[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Unidentified Suspect Seen Defacing NYC Mural To Read 'Orange Lives Matter'

Genius Trump Wears Mask Causing Media To Question Effectiveness Of Masks

Black Lives Matter Sociopaths Raid Facebook Page of Young Mom Murdered for Saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ Torment Her Family

The Second Coming

Whistleblower: New Epstein Tapes Show Top Supreme Court Justice Being Blackmailed

‘People Are Going To Be Shocked’: Bannon Claims Wuhan Lab Employees Have Defected, Are Working With FBI

OK, Let’s Give Them Reparations—If They Go Back to Africa

McCloskeys Disarmed: GOP Pushback Finally Begins?

Satan Invoked to Punish Campus Conservatives

150 Minneapolis Police Officers Want ‘Duty Disability’ for PTSD over Protests

Are Face Masks & COVID Rituals Occultist Symbols For Submission?

It's Getting Pretty Scary Out There "Can you not follow the lines on the floor?"

How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers’ Explosive Demolition on 9/11

Man Admits He Scammed “Dumb” Trump Supporters Out Of Donation Money

Hundreds Of Liberals Celebrate The Death Of Police Officer, Attack Daughter Mourning His Loss

Three Churches Have Burned in Just Over 24 Hours, But You Wouldn’t Know It If You Watch National News

Forget face masks and fear – let’s relax and accept the risk

Portland BLM Activist Uses Baby As Human Shield During Violent Protest

HUGE: The Coronavirus Tracking Project’s Numbers are Suspect After They Are Caught Tacking On Previous Deaths to Current Totals

Trump Tells Minnesota Governor to Go Jump In a Lake, Denies Request for ‘Disaster’ Relief After Riots

Young White Mother Killed By Black Lives Matter Mob for Allegedly Saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ National Media Fully Ignores

Wesley Chapel homeowner fires on three intruders, killing two of them

Blurred Justice: 'Hero' arrested after disarming gunman

Fighting Falsehoods with Facts (Covid-19)

George Floyd was on a government watchlist, new information reveals

Bath & Body Works Manager No Longer Working at Store After Yelling “F*ck Donald Trump!” at Customer Wearing Trump 2020 Face Mask

Cartoons for the Age of Wokeness: Social Justice Warriors

Is Wayfair Really Trafficking Humans?

MUST READ: Body Cam Transcript Tells a Different Story on the Death of George Floyd

From everyday language to the worlds of Shakespeare and Austin, MSM finds racism everywhere

Only biological MEN have “vaginas” now, according to lunatic trans cult

'NYMPHOMANIAC' Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell ‘filmed powerful people having sex with underage girls’

Cops Raid Mansion Of St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Protesters, Confiscate AR-15

Wesley Chapel homeowner ... fires on Three inTruders --- killing Two of Them

Never Forget

Harvard Grad Claira Janover Never Had A Job At Deloitte But Is Set to Cash In On GoFundMe For Being 'Fired'

Gorsuch Joins With Libs to Void Child Rapist's Conviction and Declare Half of Oklahoma a 'Native American Reservation'

Chicago: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Painted Over to Read ‘All Lives Matter’

Head of Emergency Management Says Texans Should Wear Masks Inside Their Own Homes

'SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH' Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue refuses to apologize after online boycott over ‘blessed to have Trump’ praise

Overweight Black Models Oppressed by Exclusion

WNBA, NFL Players Show BLM Stands For Bigoted Lynch Mob

‘Who’s That Beautiful Face? How Old?’ – Biden Refuses to Answer Questions From Reporters But Creeps on Child During Visit to His Childhood Home

Black American Actor Calls For The End Of Racial Division In The US

Wisconsin Man in Hate Crime Killing Says He Intentionally Swerved Truck because He Believes Harley Drivers to be “White Racists” — Murdered former Cop

Racist? Black Jeopardy with Tom Hanks - SNL

Alan “The-State-Can-Plunge-A-Needle-In-Your-Arm” Dershowitz Is In Epstein’s “Little Black Book”

Banned Video: Get Ready For The Great Reset

The Former Lady Antebellum Music Group Is Now Suing Black Soul Singer ‘Lady A’ Over Name Change

NEW HATE HOAX: Police Stop Investigation into Racist Notes Left on Car After ‘Victim’ Refuses to Cooperate


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Showing Kindness to Immigrants
Source: Reason
URL Source: https://reason.com/2019/06/12/jury- ... howing-kindness-to-immigrants/
Published: Jun 12, 2019
Author: Billy Binion
Post Date: 2019-06-13 05:13:08 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 569
Comments: 5

On January 14, 2018, two Central American migrants suffering from dehydration and exhaustion showed up at "the Barn," a building used by humanitarian aid groups in the border town of Ajo, Arizona. Scott Warren—a volunteer with the advocacy group No Más Muertes/No More Deaths—gave them food and water, and allowed them to spend a few nights there while they recuperated.

