From William Teach at The Pirate’s Cove:
July 29, 2017 – 7:17 am
One of the refrains we hear from those who support illegal aliens is that they are fine with the “good ones” but not the criminal ones. In practice, though, the supporters and sanctuary jurisdictions look to protect all illegals. Like this upstanding one:
Oregon Live) Federal immigration agents lodged a detainer in December 2016 against the man accused of attacking two women in Northeast Portland this week, officials said.
When Sergio Jose Martinez was held in the Multnomah County Jail on Dec. 7, 2016, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement requested local authorities notify the agency prior to releasing him, spokeswoman Virginia Kice said in a statement to The Oregonian/OregonLive on Friday.
Martinez has been deported 20 times, according to Multnomah County court documents. He has a lengthy criminal record that includes several convictions in Oregon and burglary convictions in other states, according to court documents and the immigration agency.
Local authorities released Martinez on Dec. 8, 2016 without notifying immigration authorities, Kice said.
Oregon law prohibits public agencies from spending money, using equipment or enlisting personnel to enforce federal immigration law.
Martinez would qualify as one of the “bad ones”, wouldn’t you think? In this case, ICE was not even asking for a hold, just a heads up for when he would be released so they could come get him. Is it really so burdensome to place a call or send an email?
There’s more at the link, but really, I’d like to quote the whole thing. Mr Martinez has been charged with first-degree robbery, sex abuse and robbery and second-degree assault, among other things; he is accused of having “sexually assaulted” a woman in her home after breaking in, and later attacking another woman in a parking garage.
Mr Teach condemned Sheriff Mike Reese for not having notified ICE of his impending release. I’ll cut the Sheriff some slack here, because to have done so would have broken the law, since even just using the phone to call and notify ICE of Mr Martinez impending release would have been “using equipment.” I suppose that the Sheriff could have called the feds using a personal cell phone, on private property, but if he even used public equipment, such as a computer to look up the number, he’d have broken the law. A further part of the Oregon Live story noted that the “the sheriff’s office follows the Federal District Court of Oregon’s direction, which prohibits local jails from enforcing federal immigration detainers.”
It’s a lot to expect rape victims to come forward and make their assaults public, but Mr Martinez’ victim needs to step forward, go before the Oregon legislature and say, forcefully and loudly, that she was raped because of their actions.
That’s the part that the left cannot withstand: they were responsible, as accessories before the fact, for her rape!
Another person who bears responsibility: Barack Hussein Obama! If Mr Martinez had been deported twenty times, why was he not in federal prison, on multiple felony counts? That was because of Obama Administration policies, and failures. If you just shove these multiple offenders back over the border, they’ve suffered no real penalty, but simply have to find another way back in to the US. They need to be thrown in prison, to be punished for their crimes, and deported only after they’ve spent a good, long time in jail, with the promise that if they’re ever caught here again, they’ll go right back to prison.
Court documents state Martinez entered the woman’s home through an open window, used scarves and socks to blindfold her, gag her and tie her up before sexually assaulting her, punching her and slamming her head into the wood floor.
The victim told police he left with her keys, phone and credit cards and drove away in her car. She went to a neighbor’s home and called 911.
The car was later recovered near Southeast 99th Avenue and Stark Street.
In the second attack, a probable cause affidavit states Martinez was waiting in a dark corner of the parking garage and approached a woman saying he just wanted to talk.
The woman offered Martinez money, her phone and computer, but he threatened to kill her and forced her to get into her car at knifepoint, according to court documents.
A probable cause affidavit states the woman kicked Martinez in the midsection, but he said, “you shouldn’t have done that,” and again threatened to kill her.
The woman hit the panic button on her car before she got in. Court documents state she got out of the car, but Martinez tackled her and slammed her head into the ground.
People nearby heard screams and rushed in to help, causing Martinez to run away. When he was caught by police, he was carrying a 6-inch knife and items stolen from both victims, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Court documents state Martinez’s criminal history includes at least one felony conviction, along with six misdemeanor convictions and multiple parole violations.
Additionally, court documents connected with an arrest in March for failure to appear on a trespassing charge and possession of meth state Martinez “has entry/removal from United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least 5 probation violations from re-entry.”
Martinez was most recently removed from the U.S. in November 2016.
Mr Martinez was a bad dude, the authorities knew that he was a bad dude, but they looked the other way. There is no way on God’s earth that he shouldn’t have already been in jail on the day he raped his first victim. But a soft-hearted, and soft-headed, criminal justice system, enabled by the Oregon state legislature, because they have sympathy for illegal immigrants. The Portland Police have a motto, “Sworn to Protect, Dedicated to Serve,” but law enforcement in Portland certainly didn’t protect Mr Martinez’ (alleged) victim. Their Mission Statement is:
The mission of the Portland Police Bureau is to reduce crime and the fear of crime. We work with all community members to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.
How can the police be expected to “reduce crime and the fear of crime,” when the criminal justice system doesn’t keep criminals who should be in jail locked up, when state law prohibits law enforcement from cooperating with immigration officials to get thugs, convicted felons, out of the country?
Who is going to be held responsible for allowing Mr Martinez to go free? Who is going to be held accountable for letting him rape a 65-year-old woman? The answer is: no one will be held accountable! Were there any real justice, every member of the Oregon legislature who voted for the law prohibiting police cooperation with ICE should be tried, convicted and thrown in prison. Every member of the Justice Department under President Obama who chose to simply deport Mr Martinez rather than throw him in jail first for immigration crimes should be tried, convicted and sent to prison.
None will be, of course, and justice will not be served. But all of those people are guilty, guilty of being accessories to Mr Martinez’ crimes. Instead of them, an elderly woman, living in fear in northeast Portland, is paying the price.
Cross-posted on The First Street Journal.