On Wednesday evening, Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old resident of San Francisco, was shot dead as she strolled with her father on a pier popular with tourists and locals alike. She was apparently killed by a previously deported illegal alien, Francisco Sanchez, who was arrested an hour later thanks to pictures snapped by onlookers.
The video report [in the original article] includes the fact that the accused was an illegal alien who had been deported to Mexico several times.
There is plenty of diverse violence in San Francisco, particularly in the hispanic Mission district, but it rarely happens in popular tourist spots. Tourism-connected businesses are probably urging the mayor to Do Something to make San Francisco seem safe. Visitors to the city spent $10.67 billion in 2014 and tourism is a top industry. Tourists don’t like to see a daylight random murder in a spot they have visited.
San Francisco has been energetically friendly to illegal aliens for years. In 2008, Mayor Gavin Newsom spent $83,000 to promote city benefits for illegal aliens. Criminal aliens who could pass for juveniles were coddled with expensive programs, like placement in a cushy San Bernardino group home.
Making criminal aliens feel comfortable in San Francisco has led to terrible crimes, in particular the triple murder of Tony Bologna and his two sons in 2008, who were mistaken for fellow gangsters by Edwin Ramos, a previously arrested but not deported criminal alien.
But even horrors like the Bologna killing have not slapped San Francisco into sensible policies to protect public safety. Reports in recent hours reveal that Francisco Sanchez (pictured) had been deported to Mexico five times, and “should have been deported.”
We can expect pointed fingers between the feds and San Francisco about who is responsible for this completely preventable crime. Not that anything will change. Obama amnesties everyone.
Accused San Francisco Pier Shooter Should Have Been Deported: Immigration Officials, NBC Bay Area, July 3, 2015
The 45-year-old man accused of gunning down a 32-year-old Pleasanton woman while she was out strolling San Francisco’s pier with her father was in a Bay Area jail four months ago and should have been turned over to federal immigration officials upon his release, instead of being sent free, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for the Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told NBC Bay Area on Friday that Francisco Sanchez, who is either 45 or 46 years old, had a “detainer” on his status in jail.
He was an “enforcement priority,” Kice said, and should have been sent to ICE. Federal records show that Sanchez had been previously departed five times to Mexico, most recently in 2009, and has a criminal history involving seven felony convictions. Four of those seven were drug charges, records show. Records indicate his convictions took place in such places as Texas, Oregon and Arizona.
Instead, Kice added, her department was “never notified,” and Sanchez was released from San Francisco County Jail. Sanchez, who a source said has about a dozen aliases and a handful of different birth dates, was released after spending time serving an outstanding drug warrant. When he was released from San Francisco jail was not disclosed, ICE does not have a record of that...
Francisco Sanchez, Undocumented Worker or Documented Felon? NYT Won’t Say!, VDare, July 5, 2015
...the coverage raises the question of what to call Sanchez, since the NYT and AP have diktats against using terms like illegal immigrant or illegal alien. None of the four AP articles include the word “illegal,” while the Reuters article allows it in a quote from that horrible, horrible Donald Trump...
Family of woman killed at San Francisco pier not focused on suspect's past, Fox News, July 5, 2015
...Sanchez has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times to his native Mexico, most recently in 2009, federal officials said....
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had turned Sanchez over to the authorities in San Francisco on March 26 on an outstanding drug warrant.
The Sheriff’s Department released Sanchez on April 15 after the San Francisco district attorney’s office declined to prosecute him for what authorities said was a decade-old marijuana possession count...
ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the agency had issued a detainer for Sanchez, requesting notification of his release and that he stay in custody until immigration authorities could pick him up. The detainer was not honored, she said.
Freya Horne, counsel for the San Francisco Sheriff's Department, said Friday that federal detention requests are not sufficient to hold someone. Under the city's sanctuary ordinance
, people in the country illegally aren't handed over to immigration officials unless there's a warrant for their arrest....
The AP article [San Francisco: No ‘legal basis’ to hold shooting suspect
, Associated Press, July 4, 2015] doesn’t seem to mention which country Sanchez had been deported to five times. Informing the public of that would be racist. Nor does it mention how he got into the United States all those times. Was he ever legally here?...
...now we get all the advantages of government and newspapers working together to keep the public from knowing information it shouldn’t know...
...Now, California Democrats are looking for someone else to blame, so the name-calling has begun, and Trump is the predictable target. After all, he is the one exposing what they’d rather not discuss–that not all illegal aliens are simply people looking for a better life, and some are ruthless, cold-blooded killers...
f it were not for the passionate defense of sanctuary policies, and their support for expanding them statewide by Democrats like Harris, illegal alien killers like Sanchez, and presumably cop-killer Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte–who gunned down two Sheriff’s deputies last year–might have been stopped before they committed such heinous crimes.
The sad thing is, that while this latest killing may have been random, it was both 100% predictable and 100% preventable...
How many more innocent Americans have to die at the hands of illegal aliens before Californians wise up and throw these three co-conspirators out of office?
All except Brown will be running for office in 2016. It remains to be seen if the GOP will go Trump on this sanctuary issue, and skewer them, or if Republicans will continue their policy of planned irrelevance.
The Center for Immigration Studies has published an analysis of the Senate version of the Davis-Oliver Act, an enforcement bill making changes that might have prevented the murder of a woman in San Francisco by a five times deported, seven felony convictions illegal alien on probation. This bill addresses the problem of sanctuary jurisdictions by clarifying that local governments must not obstruct immigration enforcement and withholding funding from those that refuse to cooperate. Previously known as the SAFE Act, the bill honors two California deputies murdered by an illegal alien gang member with multiple deportations. This bill offers the opportunity for Congress to reverse the policies implemented by the Obama administration to drastically scale back immigration enforcement -- a reversal that many members of Congress consider a pre-requisite for other immigration changes...
Shocking Murder By Illegal Actually Draws Attention of Networks, NewsBusters, July 6, 2015
Trump on Criminal Illegals: ‘Both Sides Need to Grow Up and Put America’s Interests First’, Breitbart, July 6, 2015
...In his 2011 bestselling book, Time to Get Tough, Trump held both Republicans and Democrats responsible for the nation’s failed immigration policies and cited Government Accountability Office (GAO) data revealing the economic costs the nation’s 351,000 criminal aliens imposed on U.S. taxpayers at the time.
“Both sides need to grow up and put America’s interests first—and that means doing what’s right for our economy, our national security, and our public safety,” wrote Trump. “According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) 2011 report, America’s prisons house 351,000 criminal aliens who committed a crime after having already broken the law by entering America illegally.”
Trump added, “Making taxpayers pay for 351,000 criminals who should never have been here in the first place is ridiculous.”
Trump noted that even the government’s own figures estimated the incarceration costs of these illegal criminals is $1.1 billion. Perhaps even more staggering than the economic costs are the human costs, wrote Trump...