Ah, Baltimore. The “Welcoming City” for illegal aliens. Because nothings says “welcoming” quite like forbidding police officers from inquiring about the citizenship status of those they interact with.
That’s right, folks. And the city is so adamant about its “welcoming” claim, that it has decided to take it to a whole new level.
Per the Baltimore Sun:
The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office has instructed prosecutors to think twice before charging illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes in response to stepped up immigration enforcement by the Trump administration.
Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow, in a memo sent to all staff Thursday … wrote that the Justice Department’s deportation efforts “have increased the potential collateral consequences to certain immigrants of minor, non-violent criminal conduct.”
“In considering the appropriate disposition of a minor, non-violent criminal case, please be certain to consider those potential consequences to the victim, witnesses, and the defendant,” Schatzow wrote.
So if someone is caught after committing a non-violent crime in Baltimore, then not only is the police officer unable to inquire whether that person is in the country legally, but that person may not to be even charged for his crime if he communicates that he is an illegal alien.
Ok, so basically, illegal aliens are free to live and commit non-violent crimes in the city, won’t be questioned by officials regarding their citizenship status, and may not even be charged for the crimes if they are to volunteer their citizenship status? Wow!
According to Legal Match:
Some of the more common non-violent offenses may include:
- Most property crimes, such as theft, embezzlement, receipt of stolen goods, and arson of personal property
- Fraud, tax crimes, other forms of white collar crime
- Drug and alcohol-related crimes
- Racketeering and gambling
Ok. Again, wow!
And if that isn’t shocking enough, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office just so happens to be headed by none other than Marilyn Mosby, who is championed by African American progressives after prosecuting the Freddie Gray case. She had no problem charging the Baltimore police officers then, yet now – well – she’s not even going to be charging some illegal aliens.
As reported by City Paper:
“Gray died of a spinal injury sustained in the back of a police transport van in April 2015, setting off protests and riots. Mosby criminally charged the six officers involved in Gray’s arrest, after conducting a hasty independent investigation. She did not wait for a grand jury to indict, and she did not trust the department’s own detectives to do an honest job. She complained that the BPD failed to serve a search warrant on the arresting officers’ phones, for example.
…Many cheered Mosby’s decision to charge the police officers. But the cases fell apart; prosecutors simply did not have evidence the police officers did anything illegal, or even wrong, save for their habitual failure to seat-belt prisoners like Gray inside the transport van.
But because Mosby stepped outside of the normal processes, she has apparently opened herself up to this lawsuit.”
Interestingly enough, there is a whole lot of irony here, folks. And yet many do not even see it. Mosby’s African American supporters, many of whom were chanting against “racist police” in 2015, may now find that black people will still be charged and prosecuted for these very crimes, yet illegal aliens…well…you connect the dots. I’m sure that’ll go over really well. Aren’t you?