Sunday, July 20, 2008

Illegal Alien Murderer Was Shielded By SF Government

Jaxon Van Derbeken's recent series of articles in the SF Chronicle have brought to light the horrifying truth about San Francisco's Juvenile Probation Department shielding illegal alien criminals.

But his latest article is the most disturbing yet... where he reveals that 21-year old Salvodoran illegal alien Edwin Ramos - an MS-13 gangster who was arrested in the high-profile murder of three members of the Bologna family - was one of the youths who was repeatedly shielded from federal authorities, even after committing several crimes - including at least one felony.

The man charged with killing a father and two sons on a San Francisco street last month was one of the youths who benefited from the city's long-standing practice of shielding illegal immigrant juveniles who committed felonies from possible deportation, The Chronicle has learned.

Edwin Ramos, now 21, is being held on three counts of murder in the June 22 deaths of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. They were shot near their home in the Excelsior district when Tony Bologna, driving home from a family picnic, briefly blocked the gunman's car from completing a left turn down a narrow street, police say.

Ramos, a native of El Salvador whom prosecutors say is a member of a violent street gang, was found guilty of two felonies as a juvenile - a gang-related assault on a Muni passenger and the attempted robbery of a pregnant woman - according to authorities familiar with his background.

In neither instance did officials with the city's Juvenile Probation Department alert federal immigration authorities, because it was the city agency's policy not to consider immigration status when deciding how to deal with an offender. Had city officials investigated, they would have found that Ramos lacked legal status to remain in the United States.

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