Workers Snared in Tennessee Raid Sue ICE Agents

Seven slaughterhouse workers who were caught up in a workplace immigration raid in Tennessee last year filed a class action Thursday against the federal agents who carried it out, claiming they were racially profiled and arrested using a warrant that only authorized a search for documents.

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Only in California

A dehydrated, disoriented hiker who was rescued by L.A. sheriff’s officers claims in a federal complaint that, as he was “sharing his story about his spirituality and the spiritual meaning behind the subject hike,” one officer was “not too keen on (plaintiff’s) verbose and talkative demeanor,” and punched him in the face, breaking his jaw.

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Merry Christmas

In Texas, a man with the mental capacity of a 12-year-old claims in a federal complaint that a Harris County sheriff’s officer beat him senseless after he became unconscious — reducing his mental capacity to that of a 4-year-old. In California, a woman claims in a federal complaint Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies “smashed (her) head against a wall,” breaking a tooth, then left her “in pain and crying on the floor while they laughed.”

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