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The Daily Word 12.14.10: Festivus is coming, Chernobyl nuclear tour, Sal Alosi tripping

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is granted bail by the UK court.

A burglar steals a family’s Christmas gifts, dog.

... While these robbers tie up a 12-year-old boy and take his video games.

A bus driver resigns after a YouTube clip shows him running over an innocent snowman.

Sal Alosi, the New York Jets’ strength and conditioning coach, is suspended without pay for the remainder of the season after the tripping incident.

This guy threw a dead squirrel through a Hardee’s drive-thru window.

“Jeopardy!” will pit some of its best contestants against an IBM machine.

Let’s all take a vacation to see the Chernobyl nuclear power plant tour!

A California inmate is granted kosher meals after citing his strong Festivus beliefs.

There was a fatal head-on crash this morning on I-25 near Santa Fe.

They like him over there; Gov. Bill Richardson leaves this afternoon for a private visit with North Korean officials.

V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010

Feature

ICE in Albuquerque

The mayor invites Immigration and Customs Enforcement to check arrestees

By Marisa Demarco

It's not a policy or a policy change, says Mayor Richard Berry. Instead, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement setting up shop in the newly refurbished Prisoner Transport Center is an agreement. In fact, he says, the old policy is still in place that only allows Albuquerque Police Department officers to check into someone's immigration status if it's relevant to an investigation. But that’s not the case for the feds. Every single person arrested by APD or the county sheriff who ends up at the transport center in downtown Albuquerque will have their immigration status evaluated by ICE. "I want 100 percent of the people checked," Berry says in an interview. "I want racial profiling out of the equation."

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