In a decision that shows some consideration of free speech rights, a federal appellate court has halted the 7-month incarceration of Douglass Mackey. Mackey became the focus of legal proceedings after sharing a satirical meme during the presidential run-up in 2016 that suggested Hillary Clinton supporters could place their votes through text messages.
The stay of his sentence was signed by Judge Omar Williams of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut as per an official Motion Order.
The Motion Order outlined the following critical steps: Mackey will formally surrender, and the District Court will then set the guidelines for his release. Any future detention petitions can be made without prejudice against Mackey by the government.
The court-ordered acceleration of Mackey’s appeal will culminate in its hearing as soon as possible post-February 20, 2024, following all due submissions by Mackey and the government counsel.
While addressing the court’s decision to execute his appeal on X, Mackey expressed optimism. He emphasized that contrary to the prosecution’s classification of his appeal as frivolous, the appellate court inferred that his case has “substantial” and “debatable” issues that may, if ruled in his favor, invalidate his conviction.
In a statement overflowing with gratitude, Mackey convened his dedication to fight, even if it meant moving his case to the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump spoke out against the prosecution of Mackey on Truth Social.
“Joe Biden and the radical left Democrats are trying to pose as the defenders of democracy but in fact they’re the ones destroying our democracy,” President Trump said in the video. “Crooked Joe and his henchmen have tried to shut down free speech with a massive government censorship operation to silence their critics. They’re putting Douglas Mackey in jail for sharing a joking meme about Hill Clinton seven years ago.”
BREAKING: President Trump releases a new video standing up for free speech and Douglass Mackey. He also finds common cause with Mackey relating his own political persecution to the Regime’s targeting of conservatives. pic.twitter.com/IDuGhJxo7e— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 5, 2023
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63 illegal migrants from Dominican Republic, Haiti busted on ‘yola’ bound for Puerto Rico
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted a ramshackle vessel carrying more than 60 illegal migrants, including five previously deported felons, over the weekend near Puerto Rico.
The bust unfolded on December 1 in waters off the southwestern coast of the U.S.-controlled island.
Agents aboard two CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) boats teamed up with a Puerto Rico Police Department Fuerzas Unidas de Rapida Accion unit to stop a “yola” with 63 passengers onboard, all of whom hailed from the Dominican Republic and Haiti and were illegally present in U.S. territory.
“Agents escorted the vessel to the AMO boat station, where Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents arrested 63 undocumented migrants: 48 males and 6 females from the Dominican Republic, and 8 males and 1 female from Haiti,” CBP explained in a press release.
During processing, agents discovered that five of the men had already been deported from the U.S. after being convicted of felony crimes, including manslaughter, assault, and narcotics trafficking.
“A voyage on a ‘yola’ is dangerous when boarding a rustic wooden boat, which takes on water during the journey,” said Creighton Skeen, Director of Air and Marine Operations in the Caribbean.
“These unseaworthy vessels are only fitted with a single engine, they usually try to cross the sea overloaded and without life vests.”
U.S. authorities continue to encounter illegal aliens in waters around the Caribbean region and Florida on a daily basis as migrants from across the globe flock to the nearly-borderless United States.
Two days prior to Friday’s incident, a similar watercraft carrying 33 migrants was intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard and CBP AMO agents near Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Intercepted..!! @CBPAMORegDirSE agents, along with our partners from @USCGSoutheast stopped this vessel near Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Thirty three individuals were apprehended and transferred to a #USCG Cutter. Good work.!! @CBPCaribbean @CBPSoutheast @USBPChiefRMY pic.twitter.com/k64WWkAwvN— CBP AMO Regional Director SE (@CBPAMORegDirSE) November 30, 2023
Infowars has reported frequently on escalating migration chaos in the Caribbean Sea under the Biden regime.
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