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Thief breaks into Subway sandwich shop, fixes himself chicken hero

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A hungry crook broke into a Subway sandwich shop in Washington DC and fixed himself a midnight snack, police said.

The suspect, wearing a collard shirt and khaki shorts, broke into the store in the Northwest section of the city at about 1:50 a.m. on Aug. 2, DC police said.

TENNESSEE MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY RIDING HORSE DRUNK, REPORT SAYS

He grabbed a bag of chips before launching himself over the sandwich counter and falling to the floor, video of the break in shows.

He then scans the sandwich-making area of the fast-food shop before settling on a loaf of bread and assembling a foot-long sandwich, the video shows.

Police told NBC 4 Washington that the chicken sandwich was worth about $8.

The suspect stumbled out of the sandwich shop and has not been caught, authorities said.

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He’s wanted for burglary, according to cops.

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Fortis Dulos was ‘lying in wait’ for estranged wife, police say; his lawyer asks, ‘Where’s the murder charge?’

The girlfriend of the Connecticut man whose estranged wife vanished months ago allegedly told police in a recent interview that he had his truck washed because the body of his wife was “at some point” in there.

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, was arrested for a second time Wednesday in connection with the disappearance. Police said Fortis Dulos was apparently “lying in wait” at her residence, according to the warrant application. Police claimed the crime and cleanup occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. May 24, the day she vanished.

Jennifer Dulos disappeared amid a contentious child custody proceedings with Fotis Dulos.

The new allegations were revealed in a 43-page warrant. Fortis Dulos was arrested at his home and hit with an additional charge of tampering with or fabricating evidence in her disappearance.

But Norm Pattis, an attorney for Fortis Dulos, claims there is “not much” in the allegations that wasn’t already known, The Stamford Advocate reported.

“Where’s the murder charge?” Pattis asked.

Dulos posted $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday, according to a police report obtained by Fox News.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND ARRESTED FOR SECOND TIME IN CONNECTION TO WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence-tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on bail. Both have denied any involvement in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

Fortis Dulos was arrested again after Troconis and an employee of his construction company, Pawel Gumienny, allegedly told investigators that Dulos had used a vehicle registered to Gumienny on the morning Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

Gumienny also allegedly said he made strange requests in the days following her disappearance, including asking him to swap out the seats of the vehicle because he was afraid police would find his hair in the car.

Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing.

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Jennifer Dulos, 50, vanished after she dropped her children off at school in New Canaan, Conn. on May 24. (New Canaan Police Department)

New police photos from surveillance footage captured in and around New Cannan showed a red 2001 Toyota Tacoma, which was registered to Gumienny but which Fotis Dulos had allegedly used, parked near a dirt turnout on Lapham Road, near where Jennifer Dulos’ car later turned up abandoned.

FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: INVESTIGATORS NEED TO FIND JENNIFER DULOS’ BODY TO MAKE THEIR CASE

When police combed through the mother-of-five’s home, they found bloodstains on the garage floor and evidence of cleanup attempts.

Police said they believed Fotis Dulos drove her body “and a number of other items associated with the cleanup which occurred in the garage of the residence,” to Lapham Road and switched vehicles.

A man resembling Fortis Dulos was also caught on surveillance footage in a third vehicle, a 2014 Ford Raptor pick-up truck, registered to his company, dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” according to court documents. A woman matching Troconis’ description was also seen sitting in the vehicle, the documents said.

Troconis later allegedly told police that she and Fortis Dulos were the two people in the video, but that she didn’t know what he was doing when he was disposing of the bags.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges.

LAWYERS FOR MISSING CONNECTICUT MOM’S HUSBAND CALLS REPORT OF HER BLOOD-STAINED SHIRT ‘SPECULATION’

Police reports revealed that a man resembling Fortis Dulos was caught on camera placing an item in a storm drain. When police searched the drain, they found license plates that were linked to him.

Troconis allegedly told investigators in an interview June 6 that she and Fortis Dulos wrote the notes to “help them remember” where they were and what they were doing on these dates, including false alibis.

“It is difficult to see why the state waited for months to serve this warrant,” Pattis, the attorney for Fortis Dulos, said in a statement to Fox News on Wednesday. “It was unnecessary. Apparently, Michelle has changed her tune and a handyman is telling tales to deflect attention from himself. We wish the state police spent more time looking for Jennifer and less trying to build a case against Fotis. We will plead not guilty to these charges next week in Norwalk.”

