The day after Christmas in Newman, California, police officer Ronil “Ron” Singh pulled over a drunk driver who shot and killed the officer, a legal immigrant from Fiji. The shooter was a Mexican national with gang connections calling himself Pablo Virgen Mendoza and illegally present in the United States. After killing the officer, the Mexican fled, aided by other Mexican nationals also illegally present in the United States.
As U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said in an October 1 statement, “Virgen Mendoza’s brother, Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, an illegal alien from Colima, Mexico, residing in Chowchilla; and friend, Erik Quiroz Razo, 28, an illegal alien from Michoacán, Mexico residing in Merced, were found guilty of conspiring to aid and abet Paulo Virgen Mendoza’s flight to avoid prosecution for murder.”
According to the statement, Conrado and Quiroz helped the accused shooter conceal his truck and drove him to various locations, and Quiroz disposed of the suspect’s loaded firearm. Conrado Virgen Mendoza and Erik Quiroz Razo are scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd on January 13, 2020. They face a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and after their sentences face deportation proceedings.
The Fresno jury acquitted other family members, Erasmo Villegas Suarez, 36, and Maria Luisa Moreno, 57, both of the Bakersfield-Lamont area. Villegas and Moreno have been issued notices to appear for deportation proceedings and Villegas faces additional federal charges relating to fraud involving identification documents.
The accused murderer of Ron Singh first identified himself as Gustavo Perez Arriaga and later claimed his real name was Pablo Virgen Mendoza. His case is being handled by Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Ricardo Cordova, a former public defender appointed as a judge in 2003 by Gov. Gray Davis, the liberal Democrat voters recalled and replaced with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson charged that the state’s sanctuary policies prevented the deportation of Mendoza before the December 26 shooting. Contrary to the claims of California’s ruling Democrats, the sanctuary policies protect violent criminals and have made false-documented illegals a privileged, protected class.
The Democrats claim that without sanctuary policies, illegals will not report crime to law enforcement. After the murder of police officer Ron Singh, other false-documented illegals aided his escape. The U.S. Attorney reported no examples of illegal aliens aiding the authorities as they tracked down the suspect in Ron Singh’s murder.
The sentences and deportation notices come days after a new memorial to Ronil Singh opened on Dutch Hollow Farms near Modesto. On September 28, Corporal Singh’s wife and child were the first to walk into a corn maze bearing the image of the slain officer. Not present for the event was California governor Gavin Newsom.
As governor-elect, Newsom failed to show up for the funeral of Ronil Singh, attended by thousands of law enforcement officers and community members. One of Newsom’s first acts as governor was to reprieve 737 convicted murderers on California’s death row. These were the worst of the worst, including Luis Bracamontes, who murdered police officers Danny Oliver and Michael Davis in Sacramento in 2014.
Also missing at Singh’s funeral was attorney General Xavier Becerra, who failed to show for the unveiling of Singh’s memorial last month. For Californians, this was no surprise.
Last month, Becerra sued an automobile dealership for false advertising and credit practices. On the other hand, a killing spree of 19 murders and “medieval-style violence,” by the Salvadoran MS-13 gang in Los Angeles drew no special action from attorney general Becerra. The gang has also imposed a “reign of terror” with at least 14 murders in Mendota, near Fresno, but as in Los Angeles, federal officials conducted the action against the violent gang. Becerra showed up at a press conference but made it clear he was not concerned with the gang’s immigration status.
Like Conrado Virgen Mendoza and Erik Quiroz Razo, Newsom and Becerra are colluders with cop-killers who never should have been in the United State in the first place. Newsom is being touted as a presidential possibility for 2024. Before he fled Washington in the wake of the Imran Awan IT scandal, Xavier Becerra was on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate
As Dylan Matthews of Vox noted in 2016, the Stanford-educated Mexican-American speaks perfect Spanish and boasted 24 years in the House. On the downside, Becerra “successfully pushed Bill Clinton to commute the sentence of Carlos Vignali, a cocaine trafficker serving a 15-year federal sentence, at the behest of Vignali’s father, who donated nearly $14,000 to Becerra.” So the California AG’s collaboration with criminals is nothing new, and he would doubtless be more than welcome on a future Democrat presidential ticket.
Meanwhile, Mexican national Pablo Virgen Mendoza, or whatever his real name is, has been found suitable for trial. As the Modesto Bee reports, judge Ricardo Cordova has scheduled the preliminary hearing for December 10.