Even in the aftermath of 64-year-old Santa Maria, California, resident Marilyn Pharis’ brutal death at the hands of 29-year-old illegal alien Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez and his 20-year-old accomplice Jose Villagomez, an American citizen, but likely anchor baby, political correctness endures.
In his news conference regarding Air Force veteran Pharis’ mid-morning sexual assault, strangulation and eventual death caused by repeated hammer blows to her head, Santa Maria Police Department Commander Kendall Greene said:
Santa Maria Police Chief says ‘Blood Trail’ from Marilyn Pharis’murder leads to Obama, Brown.
We have a citizen that lost her life; it’s serious. When you look at it, we don’t care what the circumstances were. We’re going to do what we need to do to get our facts and bring this individual to justice. If there are extenuating circumstances that arise as a result of that, that he's an undocumented immigrant, then we will let the proper authorities address those issues when they present themselves.
Notice Greene’s references to “circumstances,” “undocumented immigrant” and “proper authorities.” The circumstances are that Santa Maria is a sanctuary city with a 70 percent Hispanic population. Martinez Ramirez is an alien who had been arrested six times in the last 15 months, most recently for drug possession. And the “proper authorities” are nowhere to be found. President Obama authorized the Department of Homeland Security to release criminal aliens, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Trust Act which converted California into a sanctuary state. Neither Brown nor Obama commented on Kate Steinle’s death in sanctuary city San Francisco, and it’s improbable that either will acknowledge Pharis’ murder.
Ironically and despite protests from the pro-immigration lobby, last month Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened a Santa Maria office. The local ICE office promised but failed to “focus on sensible, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes individuals who present the greatest risk to our communities.”
Unlike Commander Greene, Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin spoke the plain truth. Said Martin:
…I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C. to Sacramento there’s a blood trail leading to the bedroom of Marilyn Pharis.
See Martin’s press conference and a news report here.
Pharis’ family described Marilyn as “gentle” and “strong,” words that often describe illegal immigrants’ victims, and will sadly be used over and again as long as Obama refuses to protect Americans against an alien crime wave. As Martin said, the problem “starts at the top” with President Obama and will not get fixed until it changes at the top and “reaches the lower level.”