Troconis again allegedly told police in an Aug. 13 interview that “she had not been truthful” in previous interviews.

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She allegedly admitted that she did not see Fortis Dulos on the morning Jennifer disappeared and didn’t see him until the afternoon.

Troconis allegedly said she saw him cleaning “spilled coffee” out of the Tacoma after Jennifer went missing. She allegedly said Dulos “handed her a stained towel he had been using to clean the truck and told her to place it into a plastic garbage bag.”

She said she did not remember the color of the stain but admitted that it did not smell like coffee, the police report said.

Fox News’ Tamara Gitt contributed to this report.

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Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband arrested for second time in connection to wife’s disappearance

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Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who vanished more than three months ago, was arrested for a second time on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance.

Connecticut State Police confirmed that Dulos was arrested at his home and added that details on the charges would be released later Wednesday. Fox61 and other outlets reported that Dulos would face an additional charge of tampering with evidence.

Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, confirmed to Fox News that his client was in custody and being held at the state barracks in Bridgeport. Pattis said he was unsure whether Dulos was being charged with witness tampering or evidence tampering but expected to know more after visiting the suspect.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND SEEKS COURT-ORDERED PSYCHIATRIC EXAM OF HER MOTHER

Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing, with no sign of her.

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on $500,000 bail and both have denied any involvement in Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.

Dulos’ defense team had received dozens of CDs from prosecutors in late July that allegedly contained footage of a man resembling Dulos dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” along Albany Avenue in Hartford beginning on the day his estranged wife disappeared, according to court documents.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody items of clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges, according to The Hartford Courant.

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Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle contributed to this report. 

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Appeals judge upholds conviction against Uber driver over violent Facebook threats against Rahm Emanuel, others

An appellate judge upheld the 41-month prison sentence for a Chicago Uber driver who posted violent threats on Facebook detailing mass shootings he planned to carry out including one against the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel.

Defense attorneys for Mohammad Waqas Khan, who was arrested in May 2015, appealed a court’s conviction against the 29-year-old, arguing that Khan never intended to commit the killings that he wrote about on social media.

Khan’s attorney, Ellen Domph, said his speech was a form of artistic expression similar to rap lyrics and was protected by the First Amendment.

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Mohammad Waqas Khan, a former Uber driver, was convicted of making interstate threats to injure others.  (DuPage County Sheriff’s Department)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found Tuesday that “Khan’s posts were so violent, explicit, and resolute that they constituted threats,” and upheld the jury’s decision finding him guilty of making interstate threats to injure others.

CHICAGO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS LEAVE 8 DEAD, 40 WOUNDED

Khan also posted photos of himself wearing a black mask and holding a shotgun while complaining about excessive noise in his neighborhood and promising to retaliate.

The appeals court concluded that Khan “connected the date of any attempted murder to his flight out of the country, and bragged about his ‘mental fortitude to pull it off.'”

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“These personal referents undercut Khan’s defense that his words were artistic expressions,” the court’s 22-page opinion said.

“This is enough to reasonably infer Khan’s intent to commit an act of unlawful violence towards a particular group of individuals.”

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Tennessee ex-college student pleads guilty to putting toilet water in roommate’s drinks, report says

A former Tennessee State University student reportedly pleaded guilty on Tuesday on a charge related to contaminating her roommate’s drink with toilet water.

Tierni Williams, 21, who was reportedly captured on video pouring water from the toilet into her roommate’s water bottles using a Styrofoam cup, was arrested and charged two years ago after her roommate became sick.

The victim reportedly began experiencing weight loss and stomach issues after Williams had tampered with her water.

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Tierni Williams, a former Tennessee State University student, reportedly pleaded guilty on Tuesday for a charge related to contaminating her roommate’s drink with toilet water. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

COLLEGE STUDENT CHARGED WITH ‘CAUSING BODILY HARM’ AFTER GIVING TOILET WATER TO ROOMMATE

The victim learned through Snapchat that her drinking water had been compromised, WKRN-TV reported.

The district attorney’s office handed down an indictment after presenting the case to a grand jury, the station reported.

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On Tuesday, Williams pleaded guilty to adulteration of food, a Class-C felony, the station reported.

She could face three to six years behind bars, according to the news outlet, which added that a sentencing hearing has been scheduled for next month.

