The scene repeats itself daily on city streets: a driver gets stuck bumper to bumper, blocking an intersection and preventing another car from turning left.Mayor Newsom, the city council, and everyone who helped enact or supports San Francisco's City of Refuge Ordinance are guilty of murder just as surely as Edwin Ramos is. Mrs. Bologna asks a question that should make all of us stop and think: "If my family wasn’t safe, what makes you think yours will be?" Oh, and remember to ask yourself that question the next time you hear John McCain double-talking about his DREAM to help make it easier for people like Ramos to stay in this country.
But authorities say that was enough to cause Edwin Ramos to unload an AK-47 assault weapon on a man and his two sons, killing them.
The deaths immediately drew public outrage, which intensified when authorities revealed that Ramos, 21, is an illegal immigrant who managed to avoid deportation despite previous brushes with the law.
The case has put San Francisco's liberal politics to the test, setting off a debate over its sanctuary law that shields undocumented immigrants from deportation.
On Wednesday, Ramos pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder in the deaths of Anthony Bologna, 49, and his sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. Bologna and his older son died in the intersection on June 22. His younger son succumbed to his injuries days later.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The City by the Bay and its liberal politics has lead to the murder of three Americans at the hands of an illegal immigrant: Killings Turn Focus On San Francisco Sanctuary Law