Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi of San Francisco has lost his reelection bid. Many pundits are suggesting that his continued commitment to San Francisco’s Sanctuary City status is the root cause. The city has been quite literally plagued with crimes committed by illegal migrants who are imprisoned and then released back onto the streets to continue their criminal acts.
After the vicious murder of Kate Steinle by five-times-deported illegal migrant, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez (who had a lengthy criminal record in the United States), many locals expected the Sheriff to begin a more hardliner approach to illegal migrant felons, but instead Mirkarimi doubled down and defended the practice of granting sanctuary.
And here is the problem with Sanctuary Cities…They provide sanctuary to those who are undeserving. They have put a blanket ban on enforcing deportations for people who have only committed minor crimes, when studies clearly show that many criminals are caught for minor crimes but have actually committed major ones.
The citizens of these cities (native or migrant) are in danger, and if the Sheriff is not willing to protect them, then he needs to go. And the politicians who promote these policies are not willing to accept responsibility for the murders, rapes and numerous other crimes. It’s time for a new broom.
For weeks, sanctuary cities have been in the media spotlight. Not too long ago, President Trump attempted to issue an executive order that would halt federal funding to these cities. However, liberal judges thwarted Trump’s order even though the majority of Americans agree with it. These city officials that harbor illegal immigrants should lose their jobs for breaking the law.
For example, ICE will issue detainers to state and local law enforcement officials notifying them of intent to assume custody of an illegal immigrant being held on criminal charges. Instead of these officials handing over these illegal immigrants they release them back into the public. The majority of Americans are ticked off about it and finally, are pushing back against these absurd liberal policies. So, it comes as no surprise that one pro-sanctuary city sheriff was taught a brutal lesson from his constituents.
Do you remember the brutal murder of Kate Steinle in 2014? This case gripped the nation and thrust sanctuary cities into the spotlight. People were outraged that this beautiful young woman was gunned down by an illegal immigrant.
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was an illegal immigrant and a repeat felon from Mexico that was deported five times. Lopez-Sanchez stole a gun from a Bureau of Land Management agent’s unattended vehicle and eventually murdered Steinle.
San Francisco’s Sherriff Ross Mirkarimi received harsh criticism for not deporting this vile human. Instead of Mirkarimi admitting that he was wrong about sanctuary cities he dug his heels in further and defended them.
Well, the people of San Franciso had enough of this crap and pushed back hard. In a stunning turn of events, Sherriff Ross Mirkarimi lost his reelection bid.
Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s waterfront July 1. Sanchez had been released from Mirkarimi’s jail in March even though federal immigration officials had requested he be detained for possible deportation.
But since then, the sheriff’s oversight of the department has been plagued by other high-profile mishaps and controversies seen as contributing to his defeat. He had his driver’s license briefly suspended for failing to properly report a minor accident while driving a department-issued car, and he also flunked a marksmanship test.
Before those two incidents, a drug gang leader escaped from jail, and guards were accused of staging and gambling on inmate fights.
In November 2014, Mirkarimi also was forced to apologize for the bungled search for a San Francisco General Hospital patient whose body was found in a stairwell weeks after she wandered from her room. The sheriff is in charge of the hospital’s security, but deputies didn’t search the building until nine days after her disappearance. The city paid the patient’s family $3 million to settle a lawsuit.
But Mirkarimi is now known nationally for his strident defense of sanctuary city policies, taking the practice to a new level under his leadership.
San Francisco declared itself a sanctuary city in 1989, passing an ordinance that bans city officials from enforcing immigration laws or asking about immigration status unless required by law or court order. A follow-up ordinance in 2013 allows detention only under a court order targeting violent felons. Last month, San Francisco’s board of supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to maintain the city’s sanctuary status.
San Francisco and other cities and counties have routinely ignored requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to keep people in custody. The jurisdictions say they can’t hold arrestees beyond their scheduled release dates without probable cause.
The people of San Franciso were sick and tired of it all and decided to push back. Sherriff Mirkarimi learned the brutal truth that if you push the people hard enough they will push back only harder.
The fact of the matter is that in order to change the issues that are plaguing our country is to vote out those who enforce them. President Trump could issue hundreds of awesome executive orders, but there will always be a liberal asshat ready to declare them “unconstitutional.” The only way to stop that from happening is to vote in people that are a true statesman and that stand for state’s rights.
If we vote these socialists out we do stand a chance of bringing our country back to its former glory.
H/T: Freedom Daily