The Patriot Post® · Crime Soars in 'Sanctuary' San Francisco
The murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal alien who had been released by local law enforcement before the killing brought the issue of sanctuary cities to the forefront of public debate. These cities are not just havens for illegals, but local authorities in many of them are releasing criminals by the thousands. Once again using the Golden Gate City as an example, Judicial Watch released some staggering new numbers: “Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department revealing that violent crime in the Bay area has skyrocketed since 2011, with the number of arrests for murder up 55%, and the number of arrests for rapes up 370%.” The Department doesn’t track the citizenship or legal residency status of criminals represented in these statistics, but San Francisco began implementing sanctuary city policies in 2011 and officially became one in 2013 and the rise in crime coincides with those policy changes. It’s hard not to think San Francisco is doing its own citizens an unspeakable disservice by catering to illegal immigrants.