To hear liberals tell it, the murder of University of Iowa co-ed Mollie Tibbetts by an illegal alien shouldn’t be used as a wholesale condemnation of all migrants who are in the country illegally. They are right, though it would be nice if they extended this logic to mass shootings, reports of which always have them clamoring to take the guns out of the hands of all Americans, including peaceful, law-abiding citizens.
Nevertheless, it is true that generalizing about the character or intentions of all illegal aliens based on the actions of one is wrong (even if all illegals are guilty of the crime of entering the nation without authorization).
A reasonable question that might arise, therefore, is how many deadly or vicious acts committed by illegal aliens are needed before we can make a fair generalization about this group as a whole? Two? Five?
I ask because amid all the attention given — deservedly — to the untimely death of Mollie Tibbetts, at least three other violent crimes committed by illegals have escaped the attention of the media. Two were reported in this space.
On Monday, 35-year-old Fraider Diaz-Carbajal was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of an ex-girlfriend whose corpse police found riddled with “multiple stab wounds.” Diaz-Carbajal has a criminal history that led to his deportation to Mexico several years back, federal officials said Tuesday.
On the same day Diaz-Carbajal was arraigned, a 37-year-old Mexican national named Miguel C. Luna received the maximum sentence of 80 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women who, like Mollie Tibbetts, were out running. Luna also admitted to raping a third woman who has since died.
Finally, on Tuesday a man in the country illegally from El Salvador was arrested at Dulles International Airport on an outstanding arrest warrant for felony fondling of a child. According to D.C.-area radio station WTOP:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said its officers arrested Jose Orlando Mendoza Quintanilla, 39, as he waited for a departing international flight for charges stemming from a 2007 incident in Manassas.
While the original charge came from the Manassas Police Department, Mendoza Quintanilla also was wanted by federal authorities after he was ordered to be removed from the country in 2007 following his illegal entry into the United States, CBP said.