Karina Pulec will not see her 29th birthday. She was a lawyer in Denver, a devout Catholic who spent her free time doing volunteer work. Karina, described by a colleague as a ‘lovely and gifted young woman,’ died a horrible death when she was run down and dragged by a driver who immediately fled the scene.
You can surely predict the rest of the sordid story – the driver was a criminal illegal alien from Honduras who had been previously deported.
We should point out that one of Norlan Estrada-Reyes’ prior arrests was for driving under the influence, a crime that left-wing loons like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio refer to as a ‘minor offense’ that does not merit deportation. Well, Estrada-Reyes was not deported; he was free to mow down Karina Pulec at an intersection in downtown Denver.
Want more bad news from the mile-high sanctuary city? Timothy Cruz was recently shot and murdered at a train station in Denver. He was 32, the very same age as Kate Steinle when she was slain in San Francisco.
The killer, not surprisingly, was a thug who should not have been in this country. Ever Valles had been arrested on various charges, among them a weapons beef, and had been flagged by ICE as an ‘immigration enforcement priority.’ Meaning, they wanted to deport this brutal and dangerous man.
But after Valles posted $5,000 bond, he was released from a Denver jail without ICE even knowing about it. This is beyond sick! Denver officials say they told ICE that Valles was released. How? By fax! It is 2017, and they used a fax machine to notify the feds about a gun-toting hood roaming the streets. Hey, Denver, the 1980s called and want their technology back! A few weeks later, Valles and a pal walked up to Timothy Cruz and shot him dead. There is no word on whether authorities notified Cruz’ next-of-kin via fax.
The real ‘bad hombres’ in this story aren’t here illegally, nor are they Hispanic. When asked about the murder of Timothy Cruz, Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman hid under his desk, from where he issued a cowardly and mealy-mouthed statement: ‘Detaining anyone without a criminal warrant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.’ Bull, Sheriff Firman! Valles was a gang member and there was an ICE detainer that you refused to honor. Sheriff, you described the killing as a ‘tragedy.’ No, it’s an absolute and despicable outrage.
Then there’s Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who says his police will not ‘do the work of federal immigration authorities or violate the constitutional rights of any of our people.’ What constitutional rights were being violated, Mr. Mayor, when you defied the feds? It may be a tired cliché, but Sheriff Firman and Mayor Hancock have blood on their hands.
Equally bloody are the hands of all the left-wing loons who defend sanctuary cities and ignore the carnage. This noxious idea was begun, of course, in California, where local cops in San Francisco and Los Angeles were forbidden from stopping suspects simply to inquire about their immigration status. That policy, not irrational by itself, soon morphed into total madness when local officials provided sanctuary to convicted felons.
A tedious talking point of the left is that sanctuary encourages illegal aliens to come ‘out of the shadows’ to report crimes, thus making those cities safer. Does anyone really believe that? It’s akin to believing that migrants are not committing a disproportionate amount of crime in Sweden. Or that crime in Chicago is caused by guns, not fatherlessness and social breakdown. Truth is, being on the far left must be downright exhausting because you expend so much energy denying reality.
Back to sanctuary cities. A tipping point has now been reached. Most sane Americans don’t want thugs given protection from deportation. We finally have a president who speaks bluntly about the evil of sanctuary cities. So how many more innocent people will be killed before this insane policy finally dies its long-overdue death? How long before Congress passes some version of ‘Kate’s Law’ and President Trump signs it?
An especially sanctimonious guest on The Factor recently said this: ‘I don’t call them aliens, I call them undocumented residents.’ Got that? It’s no longer sufficient to say ‘undocumented immigrants.’ If you really want to display your virtue, use the term ‘undocumented residents.’ Norlan Estrada-Reyes and Ever Valles were just two of those lovely undocumented residents here in the USA. As a direct result, Karina Pulec and Timothy Cruz are dead.