By Rick Oltman, June 19, 2017
Father’s Day was a happy day for most fathers on Sunday. It was a day of celebration, get-togethers, picnics, and phone calls expressing love and laughing at reminiscences of good times in the past, making plans for the future.
For many fathers, however, there was no celebration, or no longer a father. There were, instead, reminiscences of events that took sons and daughters from their fathers, and fathers from their children. In many cases illegal aliens were the catalyst.
Jamiel Shaw, Sr. is such a father who lost his son. Jamiel Jr. was killed by an illegal alien who had been released from a Los Angeles County jail only the day before he shot the star high school football player in the face.
Jamiel told me that when his son wanted to go out that night he didn’t like the idea. “Aw, Dad,” Jamiel, Jr. said to him, “You think the mall is full of gangsters.” Jamie,l Sr. was talking on the phone to his son, who was almost home when he was attacked by Pedro Espinoza, a member of the 18th Street Gang and an illegal alien. He heard the shots that killed his son and ran to his side.
Espinoza was given a four-month early release from Los Angeles County jail on March 1, 2008 for gun charges and an assault on a police officer. ICE was not notified. The next day he murdered a promising young man. Now he awaits execution for the killing.
Another murdering illegal alien gang banger who was sentenced to death the very same day as Espinoza is Edwin Ramos who slaughtered members of the Bologna family, including the father Anthony. Ramos shot the Bolognas in their car with an AK-47 on a city street killing Anthony and two of his sons, Michael and Mathew. Ramos was also well known to the police, but the San Francisco Police Department did not notify ICE when he was in custody for another violent crime; they just let him go. The result: no father or brothers for surviving son Andrew Bologna to share the day with.
In 2015, Kate Steinle’s father, Jim, lost his daughter when she was shot by an illegal alien on a pier jutting out into San Francisco Bay. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal alien from Mexico who had been deported five times, was charged with killing her. Even though it was an accident, Sanchez was handling a stolen gun that went off and the bullet ricocheted off the pier striking Kate resulting in her death. She is dead none-the-less at the hand of an illegal alien who should not have been here, but was in San Francisco specifically because, as he himself admitted, it is a sanctuary city.
Billy Inman lost his son Dustin Inman seventeen years ago when an illegal alien driver plowed into the rear of their family car, killing his son and permanently disabling his wife.
And the list goes on and on and on.
Is it unpleasant to use these terrible losses to push a political agenda, in this case enforcement of our immigration laws? Yes, it is.
But the goal is to eliminate, at least vastly reduce, the illegal-alien caused casualties who are innocent people whose only mistake is being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
And if remembering these terrible losses on days like Father’s Day reminds and motivates law makers and the press and the public of the families who have suffered at the hands of illegal aliens, who should not be here in the first place, and prevents even one American family from being shattered, then it is worth it.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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