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San Francisco: Offering free rides for Honduran crack dealers

Ah, San Francisco: the perfect little microcosm of liberalism in action. If you want to know what America would look like if liberals took over, then all you need to do is look to San Francisco, the place Nancy Pelosi calls home.

The newest example is the free ride service for illegal Honduran crack dealers, funded by city taxpayers.

San Francisco juvenile probation officials - citing the city's immigrant sanctuary status - are protecting Honduran youths caught dealing crack cocaine from possible federal deportation and have given some offenders a city-paid flight home with carte blanche to return.

The city's practices recently prompted a federal criminal investigation into whether San Francisco has been systematically circumventing U.S. immigration law, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.

City officials say they are trying to balance their obligations under federal and state law with local court orders and San Francisco's policies aimed at protecting the rights of the young immigrants, who they say are often victims of exploitation.

Federal authorities counter that drug kingpins are indeed exploiting the immigrants, but that the city's stance allows them to get away with "gaming the system."

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Barred by state law from sending drug offenders to the California Youth Authority and bound by a 1989 city law defining San Francisco as a sanctuary city for immigrants - meaning officials do not cooperate with federal immigration investigations - juvenile officials settled on an unorthodox strategy.

Rather than have the drug offenders deported, they have recommended that Juvenile Court judges and commissioners approve city-paid flights home to Honduras for the offenders with the aim of reuniting them with their families.

The practice, federal authorities say, does nothing to prevent offenders from coming back, while federal deportation legally bars them from ever returning. Federal officials also say U.S. law prohibits helping an illegal immigrant to cross the border, even if it is to return home.

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Joseph Russoniello, the U.S. attorney in charge of the San Francisco area, said he was "flabbergasted that the taxpayers' money was being spent for the purpose of ferrying detainees home. You have to have a perfect storm of dumb moves to have it happen."


Must be nice to know that your hard-earned money is funding a free plane ride for crack dealers. Of course, this is all done in the name of the children, with city officials crying over the "abuse" and "exploitation" of the crack dealers who police suspect aren't really juveniles, but adults masquerading as such. A city official, William Siffermann, says that this approach is being used because deportation could keep the lovely illegal immigrant drug dealers from becoming citizens in the future.

Well, duh! That's the whole point! Why in the world would we want to make convicted drug dealers and criminals citizens? These aren't the kinds of people we need to be welcoming into the country. We've got enough criminals as is without opening our arms to MS-13 gang members and Honduran drug dealers. These sanctuary cities seem to just love these criminals and want to make them citizens, though, for reasons I just cannot understand. Wouldn't you normally want to keep these kinds of criminals out?!

Meanwhile, cases like this mysteriously keep popping up (emphasis added):

A suspected gang member charged with killing a father and two of his sons after a minor traffic incident has been ordered held without bail.
Twenty-one-year-old Edwin Ramos of El Sobrante is charged with three counts of murder that each carry the enhancement of being committed as part of a street gang.

He faces the possibility of life without parole or the death penalty if convicted.

Ramos is accused of killing 48-year-old Tony Bologna, and his sons Michael and Matthew after the Bologna's car blocked Ramos' car from making a turn onto a narrow San Francisco street.

Authorities say Tony Bologna put his car in reverse to let Ramos pass, and [Bologna] and his sons were gunned down.

Police say Ramos is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang.

Immigration authorities say they believe Ramos is in the country illegally and could try to deport him once the case is resolved.


Aren't sanctuary cities the greatest? Illegal immigrants are free to come to your city and trash it, without any interference from city officials. It won't matter how many drugs you bring in or crimes you commit, because San Fran Nan & Co. will bend over backwards to accomodate you and to keep you there. They are, however, working tirelessly to make sure the military is completely eradicated from the city.

San Francisco: liberalism in action.

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin


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Comments (11)

Things might change if it w... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Things might change if it was Newsome and not Bologna. Unfortunately that's what it takes.

As long as someone else gets it, they don't get it.

The people I know do not li... (Below threshold)
tyree:

The people I know do not like the way illegal immigrants get special privileges that American citizens do not get. This is just the latest example. The socialists, communists and some Democrats do not have a problem with having an elite class with it's own special privileges and laws, but most Americans do.

The Tards in San Francisco ... (Below threshold)
Piso Mojado:

The Tards in San Francisco deserve everything that happens to them. I won't spend another dime there or visit it again while it continues to hit ground and digs.

You know damn well they wan... (Below threshold)
epador:

You know damn well they want them to come back with more drugs for the ongoing party, right?

There's gotta be a way to charge them with RICO and trafficking.

Epador,There is. I... (Below threshold)
BPG:

Epador,

There is. It was done in Virginia - RICO was used to indict several MS-13 members. The Feds might have hit on the right strategy, but there are so many of them already here that it'll take a while.

What I'd like to see is the Federal government indict those that were taking these criminals back to Honduras. Obviously the Feds were stopping some of them.

Several posters including m... (Below threshold)
F1guyus:

Several posters including myself have pointed out that the people involved in providing subsidized transportation to the drug dealers are spouting a lot of liberal gibberish to cover their involvment in the drug trade. Nobody is really that stupid.

City officials say they ... (Below threshold)
rs:

City officials say they are trying to balance their obligations under federal and state law with local court orders...

So on the one hand you have the law, and on the opposite hand you have the judges' orders. That does kinda sum things up, doesn't it?

p.s. I agree w/F1guyus; no one is that stupid. Time for Forensic Accountant Man to don his spandex.

If San Francisco or any oth... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

If San Francisco or any other city is on record, such as the 1989 city law defining it as a sanctuary city, then all federal funds to that city should be withheld until it's in compliance. Obviously, that's never going to happen, but the purposeful lack of local cooperation justifies federal law enforcement's targeting of San Francisco.

Thanks for this post. There... (Below threshold)

Thanks for this post. There is going to be a tipping point where Americans are going to rebel against insanity like this.

Another city I won't move t... (Below threshold)
Sesey:

Another city I won't move to.

WANT TO KILL YOUR WIFE AND ... (Below threshold)
Alice A. Monaghan:

WANT TO KILL YOUR WIFE AND HER FRIEND AND GET AWAY WITH IT...MOVE TO CALIFORNIA. WANT TO KILL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND GET AWAY WITH IT...MOVE TO CALIFORNIA. WANT TO KILL A INCOCENT WAITRESS, TAKE HER TO YOUR MANSION AND KILL HER...MOVE TO CALIFORNIA. NOW A SAFE PLACE FOR ILLEGALS TO COME AND COMMIT ANY CRIME...MOVE TO CALIFORNIA. I AM SO GLAD I MOVED OUT OF CALIFORNIA. IT'S A GIANT BLACK HOLE.




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