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California Sheriff blasts sanctuary laws after deputy is shot by illegal immigrant with history of violence

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Dol Palos is a small town in central California, located just south of Merced. On Wednesday, two Merced County Sheriff’s deputies went to Dol Palos to serve a warrant in a domestic violence case involving a man named Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera. Lopez-Herrera has a history of domestic violence and had pleaded no contest to a charge in January. The Merced Sun-Star describes the case that led to a restraining order against Lopez-Herrera:

The woman told the court Lopez-Herrera on Jan. 1 threatened to kill her with a kitchen knife. In the request for a restraining order, the woman said Lopez-Herrera then threatened to kill himself.

“You can tell the children that you provoked me to kill myself and it was all your fault,” he is quoted in the court record.

The woman said Lopez-Herrera then began slamming his head into a refrigerator. He then approached one of the young children, showed his injuries and said “Look what your mother did to me,” according to court records.

The woman described Lopez-Herrera as “very jealous, controlling, very angry easily.”

“He has strangled me and (threatened) to kill me,” she told the court. The woman went on to say she was “very scared” her children might be raised “without a mother.”

When Lopez-Herrera failed to show up for court in August, an arrest warrant was issued. When the two deputies approached his house, Lopez-Herrera opened fire and (allegedly) hit one of the deputies in the chest and the leg. Fortunately, he was wearing a vest and will recover from the wound to his leg. In the chaos, Lopez-Herrera escaped and remained on the run for nearly 24-hours.

Authorities searched the area but weren’t able to locate him until police spotted the truck he had stolen Thursday morning. That resulted in a high-speed chase and more shots fired at police:

It sped off, reaching speeds of over 120 mph as other drivers pulled over to give officers room.

Herrera led officers from Highway 46 to Highway 41, where an officer used a spike strip to stop him.

Even so, he continued to drive, ending along Interstate 5 south of Harris Ranch.

At one point, officers say Herrera even fired shots at them through the windshield of the truck.

At a press conference, Merced Sheriff Van Warnke expressed relief that Lopez-Herrera had been caught but also frustration that he had been unable to turn him over to ICE months ago despite Lopez-Herrera’s long history of violent crimes:

“This person is not a legal citizen within the United States. We had him in our custody in January of this year. And because of the folks in Sacramento limiting our ability to cooperate with ICE, we could not turn him over,” Merced Sheriff Van Warnke said at a press conference on Thursday…

“Bottom line is our immigration policies need to be revamped because we’re gonna continue to have more of this situation happen…We knew ahead of time this guy’s potential for violence was there.”

In addition to domestic violence, Lopez-Herrera’s rap sheet includes felony assault and assault with a deadly weapon. Here’s a local news report which shows Sheriff Warnke’s statement as well as a bit of the chase that led to Lopez-Herrera’s capture.

The post California Sheriff blasts sanctuary laws after deputy is shot by illegal immigrant with history of violence appeared first on Hot Air.

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BREAKING: Deputy Who Stood By During Parkland Shooting Arrested On Multiple Charges for His Inaction

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According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, the Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested following the investigation over his actions during the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School.

Peterson was the officer stationed to guard the school but waited outside in safety and listened while the shooting occurred. According to Tapper, the 14-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Peterson on Tuesday for seven counts of child neglect, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury.

Peterson’s inaction was only the final point of inaction that from the Broward County that lead to the Parkland shooting which left 17 people dead, including teachers and students. This subsequently led to a witch hunt of figures like Dana Loesch and the National Rifle Association and divided America for months.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel initially told the CNN town hall with Loesch that he would release Peterson’s body cam footage, however, when push came to shove he suddenly withdrew the promise, claiming that doing so would reveal vital tactical footage that may muddy the investigation.

It was quickly assessed, however, that Peterson failed to do his duty and protect the students and staff within the school, thus leading to his arrest.

The post BREAKING: Deputy Who Stood By During Parkland Shooting Arrested On Multiple Charges for His Inaction appeared first on RedState.

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