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Walsh: What happened to Black jogger in West Roxbury 'disturbing' and 'unacceptable'

Update: Jogger Bena Apreala now represented by the ACLU.

At a press conference mainly about Covid-19 this morning, Mayor Walsh blasted both the three chest fanny-pack wearers who tried to interrogate a Black jogger on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury yesterday and ICE's refusal to confirm or deny if they were ICE agents.

This was an extremely disturbing video to watch. It was unacceptable in so many ways: violating someone’s rights just because of the color of their skin, is always unacceptable. Also unacceptable is the fact that ICE hasn’t confirmed or denied that these were their agents.

Walsh said he has spoken to the jogger, and said the man was quite shook up by the incident. Boston Police, he said, is trying to get information from its federal contacts who the three men might have been. The jogger said the men showed him badges reading "ICE" when he pressed them for information.

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Put out arrest warrants for these guys. They can prove whether they are agents or not after being taken into custody.

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Remember last fall when it was revealed BPD was working all along with ICE, in violation of the Boston "Trust Act"
Remember in the winter when it was revealed that the Boston School Department was working all along with ICE?
They "updated" the Trust Act this winter because Walsh was "concerned" but I don't believe that Walsh is honest with us, or perhaps he is incapable of controlling his own government.

ICE behaves like the Gestapo and regularly goes far beyond investigation and apprehension of violent criminals.
If and when Donald Mussolini is replaced, we need to abolish ICE and totally re-think immigration laws and enforcement.

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Boston Public School Department has never and will never work with ICE.The information that they did is inaccuarate..

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I don't think Walsh saying nothing would have been a better scenario for us.

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Who cares? They all look, dress, and think exactly the same way.

If Trump loses, these goons are gonna be unleashed. And without any identifying uniforms or insignia, they'll be free to terrorize without any fear of reprisal.

Get the $%#@ out of here if you can.

Arm yourself and your family and keep your head on a swivel if you can't.

It's gonna be bad.

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their social-media hashtag being co-opted by gay men that they changed their name to the Leather Men? (I suspect that rumor is bogus or Onion-style satire, but it would be a hilarious irony if true.)

Trump will lose, and the assorted white nationalists and neo-Nazis can have their little rebellion -- I expect their gun fetish will result in them murdering some of their fellow citizens -- but it won't last in the face of overwhelming repudiation of their hateful ideology by tens of millions of Americans.

They're a failed mutation, a rank but tiny fart in the gale of history, doomed to the same fate as Homo neanderthalensis.

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And call themselves the Dick Squad.

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This is conspiracy-level thinking. First of all the "Proud Boys" and "Three Percenter" total memberships aren't more than a few thousand people. ICE is part of the executive branch, which would be overseen by a President Biden in your scenario. If you seriously think that ICE will lead a civil insurrection if Trump loses you are out of your mind as is everyone who liked this inane comment.

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The Van Buren Boys!

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Get the $%#@ out of here if you can.

To where? Where do you think you're gonna go?

Arm yourself and your family and keep your head on a swivel if you can't.

And your popgun will defend you from...what?

Please.

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If anything, these goons have been totally been emboldened by Donald Trump's presidency. These goons have been unleashed since his presidency. That's why it's important to vote Donald Trump and his administration the hell out of office.

Also, getting the fuck out of the United States is not the solution. Not everybody has a place where they can go.

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Since he's condemned them, I'm sure he'll be back in the news this week when he orders BPS to stop assisting ICE in detaining students whose names show up on incident reports as victims, and tells BPD to stop acting as patsies for federal agencies who employ Keystone Kops like the knuckleheads in West Rox.

Oh, wait, no he won't, because Marty is a goddamn coward who is terrified of hurting BPD's delicate feelings, and who is happy talking out of both sides of his mouth whenever something like this happens in Boston.

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Several Police departments have officers assigned to ICE including BPD, MSP and MBTA.

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...what, exactly?

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