Monday, January 27, 2014

ICE SVU: The Movie Police

My latest is up on VDare:

As Deportations Collapse, Has ICE Become Hollywood's Bitch?
By Federale on January 26, 2014 at 10:13pm
If you have been watching movies on DVD lately, you may have noticed a change at the beginning of the feature presentation: accompanying the FBI warning about piracy is a duplicative warning from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU, also known as ICE Homeland Security Investigations or HSI). Of course, there is no point to the warning. Bootleg DVDs are commonplace, most often sold by illegal aliens, especially in New York City where Mexican, African, Chinese, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other street merchants know they have nothing to fear from ICE SVU—either for selling the bootleg DVDs or for being illegal aliens.

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Anonymous said...

ICE SVU spokesperson Khaalid Walls has responded to the original article.

AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user

From: Walls, Khaalid H []
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:16 PM
To: Allison Manning
Subject: ICE

H Ally,

Please attribute the below statement to me:

On Jan. 18, special agents with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations
and local authorities briefly interviewed a man suspected of using an
electronic recording device to record a film at an AMC theater in
Columbus. The man, who voluntarily answered questions, confirmed to
authorities that the suspected recording device was also a pair of
prescription eye glasses in which the recording function had been
inactive. No further action was taken.

Khaalid Walls, ICE spokesman

Khaalid Walls
Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Federale Federale said...

And your cut and paste has what point?

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that anyone actually goes to see movies anymore much less become motivated to steal one.

Terry Stop/Frisk is a core subject taught by the FLETC Legal Division's instructional staff of lawyers and federal law enforcement agents or officers.

Recruits receive instructions on Terry, probable cause for arrest, legal searches, and Miranda. Students must pass a written test and successfully work through a series of practical exercises that contain real world application of these concepts.

The ICE problem, among many others, may be that Terry, legal searches, probable cause are fundamentals more needed by a street cop or a county deputy, rarely used or even properly understood by a federal "cop".

ICE agents act on warrants in which case a judge has already determined probable cause for arrest. It's likely rare that an ICE agent would need to go through the steps leading up to probable cause for an arrest including Terry Stop and questioning where Terry Frisk applies as an officer safety issue.

The Google glasses incident illustrates this. The ICE agent in the theater didn't know shit from shinola and likely never will. His fellow agents were no better and proceeded to make an illegal detention and an illegal search. But who cares. The Google glasses fellow could have merely walked away. But he'd probably been shot, of bludgeoned severely had he done so.

I can tell you in one word the problem with ICE, that word is "Customs". The Customs Service has always been a dysfunctional, arrogant, corrupt, and stupid agency, well below HUD in functionality.

When the INS was abolished the whole immigration apparatus shifted to protection of the Chamber Pot of Commerce demand for slave labour and facilitation of commerce. Yes ICE apparatchiks are full time whores for the corporate order, the point of this fine article.

Federale Federale said...

Thanks. Are you legacy INS?