Mr. Ambien Posted July 7, 2015 Share Posted July 7, 2015 As someone who lived in SF for roughly 2 decades, this sort of stupidity by SF doesn't surprise me in the least.. I guess it's more worth it to be defiant to immigration laws and have people killed than enforce then and anger Hispanics coming from the south who don't think they should follow laws. San Francisco prosecutors charge illegal immigrant with killing woman at pier San Francisco prosecutors Monday charged an illegal immigrant -- with a lengthy criminal record and deported five times -- with the murder of a young woman at a popular city pier. Francisco Sanchez, a 45-year-old repeat drug offender released from jail April 15 after law enforcement officials declined to prosecute him, was expected to be arraigned Tuesday in the killing of Kathryn Steinle, 32. The charge came hours after federal immigration officials fired back at San Francisco for putting Sanchez back on the street, saying "this terrible tragedy" could have been prevented if they had been notified of the suspect's release. Sanchez, a Mexican national, had been in the custody of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department on a decade-old drug charge when he was released. In a detailed statement released Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that at the time it had turned over Sanchez to local law enforcement, it also had requested that they be kept apprised of any changes in his status -- and they weren't. "We're not asking local law enforcement to do our job," ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in the statement. "All we're asking is that they notify us when a serious foreign national criminal offender is being released to the street so we can arrange to take custody." While saying the agency understands local law enforcement's "reticence" on the issue, Christensen said the bottom line is that if San Francisco authorities "had merely NOTIFIED ICE that they were about to release this individual into the community, ICE could have taken custody of him and had him removed from the country -- thus preventing this terrible tragedy." The city did not notify ICE, she said, and, "As a result, an individual with a lengthy criminal history, who is now the suspect in a tragic murder case, was released onto the street rather than being turned over to ICE for deportation." The circumstances surrounding Sanchez have reignited the debate over so-called sanctuary city policies. As a sanctuary city, San Francisco like many other California cities often does not turn over illegal immigrants to federal officials. However, Sanchez has a lengthy rap sheet. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/06/feds-fire-back-at-san-francisco-point-finger-at-city-for-releasing-suspected/?intcmp=latestnews This reeks of a similar circumstance only a handful of years ago: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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