A judge in Oregon took being an activist judge to a very messed up new level. The judge stands accused of helping an illegal alien escape from her courtroom to avoid being taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It’s one thing to hand out light sentences or rule in favor of liberal ideology rather than the actual law, but to physically help a criminal evade justice is outrageous. Okay, those other things are outrageous too, but this is still pretty f*cked up.
A Multnomah County judge is under internal investigation after a U.S. attorney claims she helped an illegal immigrant escape ICE agents.
The incident in question happened on January 27 when Mexican national Diddier Pacheco Salazar appeared before Judge Monica Herranz in a DUI case. When the court staff noticed immigration and customs enforcement agents in the hallway, U.S. Attorney Billy Williams claims Herranz allowed Salazar to leave through her private entrance.
ICE agents brought the matter to Williams. He says what happened in that courtroom is not right.
“I felt that it was inappropriate and delegitimizes the work of ICE agents who are out there doing their jobs,” said Williams.
Willamette Week gives some additional details about the event:
“I prepped my client. I said, ‘I don’t know if they’re going to pick you up outside or what, but here’s how to prepare.’ After the court appearance, I went out in the hallway and sat. My client never came out. I can’t say that I’m surprised he didn’t come out, but I gave him his options, and assume he had to have been escorted out some other way,” said Salazar’s defense attorney.
None of the parties…will say exactly what happened next. But multiple sources confirm the outlines: At least one defendant in the courtroom that day avoided federal immigration agents by leaving through an entrance usually reserved for court employees.
On the bench in the courtroom that day was Monica Herranz, who is also on the board of directors of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.
Clearly this Hispanic judge helped the illegal alien escape if he snuck out through an employees-only exit. Amazingly enough, ICE is not going to investigate the judge or pursue any charges. Also amazingly, the Chief Judge of the court is investigating Judge Herranz.
The funniest part about all of this is that illegal alien Salazar was captured two weeks later, making this activist judge’s defiance of the law completely pointless.
I say the judge should be kicked off of the bench and disbarred. As an officer of the court it his her duty to uphold the law, not help criminals escape justice. Liberals in general don’t think the law applies to them if they are advocating one of their silly causes, but this is a sitting judge and her nonsense needs to be punished.