Convicted Criminals At Large after Warning by Oakland Mayor

When Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the public of the ICE raid did she help convicted criminals?

I wonder if the Oakland Mayor even allows herself to think about the possibility of someone getting victimized by a convicted criminal who evaded capture because of her warning. The illegal immigrants that ICE was not able to capture after Mayor Libby Schaaf’s public announcement included some truly degenerate people who had harmed persons and property.

So in addition to getting illegal immigrants arrested who may not have committed any other crimes, resistance to ICE may have allowed others to remain free who are criminals!

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Fox News reports, “Illegal immigrants with sex, robbery convictions among those who evaded capture after Dem mayor’s warning.

A Democratic mayor’s warning to illegal immigrants of an incoming ICE raid in northern California may have led to a number of illegal immigrants with violent and sex-related convictions evading capture and deportation.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted out an impending warning of the four-day raid last week, alerting targeted individuals to the imminent arrests, and infuriating Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, who say that many more could have been caught if they hadn’t been warned.

[…]

But acting ICE Director Tom Homan said on “Fox & Friends” that Schaaf’s warning meant there are roughly 800 illegal immigrants they were unable to locate.

“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling ‘police’ when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to an entire community. This is beyond the pale,” he said.

[…]

A spokesperson for ICE gave Fox News examples of some of the unsavory characters who evaded officals during the raid.

One Mexican citizen had convictions for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), and had been deported in 2003.

Another who evaded capture had a conviction for sodomizing a drugged victim in 2012, as well as a DUI from this year — that Mexican citizen had also been previously deported in 2013.

Another illegal immigrant from Mexico, previously deported in 2014 for a conviction for armed robbery, also evaded capture.

While the individuals dodged authorities, it is also not clear if there was a definitive link between Schaaf’s statement and their disappearance.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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