Illegal Alien Gets $145k For Civil Rights Violations In N.Y.
MAY 11, 2010
An illegal immigrant with a lengthy criminal record got a sweet bon voyage present from
Only in America can a repeat criminal who’s in the country illegally get large sums of money from the government whose laws he repeatedly violates. In a story that may seem unreal to many Americans, the illegal alien from Barbados won a civil rights lawsuit against the New York City Department of Corrections for detaining him too long.
With a rather lengthy rap sheet for various crimes, the illegal immigrant (Cecil Harvey) had been arrested at least three times before finally being deported a few years ago after his fourth arrest. When his latest criminal case got resolved,
Here is where the supposed civil rights violations took place.
A civil rights advocacy group helped the illegal alien sue the state for violating his civil rights by exceeding the 48-hour detention limit, claiming that he should have been transferred to federal custody upon resolution of his last criminal case. This week a federal judge awarded the illegal immigrant $145,000 for his pain and suffering. To avoid more lawsuits,
The feds contend that they were never notified about this particular illegal immigrant, which is typical in these sorts of situations. Finger pointing between local and federal authorities is par for the course in cases like this and occurs nationwide between police and immigration officials.
A classic example occurred a few years ago when a police department in
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