"I wasn't sure enough of the sanctuary city angle to hit it in this column, Dave...was unable to make the link...persuade myself that things would have been different in, say, DuPage (County) or Lake (County). You may like the column anyway."No, I didn't like the column because Zorn let Daley off the hook. Fast forward to Saturday night, Aug. 4, when Jose Lachira Carranza, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant from Peru, allegedly lined up four young friends against the wall of a school building in Newark, N.J., also a sanctuary city, and shot each of them in the back of the head, killing three, "Gaps in legal system kept suspect in three killings on the streets, by Robert Schwaneberg and Brian Donohue," Star-Ledger, August 11, 2007. Check out this story's lead paragraphs:
He was in this country illegally. Ten months ago he was charged with assaulting bar patrons; last month he was indicted for sexually assaulting a young girl and threatening to kill her family.Stealing Zorn's line, How could this happen?
But Jose Lachira Carranza was not in jail awaiting trial, or in detention as an illegal immigrant. He was free to roam the schoolyards of Newark, where authorities say he took part in the murder of three college-bound students and the shooting of a fourth last Saturday night.
According to a spokesman for Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow, illegals are not reported to the feds until they are convicted and sentenced. To do otherwise would risk having the defendant immediately deported before he could be punished for the crime.
When people talk about "gaps" in our legal system, we all know that what they really mean is that many of these gaps were intentionally put in place to benefit certain special interest groups. In this case, we happen to be taking about spineless politicians who would sell their own mothers in order to stay in office, and employers who can't stand the idea of paying decent wages to American workers.
I'm not going to offer a timetable for when reporters and their editors finally are going to acknowledge the relationship between sanctuary cities and crimes illegal aliens commit against our citizens. But I would be willing to bet that it would be sooner than later if illegals living in cities like Newark and Chicago started murdering and raping journalists on a regular basis.