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Sanctuary Cities Shelter Lawlessness

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Teresa Crawford/AP)

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Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016 02:25 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Something is wrong in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and other Democratic-controlled cities and states — anarchy reigns supreme. In the name of ultra-liberalism Democratic officials in cities and states have announced their contempt for the rule of law by flaunting their fiefdoms as “sanctuary cities and states” for illegal aliens.

These officials decided to obey only the laws they agree with and disobey those laws that do not meet their anarchistic views. The nation voted for Donald J. Trump and elected him president as of January 20, 2017. President-elect Trump has indicated that he will look at the legality and legitimacy of “sanctuary cities and states.”

However, the Democratic mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, stated that Chicago was an unabashed “sanctuary city.” He, like the other Democratic officials, proclaimed their cities or states are “sanctuary” domains create anarchy and violate the rule of law.

Not since the days of Al Capone has Chicago experienced such an explosion of gang killings. The mayor, his political machine, and complicit news media are attempting to downplay an ongoing reign of terror.

Why was Chicago, which brags as having the toughest gun control laws in the country, pleading for federal law enforcement assistance to control crime in March 2016, and at the same time proclaim it is a proud “sanctuary city?”

Chicago police lack control of the streets, as illegal alien and black criminal gangs take control of whole neighborhoods where Chicago police fear to tread. The murder rate goes up — everyday, yes everyday — and woundings grow even larger everyday in the murder capital of the world: Chicago the “sanctuary city.”

The Boston mayor Martin Walsh on Nov. 14, 2016 re-affirmed Boston is a “sanctuary city.” No policy will change this. Democratic-elected officials refuse to follow the law of the United States as they encourage undisciplined street protests nor do they care what crimes are committed.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the city police chief, Charlie Beck, said that he and his officers were not going to work the federal officers to enforce the federal law.

Chief Beck believes local law enforcement officials should not cooperate with federal officers to enforce the law of the land. What message does this rogue statement send to criminals?

The Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C. Muriel Bowser reaffirmed her view that regardless of the seriousness of the crime, no questions of citizenship will be asked of any criminal. The mayor of the city that houses the president of the United States and the United States Congress openly defies and disobeys the law of the land.

It is a fact that many, not all, illegal aliens have committed crimes killing and injuring American citizens. As an example, the famous Kate Steinle murder in San Francisco by a multi-time deported illegal alien.

The illegal alien was purposefully released from custody by the San Francisco police to roam free in the sanctuary city even though a federal detainer to hold him was filed with the police.

City officials accept no responsibility for this crime.

The number of American citizens killed, injured, or maimed by illegal aliens in sanctuary cities and states is in the thousands, but there is no accurate number because these cities and states choose to conceal the facts about such killings and injuries.

The victims have been told they have no recourse against these criminals either in legal actions for civil damages or for criminal punishment. This is wrong!

Congressional cuts of financial entitlements to sanctuary cities and states is unlikely.

Innocent American citizens would be hurt by such actions.

The Democratic political officials use this as shield from any reduction of federal moneys.

However, the federal law enforcement officials could present facts to federal grand juries alleging the city and state officials and others have committed federal crimes involving sanctuary grants. Federal criminal statutes applicable include 18 United States Code (USC) section 1324 (a)(1)(A)(iii) which prohibits persons from harboring, shielding, or concealing an illegal alien or 18 USC section 1324 (a)(1)(A)(iv) which prohibits persons from encouraging or inducing an illegal alien to enter or reside in the United States or 18 USC section 1324 (a)(1)(A)(v) prohibits persons for conspiring or aiding and abetting the commission of other sections of this statute.

There other federal criminal statutes that may also apply depending on the particular fact patterns. For the victims or the families of victims harmed by illegal alien criminals in sanctuary cities and states both federal and state laws may also offer civil recourse against the political officials who promote, encourage, and with reckless disregard for the safety and well-being of American citizens place citizens in harm or cause death.

Sanctuary for illegal aliens is a myth fostered by radical leftists.

James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.


 

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The number of American citizens killed, injured, or maimed by illegal aliens in sanctuary cities and states is in the thousands, but there is no accurate number because these cities and states choose to conceal the facts about such killings and injuries.
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