Her son, Jamiel Shaw Jr., 17, was killed last Sunday when two men in a car pulled up next to him, asked if he belonged to a gang, then shot him when he didn't answer. He was three houses from home in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.Police said Jamiel was not affiliated with a gang. He was a high school football star who hoped to earn a college scholarship and become a sports agent, family members said.
Espinoza was released from jail on March 1st. Two days later he killed Jamiel Shaw in a senseless drive by shooting. He was held at LA County jai for four months after brandishing a firearm and resisting arrest just prior to the shooting. He is also an illegal alien. This is something the authorities of LA would have known if they had asked. Unfortunately, LA, under the direction of Antonio R. Villaraigosa is a sanctuary city. In L.A., police don't ask criminals their legal status, even though criminal illegals can then be removed from their vicinity. Instead, these criminal illegal aliens are put back into their societies so they can commit more crimes there.
The most important responsibility for an elected official is to protect the citizens they represent. By letting Espinoza out on the streets rather than checking his legal status to determine if he can be deported, Espinoza failed in this duty. Keep in mind that this just the latest example of the tragic results of sanctuary policies on the safety of the citizens where they are practiced. In Virginia Beach, a chronic drunk driver that was also an illegal killed two teens.
Suspect in accident that killed two teens convicted of DUI two months ago
An illegal alien charged in connection with an acdcident that claimed the lives of two teenage girls was convicted of DUI two months ago in Chesapeake.
The accident occurred late Friday night when Alfredo Ramos crashed into the back of a vehicle at a red light. The rear-ending killed teenagers Allison Kuhnhardt and Tessa Tranchant
In Newark, a criminal illegal alien with a history of violent offenses killed three college students execution style.
An illegal immigrant in the execution-style killings of three students was to be arraigned on Friday morning after surrendering the day before to New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker…FOX News has learned Carranza, who has a fake Social Security number, had been arrested on charges of raping a 5-year-old and then threatening the child and parents. In that case he faced a 31-count indictment…
In another, he was arrested on assault charges stemming from a bar fight.
There is a very simple logic here. If police check the legal status of all the criminals they arrest, they will be able to remove those that are here illegally. This will increase the safety of the community they serve. Any community that insists on not doing this basic step they are putting their citizens in jeopardy.
I know that depraved indifference is a legal term and it has a meaning quite different than the one that I am assigning it however that is what sanctuary policies that lead to tragedy remind me of. It is to me, beyond debate, that allowing criminal illegals to continue in your neighborhood will eventually lead to tragedy in your neighborhood. Thus, when this sort of tragedy happens I see the city officials as showing depraved indifference to the crime.
In the case of Jamiel Shaw, I see the mayor's sanctuary city policy as showing a depraved indifference to that crime.