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'Fed Up' With ICE Targeting of Courthouses, NYC Public Defenders Stage Mass Walkout


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'Fed Up' With ICE Targeting of Courthouses, NYC Public Defenders Stage Mass Walkout

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

More than 100 public defenders walked out and staged a protest at the Bronx Criminal Court in New York City after an undocumented client was detained by federal immigration agents as he left the courthouse, giving credence to advocates' claims that fear of deportation keeps victims and witnesses from participating in the legal system.


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An out-of-control ICE is ultimately a threat to anyone and everyone. The precedent that they are setting must not be allowed. Do not forget that, in the end, they are supposed to be working for us. Their rationale, regardless of what they say, is the bedrock principle of fascist and totalitarian regimes; namely that “The End Justifies the Means”.

That principle is fatal to Democracy, as well as to Equality and Fairness before the Law. It is a
very slippery slope, leading towards further loss of freedom.


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Unfortunately, the Establishment Democrats are not making this case of runaway Authoritarianism. This could be common ground w Libertarian Republicans. The scapegoating is a ruse being used to normalize Authoritarianism for all of us.


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You are correct in what you say in your reply. Thank you.