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Massachusetts judge, under scrutiny for possible role in immigrant's escape from ICE, should be benched, Gov. Charlie Baker says
A Massachusetts district court judge who is reportedly under federal investigation should not be handling criminal cases while a review is underway, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday.
The Boston Globe reports federal prosecutor Andrew Lelling has convened a grand jury to investigate the role District Court Judge Shelley Joseph may have played in helping an undocumented immigrant, Jose Medina-Perez, get away from federal immigration authorities in April.
Speaking to reporters at the State House, Gov. Baker, who nominated Joseph, called the story "extremely troubling."
"I don't believe she should be hearing criminal cases until that federal case is resolved," Baker said, adding that there is precedent for court officials taking such action.
"Look, judges are not supposed to be in the business of obstructing justice," the governor said. "And as far as I can tell, based on the facts as they were presented, she clearly violated the court's own policies with respect to the way they're supposed to handle continuance and involve federal immigration enforcement."
Judge Shelley Joseph: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
The Boston Globe obtained a copy of part of their conversation. The audio begins with Jurgens saying, ‘I don’t think it’s him.” Jellinek’s response is muffled except for the beginning, in which he says, “ICE is convinced that this guy…” He goes on to mention certain social media posts and that “my client denies that it’s him.”
Jellinek can then be heard saying, “ICE will pick him up if he walks out the front door. But I think the best thing for us to do is clear the fugitive issue and release him on personal…” The next part was not audible. The prosecutor responds by saying “I don’t think arguing with ICE is really my…” The last part of that sentence was not picked up on the recording. Next, Judge Joseph brings up the idea of continuing the case until the next day. Jurgens responds by saying, “There is a detainer attached to my paperwork. But I felt like that’s separate and apart from what my role is.”
The City Council in Newton, Massachusetts voted in February 2017 to designate the community as a sanctuary city. The vote passed 16 to 1. Under the ruling, city officials were stating that local police would not help federal officials detain undocumented immigrants.
originally posted by: crankyoldman
DOJ [policy] does not discuss ongoing investigations.
Majority of leaks [by them] serve to their benefit.
Some do not.
Some are designed to provide the public w/ a 'glimpse' into the shadows.
Glimpse > Leverage.
Leverage > Panic.
Panic > RATS.
Dark to Light.
I posted a very long winded version (as is my want) on this very topic last week.
This is so very important and should stop folks from "defending" the whole "Q fails to predict" thing - did Q ever say "I predict?" It will never stop folks from saying "Q fails again" but it should stop those from defending it.
Hatch Act: "The U.S. Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) on Friday found that six members of the Trump administration violated the Hatch Act. The OSC cited six staffers with violating the federal law in response to a complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in August." Link
DJT, Sessions, Kelly et al all established a no leak policy. They are dancing on a hot razor blade avoid violations of Leaking and Hatch (prior to elections) among many many other things. Q gives us glimpses, we use our intuition to both seek out greater understanding and support the process - both are needed here. ThankQ.
We need to know, give our informed consent but we also must find it for ourselves and not through poisoned MSM baby food. The dance is so complicated, so large, so amazing and remarkable.
Good truncated version of my Post Q
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
Any thoughts as to why Q has been on full-auto rapid fire lately?? Difficult to analyze, connect the dots. The Plan is moving, evolving at ever increasing pace.?
I have a hunch that Ridley Scott was about to spill the beans via the Prometheus/Alien franchise. His brother Tony Scott committed suicide sometime between the cinematic release and the dvd release of Prometheus. Tony was involved in the franchise as a producer (Scott Free Productions).
Between the Prometheus release (April 2012) and Tony's death (August 2012) Ridley Scott hinted at some very interesting ideas for the Prometheus sequel that subsequently seem to have been dropped in favour of a more conventional Alien movie (Covenant). Maybe some of those ideas were supposed to be included as bonus materials on the dvd? The DVD was released in October 2012.
Prometheus already was full of interesting breadcrumbs. Life on earth seeded by a race of tall aliens (giants/fallen angels) with matching DNA to ours. But who created the aliens ( if created they were)? And they decided to destroy humankind about 2,000 years ago but got interrupted by their own bio weapons (sort of). 2000 years ago - maybe they didn't like Jesus or maybe they didn't like what humans did to Jesus? And plenty of other little details...
Some of it too close to the truth for somebody's comfort?
a reply to: CanadianMason
Having an investor's stake in owning NYC taxi medallions is probably more lucrative than having 200 taxi cabs on the road for 24/7 365, or was at the time Cohen had money invested in them. Let's be conservative and imagine Cohen had 200 taxi medallions and all of them were affixed to the bumper of an operational taxi cab in NYC, 24/7, 365. Let's estimate the average income of an average f12 hour shift brings in $400.00. That's $400 x 365 (for one 12 hr shift per taxi cab x 200 cabs) $400 x 2 = $800/24 hrs x 365 = $292,000 x 200 cabs = $58, 400, 000 Okay, I've never been good at math, so please tell me I'm wrong, that's crazy money, if accurate.