“The system not only failed our family but it failed our city”: Grieving granddaughter spoke out against harboring criminals in sanctuary cities
The speech of US President Donald Trump at the National Border Patrol Council was complemented by the emotional speech of the granddaughter of the recently deceased 92-year-old woman in Queens, at the hands of an illegal alien. Through tears, Daria Ortiz said the law enforcement system “not only failed our family but it failed our city” by protecting the murderer and rapist from ICE.
Returning to the events of that day, Reeaz Khan was detained on suspicion of assaulting 92-year-old Maria Fuertes. His victim was discovered at about 2 a.m., with numerous traces of the attack and broken bones. Already in the hospital, her death was pronounced and traces of rape were revealed. In his defense, the 21-year-old illegal man told the thin story about a ridiculous chain of accidents that led to the tragedy.
“He'd been trying to help the old woman - but then he lost his balance, his belt broke, his pants fell down and his genitals accidentally came in contact with hers,” Khan said to investigators.
According to official information, the offender was detained long before the tragedy in connection with charges of an attack in November, but was released without notice to ICE.
“The tragedy in all of this is the fact that this could have been avoided, had there been no sanctuary law,” Daria Ortiz said. “The tragedy is my grandmother is not ever going to be here again.”
The New York authorities have for many years been incompetent in running the city, including street pollution, police brutality, a nightmarish condition and the dangers of the subway. Having created New York a reputation as a tourist center, city managers methodically lowered the city into a pit with rats and illegal criminals, and the laws on the sanctuary city for immigrants who entered the United States illegally became the cherry on this cake.
Now that crime is growing exponentially, local law enforcement agencies are still not protecting their citizens, but harboring those who commit crimes against Americans.
“Not one more American life should be stolen by sanctuary cities, they’re all over the place and a lot of people don’t want them,” Trump said on Friday.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump “called on Congress to pass legislation that would allow victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities and states,” reports Fox News. Along with the president, Attorney General William Barr also introduced restrictions on regions that refuse to hand over criminals to the ICE.