A California judge has to clear the courtroom when a defendant refused to keep quiet during the trial proceedings. It’s been over three years since Luis Bracamontes, an illegal alien who had been arrested and deported multiple times in Arizona, went on a crime spree in Sacramento that ended with two police officers killed. Bracamontes is on trial for the murders and faces the death penalty, his wife, Janelle Monroy, could spend the rest of her life in prison. The Sacramento Bee reported that Bracamontes showed no remorse, said he would escape and kill more people, and said one cop that he killed was a “coward.” His lawyer has questioned his sanity and admitted to the jury that his client was responsible for the deaths of the two police officers, but hopes to save his life with additional evidence that could mitigate the circumstances; Bracamontes was high of methamphetamine when he committed the murders (via SacBee) [emphasis mine]:
Barely two hours into the first day of trial for accused cop killer Luis Bracamontes, the proceedings devolved Tuesday into a spectacle of the defendant threatening to kill more people, giggling as a prosecutor described his 2014 crime spree and his own lawyers once again questioning his sanity.
Just after lunch, a lawyer for the illegal immigrant told the jury that his client in fact did shoot to death Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Deputy Michael Davis Jr. in a daylong spree of violence that started in a Motel 6 parking lot near Arden Fair Mall and ended in a shootout near Auburn.
“Let me be clear and up front,” said defense lawyer Jeffrey Barbour. “Mr. Bracamontes is responsible for the death of Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis.
“He shot them both.”
“I wish I had killed more of the mother-------,” he boasted to the jury as prosecutor Rod Norgaard described the 2014 crime spree.
Smiling broadly, Bracamontes added, “I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me...There’s no need for a f------ trial.”
That outburst led to Sacramento Superior court Judge Steve White briefly removing the jury, then warning Bracamontes he could be removed from court.
As Norgaard described the ambush slaying of Oliver, he recounted how Oliver’s partner, Scott Brown, came under heavy fire as he emptied his 15-round clip at Bracamontes in the Motel 6 parking lot near Arden Fair Mall on Oct. 24, 2014.
Brown retreated under heavy fire, Norgaard recounted. As he talked, Bracamontes grinned and, finally could not restrain himself.
“Coward,” Bracamontes said of Brown, who had just seen his partner killed.
At one point, as Norgaard described the wounding of Jeff Davis (who is not related to slain deputy Michael Davis), Bracamontes interrupted again with, "Cause he's stupid."
That drew a sharp rebuke from the judge: "Be silent."
Again, this is partially why Trump was elected in 2016. It’s these stories that show how our immigration system has broken down. Bracamontes should never have been here. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Deputy Michael Davis Jr. would probably still be alive if he didn't hop across the border (again) and commit a crime spree. The families would be spared the killer’s sick enjoyment upon hearing how he killed them in court. The same can be said for Kate Steinle’s family and other families who lost loved ones, murdered by illegal aliens.
Democrats don't seem to care about this. To some, this is an example of the need to boost enforcement measures, curbing the flow of illegals entering the country, and encouraging legal immigration. To others, like the Democratic Party, fluid borders means more voters of their party. Period.
I hope justice is done in this case. The Steinle case was an atrocity, with her shooter, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, being found not guiltyof most of the charges for the 2015 shooting. He was convicted of the gun charge, but was sentenced to time served. Zarate said the gun, which was wrapped in a t-shirt and belonged to a federal officer, went off while he was on a pier. The ricochet struck Kate Steinle, who was also there walking with her father, killing her.
It’s very simple, folks. If you come here illegally and the authorities catch you, you get the hell out. It’s not hard. We’re a nation of laws. And we finally have an administration that looks to aggressively tackle illegal immigration, so we don’t have to hear any more stories like this one.