By Dave Gibson, October 30, 2017
As of right now (Sunday, October 30), the Houston Astros have a 3-2 game lead over their National League oppenents, the Los Angeles Dodgers. While millions across the country watch this fall classic, their collective attention has been undoubtedly focussed upon the base hits, strike outs, homeruns and of course, on the final score of each game.
However, while both the Astros’ and Dodgers’ fans currently see themselves as bitter rivals in this best-of-seven series, that which unites both cities has a far-more reaching effect, than that which currently divides them … both are ‘sanctuary cities’ for illegal aliens.
As such, many citizens of both cities have been killed by those who have no legal right to here.
While it would take this website’s entire band-with space (and then some) to list even 10 percent of those killed by the invaders that the political leadership of both cities have seen fit to not only welcome, but to protect from deportation even after running afoul of the law.
Instead, this reporter will list the police officers killed in recent years:
–Officer Rodney Johnson, Houston Police Department
On September 21, 2006, Officer Rodney Johnson was shot and killed while making a routine traffic stop. The man that murdered him had been deported back to Mexico seven years earlier. However, due to the federal government’s refusal to secure the Mexican border, this human predator easily re-entered the United States, eventually killing Johnson.
Officer Johnson stopped a commercial vehicle traveling 20 miles over the posted speed limit. The truck was driven by Mexican national Juan Leonardo Quintero. A co-worker and Quintero’s two step-daughters were also in the vehicle.
When Quintero was unable to provide any form of identification, Officer Johnson handcuffed him and placed him in the backseat of his patrol car. Once the officer was again seated behind his patrol car steering wheel, Quintero removed the 9-mm handgun concealed in his waistband and began firing at Johnson through the plastic shield separating the front and back seats. Johnson was shot in the head five times. He was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a local hospital.
He left behind his wife Joslyn (also a police officer) and five children.
Juan Leonardo Quintero had prior arrests in Houston. He is a convicted child molester and DUI offender, and was deported to Mexico by U.S. immigration officials in 1999. He had been working for a Houston-area landscaping company and, despite the DUI conviction, was driving a company vehicle at the time Officer Johnson stopped him.
On May 20, 2008, a Houston jury sentenced Quintero to spend the rest of his life in prison.
–Officer Kevin Will, Houston Police Department
On May 29, 2011, Houston police officers arrested Johoan Rodriguez, 26, after he allegedly drove his car past a road block on the 610 North Loop, striking and killing Officer Kevin Will.
Officer Will was investigating a hit-and-run accident when he was struck by Rodriguez’ vehicle.
The officer’s body was dragged for some distance along the highway at estimated speeds of around 80 mph.
According to police, the illegal alien had .3 grams of cocaine in his pocket at the time of his arrest. He also had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .238, which is nearly three times the legal limit of .08 BAC.
Rodriguez is an MS-13 gang member and had been twice deported.
Officer Kevin Will, 38, left behind a wife and their two children, ages 6 and 10. At the time of his death, his wife was six months pregnant.
–Officer Gary Gryder, Houston Police Department
On June 29, 2008, Officer Gryder was working traffic control when drunken Vietnamese national Hing Trong crashed through a construction barrier and ran him over. Officer Gryder was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Several witnesses claimed that Trong was laughing as he was taken into custody. Officer Gryder was a 23-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, and left behind a wife and three children.
–Officer Henry Canales, Houston Police Department
On June 23, 2009, Officer Canales was shot to death by a Mexican national while assigned to an undercover operation targeting a group of individuals trafficking in stolen merchandise.
The illegal alien, Roberto Carrillo, was then shot to death by other officers.
Carrillo was deported in 1999 and had actually been ticketed four times since 2002, but was never reported to federal immigration authorities, due to Houston’s sanctuary policy.
Officer Canales was a military veteran and served with the Houston Police Department for 16 years. He left behind a wife, a son, and a daughter.
–Deputy David March, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
On April 29, 2002, Deputy March was shot to death by Armondo Garcia, whose friends later said he told them that he wanted to kill a police officer.
Garcia saw Deputy March on patrol one evening, pulled over and waited for him to drive past him. As soon as March began to pass, Garcia opened fire. The Mexican national quickly fled back across the border.
For four years, the government of Mexico refused to apprehend or extradite Garcia. In February 2006, U.S. Customs officers arrested Garcia in Mexico. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
Deputy March, 33, served with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for seven years and left behind a wife and stepdaughter.
So, it would appear that in this ongoing body-count of our nation’s police officers, Houston also leads Los Angeles in ‘sanctuary city’ deaths.
Of course, when it comes to lending aid and comfort to foreign criminals, the current World Series participants are hardly alone … .
Using the latest corresponding data from the Center for Immigration Studies, the following Major League Baseball teams make their homes in ‘sanctuary cities:’
-Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix)
-Boston Red Sox
-Colorado Rockies (Denver)
-Chicago White Sox
-Los Angeles Dodgers
-Los Angeles Angels
-Minnesota Twins (Minneapolis)
-New York Mets
-New York Yankees
-San Diego Padres
-San Francisco Giants
-Texas Rangers (Dallas)
In conclusion, sanctuary policies always result in higher rates of violent crime, and regardless of the final results of this World Series, both the residents of Los Angeles and Houston will continue to suffer until each city is forced to comply with federal immigration law, and report all foreign criminals for deportation.