An illegal immigrant ran amok at a San Jose church that ministered to the homeless, stabbing five, killing two, in an incident of the kind we call Immigrant Mass Murder.
Many Immigrant Mass Murders could have been prevented by either a deportation program or an immigration moratorium. (You're no less dead if you're murdered by a legal immigrant.) This one could have been prevented by the San Jose city government obeying immigration law.
Fox News has the details:
California church stabbing suspect had been deported three times, officials say
Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia has an extensive criminal history that includes domestic violence convictions and assault with a dealy weapon
By Louis Casiano, Fox News, November 25, 2020
A homeless man accused of fatally stabbing two people inside a California church over the weekend was deported three times and never turned over to federal immigration officials before the attack, despite multiple arrests and convictions for violent crimes, authorities said Wednesday.
On Sunday, Fernando De Jesus Lopez-Garcia, 32, allegedly stabbed five people inside the Grace Baptist Church in San Jose. A man died at the scene and a woman later died at a hospital, San Jose Police Chief Edgardo Garcia said Wednesday during a news conference.
The lack of cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents because of California's sanctuary policies was criticized by a high ranking federal agent who said the attack could have been avoided.
"Regrettably, politics continues to prevail over public safety, the detainers were ignored, and De Jesus Lopez-Garcia was released to the street," said David Jennings, San Francisco ICE Enforcement Removal Operations field office director.
Lopez-Garcia is charged with two murder counts, three counts of attempted murder, battery on a spouse or cohabitant and violating a protective order.
"On three prior occasions, Lopez had been deported and then ultimately returned to the United States," Garcia, the police chief, said. [More]
Why doesn't San Jose obey immigration law? Well, it may have something to do with the fact that 28.2% of the city's population was of Mexican descent as of 2010. But Police Chief Edgardo ("Eddie") Garcia is not part of the problem. After a previous murder by an illegal, (the gruesome killing of Bambi Larson)he was quoted by NBC:
"We're not here to shield the gangster, the violent criminal or the serious offender," Garcia said. "And we need to get that policy changed."