Illegal alien Luciano Pablo-Martin trying to get back into Sanctuary California
From KESQ News Channel 3: Border Patrol agents seized over $82,000 of methamphetamine and arrested a man previously convicted of sexual assault on a minor over the weekend.
Saturday evening, agents arrested Guatemalan resident Luciano Pablo-Martin, 48, near downtown Calexico after he tried to make an illegal entry into the United States.
Records checks on Pablo revealed he was previously deported from the U.S. on February 13, 2004. Agents also discovered that Pablo had been arrested by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for lewd acts with a child under 14 twice, on November 14, 2003, and again on June 9, 2014. Pablo was convicted and sentenced to separate prison terms on each conviction.
“Here we have a case of an illegal alien who was convicted of a heinous crime against a minor, not once but two times,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “This subject preyed upon one of the most vulnerable segments of our communities, our youth. Our agents encountering and arresting him will ensure he is not released back to our communities.”
This was not the first incident agents dealt with Saturday, earlier in the day, at around 9:15 am, a 24-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine.
Agents discovered 15 vacuum-sealed packages wrapped in cellophane hidden in a compartment within the vehicle’s roof during an inspection at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Borrego Springs. The packages tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed a total of 18.33 pounds with an estimated street value of $82,485. The subject, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
In August 2015, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to establish a tax on gun and ammunition sales in the city, and to require gun owners to report lost and stolen firearms to police. At the time, council president Tim Burgess said this: “Gun violence is a public-health crisis in our city and our nation. City government can and must pursue innovative gun-safety measures that save lives and save money.”
It’s been two years since that gun tax was adopted. And it’s working about as well as you would expect…
From MyNorthwest.com: In his 4 ½ years as King County sheriff, John Urquhart cannot recall a time or an issue that brought together nearly every high-ranking law enforcement official in the Puget Sound region. Until Wednesday, when the region’s recent rise in gun violence put local and federal law enforcement in one room. Most recently, there were six shootings in two days in the Seattle region. The issue is so severe that Urquhart was blunt while speaking with KIRO Radio’s Ron and Don.
“Young people with guns, that’s exactly what it is … my message to parents is if you think your kids are out there with guns – and I think most parents know – you better put a stop to it, even if you have to call us,” Urquhart said. “Because if you don’t, they are going to get killed. Either we are going to kill them – which is what happened in Seattle two weeks ago – or other people out there, other kids with guns are going to kill them. That’s how serious this is. We don’t want to kill them, we don’t want your kid to get killed. Do something about it.”
The meeting on Wednesday brought together the Washington State Patrol, Seattle Police Department, ATF, DEA, FBI, the DOC, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Marshal’s Office — each discussing how they have noticed the rise in gun violence. “There has been an uptick in some gang activity,” Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole told KIRO 7. “…We had the death of an innocent 16-year-old girl here, just around the corner. We had an elderly couple in the middle of the night that were subject to gunfire. It has to stop. The community is not going to tolerate it, and the police department is not going to tolerate it.”
Urquhart wouldn’t say exactly what tactics are going to be used moving forward, but he did provide some insight. “They are real simple: Boots on the ground,” he said. “We’re are going to go out there and if you have got guns, if you are shooting people, if you are doing drive-bys, we are going to find you and we are going to arrest you, and we are going to work together to find out who is doing this.” King County gun violence
In just the first four months of 2017, the King County Sheriff’s Office has already logged a considerable number of firearm-related incidents in unincorporated parts of the county. The sheriff did not have the numbers from previous years on hand, but did say that they are “way up.”
40 shootings (people struck by gunfire, but survived)
100 drive-by shootings
A total of 120 shots fired were reported to 911 in cities that the sheriff covers (Des Moines, Kent, etc.)
The numbers do not reflect Seattle’s statistics. Seattle shots fired in a 12-month period starting in April:
2013: 73 reports
2014: 76 reports
2015: 113 reports
2016: 103 reports
2017: 119 reports
“The only common denominator is all the guns,” Urquhart said. “Individuals, groups of people, some gangs involved, but not 100 percent. It would be a mistake to say that this is a gang problem, because that is not exactly what this is in every situation.”
“This could be as simple as somebody disrespecting somebody else’s mother or somebody else’s girlfriend … There’s no one situation that applies to all this violence except that everybody has guns and they are shooting people,” he said. “They are shooting innocent people and they are shooting up houses.”