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Sanctuary King County, WA: Convicted rapist and illegal alien freed after 9 months returns to attack his disabled victim second time

I’ve told you about the very liberal King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg before. He is a big proponent of “criminal justice reform” and believes that “not all of society’s most complicated issues can be solved in a courtroom or with a prison cell.”

Watch Satterberg speak about criminal justice reform here.

Here’s a story about a homeless illegal alien who raped a disabled woman and was released nine months later on a “conditional release.”

The illegal alien was suppose to board a flight to California upon his release and return to Mexico yet he returned to attack his victim for a second time. (Watch the video here describing how he was to return to Mexico.)

Only one media told the truth that the rapist is an illegal alien; the rest kept their stories sanitized.

The illegal alien is now on the loose in sanctuary Washington State and a manhunt is underway for him.

From Q13 Fox: King County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for your help to find Francisco Carranza-Ramirez. The 35-year-old is believed to be homeless in the White Center area.

Detectives say the convicted rapist got out of jail last Thursday and returned to the home of his victim on Sunday and attacked her again. “He actually assaulted her, hit her with something her on her head, knocking her off her wheelchair and then he strangled her, threatening to kill her,” said Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged him with Assault 2nd Degree, Felony Harassment, Intimidating a Witness and Felony Violation of a Sex Assault Protection Order. They also added aggravators to each charge to make his sentence more severe.

In October 2018, Carranza-Ramirez was charged with Rape 3rd degree of a wheelchair dependent woman. In February, he pleaded guilty at an arraignment. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office recommended that part of his sentence include community custody so that he would be supervised upon release.

The standard sentencing range for his crime is 6 to 13 months. He served almost 9 months. Judge Nicole Gaines-Phelps sentenced Carranza-Ramirez to credit for time served with no community custody, to register as a sex offender and to provide proof that he had left the country and was in Mexico.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office objected to the defendant being allowed to leave for Mexico and asked the court to impose community custody so that he would be supervised when released.

On June 13, Carranza-Ramirez was released from jail. On June 15, he violated the protection order by coming within 1,000 feet of her.

On June 16, King County sheriff’s detectives say he went to her home, hit her in the head with an object knocking her out of her wheelchair and then choked her while threatening to kill her.

Prosecutors have issued a no-bail warrant for his arrest for violating the protection order. They have also requested a $500,000 bail on the new charges.

Carranza-Ramirez is 5’8″, 140 pounds. His hair is still long but he sometimes wears it in a man-bun. The 35-year-old is believed to be homeless in the White Center area.

If you can tell deputies where to find him, call 911 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound through the P3 Tips app on your cell phone or at 1-800-222-TIPS. Cash reward offered of up to $1,000.

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Washington State to release man early who committed horrific hate crime (after racking up 17 felonies)

Progressives claim to be proponents and champions of defending minorities against hate crimes. Yet when it comes to actually punishing those responsible for their acts, the justice systems in place tell a different story.

Back in March of this year, a white man beat an Indian-American man very badly while calling him “blackie.”

The victim, Sandeep Ray, was beaten by William Kraft, a man who had racked up 17 felonies in 13 years. KIRO 7 News had this story about Ray’s beating:

Kraft kicked Ray in the head as he laid on the ground. Then took off his shirt and used it to strangle Ray. Then while on all fours, he started choking Ray with his hands. A bystander finally stopped the attack.

Kraft’s mother and sister plead for leniency Friday. “He has had mental illness and he’s tried to self-medicate with drugs. And also the abuse was mentioned when he was younger,” said Lisa Kraft, his mom.

“This awful thing that William did is not a reflection of who my brother is,” said Catherine Kraft, his sister.

And Kraft apologized for his crimes. “I wake up every day and it just doesn’t seem real. So I’d like to very sincerely apologize to Mr. Ray,” he said.

The judge acknowledged it all — but also noted Kraft’s criminal history and the severity of this crime.