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Gun pulled at Houston Popeyes after angry group told chicken sandwich sold out

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A group of angry customers pulled a gun on the manager of a Popeyes restaurant in Houston when told they were out of chicken sandwiches, investigators said Monday. It was the latest incident stemming from the wildly popular item that has rocked the fast food industry.

Police were called to the restaurant chain around 9 p.m. after reports of a disturbance with a weapon, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The group of males and females had tried ordering the popular chicken sandwich in the drive-thru when they were told it was unavailable, said Houston Police Lt. Larry Crowson.

DIPLO CLAIMS POPEYES SENT HIM CHICKEN SANDWICHES ON A PRIVATE JET

They then tried getting inside the restaurant, but a worker was able to lock them out, police said.

“When the manager told them they were out, one of the males became upset and pulled a pistol and demanded a chicken sandwich,” Crowson said. “The manager again informed them they were out of sandwiches.”

The group eventually drove off in an SUV. No one was harmed. Investigators were reviewing surveillance footage to identify the suspects.

“It was more of an aggravated assault because he was displaying a weapon and threatened employees,” Crowson said of the potential charges the suspect could face.

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The incident was the latest in a series of episodes surrounding the Popeyes chicken sandwich. A Tennessee man was suing the chain for $5,000 after he damaged his car driving to multiple locations looking for the item. Workers turned him away each time.

The chain launched the sandwich nationwide on Aug. 12 and exceeded expectations when it sold out its inventory that had been slated to last through September.

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Woman arrested in toddler’s kidnapping said father ‘sold’ girl for $10G, officials say

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Pennsylvania cops have filed kidnapping charges against a woman they say drove off with a toddler over the weekend, triggering an Amber Alert.

Nalani Johnson, who turns 2 this month, was reported kidnapped in Penn Hills on Saturday, police said.

The Amber Alert said Nalani was abducted by 25-year-old Sharena Nancy.

The child’s father, Paul Johnson, told cops Nancy, described as a jitney driver, took his daughter after she gave them a ride, according to reports. He said Nancy sped away with Nalani and Nalani’s car seat, leaving him and a friend behind.

AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR ABDUCTED PENNSYLVANIA GIRL, 2, STATE POLICE SAY

Nancy was arrested later Saturday, police said.

“When Ms. Nancy was stopped by the Penn Hills Police on Saturday evening following the abduction of Nalani, the car seat was not located within the vehicle,” Allegheny County police said Monday.

Nalani remains missing and the FBI is assisting in the search.

The Pocono Record quoted a criminal complaint as saying that Nancy alleged during an interview with cops that Johnson sold his daughter for $10,000.

PARENTS ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING TEEN FOUND IN DAUGHTER’S BEDROOM, IN ALLEGED HATE CRIME: REPORT

The complaint said Nancy told her interviewers that Johnson instructed her to drive Nalani to a woman who would take her.

Johnson on Monday denied the allegations and declined to comment further, the paper reported.

Nancy is being held on charges of kidnapping of a minor, custodial interference and concealment of the whereabouts of a child.

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No attorney was listed in court documents for Nancy, and a listed number for her could not be found, the Associated Press reported.

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Woman arrested in toddler’s kidnapping said father ‘sold’ girl for $10G, officials say

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Pennsylvania cops have filed kidnapping charges against a woman they say drove off with a toddler over the weekend, triggering an Amber Alert.

Nalani Johnson, who turns 2 this month, was reported kidnapped in Penn Hills on Saturday, police said.

The Amber Alert said Nalani was abducted by 25-year-old Sharena Nancy.

The child’s father, Paul Johnson, told cops Nancy, described as a jitney driver, took his daughter after she gave them a ride, according to reports. He said Nancy sped away with Nalani and Nalani’s car seat, leaving him and a friend behind.

AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR ABDUCTED PENNSYLVANIA GIRL, 2, STATE POLICE SAY

Nancy was arrested later Saturday, police said.

“When Ms. Nancy was stopped by the Penn Hills Police on Saturday evening following the abduction of Nalani, the car seat was not located within the vehicle,” Allegheny County police said Monday.

Nalani remains missing and the FBI is assisting in the search.

The Pocono Record quoted a criminal complaint as saying that Nancy alleged during an interview with cops that Johnson sold his daughter for $10,000.

PARENTS ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING, ASSAULTING TEEN FOUND IN DAUGHTER’S BEDROOM, IN ALLEGED HATE CRIME: REPORT

The complaint said Nancy told her interviewers that Johnson instructed her to drive Nalani to a woman who would take her.

