San Francisco – A “Sanctuary City” For Whom Exactly?…

A San Francisco article gives some insight into how the decision to make a “sanctuary city”, has now made them a safe harbor for illegal alien criminals, murderers and rapists.  Alternate headline: “Donald Trump Is Right”.

Kate steinleCALIFORNIA – With the awful, senseless shooting of Kate Steinle, and the arrest of an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of seven felonies and deported five times, people are asking questions about San Francisco’s wrong-headed and dangerous Sanctuary City policy. I’ve been following the story for years. Here is some background.

I remember writing on it in 2007 here when then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (now Lieutenant Governor) announced the city would not cooperate with federal immigration “raids,” in keeping with a Sanctuary City policy adopted in 1989. Quoth the mayor:

“I will not allow any of my department heads or anyone associated with this city to cooperate in any way shape or form with these raids. We are a sanctuary city, make no mistake about it.”

The next year, the city’s sanctuary policy was shown for the danger to public safety it had become.  On June 22, 2008, Edwin Ramos, an illegal immigrant with a history of violence, shot and killed Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, because he wrongly thought one of the Bologna sons was a gang rival, it turned out.

The killings on June 22, 2008, gained national attention after The Chronicle reported that city juvenile-justice officials, relying on San Francisco’s sanctuary-city policy, had twice shielded Ramos, a suspected illegal immigrant from El Salvador, from possible deportation after he committed a gang-related assault and an attempted robbery as a minor.

Attorney General Kamala Harris, then San Francisco District Attorney, made bad decisions that shielded violent criminals. As I wrote before Californians elected her Attorney General in 2010:

City officials refused to notify federal immigration officials when police arrested juvenile offenders – or offenders who claimed to be juveniles – on felony charges.

Under her watch (for lack of a better word), the city flew drug offenders to Honduras. When federal authorities stopped this practice in 2008, the city sent eight Hondurans who had been convicted to group homes, from which they escaped.

One Sunday afternoon in June 2008, San Franciscan Tony Bologna, 48, was driving home with his sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. All three were shot dead. Police charged Edwin Ramos, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who had been arrested for several felonies as a youth but apparently benefited from the city’s liberal sanctuary policy.

Chronicle reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken had found that 30 percent of undocumented immigrant offenders who claimed to be juveniles actually were adults. Only then did the city change the policy.

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The city also pushed for policies to prevent city authorities from impounding cars driven by unlicensed drivers as part of its Sanctuary City policy. Now District Attorney and then Police Chief George Gascón supported the program, as I reported here. So the city had gone from defending illegal immigration to unlicensed driving.

Now we learn Francisco Sanchez, who was arrested for allegedly shooting Steinle, had seven felony convictions and was deported five times.  (read more)

 

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74 Responses to San Francisco – A “Sanctuary City” For Whom Exactly?…

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I was following some of these stories 10 years ago. Problems would come up and be discussed and then go away again. Guess they still haven’t learned. Of course, aren’t these the people who let human beings run around naked in the nearby cities with sex toys hanging off of them? {shudder}

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      Yes. And much worse. Esp. on Pride Celebration & Parade days.

      Tourists & residents come to watch, bringing their kids. I tell you true.

      One of the (many) reasons I limit my trips into the city to maybe one or two a year.

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      • barbi says:

        What about the S & M weekend celebration with people bringing their kids? SF is hell.

        The media have sanitized all manner of stories involving their pet issues.

        Here’s one few people know, per CDC: 40% of gay males between the ages of 18 and 42 (I might be off one or two years for the 42…so 42-44), are HIV+. Yep. Lesson not learned…after all that money.

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  2. smiley says:

    “Generally, sanctuary policies instruct city employees not to notify the federal government of the presence of illegal aliens in their communities. The Policies also end the distinction between legal resident aliens and illegal aliens– so illegal aliens often benefit from taxpayer-funded government services and programs, too.”
    from : “Sanctuary Cities : What Are They?”

    article also includes a list of sanctuary cities in America…a very long list.
    good article, but disturbing.

    http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp

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    • lorac says:

      Thanks for posting this. I found out that MY city is on the list. Good to know.

      How must all the victims feel in a sanctuary city, knowing the perp is going to get a slap on the wrist, then put back on the streets — and you know they’re going to hang around, because THEY are safer in the sanctuary city.

      You know, it’s good that Trump is calling attention to this (and a couple of writers have written books and blogs detailing the white on black violence). But maybe the best, best thing would be for all the victims and their families making a fuss, maybe a class action lawsuit.

      I heard on the news tonight that actually a city even state can’t ignore federal law. So they may put a policy on the city ledger, but it’s not legal. If the suit went to the Supreme Court, I think they’d have to get rid of the sanctuary cities. Obama wants them, but the Supreme Court is supposed to go by the law (yeah, recent cases, I know……).

      O’Reilly just said he’s going to talk about it all week, and also a bill he’s going to try to get into congress, “Kate’s Law”. One thing he mentioned that if someone is caught a second time in US after being deported once, it would be a mandatory 5 years in federal prison.

