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Re: “Durham County’s Friendly Relationship With ICE Could Hinge on Its Sheriff’s Reelection Bid

Birkhead says he will only honor detainer requests that come with a judicial warrant or an outstanding warrant for arrest. As long as the outstanding warrant for arrest is signed by a federal judge and the alleged crime is within the scope of ICEs remit.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 03/21/2018 at 10:04 AM

Re: “The Federal Government Is Shut Down, and You Can Blame a Duke Alum

And if you dont like your iPhone you can blame a Duke alum. Although, its safe to say that Tim Cook is not a white-nationalist-leaning proponent of restrictionist immigration policy.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 01/22/2018 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Durham's Sheriff Wants to Put a Stop to Spontaneous Protests on County Property

As far as I know, there is no permit available to commit crimes against persons or property. Arrests for drunken and disorderly behavior, or disturbing the peace are subject to the discretion of the officers at the scene. If Duke students are involved, we know that how they are dealt with depends on the relative wealth and influence of their parents.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 01/03/2018 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Durham's Sheriff Wants to Put a Stop to Spontaneous Protests on County Property

I'm in favor of the Sheriff doing his job - that's what we pay him to do. Sworn officers do have some discretion in making arrests for misdemeanors and, in our community at least, they seem to handle such situations evenhandedly. IMO, the Sheriff has the wherewithal under existing statutes to keep the peace. The additional ordinance desired by the Sheriff that further restricts peaceful assembly is not needed and would create the potential to obviate First Amendment rights merely for the convenience of the Sheriff.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 01/02/2018 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Durham's Sheriff Wants to Put a Stop to Spontaneous Protests on County Property

The right of the people peaceably to assemble is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Violent behavior or posing a threat to others (by intent or perceived) are crimes. That a gathering is impromptu or has 50 rather than 49 participants has no bearing as long as the demonstration remains peaceful. The Sheriff is charged with keeping the peace not preventing peaceful public assembly. Nonetheless, the Sheriff can bring charges of Unlawful Assembly (a group of people with the mutual intent of deliberate disturbance of the peace), Congregating for Unlawful Purposes (e.g., malicious injury to a structure or personal property, or possession of drugs, a weapon or stolen property) or even a nebulous assertion of disturbing the peace. The Sheriff already has what he needs; additional ordinances to grant him the authority to prohibit public assembly are not needed and indeed may be deemed unconstitutional.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 01/02/2018 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Orange County School Board Balks on Confederate Flag Ban

If the adults refuse to commit let the students rule the campus. They could form vigilance committees (respectable gangs) and bring balance to the persecution.

Posted by Bernard Baruch on 06/28/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Richard Burr's Not So Keen on the Right to a Fair Trial

Other than his uninspired monthly newsletter, which requires a subscription, the only time we hear from Sen. Burr is during election cycles. He is well known for keeping his head down and dependably following the instructions handed to him by Republican leadership. NC voters have the opportunity to replace an empty suit with a thinking individual who has a demonstrated work ethic. I hope we don't let it pass us by.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 10/26/2016 at 10:59 AM

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