Now that the Justice Department is suing the state of California over sanctuary cities and high-ranking officials’ non-cooperation with federal law, it may be time to also consider criminal charges against the Democrat mayor of Oakland.
Libby Schaaf’s official statement warning of an impending ICE operation allowed hundreds of targeted criminal illegal aliens to evade arrest and now officials are confirming that those who took advantage of the mayor’s all but acting like a “gang lookout” included potentially dangerous individuals.
According to a Fox News report, ICE officials confirmed that those who weren’t apprehended included a child molester as well as a rapist.
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) February 25, 2018
A spokesperson for ICE gave Fox News examples of some of the unsavory characters who evaded officals during the raid.
One Mexican citizen had convictions for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI), and had been deported in 2003.
Another who evaded capture had a conviction for sodomizing a drugged victim in 2012, as well as a DUI from this year — that Mexican citizen had also been previously deported in 2013.
Another illegal immigrant from Mexico, previously deported in 2014 for a conviction for armed robbery, also evaded capture.
While the individuals dodged authorities, it is also not clear if there was a definitive link between Schaaf’s statement and their disappearance.
An official briefed on the plans at the Department of Homeland Security told The New York Times that ICE agents typically find only about 30 percent of their targets during a sweep, meaning that many of the 800 who evaded capture may not have been caught either way.
Even though ICE can’t confirm that it was indeed Schaaf’s fault that these criminals are still on the loose it was one of the most grossly irresponsible acts by an elected official in recent history.
Whether Schaff will ultimately face legal consequences is currently unknown but if the Justice Department was ever looking for an opportunity to make an example of one of these California insurrectionists it would be her.