We live in a country where, according to the Department of Justice itself, a whopping 43% of all federal offenses are committed by non-citizens.
That is an eye-gouging statistic. Nonetheless, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released 168,000 illegal aliens into the interior just since December, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection itself released another 33,000 into the interior just from March through May. Mass catch-and-release, which 2020 Democratic presidential candidates seem to be endorsing en masse, is quite literally deadly.
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Now, The Seattle Times highlights how a suspect charged with luring and second-degree assault after he allegedly tried to force a 14-year-old girl into his pickup truck is actually a twice-deported illegal alien:
King County prosecutors Monday charged a 51-year-old Burien man with luring and second-degree assault for allegedly trying to drag a Federal Way girl into his truck last week.
Esequiel Medina-Vasquez was arrested Thursday night and remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail, jail and court records show. ...
Federal court records show Medina-Vasquez, a citizen of Mexico, was deported from Arizona in 2007 and from Chelan County in Eastern Washington in 2014. After he was deported from Washington, King County prosecutors say he was again arrested in 2017 for entering the country illegally, but the charging documents don’t say where he was arrested.
|Three juvenile MS-13 gang members |
charged for brutal murder of 14-year-old.
a statement released the same day by ICE:Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup and links.
Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce and Joel Ernesto Escobar, both Salvadoran nationals, were previously arrested on May 11, 2018 when they were arrested by Prince George’s County Police Department (PGCPD) for attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, participation in gang activity, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted robbery, and other related charges. ICE officers lodged a detainer with PGCDC, however both were released on an unknown date and time without notification to ICE.If you’re sensing some heat over this, here’s why: Fuentes-Ponce and Escobar (allegedly) murdered a teenage girl with a baseball bat and a machete after she was lured into a wooded area. From the Washington Post:
On May 16, 2019, PGCPD arrested the same individuals and charged them with first-degree murder.
“As law enforcement officers, we must continue to serve and protect the American public and act in the interest of public safety first,” said Baltimore Field Office Director Diane Witte. “These individuals had demonstrated violent criminal behavior before, and because they were released in spite of the lawful detainer, they were afforded an opportunity to take a life.”
[Ariana] Funes-Diaz was killed by MS-13 members and associates who were worried she would go to authorities about a kidnapping and robbery the group committed earlier in the District, Prince George’s County police and prosecutors said.That brutal murder shouldn’t have happened because Fuentes-Ponce and Escobar should have been turned over to ICE rather than being released earlier this year. In fact, Fuentes had been ordered removed from the country in 2017 when he apparently didn’t show up for his immigration case . . .
In the April 18 attack, which was recorded on a cellphone camera, Fuentes-Ponce struck Funes-Diaz with a machete and was seen washing the weapon in a creek after she was killed, according to police charging documents. The machete was later found abandoned in a park in the District, police said.
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