A criminal illegal alien is now dead after pulling a handgun on a police officer who had stopped to check his car in a parking lot. After firing at the officer, she then pulled her weapon and shot into the car, killing the Mexican national who had been previously deported three times.
Javier Hernandez-Morales, 43, also had a loaded rifle in his red Honda when he was confronted by Napa County sheriff's Deputy Riley Jarecki.
Morales was previously deported twice in 2007 and once in 2010. And though Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had detainers on Morales for arrests on suspicion of driving under the influence, battery on a peace officer, selling liquor to a minor and unknown probation violations, none of those detainers were honored by jail staff.
Can we say that they had a hand in the further crimes and attempted murder of Napa County sheriff's Deputy Riley Jarecki? I think we could safely say that.
Here's the report and body cam video from CBS News.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle:
Napa County sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki was on solo patrol Sunday night when she checked on a driver parked on the 1100 block of Henry Road in a southern part of the county, said Henry Wofford, a sheriff’s spokesman.
Jarecki was conducting a vehicle check, where deputies search to see if occupants of a vehicle require help or if there is something “nefarious” going on inside, Undersheriff Jon Crawford said in a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
The two talked for a few minutes before Jarecki asked to look inside of the red Honda that 43-year-old Javier Hernandez Morales was driving, Crawford said.
“Can I look around and make sure?” she says as she gestures at the interior of the car, and the suspect, wearing a camouflage hoodie, throws his hands up. “All right, wait right there, don’t move, OK?” the deputy says.
“OK,” Hernandez Morales responds in Spanish as he throws his hands up again. “No problem, I don’t have problems.”
She walks to the driver’s side, raps on the glass and repeatedly asks Hernandez Morales to roll down the window.
He hesitates, looking back and forth from the inside of the car to the deputy.
“What’s up?” he says in Spanish as he rolls down his window.
Twelve seconds after Jarecki’s initial request, Hernandez Morales whips out a .22-caliber revolver, firing at least one shot at her at point-blank range.
The body camera footage gets shaky as the deputy races away from the driver’s window.
“Shots fired, shots fired,” Jarecki calls into her radio, and then as the car engine sounds like it’s revving, she fires 15 shots into the passenger side of the car. The video ends on the last shot.
In writing on the protection afforded to criminals like Hernandez-Morales by the state of California, Daniel Greenfield reminds us of just how this state views incidents like this.
Jon Rodney of the California Immigrant Policy Center, which fights deportation, did not decry the Mexican criminal’s attack on a female American police officer, any other crimes Hernandez-Morales had committed, or his unlawful presence in the country. As Rodney told the Chronicle, “We have seen how ICE and the president politicize tragedy, and I think that is irresponsible and wrong.”
Napa County Undersheriff Jon Crawford went on record that by pulling a loaded pistol and firing at officer Jarecki, the Mexican intended to kill her. Crawford did not speculate on other goals the violent Mexican criminal might have had in mind. At this writing, pro-sanctuary California governor Gavin Newsom has not weighed in on the case, and Californians might watch how attorney general Xavier Becerra responds.
The pro-sanctuary Becerra is unconcerned about the immigration status of the MS-13 gang members who have murdered 14 during a reign of terror in Mendota, near Fresno. So former congressman Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate, is not likely to side with officer Riley Jarecki.
California’s Democrat attorney general has also been rather quiet about the murder of police officer Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant from Fiji, by Mexican gang member Paulo Virgen Mendoza, also known as Gustavo Perez Arriaga and other names. The Mexican killed Singh in Newman, California, on the day after Christmas, and new developments in the case are proving educational.
Sanctuary advocates proclaim that illegals commit fewer crimes that legitimate citizens. And without sanctuary laws, Californians are endlessly told, the “undocumented” will not call the police. None ever called the police on the murderer of Ronil Singh. In fact, they helped him escape.
As the Modesto Bee notes, last week a federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment against Erik Razo Quiroz, Adrian Virgen Mendoza, Conrado Virgen Mendoza, Erasmo Villegas Suarez, Ana Leydi Cervantes Sanchez, Bernabe Madrigal Castaneda, Maria Luisa Moreno. Their aid to the fugitive Mendoza, “included transporting and housing him, providing him with clothes, money and a cell phone, and wiring money to smuggle him out of the country.” And the indictment adds “ID fraud to previous charges.”
Mendoza’s brothers, Conrado Virgen Mendoza and Adrian Virgen-Mendoza, are “charged with using a false Social Security number and possessing a false lawful permanent resident card, or green card, to secure employment.” Another relative, Erasmo Villegas-Suarez, is charged with “using a false Social Security number to gain work.”
As this confirms, the Mexican nationals who aided the fugitive cop killer were not “undocumented.” They were false-documented, like virtually all foreign nationals who violate U.S. immigration law and continue to live and work in the United States. Document fraud is a serious crime but when committed by Mexican nationals in the country illegally, California takes no action. That applies whether or not the false-documented illegal is a previously deported criminal.
Repeatedly deported felon Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, or whatever his real name is, was not handed over to federal official and proceeded to gun down Kate Steinle in San Francisco. In similar style, gang member Paulo Virgen Mendoza, or whatever his real name is, had previous encounters with the law but enjoyed protection from federal immigration officials.
That’s why officer Ronil Singh, who came to the United States to become a police officer, is dead. Mendoza returns to court on April 8. Prosecutors have not announced whether they will seek the death penalty.
Meanwhile, Javier Hernandez-Morales, or whatever his real name is, also enjoyed protection from immigration authorities. That’s why he was able to commit crimes and attempt to kill Napa County sheriff’s deputy Riley Jarecki. Had the Mexican been successful, other false-documented illegals would surely have helped him flee.
Deporting illegal aliens simply does not do the trick and does not deal justly with those who have also been criminally convicted of capital crimes for which they should be put to death, if our society actually acted justly.
In any case, Morales is where he belongs now, and because of Deputy Jarecki's quick actions, she is alive today.
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