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The First ‘Zero Tolerance’ Case to Go to Trial Didn’t Go Well for the Government

Since the surge of illegal entry misdemeanor cases began flooding San Diego’s federal courts, hardly any have gone to trial. The first one that did was ultimately dismissed. Before prosecutors moved to toss the case, dispatch tapes revealed that the defendant had been detained without being briefed on his rights for much longer than a Border Patrol agent had testified.