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Jamiel’s Law: The revolt against L.A.’s illegal alien sanctuary policy

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By Michelle Malkin  •  April 9, 2008 09:51 AM

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Law-abiding citizens of all colors are uniting against the targeting of innocent black residents of Los Angeles by illegal alien gangs. The parents of murdered high school student Jamiel Shaw met with L.A. public officials yesterday, urging them to rescind the city’s notorious Special Order 40–one of the nation’s oldest illegal alien sanctuary laws. Enough is enough:

The parents of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a high school football star who was gunned down by a reputed gang member just blocks from his home, urged Los Angeles city leaders today to go after criminals who are in the country illegally.

Pedro Espinoza, 19, allegedly shot and killed the 17-year-old Los Angeles High School student on March 2 in the 2100 block of Fifth Avenue, not far from the Shaw family’s Arlington Heights home. According to police, the shooting occurred one day after Espinoza was released from county jail, where he was serving time for assault with a deadly weapon.

U.S. immigration officials believe Espinoza, a member of the 18th Street gang, may have been in the country illegally.

“We have a problem with the system. My son was murdered by someone that was here illegally. No matter how you look at it, that’s what happened,” Jamiel Shaw Sr. told reporters before entering the Los Angeles City Council chamber.

Authorities do not know why Espinoza was not detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement upon his release from the county jail.

Because, as I’ve reported so many times over the past several years, catch and release remains the standard operating procedure of the day.

Jamiel Shaw Sr. said checking the legal status of criminals is not an issue of racial profiling.

Exactly.

“We’re after the gang members who are here illegally, and when they’re released from jail, they’re out in the community,” he said.

“The guy who killed my son was in custody. He had a long prison record … and he was let out without any kind of hearing. He was let out into the community on a Saturday night with no supervision and within 24 hours, he had gotten another gun.”

The teen’s mother, Anita Shaw, said she plans to attend Espinoza’s arraignment hearing tomorrow. She was serving in Iraq when her son was slain, and will ship out Thursday for duty in Kuwait and Germany.

“I’m safer, somewhat, in Iraq than my son is safe on the streets of the United States. It doesn’t make sense,” she told the City Council.

Here are Jamiel’s parents confronting the council:

Walter Moore, an LA mayoral candidate, is crusading for Jamiel’s Law.

Go ahead, Geraldo. Call them racist. What are you going to do? Dare to threaten to spit on them?

Go ahead, La Raza. Call them hate-mongers. What are you going to do? Try and stop them from getting their message across?

Hey, Barack Obama. Where’s the honest dialogue about the racial crimes the Left doesn’t want to talk about? Will you march with the Shaw family–or with the illegal aliens again?

Innocent families of all races are sick and tired of the bloody consequences of open borders.

Enough is enough.

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Donations to help the family of Jamiel Shaw can be sent to:

The Foundation for Jamiel Shaw II
USC Federal Credit Union
1025 W. 34th Street
King Hall, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90089

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