Charging documents said, “The defendant has a criminal history which includes two counts of Assault 2 in 2004, Assault 3 in 2015, Malicious Mischief 3 in 2014, Obstructing in 2014, DUI in 2011. He has eight warrants since 2004.”

“This is your second strike,” said Judge John McHale. “It was an act of terror. So I’m going to follow the state’s recommendation,” he said, sentencing him to nearly five years in prison.”

Turns out this “act of terror” wasn’t bad enough to warrant the perp a full jail sentence. According to MyNorthwest.com, the perp will walk free a year earlier than expected.

The perp had given Mr. Ray a concussion and was unable to return to work for a week. Mr. Ray “remained in such excruciating pain for weeks afterward that he even thought at times, “[Kraft] should have killed me that night, then it would be over for me.”

The Washington State Department of Corrections is releasing the perp Kraft early because of “good behavior.”

You can see video of the attack here.

There are several lessons here: 1) conceal carry, 2) don’t rely on police to protect/save you, and 3) don’t count on liberal prosecutors to seek appropriate charges/convictions.

And don’t elect liberals who claim to have “a national reputation as a leader in effective criminal justice reform.”

Also, don’t elect liberals who refuse to acknowledge/take any action on the large number of repeat offenders within their jurisdiction.

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Homeless Seattle man, accused of a stabbing, on the loose after failing to show up for court-appointed treatment program

The city of Seattle/King County has a homeless crisis that bureaucrats perpetuate by coddling criminal activities committed by the homeless. Law-abiding citizens are terrorized by these actions: Feces and urine line Seattle streets along with drug needles all over the place. Mentally unstable people are allowed to roam the streets and scare citizens.

The mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, the Seattle City Council and King County bureaucrats are to blame. They take MILLIONS of taxpayer dollars to “solve” the homeless crisis yet do NOTHING to actually solve the problem.

In an effort to help a violent homeless criminal, bureaucrats believed that he would turn his life around if just given the chance. Never mind the fact that he was deemed likely to commit a violent offense.

From MyNorthwest.com: A violent, homeless man with a long criminal record is on the loose, this time, after allegedly stealing a safe from an apartment complex in South Lake Union, nearly $2,500 worth of goods from a local clothing shop, and a woman’s bike and bank card. He’s already being investigated for stabbing a man.

In King County Adult Drug Diversion Court, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg initially asked for $20,000 bail in July for the suspect, Jordan Anthony Acosta. His reasoning was that Acosta “…is likely to commit a violent offense, and is likely to fail-to-appear to future court appearances.”

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says the parties, including the judge, agreed to release Acosta so that he could participate in outpatient treatment that would be monitored by the court, however. Acosta didn’t appear at a recent court hearing and the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

Acosta, 27, has a long criminal history that includes felony theft and assault in the 2nd degree. In all, he has had six warrants for his arrest since 2014. The most recent incidents happened within days of each other.

On July 22, 2018, surveillance allegedly shows Acosta allegedly breaking into a Seattle apartment complex where he pried his way through at least four locked locations, stealing a laptop, key fobs that allow entry into the apartment complex, and a safe holding rent checks (mine included). When officers were dispatched to the location, they immediately recognized Acosta on the surveillance video, according to a police document.

Just three days later, on July 25, Acosta and a second unidentified man, allegedly broke into a Seattle clothing store, stole several backpacks and clothes retailing nearly $2,500. Again, when officers viewed surveillance footage, they immediately identified one of the suspects as Acosta, according to the police document.

Then, on August 2, Acosta fled from cops after they caught him riding without a helmet. The bike — and the bank card, ORCA card, and movie pass he had in his possession — did not belong to him, according to court documents. Indeed, the cards are from a suspected car prowl and the bike stolen from an apartment garage.

Acosta lists a homeless shelter as his residence. There’s been a rash of crime committed by homeless people, sometimes to fuel their drug addiction.

