Sanctuary Policy News

by Lou Binninger

A San Francisco “O.J. Simpson” jury determined that Kate Steinle was ultimately responsible for getting shot in the back and dying along the wharf. When you go to San Francisco you need to weigh the risks against the benefits in visiting the city by the bay. It may cost you your life.

Five-time deported and seven-time felon illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate, also known as Juan Francisco López-Sánchez, was set free despite previously admitting to shooting and killing Steinle. He won the Kill’em and Go Free lottery.

Steinle isn’t the only victim of San Francisco’s criminal alien community, just the most high profile. Bay Area politicians and activists have a red carpet out for illegals and they are responding. Steinle’s killer said he was attracted to San Francisco because of its Sanctuary protections. The career criminal couldn’t have made a better choice.

Arrogant state legislators and SF politicians act like this is a foreign country when asked to cooperate with federal authorities who have a mandate to secure the borders. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and Homeland Security apprehend illegals and others here legally but involved with criminal activity.

Socialist governments are masters at controlling, taxing and managing every move citizens make. However, officials take no responsibility for the horrible outcomes. The policies of San Francisco’s politicians and bureaucrats killed Kate Steinle.

The government is responsible for patrolling our borders, public safety, the justice system, the district attorney’s office, basically every aspect that could have prevented Steinle’s death. This wasn’t a case of a culprit falling through administrative cracks.

Jose AKA Juan crossed the border five times, committed seven felonies, stole a gun, fired a gun and had gun residue on his hands. A woman died.

Steinle’s killing is not an outlier. There are thousands just like Juan AKA Jose that have criminal records traumatizing American families.

It is one thing to travel to Mexico to be mugged, carjacked, robbed, raped, taken hostage, shot or hit-up by police for a bribe. That is a choice. It is something else for politicians to invite them home, to your home.

It is no accident that no son, daughter or spouse of a politician has been a victim. They are not exposed to the everyday risks that their subjects are.

You remember. In a socialist society everyone is equal except the aristocracy. You ride mass transit, they fly private jets. You turn in your guns. They have armed guards. You are stuck in traffic, they get the escort.

Meanwhile Mexican illegal Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, was sentenced to 35-years in prison

in Portland, Oregon. He sexually assaulted a woman in her home and attacked another in a parking lot.

Both assaults occurred on the same July day, a week after he was released from jail. He had been arrested for interfering with the police and providing a false birth date. He was released despite a request from ICE for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to hold him so the agency could take him into custody. The sheriff ignored ICE.

Oregon became America's first sanctuary state when it adopted a law in 1987 preventing law enforcement from detaining those who are in the United States illegally but have not broken other laws.

Martinez had been deported 20 times. He pled guilty to 10 counts including sodomy and sexual assault.

Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested a Mexican illegal previously deported for a 2016 rape conviction in Contra Costa County, CA, a Sanctuary jurisdiction. Juan Sotelo-Carasco was discovered in the desert near Sasabe, AZ.

Agents working near Calexico observed a man who had illegally crossed the border from Mexico about 22 miles west of the port of entry. Agents arrested the man for processing.

A records check revealed the 44-year-old had a previous notice to appear from San Jose, CA for lewd acts with a child under 14. San Jose is located in San Mateo County which is also listed as a county with sanctuary protection policies.

Later that afternoon, agents observed another man who had illegally crossed the border about 11 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man. During a background check, agents determined that the 24-year-old Honduran national is affiliated with the MS-13 gang.

To stop welcoming foreign criminals California either needs more conservative politicians or the current crop of liberals to have some Kate Steinle-style mishaps.

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