Denver should be at the top of the list of sanctuary cities to lose federal funding
. The mayor and the sheriff are both against cooperating with ICE. They now have blood on their hands.
Ever Valles, 19, murdered Timothy Cruz, 32, on Feb. 7 after robbing him at a train station, police say. He had been released by the Denver Sheriff's Department just six weeks before that after posting $5,000 bond on charges of theft.
Denver released Valles even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents asked the city to hold him. In fact, ICE had flagged Valles as an "immigration priority" given his ties to gang activity in the city and asked to be told before his release so they could arrest him themselves.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said in a statement that after Valles was arrested, it placed a detainer with the Denver County jail to hold him until its agents could take him into federal custody.
“The detainer wasn’t honored and he was released by the jail ... without prior notification,” ICE said. “Valles is a known gang member whose gang history is documented in the Colorado gang database.”http://www.reuters.com/article/us-color ... SKBN161077
Norlan Estrada-Reyes, 27, who was born in Sulaco, Honduras, had twice been accused of crimes in Denver, including driving under the influence. After a 2013 arrest, he posted bond and was released before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached him. In the other case, in 2014, ICE was not aware of his arrest.
Then, on Oct. 30, police say he was behind the wheel of a full-size Ford pickup truck that struck and killed 28-year-old Karina Pulec as she was crossing the street at East 13th Avenue and Broadway, dragging her 50 feet.
Pulec died at the scene.http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/22/no ... t-and-run/