A couple of local news outlets are reporting that former CMPD officer Marcus Jackson is due in court this morning. However, the Mecklenburg Superior Court Docket shows Jackson is due in court room 5350 Wednesday afternoon.
Don't expect much out of Jackson's appearance in court, but it may give some idea of Jackson's defense plans and how far the district attorney's office is willing to press for hard time.
In related news WCNC's Glen Counts tells the story of Able Moreno see Crime-stopper faces deportation. Moreno has been in this country illegally for the past six years. His illegal status was discovered in part due to Mecklenburg County's participation in the Section 287(g) of the federal Immigration and Nationality Act and his false arrest by Jackson.
Because Moreno is one of Jackson's victims he has been given a six-month deferment on his deportation. But just because he is a witness in the criminal investigation doesn't unwind the process to deport him, as the reprieve runs out in November.
The 287 program much like that of Arizona's new immigration law, has come under fire because some say it encourages unlawful racial profiling.
Interesting that whenever there is a round up of illegal Latinos the press runs sad stories and the public quickly relates to the human side of the story.
Not so much when the deported are Muslims who have entered illegally via Canada. In fact daily flights depart Newark and JKF with dozens of Muslims who are in the US without proper clearance. The one way ticket and brown bag lunch is all the attention they get, while on their way to places considerably more hostile that Mexico.
Why the out cry over Mexicans but not over Middle Easterners?