls and refused to leave.

So she called the cops.  He was arrested for DV and Trespassing.   Then she got arrested for the warrant.

It was here I figured out that once you choose to exist outside of the law, you lose the protection of it.
 
2018-02-14 03:21:06 AM  

MechaPyx: Frank N Stein: If you don't want to be deported don't be here illegally.

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Wonderful example of the "So you're saying that ... " technique of claiming your opponent said something he actually didn't.
 
2018-02-14 03:54:31 AM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side


Even then.
I'm white.
I'll call the police when and only when the people I love have been evacuated
 
2018-02-14 03:55:05 AM  

jjorsett: MechaPyx: Frank N Stein: If you don't want to be deported don't be here illegally.

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Wonderful example of the "So you're saying that ... " technique of claiming your opponent said something he actually didn't.


Eh, that meme is a position of ignorance anyway.  Irish-Native American here, the Native Americans didn't have a unified govt or anything even remotely close to it that could accept immigration.  And the idea that if some nomadic tribes using stone and animal hide based technology didn't have a unified national identity several centuries ago then no one in the America's should in 2017  is so colossally monumentally stupid that only the most abjectly ignorant think that makes any sense.  It's an idea based on pure ignorance and hate.
 
2018-02-14 04:46:10 AM  

GDubDub: Reminds me of a friend of mine.  She had a warrant for drug possession, well, the failure to appear for not showing up at court to answer for it.

Then a few months later, she had a "house guest " that punched holes in walls and refused to leave.

So she called the cops.  He was arrested for DV and Trespassing.   Then she got arrested for the warrant.

It was here I figured out that once you choose to exist outside of the law, you lose the protection of it.


Its not like cops have much of a choice in the matter. You don't get bonus points for reporting a crime, and warrants have to be enforced or else the officer risks being held in contempt of court.
It's no different to when a drug dealer reports a break in. Ideally the cops would haul both suspects off to jail, but if they show up too late for one them they'll nab the other.
 
2018-02-14 04:50:16 AM  
The stench of jackboot polish in this thread is overwhelming.
 
2018-02-14 04:58:52 AM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side


Unless you're old, poor, crazy, or any combination thereof. Then we honkies become honorary blah people, temporarily, (a) we shut the fark up and obey without question, (b) until we make bail money, and (c) pay our bills (ha!) to the psychiatric ward for our mandatory 72-hour hold. Then we become white again. It's magic!
 
2018-02-14 05:05:48 AM  

tpmchris: Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side

Tell that to Daniel Shaver & Justine Damond, or any other white person killed on a daily basis.


Those people are killed on a daily basis? How awful for them.
How is that even possible?
 
2018-02-14 05:08:06 AM  
Clown shoes 12 weighed in. So all is right in the police world.
 
2018-02-14 05:23:53 AM  

Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side


In fairness, they're typically not on your side if you're white, either.  Plenty of white faces on the old death-by-random-cop-while-minding-own-​business leaderboards.

I mean, don't get me wrong, black people definitively have it worse; what I'm objecting to here is the blatant misrepresentation inherent in the assertion that there exists some set of conditions under which the police are actually on anyone's side.  That's just straight-up not the case under any circumstances, barring edge cases like you're that specific policeman's kid brother or something.
 
2018-02-14 05:53:34 AM  

Spermbot: LordJiro: chapman: MechaPyx: emailsfromyourliberalauntie.jpg

While it's currently too hard to become a U.S. citizen, a clean criminal background check for felonies, continuous employment for a period of years, residence in the country for a period of years, the ability to speak English comprehensibly, and a basic knowledge of civics are reasonable requirements for citizenship.


It's actually much easier to become a citizen than it is to immigrate here legally.  Took my British wife years, thousands of dollars and numerous interviews just to get a green card.  It only took $1000, a little paperwork, an interview and swearing in to become a citizen.
 
2018-02-14 06:08:47 AM  

tpmchris: Donald Trump's Vagina: If you're non-white or a non-white immigrant, the police are never on your side

Tell that to Daniel Shaver & Justine Damond, or any other white person killed on a daily basis.


It would sure suck to be killed on a daily basis.
 
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2018-02-14 06:20:01 AM  
America needs fewer hard working, law-abiding migrants and more home-grown criminals.
 
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