Most everyone knows the famous case of Kate Steinle, killed by an illegal alien who should have been deported and should never have been here but for San Francisco is a sanctuary city. And on top of the horror of her death, the outrageous lack of justice in the decision that let the killer off with just a gun charge.
But unfortunately that’s not the only case, there are so many more, as the Angel families have demonstrated.
And unfortunately, here’s another one.
From Biz Pac Review:
An illegal immigrant from Guatemala avoided jail after being convicted of negligent driving for hitting and killing an FBI agent and a fire marshal standing on the side of a highway.
Roberto Garza Palacios, 28, who overstayed his visa, was instead ordered to pay a $280 fine for killing Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and FBI Special Agent Carlos Wolff in December, the Washington Post reported.
Adding insult to injury, the illegal immigrant did not even have to appear in court.
Here’s what happened:
Wolff, an FBI agent, had crashed his car into a concrete median after reaching for his cellphone and becoming distracted while driving south on I-270, a Maryland State Police crash investigation later determined. Cohen, an arson investigator who was passing by, had pulled over to help and put on his hazard lights to warn other drivers.
Garza Palacios drove up on the scene from behind and told investigators he could not swerve right, because cars were in that lane, so he went left, not seeing the two men.
He hit them and killed them.
Cohen’s father, Neil Cohen is furious with the punishment meted out to Garza Palacios. “Because the person who caused the accident really didn’t get punished, it doesn’t feel like there’s closure,” he said.
And not only that, Garza Palacios never should have even been here. His visa expired in 2009 and he had a prior criminal record for driving while impaired. He also served four months for smashing windows on 16 cars and lighting a sofa on fire.
But this person was allowed to remain to kill the two men.
Neil Cohen told NBC, “The truth is that there are people who shouldn’t be here.”
Will they deport him now? That’s not clear, but he was taken into custody by ICE and charged for overstaying.
If they’d only done that before.
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