Civil-rights groups sue BPD to find out just how much info it's giving to ICE

The Globe reports the ACLU of Massachusetts and other civil-rights groups have sued BPD to find out what sort of information about "noncitizen youth" that officers arrest or just question that is getting put into a database accessible by ICE.

More information from the ACLU, including a copy of the complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court.

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Easy solution to this entire situation...

Don't give ICE access to this database. It is a fusion center that helps spread information on missing persons, wanted felons, ID issues (which is huge). No one cares about immigration except for ICE, so just keep them out of the database if the ACLU is so worried.

If the person is arrested, then ICE is going to know who they are anyway, so it should be a big deal to just keep them out of the database.

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So when BPD shares the

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So when BPD shares the database access with the DHS which then shares access with ICE? Or the FBI, or Interpol, or the ATF, or the DEA.....

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Your wrong ACLU

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Mayor Marty and the police brass has told us Boston doesn't have a gang problem. The chief of the Transit Police has stated the MBTA doesn't have a gang problem. The MSP reports there are no gangs on the beaches and parks. So if gangs don't exist how can they sue?

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Two things

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Could you link to articles where the mayor and the police commissioner have said there are no gangs in Boston?

The issue with the database in question is not that non-citizen violent criminals are not being hidden from the feds, because local police have worked very closely with the feds to go after violent gang members. The issue is that people who are not accused of any crimes, but who are questioned by police, are having their identities and contact info potentially turned over to ICE, through the "field interrogation" reports police officers file. For a city that has said it will do everything it can to protect people who have committed no crimes, that's a troubling thing.

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People with

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GANG AFFILIATIONS, convenient you omitted that very important point.

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Come back ...

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When you read up on what an FIO is.

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I didn’t know you were a cop!

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I didn’t know you were a cop! Here I just thought you were making a living listening to the radio of people far more brave than you and then critizing them!

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exactly

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It opens the door to a version of Arizona-style "papers please", in which simply looking "non-citizen" enough gets you a "field questioning" that effectively puts you in ICE's hands.

Since 2008, when Secure Communities started in Boston and the backlash that necessarily came after, BPD and counties with 287g agreements (Plymouth and Bristol) maintained that these kinds of programs and information-sharing alliances were strictly for nabbing "criminal aliens", which has always been a lie.

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So what?

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As I have stated numerous times, I personally find nothing objectionable about the idea that people who have chosen to violate our immigration laws should not have the idea that they can keep on doing it with impunity.

There are exactly two ways to approach the situation. Either change immigration laws to an open-borders policy or enforce the existing laws. The latter does not mean rounding up 20 million people overnight but it does mean not winking and nodding your way to ignoring laws passed by the duly elected representatives of the American public and then claiming horseshit excuse of prosecutorial discretion that's pretty much stated to be concocted in bad faith as an act of appeasement to the open borders lobby.

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You're

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You're

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