Monday, January 9, 2017
Scot Free Lawless Havens
City/State Sanctuary, From What?
Sanctuary cities like San Francisco and Santa Fe, New York City and Chicago, as well as full sanctuary states, California, Connecticut, Colorado and New Mexico, welcome illegal immigrants into thier city limits and state boundries, without the repercussion of apprehension by law authorities.
I think that I may have found a flaw in their altruistic sentiment, which can/could be used successfully by a criminal defense attorney, in trial. (provided of course,
a jury trial, where only one juror need be convinced
of the defense argument~)
Meet the "Equal protection" clause of the 14th Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws (emphasis added).
If one person is entitled from being legally prosecuted for breaking a law, by residing within a sanctuary city or sanctuary state, in this case being an illegal alien resident for example, then it is unjust for the same sanctuary city or sanctuary state to attempt to prosecute any other alleged law-offender within the same sanctuary city or sanctuary state.
If being an alleged illegal alien is not a problem, then why should an accusation of DUI be a problem? Speeding?
(the city/state, this sanctuary jurisdiction does not prosecute .....)
Equal protection under the law.... It cuts both ways.
So if you live in California, Connecticut, Colorado or New Mexico, I say 'go out and rob a store today~!