December 14, 2009, - 5:26 pm
This is kind of like telling people they’re not allowed to involve their hands in blowing their noses.
Thanks, Stupreme Yankee Gringos of Colorado For Making It Easier
And we wonder why the world–especially illegal aliens in our midst and dangerous terrorists seeking or succeeding in gaining entry–laugh at us. The just love stupid yankee gringos like the majority of the Colorado Stupreme, er . .. Supreme Court.
Uh, since when do illegal aliens and non-legal residents have a right to privacy? And since when do lawbreakers have a right to privacy to break the law? This isn’t about two gay guys having sex in the privacy of their own bedroom.
And, in case you were wondering, the judge who was affirmed in this boneheaded decision, Judge James Hartmann, Jr., was a Bush nominee to the federal bench in 2008.
Judge James Hartmann Jr.: Illegal Aliens’ Dumb Gringo Friend on the Colorado Bench
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that Weld County authorities violated the Fourth Amendment and privacy rights of suspected illegal immigrants when they used tax returns to potentially build hundreds of identity theft cases against them.
The ruling affirmed a decision by a Weld County district judge who suppressed evidence against one of the defendants. That judge said authorities had no probable cause to search the man’s tax returns and that the documents are confidential.
The defendant was one of more than 70 people charged with criminal impersonation and identity theft. . . . The investigation, dubbed ”Operation Numbers Game,” marked the first and only time in the U.S. that authorities used tax documents to try to prosecute suspected illegal immigrants.
Prosecutors had said they believed as many as 1,300 immigrants were breaking the law and that they planned to charge more people. . . .
But in March, District Judge James Hartmann Jr. suppressed the evidence against one of the defendants, saying the search warrant was ”nothing more than an exploratory search based upon suspicion that some unknown person or persons” committed a crime.
He also said tax records were confidential under federal law and authorities had no right to inspect the documents.
And here’s why it’s even more absurd. Is this, below, NOT probable cause? You can bet it would be for a U.S. citizen, using someone else’s identity. It’s absurd that it isn’t here:
Weld County authorities launched their investigation after a Texas man told them his identity was being used by a Greeley resident. The suspect in that case told sheriff’s investigators that he was filing taxes with Amalias’ Translation and Tax Services, a firm that catered to Latinos in the agricultural city of Greeley, where they comprise about a third of the population.
Investigators obtained a search warrant and seized thousands of tax documents from the business and used them to arrest dozens of people. The American Civil Liberties Union successfully sued on behalf of the business owner, saying the search of her property was illegal.
Ah, the trusty old UnAmerican Terrorists’ and Illegal Aliens’ Liberties Union.
This whole thing is ludicrous. And yet, it’s our reality. The ludicrous is sane. And the sane are now the ludicrous. G-d help this sinking nation.
Tags: Colorado, Colorado Supreme Court, Dumbassity, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Judge James Hartmann Jr., Stupreme Court, Stupremes, taxes