Jamiel Shaw Sr. and his late son,
Jamiel Shaw II, who was murdered
by an illegal alien in Los Angeles.
(Photo: Shaw family.)
In response to California Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) calling the government's threat to withhold funds from cites that don't cooperate with immigration offices as stemming from "white supremacy," Jamiel Shaw Sr., a black man whose son was murdered by a DREAMer, said de Leon and his supporters "always want to demean victims by calling us racist.... It's not fair."
Shaw, whose 17-year-old son was killed the same day the 19-year-old gang member DREAMer was released from jail, further remarked that Senator de Leon has not said "anything bad" about the illegal who killed his son and who had also battered a police officer. De Leon "wants to protect" the criminals, said Shaw, but, "What about us? Where's my son's sanctuary?"
On Friday, the Trump administration informed California officials that it would potentially withhold $20 million in criminal justice grants to the state unless it ensures it is cooperating with federal immigration agencies and officers on illegal immigration.
On the April 23 edition of Fox & Friends Weekend, co-host Abby Huntsman quoted de Leon as saying, "It has become abundantly clear that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy, not American values. Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional norms and will be challenged at every level."
Huntsman then said to Jamiel Shaw Sr.: "When you hear these comments, from that that Democrat in California about what Jeff Sessions and Secretary DHS are trying to do with the border and sanctuary cities, what is your response?”
Shaw replied, "It’s disrespectful because it’s like they always want to demean the victims by calling us racists or like I’m a skinhead or a white supremacist, instead of just saying we’re pissed off parents. We miss our kids. We loved our kids. And they want to act like our kids were never born, just never existed. It’s not fair.”
As for the funding issue being about "white supremacy," Shaw said, “Of course not, and he [de Leon] knows it’s not. They just use that like a new stop sign. Instead of having a red stop sign, they say you’re a racist, say you’re a white supremacist or something like that. People automatically don’t want to called that so they sort of cower."
"But what about me? I’m a black man," said Shaw. "My son was murdered by an illegal alien from Mexico."
California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles).
When asked by Huntsman what people like de Leon are missing in this debate, Shaw said, “They’re missing the fact that just because you were brought up here through no fault of your own. My son was murdered by a DREAMer, someone who was brought over when he was three years old. But he didn’t stay three years old. He was 19, he was on his third gun charge."
"I haven’t heard Kevin de Leon say anything bad about an illegal alien on his third gun charge, in jail for battering a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon, and then they release him? Instead of calling ICE?" said Shaw. "And then the same day he gets out he murders my son."
"Why doesn’t he [de Leon] think that’s bad?" said Shaw. "Why doesn’t he care about Americans? You know, we love our kids too.”
Asked what he would like to say to de Leon, Shaw answered, “What would you do, Kevin DeLeon, if someone murdered your son, your wife, your grandkids? I guarantee you he wouldn’t be acting the same way because he would know what it feels like. Right now, he’s hiding behind he doesn’t know what it’s like. And that’s good, he shouldn’t know what it’s like. I don’t want to know what it’s like."
Illegal alien, DREAMer, and gang member Pedro Espinoza, convicted of murdering 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw II.
Shaw continued, "But I know what it’s like and I guarantee you he wouldn’t be acting the same way. He’d be more sympathetic to the victims, and not just to illegal alien criminals, criminals who are in the county jails, who are in the state prisons. And he wants to protect them."
"What about us?" said Shaw. "Where’s my son’s sanctuary?"
Jamiel Shaw II (Dec. 22, 1990 -- March 2, 2008) was a promising young football player at Los Angeles High School. He was being prospected by Rutgers University and Stanford University.
On his way home on March 2 after participating in a weekend football training program, Shaw was confronted by two Hispanic men who asked him in which gang was he a member. (Shaw was only several blocks from his home.)
When Shaw did not respond quickly, Pedro Espinoza, an illegal alien gang member and a DREAMer, shot Shaw in the stomach and the face. Shaw died shortly thereafter at a hospital. (Jamiel Shaw Sr. had heard the shots and discovered his dying son on the street.)
Espinoza, who had several previous arrests, including gun charges and an assault on a police officer, was convicted of first degree murder on May 9, 2012. He was sentenced to the death penalty.
Jamiel Shaw II (Dec. 22, 1990 -- March 2, 2008). (Photo: Shaw family.)