California's outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, said one of the most despicable things possible. During an outgoing interview with KXTV, he said California's sanctuary state had absolutely nothing to do with Cpl. Ronil Singh's death last month.
"The Stanilaus County Sheriff has come out pretty strongly against policies you signed into law in 2017. What do you make of that criticism and do you think a side effect of those laws is that more bad actors might fall through the cracks?" KXTV'a Liz Kreutz asked.
"No, I don't think so...I think people now are looking to blame somebody because of the terrible things that happened but it had nothing to do with the law of California," Brown said.
Brown turned the blame onto Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying they could have arrested Singh's killer.
"In this case, the individual had actually been arrested and convicted twice of driving under the influence. And there was a warrant out for his arrest and no one picked him up," he explained. "And he was arrested and brought to jail before the sanctuary law was even enacted so ICE, immigration people, could have gone out and gotten him. Police, the sheriff, could have told the immigration service. And, besides, this is something that could happen in the future."
So, which is it, Jerry? Was the illegal alien arrested or not arrested before he killed Cpl. Singh? You seem to be slipping up on your talking points there.
We know, for a fact, that the killer had ties to gangs. We know, for a fact, that he was in the country illegally. And we know, for a fact, that almost every politician in your state ignored Cpl. Singh's death.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Singh's killer was arrested back in 2014, before the sanctuary state bill went into effect but it remains unclear whether or not law enforcement officers in Chowchilla made ICE aware of the illegal alien and his arrest.
If the killer was arrested in 2014 and released back to the community, shame on those authorities who made that decision. He should have been deported back to his home country. If he was released back into the community and then had the opportunity to commit crimes after the sanctuary state law went into effect, then we had two government failures: one on those who initially let him go back in 2014 and one on the politicians who band cooperating with ICE.
Politicians in California need to wake up and seriously look at the laws they're enacting...and not looking through a biased filter when doing so.