In May, Denver decriminalized defecating on sidewalks and other public spaces, again to protect illegal aliens from deportation.
A Portland man accused of brutally attacking a 65-year-old woman has a history of arrests, at least 20 deportations and was released by local authorities in defiance of a federal immigration hold.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration detainer against Martinez in December 2016, asking local authorities to notify them before releasing Martinez. However, he was released into the community and ICE was not notified.
It is illegal for cities in Oregon to use their resources to help enforce federal immigration laws; in March, Portland declared itself a "sanctuary city" for undocumented immigrants.
Multnomah County leaders and Sheriff Mike Reese wrote a letter to the community earlier this year saying, “The sheriff’s office does not hold people in county jails on ICE detainers or conduct any immigration enforcement actions,” reports KGW Portland.
Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, is charged with 13 counts - including burglary, kidnapping, sodomy and sex abuse - in the knife-point attacks on two women in Portland on Monday.
Six months ago, on December 7, jail officials in Portland had Martinez in custody when they received a request from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, asking the jail to notify ICE before his release.
Yet the local officials released him the next day in defiance of the federal immigration detainer, an agency spokeswoman told the Oregonian.
Oregon has a state law forbidding local law enforcement from using any resources to enforce federal immigration law.
The criminal spree on Monday began around 7pm, when a suspect broke through an open window into a 65-year-old woman’s home, on NE Halsey street in the Sullivan's Gulch neighborhood.
The suspect, who police say was Martinez, used scarves and socks from her closet to bind and gag the woman before sexually assaulting her, according to court documents reported by Fox12.
Martinez slammed the elderly woman's head into the wooden floor, punched her, and stole her phone, credit cars, and car, speeding away in it, according to police.
The woman was able to get to a neighbor's home and call 911.
I have no sympathy for the liberal citizens of these cities nor, I'm sure, do they want it: these are laws enacted by the very people they elected, if they want to step in human shit, and be raped, robbed and slammed into by drunk criminals in motor vehicles, that's their business. But surely not everyone out west; or in Bridgeport, or Hartford, or Norwalk, approves of this, and there was a time, not so long ago—younger readers will just have to trust me on this— when our government, including the police, was assumed to be responsible for the protection of all citizens, liberals and sane individuals alike.