The incident started when neighbors responded as ICE agents attempted to hustle a nearby lady into an unmarked vehicle. The video shows neighbor Alicia Rivera repeatedly demanding that the agents show her a “signed order” from a judge. The agents apparently flashed some paperwork, but Rivera is repeatedly heard saying, “It’s not signed by a judge, you shouldn’t be arresting this lady.”
“They closed their folder, and they asked me not to intervene and I mentioned, ‘I’m a neighbor and I want to see if you have an order from a judge, you can not arrest this lady devoid of it,’” Rivera recounted to CBS Los Angeles.
Rivera, a neighborhood organizer familiar with the law, claims each that the paperwork the agents had was not signed and was not on Los Angeles Superior Court letterhead.
Rivera’s son, Victor Bowman-Rivera, was also on the scene. He told CBS Los Angeles: “You’re like ‘Whoa’… Just like that in 5 minutes… they took her… Boom. Just like that, in unmarked vehicles and they inform you, ‘We do not have to show you something.’ They just leave a note, a quantity to get in touch with.”
Published: July 31, 2019