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New York - NYC To Review Police Response At Immigration Protest

Published on: January 12, 2018 12:24 PM
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New York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams is detained by police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, U.S., January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozNew York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams is detained by police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, U.S., January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

New York - The mayor says New York City will investigate whether police responded correctly at a protest over the detention of a prominent immigration activist.

Bill de Blasio said Friday on WNYC that the federal government’s “abrupt and provocative” decision to detain a “highly respected individual” caused the man’s supporters to react with “real passion.”

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The Democratic mayor says the resulting chain of events added “an unexpected and challenging dynamic” to what otherwise might have been a pro-forma expression of civil disobedience. But he praised officers’ overall handling of protests.

Eighteen people, including two councilmen, were arrested Thursday after Ravi Ragbir was removed in handcuffs during his scheduled check-in. The citizen of Trinidad has been fighting deportation after a fraud conviction.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Ragbir has “exhausted his petitions and appeals.”



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 Jan 12, 2018 at 12:28 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

i guess when you are constantly raising money from felons and other convicts someone convicted of wire fraud is a "highly respected" person and the Aguda invites this guy to their dinners?

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 Jan 12, 2018 at 01:09 PM Voice-of-Reason Says:

illegally in USA and a convicted felon - send him back where he came from

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