On Wednesday, Merced County Sheriff’s deputies were forced into a dangerous situation, quite without their knowledge. Responding to a domestic violence report from over the weekend, the deputies arrived at the suspect’s residence in Dos Palos, California intending to arrest Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera for the crime of violating a restraining order.
Unfortunately, the suspect had no intention of giving himself up easily.
He opened fire on the deputies, shooting one officer in the chest and the leg. It was only through the good grace that wounded sergeant was wearing his bulletproof vest that he was able to escape the scene without life-threatening injuries.
Nonetheless, Lopez-Herrera’s actions ultimately led to a 20-hour manhunt that only ended the next morning when officers stopped him on Interstate 5 in Fresno County using a spike strip pulled across the highway. The suspect was taken into custody without further bloodshed, and the long arm of the law once more proved victorious.
Had this been a normal situation with a normal suspect, the story might have ended there. But because Lopez-Herrera is an illegal alien living in a Sanctuary State like California, there is much more to this story. Much more to be said. And at a press conference on Thursday, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said it.
“This person is not a legal citizen within the United States. We had him in our custody in January of this year. And because of the folks in Sacramento limiting our ability to cooperate with ICE, we could not turn him over,” Warnke said. “Bottom line is our immigration policies need to be revamped because we’re gonna continue to have more of this situation happen. We knew ahead of time this guy’s potential for violence was there.”
It is astounding that Democrats can climb up on their high horse and talk about how we need to get guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals using all kinds of freedom-crushing laws…but they have absolutely nothing to say about the dangers posed to society by individuals who SHOULD NOT EVEN BE IN THIS COUNTRY. No, sorry, did we say they had “nothing to say”? Far from it! No, they go out of their way to PROTECT these degenerates from the deportations they have coming to them.
It is sick, it is disgusting, and sanctuary laws have no place in the United States. Thanks, but no thanks, Democrats. Trust us, we have more than enough criminals here legally.