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Posted on 02/12/2017 8:34:46 PM PST by 11th_VA
(Snip)in a possible effort to chip away at this number, the New York Times reports that all five borough district attorneys are considering striking thousands of open warrants from the record. The group has reportedly agreed to purge 200,000 warrants that were issued at least 20 years ago, while Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Bronx DA Darcel Clark push for a larger purge: all 800,000 warrants written 10 or more years ago.
New York immigration attorneys and advocates say these warrants are increasingly dangerous for non-citizens, as one of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders targets any non-citizen with an arrest on their record for deportation. "In the past, immigration enforcement officials were supposed to focus on people who had serious criminal convictions," Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration professor at Cornell Law School, told Gothamist recently. "By contrast, the new executive order allows them to prioritize even people who have only been arrested, and not yet convicted."
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Lion and rat being played.
Are the DAs following the law?
Do they have this power?
Or do they all think they are mini-obamas?
Yes, they do have this power. They can dismiss any case.
Whether this is a wise use of the powers they have is another issue entirely.
Wow 200,000 20 year old warrants !
And 600,000 more 10-20 years old.
Way past time to toss any beyond the statute of limitations.
“Yes, they do have this power. They can dismiss any case.”
But is the wholesale purge the same thing?
Seems to me they should be required to actually go through the 200K - 800K cases one by one and give reasons for the dismissal, rather than simply hitting the ‘delete’ button.
This is the result of city, state and federal law enforcement being played and playing politics. NOT minding the store.
Now is the time to do something about the backlog? When the law and order president wants to enforce the law? So we can protect law breakers and criminals from legitimate enforcement?
NYC needs to flush!
How bout doing the job you were hired to do, every day, as long as we are paying you to do it? Novel idea, I know.
Who hires them?
Yew ain't tryin' to bring reason and facts tew a perfectly good p'litical debate are yew????
Beware of what you wish for. At least there is no statute of limitations for first degree/2nd degree murder until the NY DAs eviscerate the laws.
However, what about rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, child molesting (they are still arresting people for things they allegedly did decades ago), etc?
And if there is an open warrant/case, then the DAs/prosecutors can look at them for that person and see if they have any fingerprints that they can use, any DNA samples they can use for other cases, and the MO of the suspect if they are suspects in a series of crimes or as a serial crime perpetrator.
Remember, there are “Cold Case” openings all the time due to the newer developments in DNA evidence evaluation. Your DNA never changes during your life unless there is some type of radiation/chemical event and I suspect that is very rare.
You’d be amazed at what you can find in old case files. I am constantly looking at them for civil cases, and in one instance, I went back to a 1929 Supreme Court case records about an 1856 treaty the US had with the Indians, and then went back to a book which had an item in it from 1820.
Old records (and warrants are records) should be purged for minor criminal offenses, but the more serious felonies need to stay accessible until the suspect is found to be dead or would be of an age to have died.
New York is corrupt as hell but I wonder if the US Government can impound state records relating to illegals on federal law enforcement grounds re law enforcement.
Time to play hardball with the State politically corrupt DAs, and make them play without a “cup”.
To borrow a page from New York’s playbook, we must bear in mind that all these illegals are originating in New York.
Ruling from the bench
If they haven’t caught them in 20 years, they are not going to catch them now... big whoop.
I would not suppose that any warrants for the 7 major felonies would be dismissed.
Illegals better be on their best behavior.
If this is being done with the purpose and intent of assisting foreign nationals in violation of federal law with evading capture and detention, then this appears to be straight up obstruction of justice and conspiracy to violate federal law.
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