Special Order 40: Rhetoric and Reality
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Jamiel Shaw, Jr., a promising student athlete, was allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant gang member who’d been arrested before but never deported. That’s led to new calls for repealing the LAPD’s Special Order 40, which prohibits cops from arresting people for violating federal immigration laws. Also tonight, horror stories from the Orange County jail.
Mayhem in Orange County Jail ()The acting Sheriff of Orange County, Jack Anderson, has suspended five employees and called for the FBI to investigate his own agency. This comes after release of grand jury transcripts showing that guards at the Theo Lacy Jail watched TV, slept, played video games and talked on cell phones while an inmate was tortured, sodomized and beaten to death not far from their glass-enclosed guard station.
Special Order 40: What should the LAPD do about Immigration Status? ()Jamiel Shaw, Jr. was a football star and a good student. He was gunned down, allegedly by a gang member—an illegal immigrant who’d been arrested for another crime but never deported. Shaw’s grieving father has asked the LA City Council to repeal Special Order 40, which prohibits the LAPD from arresting people for violating federal immigration laws.
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