It seems that Jose Carranza, suspected of being one of the Newark killers, is an illegal alien already known to the justice system and had been indicted for the sexual assault of a 13 year old.
(Carranza turned himself in, causing Mayor Booker to say that he thought he’d be safer in prison.)
Every crime of this sort is sickening, but Tabor is exactly right when he says that fact that it was apparently committed by an illegal who is a sex criminal – a man who would have been deported by any competent law enforcement agency – makes it that much harder to bear.
Incompetence particularly excruciating when it results in tragedy. It demands correction, doesn’t it?
The question I’m asking myself is this: Exactly what does a scumbag have to do in order to get kicked out of this country? Or, at the very least, be held pending trial and deportation?
Carranza had already been indicted for “sexually assaulting and threatening to kill a 13-year-old” and “an array of assault and weapons offenses”.
So why was he roaming around the streets of Newark with a gun?
If I exhibited one one-thousandth of the level of incompetence consistently displayed by the justice system at my place of employment I would be out on the sidewalk wondering if I’d ever see my personal effects again in a heartbeat
Due process? Innocent until proven guilty? It’s hardly a question of that. Rather, it’s a need to do what is right. We’ve got an illegal alien not only charged with but also indicted for the sexual assault of a minor and weapons possession – let’s hold him. Simple.
If I were the lawyer who got Carranza sprung on bail I’d be thinking about a new line of work, at the least.