Some years ago the General Assembly passed a measure that established a “rebuttable presumption” that illegal aliens wouldn’t be able to qualify for bail. They’re clearly flight risks. During those discussions I also heard a number of law enforcement professionals discussing how they are required to positively establish the identity of all persons detained for a violation of the law and that it would be negligent in almost all cases for them to release an illegal alien on a summons because of the huge difficulty in establishing any certainty about the identity of these “undocumented” persons. The amount of identity fraud within this population is astronomical.
So imagine my surprise when this snippet of a patch article grabs my attention:
In 2010, 1357 suspected illegal aliens were charged with a violation of law. Of that number, 1233 were physically arrested and 124 were released on a summons. Deane said that of all persons arrested or summonsed, 2.4 percent were suspected to lack legal status.
The Prince William County Police are releasing suspected illegal aliens who violate a state or local law on a summons? In addition to wondering how many of these folks actually appear, why in the heck would they be releasing suspected illegal aliens on a summons in the first place?
I hope the nominal bosses of Good Time Charlie start asking some questions about this.
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