11 Aug '12, 4am

Woman Jailed for 4 Months on Suspicion of Being Undocumented

Woman Jailed for 4 Months on Suspicion of Being Undocumented

In a case which proves, once again, that race plays a factor in the way individuals are treated in the justice system of Arizona, an innocent woman was arrested and jailed on the mere suspicion that she was undocumented. An editorial for the Phoenix New Times points out that the woman, Briseira Torres of Glendale, was arrested on three counts of forgery for using her real name and real identification after officials asked her for documentation. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) stated that although Torres used her real driver’s license, officials maintained that she was using a forged document. One of the only witnesses during the proceedings, an investigator, claimed that Torres’s birth certificate had been canceled because it was a forged document, a blatant lie which will probably foment very few consequences for the man in question. She was held in jail for ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/woman-jailed-for-4-months-on-...

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