LOS ANGELES (June 12, 2017) – Today Don Rosenberg, father of the deceased Drew Rosenberg, issued two public invitations to Governor Jerry Brown, one to publicly debate making California a sanctuary state and a second to join Mr. Rosenberg this Sunday at his son’s grave for Father’s Day.
Mr. Rosenberg and Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) recently launched TV ads across California asking President Trump to withhold federal funds from California’s sanctuary cities and asking Governor Brown how he would feel if Drew Rosenberg had been his son. The TV ads are scheduled to run for several weeks.
“I’ve issued invitations in the past to Governor Brown to discuss sanctuary city policies and improve security for Californians but he has ignored me,” commented Rosenberg. “His silence speaks volumes about his state of priorities. If you’re here legally in California, you’re a second class citizen.”
“By ignoring Drew’s murder, Governor Brown is shielding himself from the reality of the deadly effects of sanctuary city policies,” continued Rosenberg. “Visiting Drew’s grave this Sunday for Father’s Day will allow the Governor a glimpse into the face of reality. And hopefully better inform his decision on whether to make California a sanctuary state.”
Don Rosenberg’s son Drew Rosenberg was killed by Roberto Galo November 16, 2010. Galo, who entered the country illegally, had been stopped by police in San Francisco just months earlier driving without a license or insurance, going the wrong way down a one-way street. But Galo was released by San Francisco authorities, and charges were dropped. Galo was driving without a license the day he killed Drew Rosenberg. Galo, attempting to beat oncoming traffic, made a quick left turn at an intersection, and collided with Drew who was in the intersection on his motorcycle.
Eyewitnesses say after Galo’s car initially struck Drew, instead of stopping, Galo accelerated and ran over Drew. But the rear tire of Galo’s vehicle got stuck on Drew’s helmet, impeding the car’s forward mobility. Attempting to flee the scene, Galo backed his car up, running over Drew a second time. He then put the car in drive and ran Drew over a third time, only stopping as a bystander jumped in front of his car. Upon stopping the vehicle, Galo’s front tire rested on Drew’s abdomen. Five bystanders lifted the car off Drew. But it was too late.
According to a March 20, 2017, ICE report, 19 California cities and counties, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego are considered sanctuaries for illegal aliens. Recently, a bill to make California a sanctuary state passed the California Senate and is quickly winding its way through the Assembly. The bill is expected to pass the Assembly and be presented to Gov. Brown for signature in coming weeks.
“Consider the horrific irony of Gov. Brown signing legislation to make California a sanctuary state as the second anniversary of Kate Steinle’s murder approaches,” added Rosenberg.
View the commercials and learn more at CAPSweb.org.