Three days later, Warren was arrested by Border Patrol and charged with two counts of harboring undocumented immigrants and one count of conspiracy to harbor and transport them. If convicted, he faced up to 20 years in federal prison.

Warren's trial began last month. Yesterday, the jury who heard the case told Judge Raner C. Collins of the Federal District Court in Tucson that they could not reach a verdict, and Collins declared a mistrial. Eight jurors wanted to acquit Warren on all charges, while four wanted to convict.

A status hearing for the case is scheduled for July 2. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona has not said if it will pursue another trial.

"In the time since I was arrested in January 2018, no fewer than 88 bodies were recovered from the Arizona desert," Warren, a geology instructor, said immediately following the verdict. "The government's plan in the midst of this humanitarian crisis? Policies to target undocumented people, refugees, and their families. Prosecutions to criminalize humanitarian aid, kindness, and solidarity."

No More Deaths helps migrants as they cross the treacherous stretches of desert along the U.S.-Mexico border. As I wrote back in March:

That undocumented immigrants are negotiating precarious paths in favor of accessible ports of entry is no coincidence, according to No More Deaths. It's tactical, they say—part of a Border Patrol strategy that concentrates enforcement resources in urban areas to divert travel to hostile, potentially fatal routes.

Known as "Prevention Through Deterrence," Border Patrol conceived the practice in 1994. Such unsafe conditions should dissuade large swaths of immigrants from making the journey, the thinking goes. No More Deaths says the strategy is synonymous with "death as a deterrent."

Records show a spike in migrant fatalities not long after the implementation of "Prevention Through Deterrence." Between 1998 and 2005, the Tucson sector, where No More Deaths is stationed, saw annual deaths grow from 11 to 219.

"Since 1998, over 8,000 human remains have been recovered in Southern Arizona," Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler, a spokeswoman for the organization, tells Reason. "Since we know bodies break down quickly in such harsh environmental conditions, we know the true death count is much higher."

Prosecutors in the Warren case did not issue a statement immediately after the mistrial. But over the course of the trial, they disputed that Warren, a Christian, acted out of compassion or religious conviction. The case was "not about humanitarian aid," according to Nate Walters, an assistant U.S. attorney, but about a scheme "to shield illegal aliens from law enforcement for several days."

Federal prosecutors tried to prove that Warren intended to shield migrants from law enforcement using two pieces of circumstantial evidence. The first piece hinged on Warren's relationship with Mexican-American activist Irineo Mujica, who runs a migrant shelter in nearby Sonoyta, Sonora, on the Mexico side of the border. Warren visited the shelter several days before Mujica dropped two migrants—Kristian Perez Villanueva of El Salvador and Jose Sacaria Goday of Honduras—off at No More Death's barn. The order of events suggested that Warren and Mujica coordinated to hide the two men from law enforcement once they'd reached U.S. soil, prosecutors say, rather than only help them escape the desert. Warren testified that when he visited Mujica, they spoke only about searches for human remains in the Arizona desert.

The second piece of evidence came from Border Patrol agents who said they saw Warren conversing with the two migrants while he pointed at mountains in the distance. Although the officers conceded that they could not hear the discussion, they argued that Warren was likely telling the two migrants how to avoid a security checkpoint. Warren testified that he was telling the migrants to stay aware of State Route 85—the lone paved road on their hike, which runs between two mountains—in case of emergencies.

Four volunteers with No More Deaths were sentenced in March to 15 months probation for leaving jugs of water and cans of beans in the desert for passing migrants. In the eyes of the federal government, it seems that kindness is criminal.

(1 image)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Watch the asshole. He will do it again. Put him on trial again and again ever time he harbors illegals.

A K A Stone  posted on  2019-06-13   6:33:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: A K A Stone (#1)

Put him on trial again and again ever time he harbors illegals.

Hold him personally responsible for any crimes they commit.

misterwhite  posted on  2019-06-13   8:27:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: A K A Stone (#1)

Watch the asshole. He will do it again. Put him on trial again and again ever time he harbors illegals provides humanitarian aid.

In the eyes of the federal government (and A K A Stone, the so-called "Christian"), it seems that kindness is criminal.

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-06-13   9:28:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#3)

it seems that kindness is criminal

That is a harsh judgement, but not an unreasonable conclusion. In the long run it's not just criminal but dangerous.

The prospect of a sanctuary in the desert will undoubtedly draw many more over the border.

Many more drawn over the border will result in more bodies found in the desert no matter what Warren does.

randge  posted on  2019-06-13   9:48:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#3)

it seems that kindness is criminal.

The "criminal" part is not calling ICE after giving them food and water.

Hank Rearden  posted on  2019-06-13   15:35:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com