Acosta is also being investigated for stabbing a man in May 2018. In that incident, Acosta allegedly stole a man’s music equipment from an apartment building. When the man attempted to retrieve the stolen goods with a friend, Acosta allegedly stabbed the friend before being arrested. The court document says “The State has concerns about community safety given that this defendant has demonstrated a willingness to stab victims attempting to retain their property.”

Apparently the prosecutor decided it was a good idea to recommend Acosta for the outpatient program because he hadn’t been convicted of a violent crime.

Read the whole story here.

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PS: Don’t expect this to be an isolated incident: Satterberg is running for re-election unopposed as his challenger dropped out of the race last week due to medical reasons.

Good luck Seattle! You’re going to need it…

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Criminal whose life sentence was commuted by WA state governor now facing murder charge

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Former governor Gregoire and convict Stonney (WA DOC photo)


As reported by Sara Jean Green from the Seattle Times: In her final days in office in 2013, former Gov. Christine Gregoire (demorat) commuted the life sentence of a man now charged in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man at a Kent motel earlier this month.
Stonney Rivers, 50, was charged last week with first-degree murder and is being held without bail, court and jail records show.
Rivers, who was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of his third strike in 1995, had his sentence conditionally commuted and was released from prison in January 2015, court records say. He served two years on community supervision, which ended in January.
Rivers is accused of fatally shooting David Cabrera in the face during a drug robbery at a Kent motel on Nov. 2, charging papers say. He is also charged with second-degree assault for pointing a gun at Cabrera’s girlfriend and threatening to kill her, say the charges. If convicted, Rivers would again be subject to a life sentence, the charges say.
“Rivers continues to commit crimes, even when he is on community custody and even after being given a once-in-a-lifetime second chance through a governor’s commutation,” Senior Deputy Prosecutor John Castleton wrote in charging papers.
A second man, Theneious Swafford, 47, has also been charged with first-degree murder and is accused of driving Rivers to and from the motel in a silver Lexus that he was in the process of buying but then returned to an Auburn car dealership, charges say. The car would end up providing Kent police detectives with crucial clues that first led them to Swafford — who had used a fake name and driver’s license to purchase the vehicle — and through his social-media profiles, to Rivers, say the charges.
Swafford is now also facing his third-strike offense and if convicted would face a life sentence.
According to the charges:
Just before 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, Swafford pulled into the parking lot of the Golden Kent Motel and spent the next 12 minutes in a room occupied by Cabrera and his girlfriend. Cabrera went to bed and his girlfriend was tidying the room when a second man entered the unlocked motel room without knocking, the charges say.
The couple told the man to leave, but he pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Cabrera in the face, say charging papers. Cabrera’s girlfriend ran from the room and hid outside, then went to the office and asked the manager to call 911. She then followed Rivers to the parking lot of an adjacent motel.
Police identified the gunman as Rivers, matching surveillance images with his driver’s-license photo and photos posted on social media, the charges say.
On Nov. 11, Rivers turned himself in at the King County Jail on an unrelated felony warrant associated with identity-theft charges, say the charges filed in the homicide case.
Police say Rivers admitted going to the Kent motel to buy crystal meth but claimed he didn’t hurt or kill anyone, say the charges.
Gregoire, in a statement released Wednesday by her former chief of staff, said King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, members of the state Clemency and Pardons Board and the judge who sentenced Rivers to life in prison all recommended that his sentence be commuted. Rivers had been sentenced to life after being convicted of second-degree robbery, the statement says.
“Their recommendations carried great weight with me,” she wrote. By the time of his 2015 release, Rivers had served 20 years in prison, Gregoire noted.
“Robbery 2 typically results in a sentence of two to three years. Based on these recommendations and the facts available at the time, to include his performance while in prison, I conditionally commuted Mr. Rivers sentence to his time served subject to compliance with twenty-one different conditions,” Gregoire said in the statement.
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