Normally a triple murder with a gun would get a lot of attention from media, if for no other reason than to push the “guns are evil” narrative. But there was a problem with the defendant in this triple murder case in Missouri.
He was an illegal alien who had been released by a ‘sanctuary county’ in New Jersey.
No national media has covered the case apart from Fox and conservative sites.
From Washington Times:
Luis Rodrigo Perez stands accused of being the gunman in a shooting spree last week that claimed the lives of two men and one woman, at two different homes.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it tried to deport Perez after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Middlesex County, New Jersey, last year. But the county, which has a non-cooperation policy with ICE, refused to alert the feds when it released Perez in February of this year, ICE said.
“Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail, Luis Rodrigo Perez would have been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country — and three innocent people might be alive today,” said Corey Price, acting ICE executive associate director.
ICE blamed Middlesex County saying they should have cooperated on Perez’s since he had a history of violence. John Tsoukaris, ICE’s deportation operations field director in Newark, New Jersey, blasted the county’s policy as “reckless” They said Middlesex should learn from this incident and reconsider protecting criminal illegal aliens.
Middlesex, on the other hand, blamed ICE saying that they don’t cooperate unless it’s a first or second degree crime. They also claimed that ICE could have picked him up while he was in jail there for 51 days.
But, of course, the problem was Middlesex released him without notifying ICE.
Police in Missouri say Perez attacked a home which he had been kicked out of. The victims could be heard “begging for their lives,” The Associated Press reported, citing charging documents.
Perez later returned and fired on yet another person, authorities said.
Perez still had outstanding warrants from New Jersey, The Associated Press reported.
So the domestic abuse case wasn’t the only incident and the folks in Middlesex would have known that.
But they still did nothing to notify ICE.
And three people are dead as a result.