They really do think that they’re a law unto themselves…
SANCTUARY CITY MA JUDGE CHARGED W/OBSTRUCTION FOR AIDING ILLEGAL ALIEN’S ESCAPE
This may be the acid test of the sanctuary city movement.
States and cities have taken votes on becoming sanctuaries for illegal alien criminals. Some, like California, have even threatened law enforcement if officers cooperate with ICE. One judge in Newton, Massachusets, a sanctuary city, went even further by helping an illegal alien escape.
Now, after a federal grand jury was convened, she’s facing the consequences.
A state judge is expected to self-surrender to federal authorities later today on charges she helped a Dominican national in the country illegally for a third time and facing drug charges give a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent the slip.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced a federal grand jury was indicting Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, of Natick on charges of obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting for interfering with a federal investigation.
Lelling said that on the date in question, “ICE had dispatched a single federal officer in plainclothes to take custody of A.S. after his release from Newton District Court. When the officer got to the courthouse, he announced his identity and purpose for being there to various courthouse personnel, including the court clerk, who then told Judge Joseph. The federal officer then sat in the public seating area of the courtroom, waiting for A.S.’s case to be called.”
But before that happened, Lelling said Joseph ordered the ICE agent to wait in the lobby.