Johnson on Monday denied the allegations and declined to comment further, the paper reported.

Nancy is being held on charges of kidnapping of a minor, custodial interference and concealment of the whereabouts of a child.

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No attorney was listed in court documents for Nancy, and a listed number for her could not be found, the Associated Press reported.

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Hurricane Dorian spurs Florida authorities to warn against looting, 2 arrested for allegedly stealing sandbags

As Hurricane Dorian churns “dangerously close” to Florida’s east coast and hundreds of thousands of people in the Sunshine State face evacuation orders, authorities are warning they’re out in “full force” to deter potential criminal activity.

As of Tuesday morning, there already were three looting-related arrests in Florida, including one involving two men who allegedly were caught stealing sandbags from a construction site.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the two men–identified as Thaylon A, Lewis, 43, and Joseph Colombo Jr., 45–were charged with theft during a declared state of emergency. Colombo was also charged for an injunction violation for possessing a firearm.

HURRICANE DORIAN’S PATH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

“A Volusia Sheriff’s sergeant was driving southbound on Tomoka Farms Road in Daytona Beach just before 5 p.m. Monday when he noticed a red Chevrolet pickup with one man loading sandbags into it and another acting as a lookout,” the sheriff’s office stated. “The site was at the Tomoka Farms Road/Interstate 4 overpass.”

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Thaylon A. Lewis and Joseph Colombo Jr. were arrested after allegedly stealing sandbags from a construction site. (Volusia County Jail)

More than 100,000 free sandbags have been distributed in Volusia County in recent days in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, not including those distributed by many cities in Volusia County, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Sheriff Mike Chitwood has issued several warnings that enhanced penalties are in effect during the state of emergency declared in advance of the storm, and will be pursued against anyone caught committing crimes during this period,” the sheriff’s office said.

HURRICANE DORIAN DOWNGRADED TO CATEGORY 3 STORM, CONTINUES ITS ASSAULT ON THE BAHAMAS

In the seaside town of Daytona Beach Shores, officials said a man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly tried to break into more than a dozen hotel rooms and condos ahead of Dorian’s arrival.

The Daytona Beach Shores police department said on Facebook that 32-year-old Jeremy Crouter was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, burglary and possession of methamphetamine.

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Jeremy Crouter was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, burglary and possession of methamphetamine. (Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety)

Crouter was caught by a security officer at the Hawaiian Inn jiggling the handles of the rooms, trying to get inside, FOX35 reported.

The 32-year-old then resisted arrest during the incident that was captured on body camera video. He is now at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

The Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety had a stern warning to anyone else who may partake in any criminal activity during the state of emergency.

“Daytona Beach Shores officers are out in FULL FORCE. We are in a State of Emergency and under mandatory evacuation. ! DO NOT COME HERE TO LOOT,” the department said. “WE ARE NOT PLAYING WITH YOU!”

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In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Major Eric Flowers with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said that officers were out patrolling “all night long” on evacuated barrier islands.

“If someone thinks they are going to commit a crime during this state of emergency, they are wrong,” Flowers said. “We will take them to jail and they will spend the entire storm in our jail.”

Flowers added that the judicial system is currently enforcing no bond for those types of crimes during the state of emergency.

“We’re definitely going to continue to enforce the law here,” he added.

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Harmeet Dhillon: Kate Steinle’s killer escapes punishment – Sanctuary for illegal immigrants endangers us all

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With the decision last week by a California appeals court to reverse the conviction of Kate Steinle’s killer on a jury instruction technicality, California’s law-abiding residents are freshly reminded of how cheaply California’s sanctuary state lawmakers value our lives in comparison to the interests of illegal immigrants.

Even violent felon multiple-deportees such as illegal immigrant Jose Garcia-Zarate – who took Steinle’s life in 2015 with no consequence after breaking our laws for decades with little consequence – place higher in the social hierarchy than ordinary Californians do.

Not only did Garcia-Zarate not get convicted of multiple state murder and manslaughter charges. Now he won’t even be held accountable for the illegal possession of the firearm that killed Steinle, unless prosecutors re-try him in a San Francisco, where lives like Steinle’s are increasingly cheap.

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Steinle’s story gripped the nation after it became clear that Garcia-Zarate had been deported five times and been convicted of seven felonies, yet was allowed to remain in America because of San Francisco’s notorious “sanctuary city” policies – the same policies former Gov. Jerry Brown extended to make California the first “sanctuary state.”

