It Begins! Sanctuary Judge Indicted for Aiding & Abetting Illegal Alien Crook
This is great news! The Trump administration has indicted a crackpot sanctuary judge and thrown her behind bars for helping an illegal alien criminal escape justice.
Unfortunately, she didn’t get the “Roger Stone treatment.” Two dozen federal agents didn’t point machine guns at her face in a pre-dawn raid to arrest her.
But Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and a Court Officer were arrested and charged with multiple federal counts for helping with the escape of an illegal alien fugitive in Massachusetts. The Trump Department of Justice locked her up.
We’ve seen other Sanctuary City officials brazenly thwart federal law by refusing to cooperate with ICE. Oakland Mayor Libby Shaaf sent out a warning to the community that ICE was going to be conducting raids; she alerted them, so they could stay home from work and avoid being deported.
But Judge Joseph’s actions in the courtroom are one of the most outrageous stories to emerge in recent months.
Oscar Peguero is an illegal alien from Dominican Republic. He’s been deported twice previously. In April of 2018, he was in Judge Joseph’s Massachusetts courtroom to face charges of drug dealing and identity theft (he was going by the name of Jose Medina-Perez, some person whose identity he had stolen). Peguero is also wanted under a drunk-driving warrant from Pennsylvania.
Under the Immigration & Nationality Act, when any immigrant – legal or illegal – commits any “crimes of moral turpitude,” it is automatic grounds for deportation. This is a sane and reasonable law, of course.
Coming to America and living here should be a privilege. If you can’t behave or conduct yourself in a civilized manner, you must go back home. Get out. Pack. Your. Stuff.
Out of all the immigrants that America deports, guys like Peguero should be at the front of the line. Or, preferably, right behind Obama’s drama-queen “dreamers” who are always holding press conferences to tell us how awful it is that we haven’t amnestied them yet.
Peguero is a drunk driver, a drug dealer and a thief, and he’s breached the borders of our country without permission three times. It should be a no-brainer to turn him over to the custody of ICE and stick him on a slow boat back to Dominican Republic. But in Judge Shelly Richmond Joseph’s courtroom, Oscar Peguero received protected VIP status.
When Peguero’s arrest triggered a red flag on ICE computers, an ICE agent showed up at the courthouse to take him into custody. Let’s just save the taxpayers a bunch of money and kick the bum out, right?
Instead, Judge Joseph had Court Officer Wesley MacGregor escort the ICE agent to the courthouse lobby; she told the ICE agent that they would bring Peguero out to him after the hearing was over.
The Judge then ordered the court clerk to shut off the tape recorder, so they could hatch an escape plan for Peguero without a record of it.
According to people who were in the room, Judge Joseph told Peguero’s defense attorney, “I’m not gonna allow them to come in here,” referring to the ICE agent.
After Officer MacGregor locked the front door to the courtroom, the Judge had him escort the drunk-driving, drug-dealing, identity-stealing illegal alien to the basement, take the cuffs off of Peguero, and use his security card to open a back door.
Joseph and MacGregor turned Peguero loose on the community, after duping an ICE agent into thinking they were cooperating with him.
According the charging document, Judge Joseph and Officer MacGregor are both charged with Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice; Obstruction of Justice – Aiding and Abetting; and Obstruction of a Federal Proceeding – Aiding and Abetting.
In addition, Officer MacGregor faces one count of perjury, because he told a federal grand jury that he had no idea that an ICE agent was in the building that day (after he had escorted the ICE agent from the courtroom to the lobby, told him, “Wait right here,” and locked the door to keep him out).
Judge Joseph has been suspended from the bench without pay. Officer MacGregor is now “former Officer” MacGregor.
It’s fantastic to finally see the Justice Department sticking it to sanctuary officials who think they can ignore America’s immigration laws. It’s almost as if we have a new Attorney General in office, who is willing to uphold the law!