July 1, 2008
The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor, State of California
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,
Recent reports in the media that San Francisco city employees have been shielding Honduran crack cocaine dealers from federal apprehension are currently being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
This could be a case of city employees overzealously following San Francisco’s Sanctuary City policy. However, the federal investigation indicates this could be something more sinister.
Is it possible that there were payoffs from the drug cartels to protect their dealers? Since San Francisco obviously can’t investigate itself, we are asking the State of California to begin its own investigation of the Probation Department and Youth Guidance Center complete with assets investigations of all their employees.
We also request that the State of California run all the employees in those two offices through E-Verify, the DHS electronic employment verification system, to identify any illegal aliens who might be working there.
In addition, we suggest that the California Department of Justice shut off any law enforcement funds destined for San Francisco until the city’s sanctuary ordinance is repealed and all city departments and employees are officially informed that they must comply with all federal laws and inform immigration officials about possible immigration violations.
Protecting drug criminals with a so-called sanctuary city ordinance is unconscionable since eighty percent of violent crime is drug-related. If the City of San Francisco is perpetuating the violent and deadly drug culture, that fact is now known in Honduras and probably other countries as well. If that is the case it must be stopped at once.
An uncompromising message of zero-tolerance for drug trafficking must be sent to the world and to the city of San Francisco. Please send that message immediately by using California law enforcement to investigate any possible official corruption in this case and prosecute if there is reasonable evidence that this is occurring.
The nation is watching. The world is watching. There is no better time than the present to deliver the message that California insists that laws, all laws, be obeyed.
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