A police chief in San Jose hammered California sanctuary city policies following the arrest of a previously deported illegal immigrant in the violent murder of a 59-year-old woman.
Bambi Larson was brutally stabbed to death inside her home two weeks ago by 24-year-old Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza. And it could have been prevented
Chief Eddie Garcia noted that the bickering amongst politicians needs to stop when it comes to providing sanctuary for illegals, providing this chilling detail – Carranza could have been taken into custody six different times.
“This isn’t about politics, this is about public safety,” he said during a press conference updating the media on the crime. “He could have been turned over six times.”
“We will go to the ends of the earth to find a predator like this,” said San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia.
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) March 13, 2019
Indeed, previous reports indicate that the illegal, who had been on probation at the time and has gang affiliations, had “six separate detainer requests against him via Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).”
Other Rail Against Sanctuary Policies
Garcia wasn’t the only one taking offense to policies which allow local law enforcement to ignore ICE detainer requests no matter the criminal background of the alien in question.
KTVU notes that in the case of Carranza, “The order was repeatedly ignored by Santa Clara County due to its sanctuary policies.”
Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith released a statement revealing that this violent murder was “preventable.”
“Carlos Arevalo-Carranza is a violent predator who should have remained in custody until officials with ICE had the appropriate time to evaluate his immigration status,” she said.
24-year-old Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza is suspected of stabbing Bambi Larson to death. @sjpdchief says he’s a transient, a self-admitted gang member and was ordered detained by ICE 9 times. @KPIXtv 11 pm pic.twitter.com/IXlHLR9cRu
— Betty Yu (@BettyKPIX) March 13, 2019
Erik Bonnar, an acting field office director for ICE, also laid into the dangerous sanctuary laws.
“How many more people have to be killed or injured before California lawmakers will open discussions to revise the state policy prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from working with ICE to apprehend dangerous criminal aliens?” he asked.
Bonnar revealed that Carranza had been deported in 2013.
Garcia Isn’t Exactly Far-Right When It Comes To Illegal Immigration
The absurdity of not allowing law enforcement to coordinate with ICE over the status of violent illegals can be underscored by the fact that Chief Garcia isn’t exactly a hardliner on the matter.
“We are here to protect and embrace our otherwise law-abiding, undocumented residents,” Garcia said. “We are not here nor should we be here to shield admitted gangsters or violent criminals regardless of immigration status.”
Otherwise law-abiding? We can’t pick and choose what laws are okay to ignore.
Garcia was in charge when a pro-Trump campaign event was held in San Jose in 2016. According to a lawsuit, San Jose police officers deliberately directed Trump supporters through a single exit at the McEnery Convention Center, where a hoard of violent protesters was waiting for them.
Critics noted that the police force had appeared to allow violence to ensue. Garcia, however, praising his crew “for both their effectiveness and their restraint,” arguing that “additional force can incite more violence in the crowd.”
Protecting so-called law-abiding illegals and spitefully causing an altercation that injured Trump supporters – That’s the kind of individual you now have arguing against sanctuary cities.