Ace staff writer Keegan Hamilton uncovered documents yesterday that show that the arrest and 45-day detention of a Korean immigrant in Port Angeles all stemmed from a "concerned citizen" calling in worried that the man might be undocumented. That and the immigrant seemed "nervous" when immigration officials questioned him.
One reader is thankful for newspapers that don't simply regurgitate info from law enforcement.
Well done Seattle Weekly.
Newspapers on the Olympic Peninsula are not in the habit of obtaining the equivalent of a police report Re: local US Border Patrol arrests- they are more prone to deliver the message that local US Border Patrol arrests will not be reported:
Aug 2010- A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press: "Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases" "The number of arrests for Port Angeles' or any other station is "law enforcement-sensitive," Burke said." "The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said."