Make no mistake, we are responsible for the senseless death of Jamiel Shaw, who was gunned down by an illegal immigrant gang member who had just been released 24 hours before from jail on weapons charges.
Doug McIntyre makes the case for our collective guilt in this poor boy’s death:
And here’s how America let Sgt. Shaw down: Pedro Espinosa should never have been allowed into this country.
Here’s how California failed Sgt. Shaw: It allowed Pedro Espinosa to live in a state that does nothing about its open borders except shift the blame to Washington.
Here’s how Los Angeles failed Sgt. Shaw: We accommodated gangs, we still throw out the welcome mat for illegal aliens, we allowed Pedro Espinosa to serve 180 days on gun charges without checking his immigration status. We released Espinosa onto the streets, and 24 hours later he murdered Jamiel Shaw II.
While Jamiel’s mother patrolled the streets of Baghdad, helping spare Iraqi mothers the grief Los Angeles visited upon her, we did nothing. This transcends outrage. It’s obscene.
The ultimate responsibility for the murder of Jamiel Shaw rests with the triggerman. But let me be blunt – the cowardice of local politicians who hide behind political correctness and racial pandering as an excuse to look the other way on the mounting death toll perpetrated by illegal aliens are enablers of death.
This may be uncomfortable for some to read. I assure you it’s uncomfortable to write. Jamiel Shaw’s death was preventable. The president, Congress, the governor, the state Legislature, the mayor, the City Council, the County Board of Supervisors, the chief of police, the county sheriff – all of us failed him.
The son of a U.S. solider was murdered on the streets of L.A. What are we going to do about it? What are you going to do about it?
McIntyre’s right. Jamiel Shaw’s mother was valiantly serving in Iraq when a gang banger who should have been deported when he was arrested for illegal gun possession murdered her son. He shouldn’t have been in the country at all. But he was because L.A. is a sanctuary city.
Candidate for Mayor Walter Moore is making the passing of Jamiel’s law a platform in his campaign. He has teamed with Jamiel’s grieving family and is asking the public to help by applying pressure on the local politicians to pass this important law.
Contact information for the Shaws, Moore and the City Council can be found here. If you have a moment go and do what you can for them.
Call the L.A. City Council and tell them to pass Jamiel’s law today, so that the won’ be another Jamiel Shaw tommorow.