Life is difficult and dangerous enough without us facilitating even more violence by refusing to secure this nation’s borders. Enough already. Click through and read the whole story, it’s a clusterfark at every level, including the police inability to take custody of the maniac in the hospital because hospitals are “sensitive” locations.
A Tukwila man accused of stabbing his cousin then dismembering the man last month should have been in the custody of federal immigration agents, according to Kent police.
Rosalio Ramos-Ramos, 37, was being sought by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) late last year and was almost turned over, when an apparent lack of communication between police and Harborview Medical Center resulted in his discharge from the Seattle trauma hospital, police said.
“I believe this person needed to be off the streets. He had been deported four times prior, he is a convicted felon and he’s a very violent person,” Kent police Chief Ken Thomas told KOMO on Thursday. […]
“We initially did not reach out to ICE,” Thomas said. “They looked out at the booking log, saw he was in custody and they reached out to us.”
Thomas said that agents told him they couldn’t arrest Ramos-Ramos at the hospital because it was considered a “sensitive location.”
According to ICE a hospital, just like school, are considered a “sensitive location” where enforcement can’t occur unless an “exigent circumstance” exists.
Because ICE couldn’t make an arrest at the hospital, Thomas promised agents his officers would keep tabs on Ramos-Ramos. Kent police called the hospital daily, but he said staff there were reluctant to give them information.
“We called up and let Harborview know that we were on our way to pick him up and we were notified he was released at about midnight the night prior,” Thomas said.
But Harborview, in a statement, said they had no duty to give information to police over the phone.
Political correctness throughout, and now someone is dead. Pathetic.