Last year, the DOJ and the DHS made loud noises about arresting sanctuary cities that aided criminal illegals to avoid answering for their crimes. They now have a chance to show they were all talk.
The mayor of Oakland, California issued a warning to illegal aliens that ICE was about to arrest illegal aliens in Oakland. Although ICE did manage to arrest 150 criminals, another more than 850 escaped arrest, most certainly some of them due to the mayor’s very public warning.
She can be charged with aiding and abetting illegal aliens and if ICE notified her in advance of the action and she blabbed about it, I’m sure there are other charges she can be hit with.
But some 864 criminals ICE was seeking remain at large in the Oakland and San Francisco region, ICE said.
The operation gained attention after Ms. Schaaf issued a very public warning to her community that ICE was making arrests. She said she wanted them to be aware and to take needed steps to protect themselves.
Thomas D. Homan, the top official at ICE, said by doing that she put his officers at risk, and likely endangered her own citizens by giving some criminals a chance to escape.
“I have to believe that some of them were able to elude us thanks to the mayor’s irresponsible decision,” Mr. Homan said.
ICE said one of the people who eluded them was a Honduran arrested for transporting cocaine and for sex with a child under 16. Another Mexican had drug and firearms convictions.
Those last two were previously in custody but the police ignored the detainer on both of them and they are back on the street where they can commit even more crimes and possibly kill someone.
We could have another Katie Steinle on our hands before long. It’s past time for liberals to learn that laws apply to them, too.
LOCK HER UP!