About a dozen members of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border to keep illegal immigrants out, stood on the San Francisco City Hall steps Wednesday to decry the city’s sanctuary policy and demand that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign.
They waved signs calling Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and William Siffermann, head of the city’s Juvenile Probation Department, “accessories to murder” for the city’s now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation.
One Salvadoran immigrant who benefited from that policy, Edwin Ramos, has been charged with three counts of murder for the June 22 shootings of 48-year-old Tony Bologna and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. Ramos, now 21, was convicted for an assault and an attempted robbery when he was 17, but city officials did not turn him over to federal immigration authorities.
“We are asking for the resignation of Mayor Gavin Newsom for his endorsement and support of sanctuary city status that led to the horrific slayings of the Bologna family,” said Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist.
Newsom has since reversed the policy, and the city is turning illegal youths arrested for felonies over to the federal government. City officials have said the policy was never intended to harbor felons.
That’s horseshit. The purpose of ‘sanctuary cities’ is to aid, abet, and harbor illegal aliens, who are felons.
Instead, the policy is intended as a pragmatic measure to encourage crime victims and witnesses who happen to be illegal immigrants to come forward. It also allows them to access city services, such as going to public health clinics or enrolling their children in school, without being questioned about their immigration status.
Which means that San Francisco was a complicit participant in felonies.
This Newsom asshat is pretty smug:
“It’s not the first time I’ve been asked to resign – it’s not the 20th or 30th time since I’ve been mayor,” Newsom said Wednesday. “Minutemen are not the kind of people I look to for advice or counsel in terms of my performance.
I dunno, Newsom. Maybe you can take advice from the victims of that human excrement, Edwin Ramos.
If those were my loved ones, Newsom would’nt get one second of sleep until he fled office.