Maine Candidate for US Senate Arrested Outside of Migrant Children Detention Center - NECN


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Maine Candidate for US Senate Arrested Outside of Migrant Children Detention Center



    What Happens When Families Get Separated at the Border?

    Children are being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. This is what happens once they're separated. (Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018)

    A candidate in Maine's U.S. Senate race was arrested along the U.S.-Mexico border while attempting to bring supplies to a migrant children detention center in McAllen, Texas, Friday morning.

    A spokesperson said Zak Ringelstein, a Democrat running against independent incumbent Sen. Angus King, was arrested around 9:30 a.m. after allegedly trying to bring food, blankets, toys and books to migrant children separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

    A Facebook Live video from the scene showed the 31-year-old Yarmouth native sitting in the bed of a pickup truck loaded with supplies and speaking with law enforcement officers in the lead up to his arrest.

    "As a public school teacher, as a dad and now as the Democratic nominee for Senate, I refuse ... to stand by as you imprison children," Ringelstein said to a border patrol agent.

    Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Lot Overnight

    [NATL] Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Wisconsin Lot Overnight

    A 4-year-old girl was left alone inside a minivan overnight in a Milwaukee tow lot, authorities said. An impaired driver was pulled over and arrested for operating while intoxicated. Officers removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle but left the 4-year-old girl, who spent the night in the tow lot where temperatures dropped to 19 degrees.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

    He also demanded to deliver the materials he brought, visit the facility where children were being held and wanted to know how they would be reunited with their families.

    It's unclear what charges he faces or if he has an attorney.

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