I know this might not mean anything to anyone but how does a twice-deported man “run an auto shop?”
Is that cold?
Did he file zero paperwork with the government? Not saying that shooting him was or was not valid (that’s what trials are for). But if we’ve got the evidence he was here illegally now THREE times, and still managed to own a business, however small, where’s the news of those assets being seized for back taxes, court costs, and ICE reimbursements from when he repeatedly nullified legal deportation?
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While searching for a domestic violence suspect in the summer of 2017, police in Southaven, Mississippi, visited the wrong home and shot dead an innocent man. But according to the city, 41-year-old Ismael Lopez wasn’t protected by the U.S. Constitution at the time of his slaying because he was an undocumented immigrant.
Speaking to reporters last week, Murray Wells, an attorney representing Lopez’s family, lambasted the city’s argument as both “chilling” and “insane,” The Washington Post reported.
“In an address to a federal judge in an open pleading in court, the city of Southaven has announced that it is their policy that if you are an undocumented resident of that city, you have no constitutional protections,” Wells said at a Thursday press conference, per CNN. “Meaning that storm troopers can come into your house and kill you without regard to any constitutional results or repercussions whatsoever.”
Lopez, a native of Mexico who ran a small auto mechanic’s shop in Southaven, was killed on the night of July 24, 2017, after police showed up at his home, the Commercial Appeal reported. The officers had been looking for Lopez’s neighbor, a man accused of aggravated domestic violence, but ended up knocking on the wrong door.
Police allege Lopez appeared at the front door with a handgun — a claim refuted by Lopez’s wife, who was home at the time. Wells said Lopez, who was not wanted for any crime at the time of his death, was killed by a single bullet to the back of the head. [Huffington Post]
And lawyers for Ismael Lopez's family filed a document in response pointing out various cases in which courts have ruled that people in the country illegally _do_ have constitutional protections. The court filing, with my annotations, is here. https://t.co/6AOdRB2274
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In all due respect, he was deported twice prior. Had he followed either of those orders banning him from re-entry, he would probably still be alive.
The only question, however, is why the bullet to the back of the head. Also, if there was no gun on his person, how was there no indictment against the officers? This case already played out in criminal court. Why does the system allow these garbage lawsuits to continue and waste more taxpayer money to play out in civil court?
I don’t generally agree with the “no citizenship no rights” arguments. However, it this case, where he had been deported on multiple prior occasions and continued to break immigration laws and take ZERO steps to become a citizens in his 15, then 12, then 4 years in the country illegally, he shouldn’t have any rights under the constitution outside of the inalienable principle of life. Which, if he answered the door to the police with a gun, he gave away that inalienable right, so sorry friend.
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