WATCH: Sheriff Blames California For Providing ‘Sanctuary’ To Illegal Arrested For Alleged Cop Killing
Adam Christianson, the Stanislaus County Sheriff who addressed the media yesterday with the brother of a recently slain police officer at the hands of an illegal immigrant in California had some very strong words for state lawmakers
WATCH: Sheriff Blames California For Providing ‘Sanctuary’ To Illegal Arrested For Alleged Cop Killing December 29, 2018 Chuck Callesto
Adam Christianson, the Stanislaus County Sheriff who addressed the media yesterday with the brother of a recently slain police officer at the hands of an illegal immigrant in California had some very strong words for state lawmakers.
According to Breitbart, Christianson says the alleged murder of 33-year-old Newman, California police officer Ronil Singh “would have been prevented” if not for California’s “sanctuary state” law that shields criminal illegal aliens from deportation.
The Sheriff then elaborated and referenced the states Senate Bill 54. Senate Bill 54 is known as the California Values Act or the “Sanctuary State” bill. It impacts law enforcement and, according to the United States Department of Justice, allegedly interferes with the ability of federal immigration authorities to carry out their jobs.
“This could have been preventable. And under S.B. 54 in California, based on two arrests for DUI and some other active warrants that this criminal has out there, law enforcement would have been prevented, prohibited from sharing any information with ICE about this criminal gang member,” Christianson said. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is not how you protect a community.”
“This is not how you assure the people who live in our community, regardless of their ethnicity, their culture, their race, any of that, that they live in a safe community,” he continued.
Christianson then reinforced the reality that political interference restricts, prohibits and ties the hands of law enforcement in these matters.
This is a criminal illegal alien with prior criminal activity that should have been reported to ICE and … law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws and that led to the encounter with Officer Singh,” Christianson said. “I’m suggesting that the outcome could have been different if law enforcement wasn’t restricted, prohibited or had their hands tied because of political interference.”
“If he wasn’t here, he wouldn’t have been driving drunk and it wouldn’t have been reported to Officer Singh and the encounter … potentially never would have occurred,” Christianson said.
“My point is, why are we providing sanctuary for criminals, gang members? It’s a conversation we need to have,” Christianson continued.
What are your thoughts about sanctuary cities? Do you feel the policies in this case led to the Police officers death?