No Appeal From Dismissal of New Ipswich 'Trespass' Charges
Loyal TalkLeft readers may recall this post about a New Ipswich police officer who decided that any undocumented alien who set foot in New Ipswich was “trespassing” on town property. New Hampshire’s attorney general has made the sensible decision not to appeal a judge’s dismissal of those foolish trespassing prosecutions.
“Having carefully examined the Court’s decision and the relevant case law, this office has determined that there is an insufficient basis for appeal,” Attorney General Kelly Ayotte wrote in a memo dated Aug. 15. “Accordingly, New Hampshire law enforcement officials should not make future arrests for criminal trespassing based solely on the defendant’s immigration status.”
This should deter other officers from following the lead of New Ipswich, incluing the chief of police in Hudson, NH, who has also arrested undocumented aliens for trespass.
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