The Constitution does not protect the rights of illegal immigrants therefore the police have the right to shoot immigrants with impunity
According to a petition filed last week in the 41-year-old Ismael Lopez murder case committed by the police two years ago, undocumented people have no rights in the United States, so gunmen should not be held responsible.
The family of the victim, after a jury refused to punish two officers who broke into the "wrong house" and shot an unarmed immigrant in the back of his head, filed a lawsuit against the city of Southaven.
City lawyers chose an extremely strange defense tactic, claiming that an illegal immigrant who had lived in his house for over 16 years had no rights and was not protected by the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution. Another defense counterargument was that Ismael Lopez was in violation of immigration laws, although the Lopez family attorney provided evidence that no arrest warrant had been issued at the time of his murder. In their opinion, this status allows the shooting of illegal immigrants.
These statements shocked the public, many residents now fear for their lives, since violation of the law can now allow law enforcement agencies to shoot unarmed US citizens or non-US citizens.
Dred Scott logic. An undocumented immigrant has no rights law enforcement are bound to respect https://t.co/LypEPBy2G1— Adam Serwer???? (@AdamSerwer) September 27, 2019
Murray Wells lawyer, in his speech, also stated that a written statement is criminal in itself and should not be accepted by a court.
"We're stunned that someone put this in writing," Wells said, "storm troopers can come into your house and kill you without regard to any constitutional results or repercussions whatsoever."