HAWTHORNE, CA—What is the point of stacking a laundry list of charges and their respective bail amounts on top of a deportation charge?
That is a question that should be asked in most every American city, but in this case the city of Hawthorne should be in the hot seat for such a waste of administrative activity.
Maycol Murillo, 21, was picked up by Hawthorne police on Wednesday, February 5 around 1 p.m. along the 13900 block of Cordary Avenue. The ostensible resident of Hawthorne had no apparent priors but as one of the charges had to do with possession of another person’s I.D., it may be all but impossible to know his rap sheet.
The other charges were taking a vehicle without owning it, manufacturing and sales of fraudulent identification cards, grand theft auto, possession of known stolen property, forging the official California state seal and the ironic coup d’etat of driving without a license.
But topping it all off was the deportation proceedings that were apparently carried out after all the charges had been filed and the cumulative bail for the other seven charges set at $155,100.
It is unknown how much the bus ticket cost for Murillo’s return trip to the old country.