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  •  Like people don't consistently give (23+ / 0-)

    the cops false names. You gotta be kidding me about this one.

    When they picked her up for shoplifting, they were supposed to find out whether she was who she says she is. Prints. Documentation. School Records. Juvenile Court records. C'mon, man. The cops NEVER take an arrestees' word for who s/he is. And they frequently hold people who refuse to give ID for long periods of time so they can figure out who they are and not let people with warrants escape detection. This is totally f*cked.

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    by davidseth on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 02:39:31 PM PST

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    •  How would that work? (0+ / 0-)

      Presumably her prints would not be on file anywhere if she had no criminal records, so if they ran her prints in the system there would be no match. How do they find school records or juvenile court records on a name they don't know to look under?

      You would think someone giving a false name would 'fess up when they realized it would get them deported. If she did this, but simply wasn't believed, that part didn't make it into any of the news coverage so far.  And she apparently hasn't tried in any of the two years since she was deported to get back home, either.

      •  So if they actually ran the prints (0+ / 0-)

        it would have shown she wasn't the woman being sought, who has been arrested many times, so there are photos of her on file.

        So maybe they would have had trouble proving who she was, if they couldn't be bothered to compare missing person reports. But that's no excuse for deciding she was lying and deporting her just like that.

        A 14 year old living in a foreign country with absolutely nothing is responsible for figuring out where the nearest embassy is, walking maybe weeks to get there with no money or belongings, and convincing someone she was mistakenly deported? What reality do you occupy? I'm amazed how many people think it's her own damned fault.

        How many 14 year old citizens snatched and sent abroad would be too many deportations? Clearly you think this one was fine.

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