Coincidence? 3 Mass Shootings in Sanctuary Cities Trump Denied Federal Money
In police parlance, call it means, motive and opportunity. The three communities hit by mass shootings in the span of just over a week are all either officially declared “Sanctuary Cities,” or jurisdictions within an entire state of California declared safe havens for illegal immigrants. Cities that thanks to a July 12th ruling by the 9th Circuit Federal Appellate Court will no longer receive hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal Community police grant monies that many local police departments and communities depend on to meet their annual budgets, even though they won’t enforce immigration laws. And it all went into effect August 1, 2019.
A leftist political operative with access and deep pockets couldn’t have drawn it up anymore perfectly. Only, maybe they did.
In a seven day span, three mass shootings in America claim 36 lives and leave 70 others injured, instantly shifting the political narrative from discussions about Anti-American Congresswomen, Democrat corruption and rat infestations in major Democrat cities, Jeffery Epstein’s long perverted list of Democrat pedophile friends and acquaintances AND pending revelations from Inspector General, Michael Horowitz about the SpyGate conspiracy against Donald Trump and the clearly illegal weaponizing of America’s most powerful governmental agencies against a citizen Presidential candidate and his administration. For Democrats, something had to give. And in three Sanctuary Cities, three oddly similar boys sure did. Or, that’s the official line.
SANCTUARY CITY SHOOTERS?
Instantaneously, nearly irrelevant and out-of-touch Democrat candidates and officials are thrust into the national fore to talk about Donald Trump’s “racial hatred,” “White Supremacist Terrorism in America,” and the need for Red Flag Laws and a national crackdown on 2nd Amendment freedoms. An end to gun ownership in America.
It worked so well, U.S. Senate also-ran and Democrat Presidential Candidate with zero percentage points, Beto O’ Rourke couldn’t stop awkwardly laughing and smiling and giggling about how heartbroken he is that 22 people were killed in his hometown of El Paso, Texas.
Beto O’Rourke’s El Paso Laugh-fest as He Discusses the El Paso Shooting
Now, add to that damningly convenient timing of three brutal tragedies of human loss, more inconvenient truth about a sequence of events that saw August 1st, 2019 as the first day of a new era in American history: The first day when Sanctuary Cities and similarly mismanaged unlawful jurisdictions unwilling to enforce Federal immigration laws were officially ineligible for monthly allotments of Federal grant dollars for community policing, to the tune of billions of dollars annually. A day when the massive budgetary consequences of being denied those juicy federal dollars became national law for cities where illegal Democrat votes matter more than community safety.
On July 12, exactly two weeks before the Gilroy mass shooting, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Donald Trump is legally allowed to withhold billions of dollars in Federal community police grants from the nation’s “sanctuary cities,” that are openly violating U.S. immigration laws. It ended a 15 month stalemate that had obstructed Trump’s defunding order given in April of 2018.
August 1st marked the first missed payment of those dollars, which since the advent of the Federal drug war, have comprised a substantial and growing portion of local police department budgets, in some cities, accounting for the majority of police manpower and presence on the streets.
Here’s the timeline.
- January 25th, 2017. Five days after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signs and executive order stripping federal money from “Sanctuary Cities.
- March, 2017. Los Angeles Police Department is denied $98-million in Community Policing federal grant money after not signing a pledge to enforce all federal immigration laws.
- June-July 2017. Los Angeles, San Francisco and dozens of other California cities join to sue the Trump Administration challenging the Sanctuary Cities law for denial of Federal policing dollars. California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra takes over the Sanctuary City lawsuits which are among 38 filed by the State of California against Trump in their “legal resistance” to the Trump administration.
- October 5, 2018. A San Francisco Federal judge declares Trump’s Sanctuary Cities law unconstitutional and orders federal funding restored pending appeal.
- April 12, 2019. President Donald Trump reaffirms his commitment to defund Sanctuary Cities and threatens to “dump” all illegal immigrants crossing the border in those cities.
- July 12, 2019. The notoriously hostile 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a national injunction on the Sanctuary Cities Law, declaring that President Donald Trump does indeed have the authority to withhold federal law enforcement dollars from cities that do not enforce federal law.
- August 1, 2019. Police Departments in Sanctuary Cities and similar jurisdictions across the nation are officially denied federal funding until they sign sworn affidavits affirming intentions to comply with federal immigration law.
- July 28th, August 3rd, August 4th, 2019. Mass shootings in three “Sanctuary” jurisdictions of Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio claiming 36 lives and injuring 70 more.
For the establishment left in America, staggering under the constant barrage of a President finally willing to tell uncomfortable truth about the intentional fiscal and political sabotage of this nation via illegal immigration and a bloated welfare state, recent mass shootings have been political manna from hell, shifting narrative and scrutiny to Donald Trump’s tough talk about an immigrant invasion to overwhelm infrastructure and facilitate one-party Democrat rule in America for all time and eternity.
But don’t worry. It’s all about the children. Just not yours.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN 2017, AS HE LOWERED THE BOOM ON SANCTUARY CITIES.