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Doesn’t this picture smack of something the Chinese would do? The Soviets?

It is pretty clear that the founders never intended that we would have mass trials.  Among the first finding of the Supreme Court, was that the Constitution applies to all residents, not just citizens.  FUCK THE CONSTITUTION!

The image, leaked to the media, gives an unfamiliar glimpse into “Operation Streamline,” a prosecution system in which up to 70 defendants in immigration cases can be charged and sentenced at once.  The  photograph shows 37 defendants in orange prison jumpsuits shackled at the hands and feet to be processed en masse as part of the ongoing Trump clampdown on illegal immigration.

Are Mass Trials Constitutional?

How can any individual exercise her rights if she is one of 70 defendants?  And what happens when one of the defendants is a baby?   Such mass trials have been taking place in American courts in the Texan cities of Brownsville, Laredo, and El Paso..

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In one typical hearting, the judge questioned and sentenced as 41 defendants in one go. In unison, defendants answered questions such as “Are each of you satisfied with the help of the lawyer?” and “Has anyone offered you anything or threatened you?”  The defendants’ lawyers, public defenders, In one case, had just a few minutes with each of the accused.  I suppose someone was appointed to represent a baby?

The comparison to how China is dealing with its Uigars is obvious.  This picture shows “students” at a retraining camp.  The students all say they are there of their own free will. The ALL say that.

Similar cringe worth pictures are online from mass trials in Turkey, Egypt, Iran, and of course our old nemesis the USSR!

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Mass-immigration trials have been taking place in the Texan cities of El Paso, Pecos, Laredo, and Brownsville.

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Mass trials like this have been happening on and off since Operation Streamline came into force in 2005, Nathan said. But officials have been cracking down even harder on cases along the US-Mexico border immigration since last month, when the Trump administration instituted a “zero-tolerance” policy in which even those crossing the border fleeing violence would be prosecuted.

People fleeing violence or seeking asylum would be tried, and children would be separated from their parents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said last month.

Read the full story at The Intercept.


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  1. Blandina Segal #
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    What’s that on your genitals in that avatar thingy?

  2. theaveeditor #
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    The classical fig leaf. Ain’t you never been to a museum?



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