Jenner & Block Pulls Out of Illegal Alien McHenry County Jail Domestic Battery Case

Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez from 2017.

On Monday, the powerhouse firm of Jenner & Block filed a motion withdrawing its representation of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, believed by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and ICE to be an illegal alien.

The firm filed a 93-page brief Friday, September 8, 2017, in defense of the Crystal Lake resident, who was arrested for domestic battery.

The likelihood of this being a test case for the recently-signed TRUST Act has now greatly diminished.

During the Public Comment period of the Tuesday night County Board meeting, several people spoke in opposition to the way that Sheriff Bill Prim had handled the domestic battery case of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez.

Carlos Acosta

One was Democratic Party official and District 5 County Board candidate Carlos LaCosta.

During the recess when a motion about the Valley Hi Nursing Home was being worked out, I asked Acosta for his reaction to Jenner & Block’s having withdrawn from the court battle.,

He said he was unaware of it.

“I think the criminal matter is still relevant,” he continued.

The issue of the Sheriff’s not following the law is still pertinent.

“I think Mrl Macedo-Herandez’ defense attorneys are still pursuing his release.

After the regular County Board meeting’s public business was completed, Sheriff Prim and representation from the State’s Attorney’s Office went into Executive Session to discuss the case.

The Jenner & Block withdrawal is below:


Jenner & Block Pulls Out of Illegal Alien McHenry County Jail Domestic Battery Case — 20 Comments

  1. The Sheriff is looking out for the safety of the public.

    Thank you Sheriff Prim!

  2. Deport and seize all assets by using civil asset forfeiture laws.

    The invasion of USA by all illegal aliens must be stopped if we are to
    survive as a nation.

  3. The funny part listening to this meeting was that the liberal people that spoke during public comment that they chastised Bill Prim and County Board that they need to follow the law (TRUST ACT), which they only know parts.

    However, they preached about follow the law.

    Well the LAW is if you are an illegal that you will be deported.

    That is the LAW!

    They are nothing but hypocrites.

    Follow the LAW only when it suits you!

    Carlos Acosta is a huge proponent of Unions that have done nothing but hurt this county and its taxpayers!

    He is happy today that Woodstock raised its sales tax to 8%!

  4. Oh man, you should listen to this little twit, Acosta’s public comment.

    “I was terrified,”
    (in response to Sheriff Prim’s not letting this violent criminal go)

    And all the lunatic lefties clapping for illegals.

    Serving the people is keeping the people SAFE. KUDOS TO PRIM!

    Instead of being appreciative and thankful for what this generous country has given immigrants, they want more more and more and even want their criminal population to be let out of jail endangering the people of our community!

    press audio:

  5. Great Point, ‘Whynot’ and ‘HonestAbe’.

    The Crazy Caucus (Indivisibles, Hillary/Bernie Fans, Sore Losers and other Leftist Loons)

    The criminal who decided to illegally enter a country he had no business in, should have thought about not being able to work and provide for his family before he decided to be an illegal and a violent criminal in addition to his original lawlessness.

  6. Must be zero $money$ in it for the big law firm to pull out.

    What a shame.

    The guy in the picture looks greasy, btw.

  7. Carlos stated “I think the criminal matter is still relevant,”

    Yeah doob, his wife called the police because he was assaulting her.

    That is the crime dummy.

  8. I agree with the follow the law argument. Please explain the millions of readers of this sunshine blog how convicted criminal Joe Arpaio was pardoned by our sexual-assaulter-in-chief. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  9. I can’t believe that people can advocate, with a straight face, that illegals shouldn’t be deported when arrested for crimes.

    You sneaked in.

    If you know that you have to keep a low profile to stay, don’t do something that would cause the cops to be called like beating your wife.

  10. “Please explain the millions of readers of this sunshine blog how convicted criminal Joe Arpaio was pardoned by our sexual-assaulter-in-chief”

    Because he’s more valuable to society than your run-of-the-mill wife-beating illegal?

  11. America’s toughest racist sheriff and sunshine commenters’ hero Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders.

    The lawman who once boasted he was “America’s toughest sheriff,” was found guilty of criminal contempt on Monday, July 31.

    Former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was accused of violating a court order in a racial profiling case by continuing patrols targeting immigrants. US District Court Judge Susan Bolton handed down her verdict in court papers signed on Monday.

    Bolton wrote that Arpaio knew of the court order and what it meant for his department’s policy of detaining immigrants to turn them over to federal immigration authorities. But the evidence showed “a flagrant disregard” for the order, Bolton wrote.

    “Not only did defendant abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise,” Bolton wrote.

    Arpaio has contended the order wasn’t clear and he didn’t intend to violate it. Arpaio’s defense attorney has argued that Arpaio’s former attorney “dropped the ball” and didn’t clearly explain the order or seek clarification from the federal judge who issued it.