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The San Francisco County Jail had Garcia-Zarate in custody after an arrest, yet refused to hold him until U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents could arrive to remove him from the country.

San Francisco disregarded ICE’s detainer request and instead released Garcia-Zarate back into the community, a homeless drifter with a criminal past. What could possibly go wrong?

Less than three months after Garcia-Zarate’s release, 32-year-old Kate Steinle lay bleeding to death in her father’s arms on San Francisco’s Pier 14, a bullet shot from a gun in Garcia-Zarate’s hands in her heart.

Garcia-Zarate gave police conflicting accounts of the shooting, initially claiming he stepped on the gun, then that he pulled the trigger. Ultimately the defense theory was an accidental shooting by a man who didn’t know he was holding a gun, but admitted to tossing the gun into the water immediately after the shooting.

But San Francisco’s destruction of the Steinle family’s peace of mind didn’t end with her death. A San Francisco jury – despite Garcia-Zarate’s open admission that he handled the gun that ended Kate’s life – refused to convict him of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, or even involuntary manslaughter.

Our system of lawful immigration and our norms of equally applicable law and order are turning into something else, and nobody benefits from the change but those who broke our laws to be here at all.

The jury bought Garcia-Zarate’s brazen and implausible tale that he found the weapon wrapped in rags under a chair he was sitting in on the pier, and then it accidentally discharged, fatally striking Steinle, without Garcia-Zarate even realizing he held a gun.

The jury, unaware of Garcia-Zarate’s illegal immigration status and criminal history, convicted him of illegal firearm possession only.

On Friday, a California appeals court threw out even that consolation conviction, for which Garcia-Zarate had not been sentenced to any additional time in prison, because the judge apparently did not instruct the jury to consider whether Garcia-Zarate may have been unaware that he was even holding a gun when it “just went off.”

This unending outrage did not occur in a vacuum. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors began the modern sanctuary movement in 1985.

The Steinle family’s senseless tragedy is merely the clearest enunciation of the sanctuary ethos that San Francisco and California’s open-border liberals have subjected Californians to for decades.

The initial justification for the sanctuary movement in the 1980s was to provide sanctuary for Central Americans fleeing then-prevalent civil wars in the region. Those far-away wars are long over, but the war on justice for victims of sanctuary-harbored killers, drug dealers, murderers and rapists, seems only to escalate.

In 2017, Gov. Brown committed California to the principles of refusing to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement and refusing to ask arrestees about their immigration status.

California enacted legislation to block towns and counties from informing federal authorities about illegal immigrants in their custody or in government facilities, among other hurdles the law imposes on enforcement of federal immigration laws.

Since Steinle’s killer’s acquittal for her death, Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant California policeman working overtime on Christmas night, was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant who should have been deported after either of his two previous arrests.

Just 10 days before Singh’s killing, another illegal immigrant, Gustavo Garcia, began a shooting spree that left two Californians dead and seven wounded. He was arrested two days earlier and should have been delivered up to ICE for removal, but was not, thanks to sanctuary lawlessness.

The prevention and punishment of crime are fundamental obligations of the government. State and local governments’ obsessive and reflexive defense of illegal immigrants over their own citizens is daily eroding the fundamental social compact between a limited government and its citizens.

How can the expectation that government will protect individuals from criminals survive when our system is unable to deliver up even the seven-time felon, five-times-deported Garcia-Zarate to federal authorities – then continues to protect him after he took the life of an innocent woman, and then reverses his gun possession conviction when he admitted he possessed the gun?

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If a city government, a state legislature, and a state court system remain committed to the principle that illegal immigration is a positive good and no one – not even killers – should be deported, much less held accountable, public trust in even-handed justice is shattered.

Our system of lawful immigration and our norms of equally applicable law and order are turning into something else, and nobody benefits from the change but those who broke our laws to be here at all.

There is, however, a way back. California’s sanctuary ideology has spread far and wide, but the tide may be turning.

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Montgomery County, Md., is reportedly considering revising its own California-inspired sanctuary policies after no fewer than seven deportable illegal immigrants were arrested for child sexual assault in the space of six weeks.

Today Kate Steinle’s family faces fresh grief, but all of us should grieve for the loss of our sense of equal justice under law and hope for the return of sanity to our legal system.

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