As Twitchy has reported, there really seems to be no shortage of stories about “Trump’s henchmen” hauling off not-so-young DREAMers (who “represent the best of America,” according to Rep. Nancy Pelosi) and lying in wait at a courthouse to detain a woman on her way to file a domestic abuse report.
I need a thesaurus. What's another word for horrifying? Sick? Awful? Running out of adjectives these days that mean unconscionably terrible https://t.co/jFs2istGbH
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 16, 2017
That second story went national, to the point where Chelsea Clinton was struggling to find the words to describe her horror and outrage … at the woman’s detention, of course, not the fact that she was a convicted criminal who’d been deported six times before.
According to a report by NPR, stories like these have had repercussions beyond simply triggering Chelsea Clinton. Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson told NPR that a video of ICE officers waiting to make an arrest at a Denver courthouse has prompted at least four women to drop pending cases for fear they’ll be deported.
Fear Of Deportation Spurs 4 Women To Drop Domestic Abuse Cases In Denver https://t.co/DueSTKKaQl
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) March 21, 2017
In a public radio interview, a criminal defense and immigration attorney admitted that ICE made arrests at courthouses during the Obama administration also, but “she expects more arrests and more fear” since the 2016 election.
As Twitchy also has reported, there seems to be a tremendous shortage of mainstream media coverage of the vast majority of ICE’s operations, and it’s been left up to ICE to promote its own work through social media posts and blog entries on its website.
For example, here’s someone else who had been deported — four times. That didn’t dissuade Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, 31, from allegedly punching and kicking a woman in a parking lot after an argument over a marijuana purchase, and then stabbing her multiple times, collapsing her lung.
According to Fox 5 New York, police say he later stabbed his girlfriend multiple times after she confronted him about severe injuries to her 2-year-old daughter, who had been sexually assaulted.
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) March 23, 2017
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) March 23, 2017
MS-13 gang member deported 4 times stabbed 2 women, abused child, cops say /// When will it ever stop? https://t.co/W1VHReJ3h1
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 23, 2017
An extreme case? Perhaps; but it’s far from the only one we’ve seen posted by a local news outlet that’s quickly vanished into the social media ether.
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ICE has detainers for four charged in connection with 'brutal … savage' gang-related murder of 15-year-old girl https://t.co/DzdkHMmgwJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 16, 2017