      If I can figure out how to write to O’Reilly, I’m going to suggest that we deduct the cost of trial, incarceration, and any benefits the person used here, from the amount of money we send to MX. There’s no downside that I know of for them flooding their poor, their criminals, their sickly over our border, and illegally at that.

      I hope Kate’s Law has more teeth, though. A lot of them know how to stay under the radar, and these sanctuary cities increases the safety for the thugs. In other words, I’d like to see the law affect more people than just murderers.

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  3. John Galt says:

    Very simple: cut all federal funds to “sanctuary” cities.

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  4. chopp5 says:

    I thought the creep shot the family because they made a 3 point turn in an alley a head of him and the seconds delay enraged him.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      No. She and her family were walking along the pier in SF when she was shot. Possibly another instance of SD’s “walking while white”–would be interesting to find out. Hope we will.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I believe he said he was actually shooting at porpoises, or something. Yeah, okkaayy.

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        • MaryfromMarin says:

          Oh, sure. All those porpoises that were walking on the pier, too.

          Tragically, there are those who would buy that BS.

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          • lorac says:

            At first he said he was shooting at Flipper, but then later he said he found a bottle of Ambien in a trash can (not too likely..), then he found a white tshirt under the bench he was sitting on, and when he pulled it up, there was a gun inside, and it went off accidentally – 3x…… chapter 3 may be even better, well have to see lol

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        • BitterC says:

          He said he was shooting at a SEAL. THAT should get the Leftwing undies in a bunch 🙂

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              Where’s PETA?

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              • Judgy says:

                Good point, Mom. They should’ve already been chiming in with their cries & hand-wringing–especially if the guy did it ON PORPOISE……

                (The Kate story is obviously tragic, and NOT FUNNY AT ALL. However, PETA pretty much always is. Anyone else remember when they tried to get kids to not want to eat fish by re-naming them “sea-kittens”? We gotta laugh while we still can).

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          • Attorney says:

            No, they will be happy a young white lady died. Much less value than a seal, to these freaks.

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      • chopp5 says:

        I was referring to the Bologna family.

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        • The Fighting Man says:

          Thought dad and sons were killed b/c perp thought they were from a rival gang? Might be old age creeping up, though, so I could be misremembering.

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  5. Dawnasong says:

    Reblogged this on My Journey and commented:

    How sad the is when we forsake our own citizens for a political demise of America! Obama’nation!

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  6. Reblogged this on elirazcon and commented:

    More incidents in the San Francisco city government legalized some illegal crimes.

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  7. MaryfromMarin says:

    A “Sanctuary City” For Whom Exactly?…

    Certainly not for the Steinles.

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  8. fred says:

    Most people don’t think about these issues but those of us who still live in SO CAL are especially and acutely aware of what these decisions by stupid liberal politicians have on our communities and towns. the early release of felons…Oh boy that’s fun every night around here. ICE not checking anyone’s background or nationality. particularly fun as this is the biggest drug smuggling corridor in the world. Open borders and sanctuary cities. Oh what a liberal joy with all the Central American dreamers and valedictorians coming from places like El Salvador 3rd most dangerous place in the world. Acts of love JEB bush. Yes we are acutely aware as we see the crosses from DUI’s on the roads and thousands of children overwhelming schools and social services and welfare. A trip to the supermarket tells you all you need to know. But don’t say anything shhhhh you will be called racist.

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    • Judgy says:

      Oh, Fred. Don’t you know that driving sober is yet another pernicious concept spawned by evil White Privilege? /s.

      Laws. They’re not for EVERYONE.

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    SF has always been a ‘forward thinking without regard to consequences’ city as there’s always been someone out there to clean up its mess. What are a few deaths/rapes/assaults in the long view? It’s the greater good on that far rosy horizon that counts and a few inconveniences along the way will all be forgotten when we all walk the halls of Shambala…or is that shambles? Gotta go back and read the tourist brochure.

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  10. georgiafl says:

    So much for Texas – that state has almost as many sanctuary cities as California.

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    • smiley says:

      Florida’s a mess, too.

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    • Attorney says:

      Yep, and I keep saying that within 10 years Texas will be entirely BLUE. People have no idea how the combination of liberal educational culture (the schools have revisionist history, etc.), immigrants (once legalized, invariably Democrat), and migrants from other states (escapees from cesspools like New York and California, who remain liberal despite the giant bowel movement they created back home) have impacted Texas.

      Consider this: Once Texas is Blue, it is ALL over. The electoral college system will never be the same. NEVER again will a conservative win an election.

      In fact, nothing else really matters. If the GOP wins in 2016 but Texas goes blue shortly thereafter, there is nothing to stop the Left, nothing at all. They are great at playing long ball politics.

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  11. Burnt Toast says:

    “undocumented immigrant who was convicted of seven felonies and deported five times”

    Seems pretty well documented to me.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      But those documents don’t count.

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    • jakeandcrew says:

      “undocumented immigrant who was convicted of seven felonies and deported five times”

      There are so many things wrong in that description ~

      He’s not an undocumented immigrant, he’s an illegal alien.

