Today's installment comes from the Huffington Post.
As a retired newspaperman, let me walk readers through this Fake News.
From the Huffington Post:
Undocumented Woman Arrested While Seeking Protective Order Faces 10 Years In Prison
Irvin González was fleeing her ex-boyfriend, who she says beat and strangled her, when she was detained by immigration agents.
Don's BS detector went off immediately.
Sure, ICE is so heartless that it will deport a woman who dares to report domestic violence.
Except she is not a wife.
In fact, she is not a she. She's a transformer. Melissa Untereker is González’ immigration lawyer,
Paragraph 9: "González has been held in the El Paso County Jail since the day of her arrest. Untereker said she was denied her hormone therapy, which she has been taking for two years. She was only given a dose on Tuesday after two weeks of no access."
And González is not a battered wife. She is a batterer.
She has been deported five times since 2011 and has six criminal convictions on her record.
That was in the second paragraph.
Paragraphs 13 and 14 explain:
While the civil courts generally handle violations of immigration law, since the late 1990s immigration authorities have worked more closely with the Department of Justice to prosecute the crimes of illegal entry (a misdemeanor) and illegal re-entry (a felony) more aggressively. Today, such cases account for more than half of the federal criminal docket.
The felony reentry charge carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison, but the jail time can be enhanced based on the defendant’s criminal record. González was convicted of both illegal reentry and possession of stolen mail in 2015, according to court filings. She also has convictions for false imprisonment, domestic battery and probation violation.González is not just a poor victim of domestic abuse, but someone who has been convicted of domestic battery.
Filing a complaint does not make one a victim. Being convicted of domestic battery does make you an abuser.
Of course, Kim Gandy, CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, ignored the domestic battery conviction and sided immediately with the González.
That's because her group is just another front for liberal activism.
“The message is, ‘’You can’t seek protection from the police or the courts unless you want to risk being deported, and leaving your children behind with the abuser,’” Grandy wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “And if the victim is deported, then there will be no prosecution and the abuser will be free to abuse again and again.”No, the message is liberals have a pecking order. Domestic violence is bad -- unless the abuser is an illegal alien.
So what is the lesson?
Never believe the headline. Find out exactly what the judge or jury convicted the "victim" of. Always bear in mind that it is not what the story says that matters, but also what the story doesn't say. And please, read every line to find out what line of bull they want to feed you.
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