Thursday, July 24, 2008
Murders in San Francisco Threatens Sanctuary Status
San Francisco is the quintessential "sanctuary city" in which all official business, especially law enforcement, is done without regard to legal status. A recent road-rage murder by an undocumented Salvadorean gang member has raised questions and calls for the Justice Department to take over. (See AP dispatch.) The accused had previous run-ins with the law, and critics claim that the city's sanctuary prevented authorities from turning him over for deportation sooner.