    Federal prosecutors alleged his defiance was deliberate, and something he believed he could get away with. The 85-year-old (right there with our sunshine blogger) was facing up to six months in jail.

    Arpaio’s attorneys, Dennis and Jack Wilenchik, said in a statement that the former sheriff would appeal the verdict to get a jury trial. The statement said Bolton violated the Constitution by issuing the verdict without reading it to Arpaio in court (Wow, this is really an outrage).

    “Her verdict is contrary to what every single witness testified in the case. Arpaio believes that a jury would have found in his favor, and that it will,” the statement said.

    Arpaio’s legal troubles began in 2007 when a group of Latinos filed a class action lawsuit claiming Arpaio’s policing policies amounted to racial discrimination. A federal investigation and federal lawsuit followed.

    The former sheriff has disputed the allegations, calling the Justice Department’s investigation into his office “a witch hunt.” (Yeah, right…)

    In 2011, US District Court Judge G. Murray Snow first issued a temporary injunction, barring Arpaio from detaining people solely based on their immigration status after several Hispanics claimed he discriminated against them.

    Snow issued a permanent order two years later, ruling that Maricopa’s handling of people of Latino descent amounted to racial profiling.
    Last year, the judge asked federal prosecutors to file criminal contempt charges against Arpaio and several subordinates, alleging they had disregarded the court’s directions, made false statements and attempted to obstruct further inquiry.
    In Monday July 31 ruling, Bolton wrote that Arpaio’s then-attorney, Tim Casey, testified that on December 23, 2011, he called the former sheriff and informed him of the order stemming from the racial discrimination suit.
    asey’s billing records also showed Casey talked to Arpaio again on December 25 about appealing the preliminary injunction, Bolton wrote.
    During that meeting, Casey advised Arpaio: “[i]f you just believe or you know that [a person] is in the country unlawfully, you cannot detain him based on that alone. You either are to have an arrest based on state charges or you release. Those are the options,” according to Bolton.
    “Defendant stated on numerous occasions that he would continue to keep doing what he had been doing,” Bolton wrote.

    The former sheriff also “declared that he had created a backup plan” when US Immigration and Customs Enforcement changed its policy to only accept felons who violated civil immigration law, Bolton wrote.

    The former sheriff served as the top lawman for Maricopa County for more than two decades. The county is home to Phoenix, the state capital, and more than 4 million people, about 30% of whom are Latino.

    Arpaio has insisted President Barack Obama was not an American citizen and that his birth certificate was fraudulent, a claim that has been debunked (My sunshine compassionate conservative commenters consider this lunatic a great patriot).

    Arpaio is also known for establishing Tent City, an infamous outdoor jail where inmates wore pink underwear and shuffled around in chain gangs. He said he was saving taxpayers money by removing salt and pepper from jail meals.

    He made cracking down on illegal immigration a priority for his deputies, a stance that gained him national notoriety. Arpaio also became a favorite of conservative cable television commentators, while immigrant rights activists viewed him as a villain.

    In November, Arpaio lost his bid for a seventh term as sheriff to Paul Penzone, a former Phoenix police officer. This spring, Penzone said he was taking down the tents.

    Remember, it is only about the rule of law…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  12. Domestic violence is a crime.

    An awful one.

    I hope this guy and all accused of it are vigorously prosecuted.

    But a foundational principle of our nation is innocent until proven guilty.

    This man was arraigned and bail was set- $500 which is about right for a misdemeanor and a defendant with 20 years steady employment and residency.

    This defendant is being held indefinitely, in a facility far from family and friends.

    If he were convicted of the offense, he’d probably gotten supervision or a court ordered anger management program.

    He most likely would not have been sentenced to imprisonment for a month, and definitely not for some indeterminate time.

    That’s the crux of this.

  13. Crux?

    You are joking, right?

    He is illegal.

    You don’t get foundational principles if you are illegal.

    You get deported for breaking our laws!

  14. I’m sure I write on behalf of all sunshine commenters and our paparazzi freeloader sunshine blogger as I wish Carlos Acosta the best of success in his run for a seat in the McHenry county board. Support Carlos Acosta, a true progressive and fine human being. Former legion of justice members…not so much…tic, tock, tic, tock…

  15. To our resident pest and Espanol teacher, Mr. Acosta has a zero chance of becoming an elected member of county government.

    Why you ask?

    Illegals can’t vote.

  16. When Llavona’s nonsense comes up; I avoid wasting my time reading it, just as his students disregarded his brainwashings at Maine East

  17. Is Angel still defending his Rapist-in-Chief, Bill Clinton?

  18. Angel, be sure to explain why it was OK for President Obama to pardon that poor dear
    espionage thief, Chelsea Manning?

    Sentenced for 35 years and the President felt he/she
    had suffered enough?


    I’m waiting.

  19. What are the odds that the wife of Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez, the person who called the police, is here legally, or illegally?

    What is the vote?

    This should be looked into, due to all of the press fawning over this case.

    Let’s take this all the way.

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