“This is a criminal illegal alien with prior criminal activity that should have been reported to ICE. We were prohibited, law enforcement was prohibited, because of sanctuary laws, and that led to the encounter with Officer Singh.”
Sheriff Adam Christianson, Stanislaus County, California
Most of the mainstream media is doing their best to ignore this story:
Gustavo Perez Arriaga, the man accused of shooting and killing Newman Police Corporal Ronil “Ron” Singh has been captured.
A total of seven other people who, authorities believe, misled law enforcement about his whereabouts or aided him in fleeing were also arrested.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office says that Arriaga was taken into custody, using Cpl. Singh’s handcuffs, nearly 200 miles away in the Kern County town of Lamont early Friday morning.
The suspect’s brother, 25-year-old Adrian Virgen, and a co-worker, 32-year-old Erik Razo Quiroz, were also arrested on “accessory after the fact” charges for attempting to protect Arriaga. Authorities say both men are also in the country illegally.
Another brother of Arriaga, 34-year-old Conrado Virgen Mendoza from Chowchilla, and Arriaga’s girlfriend, 30-year-old Ana Leyde Cervantes of Newman, were arrested on Friday for aiding Arriaga in evading authorities following the murder of Corporal Singh, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department said on Friday night. Their booking photos were released, along with that of Arriaga.
Go here to read the rest. The dead officer was a legal immigrant from Fiji. A Sikh, he tred a traditional path for followers of that religion who often embark on careers in the military or law enforcement, where they tend to be distinguished for courage and fidelity. He was murdered by illegal alien Gustavo Perez Arriaga during a routine traffic stop. The powers that be in California are doing their best to ignore this murder since it goes to the heart of two myths about illegal immigration: that it is harmless and that society as a whole benefits from it. Gustavo Perez Arriaga had been arrested at least twice before on DUI and had known gang affiliations. In a sane world he would have been deported long ago. The Sheriff of Stanislaus County rightly blames the murder of his officer on California being a sanctuary state for illegal aliens. Corporal Singh leaves behind a wife and a baby boy. God help them and God help us.