DA Kamala Harris wants to be the top law enforcement official of California, and questions are being asked about her competence and temperment. She ran for city DA on an anti-death-penalty platform, to which she stuck even in a cop murder case. So the citizens of San Francisco were at least warned about what they were getting in that regard. However her support for the extreme version of sanctuary that provided social services for hardened drug-dealing gangsters was an eye-opener for many San Franciscans.
Even in the capital of the Left Coast, only the most extreme believed that releasing dangerous foreign criminals into the local community was a good idea. In fact, a poll taken after news appeared about the cushy treatment for Honduran crack dealers showed that 79 percent of those surveyed thought that the city should turn over convicted illegal immigrants for deportation.
Following is a snip from the LA Times article.
The assault on Amanda Kiefer at dusk in San Francisco's posh Pacific Heights was extraordinary enough for its cruelty.
A stranger, later identified as Alexander Izaguirre, snatched her purse and hopped into an SUV, police say. The driver sped forward to run Kiefer down. Terrified, she leaped onto the hood and saw Izaguirre and the driver laughing. The driver slammed on the brakes, propelling Kiefer to the pavement. Her skull fractured. Blood oozed from her ear.
Only after the July 2008 attack did Kiefer learn of the crime's political ramifications. Izaguirre, police told her, was an illegal immigrant who had pleaded guilty four months earlier to a drug felony for selling cocaine in the seedy Tenderloin area.
He had avoided prison when he was picked for a jobs program run by San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris, now a candidate for California's top law enforcement post. In effect, Harris' office had been allowing Izaguirre and other illegal immigrants to stay out of prison by training them for jobs they cannot legally hold.
The program, Back on Track, is a centerpiece of Harris' campaign for state attorney general. Until questioned by The Times about the Izaguirre case, Harris, a Democrat, had never publicly acknowledged that the program included illegal immigrants. In interviews last week, she and her office offered inconsistent explanations.
Izaguirre's trial this fall for the Kiefer attack — his arrest forced him out of the program and into jail — will put Harris in the middle of the controversy over San Francisco's lax policies toward illegal immigrants.
(See the San Francisco DA's page about its do-gooder program Back on Track.)
In addition, it was reported recently that San Francisco Shielded 185 Juvenile Illegals from prosecution and deportation, and around 30 percent of those "juveniles" were actually adult offenders with fake ID that lied about their age as well as their nationality.
San Francisco values continue to rock and roll off the charts, so stay tuned!