      He was convicted of seven felonies! I thought we had a court system that was too tough on drug convictions, and needed to be reformed. I guess that’s only for citizens.

      He has been deported five times! Five times he’s been kicked out, and he’s managed to get back in, as a convicted felon, each time. We have no border.

      Utter idiocy! American citizens are losing their lives because of it. And if Obama has his way, we’ll lose America itself because of it.

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  13. beaujest says:

    Have a happy” Harvey Milk Day”!

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  14. georgiafl says:

    MANY are dead because of Obama. In fact, most of his policies and agenda are dangerous, if not deadly to Americans and the peace and prosperity of this land.

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  15. Dawnasong says:

    Obama is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood he aids our enemies and is destroying our nation purposely! He’s committed treason on so many levels I lost count a very long time ago! It’s an enigma why he’s still in office…smh.

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  16. TwoLaine says:

    Let me be very clear…

    INVASION USA
    OBAMA NAILED FOR ILLEGALS MURDERING AMERICANS
    Senators demand answers on criminal-alien releases after 121 killed
    Published: 06/19/2015 at 8:19 PM
    Author: LEO HOHMANN

    http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/obama-nailed-for-illegals-murdering-americans/#hoj7OLISDhyiFhFG.99

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  17. MaryfromMarin says:

    This may have a few more details:

    Why the pro-illegal lobby owns Wednesday’s murder in San Francisco

    http://libertyunyielding.com/2015/07/04/the-pro-illegal-lobby-owns-wednesdays-murder-in-san-francisco/

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  18. TwoLaine says:

    San Francisco Appears to be a Hotbed of Criminals ad Criminality, and Yee Ain’t the Only One!

    Former State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case
    By Bob Egelko and Evan Sernoffsky
    Updated 7:09 pm, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Former-Sen-Leland-Yee-changes-plea-to-guilty-in-6360935.php

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  19. archer52 says:

    I was telling my buddy that if that were my daughter, I’d be on TV musing out loud how sensitive I was to any man in prison who had kids on the outside, how difficult it would be for those kids to have an all paid for tuition to college while their room and board and medical was also covered. If only there was a way to get that to happen…

    Then I would say just how much I’d feel justice was served if this guy never made it to trial. Again, just musing out loud. And how grateful I would be if somehow God’s will be done.

    Then I’d sit back and wait.

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  20. Frank St. Clair says:

    Funny, the original concept of a sanctuary city was in the Old Testament. You could flee to one and demand a fair trial to avoid vigilantism rampant at the time.

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  21. lorac says:

    Chronicle reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken had found that 30 percent of undocumented immigrant offenders who claimed to be juveniles actually were adults.

    And didn’t you (SDC) already show us that also with the people flooding over the TX border, that the UAC (unaccompanied children) were males between 15-25, and the actual children were not unaccompanied, but with their mothers? Sounds like the “kids” know to claim juvenile status, and the American authorities are all too eager to “buy” it…..

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    • The Fighting Man says:

      I read last year during the invasion that people were “renting” kids south of the border to come across because they were told if they brought “chirren” they would be allowed to stay…. And those young men–sheesh, why are they all tatted up with MS 13 drawn all over their mugs? C’mon, some tatted freak like that approach me and my family and start something, out comes the firearm and down goes the freak. That sort of faulty face-painting doesn’t frighten US citizens like it does defenseless peasants back in El Salvador (a Latina friend told me once that most Central Americans can’t stand Salvadorans–they are seen as gang banging low life scumsuckers). Ain’t that grand, we are getting the veritable cream of the crop…the real rocket scientists. I do have human pity for the decent families that are being torn asunder by the gangs in those countries, but maybe we need to rethink the response. I say we bring the adults and kids that are truly at risk of violence here for a year, suspend all payments to their corrupt governments to pay for this, and train, train, train the adults and teenagers in self-defense, arm, them to the teeth and send them home as a citizen army to clean up those dysfunctional countries and set up republics backed by the ARMED citizenry. So much for the thugs then! Here’s to decent people everywhere.

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  22. moe ham head says:

    all i can say is san fran gets what they wanted
    what a cesspool
    let the libturds live in harmony with their criminal aliens brothers

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  23. auscitizenmom says:

    {Splodey Head} I just heard Jamoo Green ( a big fat Progressive Liberal who always sticks with the latest sound bites) say “Undocumented AMERICAN” when discussing this illegal alien murderer. 😯 She says, “We can’t vilify all undocumented americans.” 😯 😯 😯

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    • jakeandcrew says:

      Grrrrr!!! No! No! No! Having your feet on American soil does not make one an American! He is an illegal, or undocumented, alien. Nothing else.

      We are not vilifying anyone. We simply want our government to follow the laws that were put in place to protect us. And they’re not doing that, and people are dying!

      This idiotic talk has got to be challenged!

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    • Frank St. Clair says:

      Well the WOULD be Americans, if they had applied to come here, waited in line, passed the background checks, passed their physicals, waited several years, passed the test, and were sworn in. Aside from those few details, well, they’re Americans.

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