Illegal immigrant fires a stolen gun into a crowd of people. Bullet ricochets and kills a woman. Illegal immigrant tosses the gun into the ocean. Illegal immigrant gives police multiple conflicting versions of what happened. San Francisco jury hears the evidence and declares the illegal immigrant not guilty of anything except “possession” of a gun he claims to have “found” only seconds before that “went off in his hands” (or when he kicked it, or when he was shooting at “sea life,” depending on which of the many different accounts he gave to police … if any … were true.)
The San Francisco jury’s verdict was purely political. Purely. The comments made by the defense attorney (who was Ralph Nader’s running mate in 2008) made that clear. This was an “in yer face” to Donald Trump and every American who wants secure borders (“racist” deplorables). This jury knew that if they found the illegal immigrant guilty of murder or manslaughter or even negligent homicide, their Chardonnay-swilling peers would have ostracized them. Or, given the violent proclivities of the activist left, put their families in danger.
This isn’t the first time a sanctuary jurisdiction has decided the American laws don’t apply to illegal immigrants. In Montgomery County, Maryland, an illegal alien teenager drove a stolen car with a stolen AR-15 to school. (Just count the number of state and Federal felony charges.) The judge lowered his bail and released him so ICE would not deport him. An Oregon judge helped an illegal immigrant drunk driver escape through the back door of the courtroom to evade ICE.
Supposedly, the Federal Government will now get to step in and deport the illegal. There are two problems with this. 1. The killer was deported five times before, so deporting him is more of an inconvenience than a punishment. 2. There is no guarantee the Sanctuary City of San Francisco will turn him over anyway.