San Francisco has a well-deserved (and appropriate) reputation as a nesting place for left-wing buffoons, anti-American politicos (Can you say Nancy Pelosi?), and just plain goofy, out-of-touch policies.
For example, take the issue of ILLEGAL immigration. Illegal capitalized because that vital word is almost always omitted by moon bats on the left who favor open borders, suspension of the rule of law, and anything and everything in the way of benefits and perks for anyone who can prove that she or he is here illegally and prove it by speaking absolutely no English, but perfect grade-school Spanish.
The latest anti-American immigration fiasco in not-so-good old San Francisco involves the conflict between the Sanctuary City status prescribed by City law and the federal law called Secure Communities.
As described at the reference, in part, San Francisco Sheriff Mike Hennessey has decided that City Law trumps federal law at least in this bastion of leftist maniacs:
SAN FRANCISCO -- If the San Francisco sheriff's plan becomes reality, illegal immigrants arrested for petty crimes won't be held in jail longer than necessary, even if federal immigration agents may want them detained for possible deportation.
Instead, starting Wednesday, deputies will treat those eligible for release just like U.S. citizens: They will be cited to appear in court.
City officials, however, aren't so sure about Sheriff Mike Hennessey's plan.
The new policy is his attempt to comply with a city law that prevents police from aiding federal authorities in non-felony crimes and a U.S. law that requires authorities to share fingerprints with immigration agents.
"I'm in a position where I'm trying to enforce a local law as well as not violate the federal law and this is the `in-between,"' he said. "It's a difficult area to tread on because emotions run very high here in California and throughout the country on immigration issues."
Actually, this is NOT a difficult area to tread on, Sheriff. Not at all, at least if you have the ability to think with reason.
Think back, Sheriff, to 2008 when on June 22 in San Francisco, California, a 21-year old MS gang member, Edwin Ramos, shot and killed a father, Anthony Bologna, 48, and his two sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, after their car briefly blocked Ramos from completing a left turn down a narrow street as they were returning home from a family barbecue.
Ramos was an illegal alien whom San Francisco authorities had released because of idiotic compassion and concern for illegals and zero concern for American citizens.
Do the deaths of Bologna and his sons mean nothing to Sheriff Hennessey and his liberal colleagues in this god-forsaken din of inequity?
And where are Barack Obama and Eric Holder when it comes to local authorities whom defy federal law?
Or is it Obama government policy to ignore such defiance when illegal aliens benefit at the expense of citizens?