In the “optics” department, here is what the ACLU of Southern California shared on Monday:
As the organization states:
It looks like a scene out of a movie—men toting shotguns and wearing tactical gear marked “POLICE” suddenly storm into an auto repair shop in South Los Angeles, aiming their weapons at the car mechanics inside, forcing them to stand with their hands on top of cars and then handcuffing them.
But they don’t have a warrant for car mechanic Juan Hernandez, one of those detained. They aren’t even the police.
They’re U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents carrying out a raid that, unfortunately for them, was captured from several angles by security video cameras at the car shop. Hernandez was detained without probable cause or even reasonable suspicion. And now the government is now trying to deport him.
Together with the Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin, we are representing Juan —who had worked at the shop for seven years— in federal immigration court.
Read more about the case here.