Homicide

California went too far in recent trial verdict

The shock of a San Francisco jury finding an illegal immigrant not guilty of murder or involuntary manslaughter — or assault with a semi-automatic weapon — in the death of Kate Steinle may be wearing off a bit, but we still have a major issue when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill in October making the entire state of California a “sanctuary state.”

Senate Bill 54 becomes effective in January, and it means no law officer in the state will assist ICE in apprehending any of California’s 2.3 million illegal immigrants. California sanctuary proponents claim “states’ rights” under Amendment 10 and court rulings that have found the federal government cannot make state and local...

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