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The other four interfered and were arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer in his investigation
Four people remained jailed Saturday for allegedly trying to prevent Murrieta police from arresting a person near the Fourth of July immigration standoff at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station.
Police said a protester jumped on the back of a Murrieta police officer who was trying to arrest someone linked to a reported assault, some distance away from the main protest at the Border Patrol station.
Janet Mathieson, 22, of Claremont was being questioned by police about the reported assault, and the officer was going to arrest her for obstructing the officer in the course of his investigation, a police report said.
According to the police account, that prompted Pouyan Bokaei, 33, of Maryland, to try to free Mathieson from arrest. The officer let go of the woman as he tried to arrest Bokaei, according to the police account.
Mathieson then reportedly jumped on the officer’s back, police said.
More police arrived, and while Mathieson and Bokaei were being arrested, three others jumped into the fray to free the first two, police said. They were identified as Jacqueline Sanchez, 26, of Los Angeles, Jessica Rey, 25, of Menifee, and Salvador Chavez, 24, of Los Angeles.
Five people were initially arrested for "lynching," a rarely-invoked California Penal Code section defined as "the taking by means of a riot of any person in the lawful custody of any police officer."
Once the undocumented children are processed, they and their families will be turned over to ICE agents. There were no plans to release them in Murrieta, Long said.
ICE officials said those who planned to stay with family or friends across the country will be transported to bus terminals or airports so they can go to their final destinations. They will then be required to report to the nearest ICE office, where their cases will be managed.
what a treasure chest you've opened here. You can't possibly believe that all they did was disagree. They didn't call out "we don't agree with you," they got into the fight.
And disagreeing with police should not be considered violent, they did not go out of their way to attack them
originally posted by: Gryphon66
For my part, anytime I see a phrase like "radical leftist provocateurs" I realize that I'm reading an utterly biased piece of garbage "journalism."
From the LA Times: Murrieta Immigrant Detainee Protests Keep Growing
Tuesday's blockade was a rowdy affair in which more than 100 people waving flags stood in front of police cars and federal vehicles to prevent the detainees from getting through. Some Murrieta residents expressed fear for their safety if the immigrants were released into the community.
That sentiment — coupled with the warmer welcome the detainees received in Texas — created an unsavory impression of this High Desert community of 105,000 along Interstate 15 in southern Riverside County.
Unsavory? But why?
From SFGate.comFrom SFGate.com
Republicans in particular are divided over how to react to what happened when federal officials tried to transfer 140 immigrants from Texas holding centers, which are overflowing with thousands of unaccompanied minors fleeing strife in their Central American homelands.
Flag-waving protesters outside a detention center in Murrieta, a city of 103,000 in southwestern Riverside County, succeeded in turning away three buses carrying the refugees Tuesday. The buses were diverted to another federal facility.
All protesters are American citizens, and therefore, each side has every right to exercise their freedom of speech, right? I mean, we could just as easily call the other side "right wingnut rabble rousers and haters of freedom" eh?
Or is that freedom set aside only for the right wing adherents of our political system?