Sanctuary laws led to an officer’s death

Corporal Ronil Singh would be alive today if it weren’t for California’s “sanctuary city” laws.

Newman California police Corporal Ronil Singh legally immigrated to the United States and was fulfilling his dream as a police officer… but no more!

No thanks to Gustavo Perez Arriaga.

Illegal immigrant Arriaga chose to drink and drive, erratically, until stopped by Officer Singh. What could happen? The California sanctuary city laws hadn’t deported him after two previous DUI convictions so no big deal. As well, his gang affiliations and the fact he illegally carried a handgun would probably be ignored by the sanctuary city laws too, after all, they disregarded laws before. Plus, he had friends who would help hide and protect him if things got out of hand. Would this confrontation be a small glitch? No, this was an avoidable catastrophe

California bears the bulk of the blame and burden for the death of Officer Ronil Singh. The demonstrators, politicians, the electorate of liberal city and state officials had their hands on the gun as much as Arriaga. Decisions to ignore common sense federal immigration laws coupled with refusals to cooperate with Federal authorities make it possible for dire, deadly circumstances to exist.

Will they change? No, but they’ll continue demonstrating throughout the state and accuse the Federal Government of usurping their state’s rights while excusing unlawful behaviors. Watch in the days ahead, the officials will search high and low for the real culprit who failed to secure his handgun so a criminal like Arriaga couldn’t gain access. Then and only then will the law pounce on that gun owner with full force accusing him of murder.

Listen! Not a sound to be heard! The silence to honor Officer Ronil Singh’s death is surpassed only by the silence of the California politicians who created this sad situation.

Officer Ronil Singh rest in peace.

George Terhaar

Enumclaw

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