Two recent high-profile arrestees in Charlottesville are not United States citizens, according to officials at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

On April 1, 2017 Charlottesville Police arrested Erick G. Banegaz, who was charged with carnal knowledge of a child, as described in a police department media release:

The Charlottesville Police Department received a report from the victim’s mother on March 23, 2017 advising she felt that her 14 year old daughter was having an inappropriate relationship with a twenty year old male identified as Erick G. Banegaz. The relationship was reported to have occurred between December 2016 and March 2017.

The case was assigned to one of our detectives and through his investigation probable cause was established to charge Banegaz with Carnal Knowledge of a Child between 13 and 15 years of age (Va Code 18.2-63). Banegaz was arrested on 03/31/2017 and is currently being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Banegaz, Erick Geonavie: W/M; 20 years of age; resident of Charlottesville, Va.

According to staff at the ACRJ, Benegaz is not a US Citizen and was born in Honduras.

David Antonio Munoz-Perez was arrested by Charlottesville Police on April 11, 2017 and charged with attempted abduction of a child. A police department media release depicts the crime and circumstance:

On 04/10/2017 at approximately 4:10pm, officers with the Charlottesville Police Department responded to the 100 block of Alderman Road for the report of an attempted abduction of a minor from a preschool. The initial call from the reporting party advised that a male subject had attempted to grab one of the children from the playground area but ran off towards Ivy Road when yelled at by one of the employees of the preschool.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the reporting party and were given a description of the suspect. Officers searched the surrounding area and were able to locate a male matching the description of the suspect at the 7-11 convenience store in the 2000 block of Ivy Road.

The male was identified as David Antonio Munoz-Perez, 46 years of age and a resident of Albemarle County.

Munoz-Perez was arrested and charged with Attempted Abduction (Va. Code 18.2- 47, F) as well as Public Swearing or Intoxication (Va Code 18.2-388). Munoz-Perez is currently being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Jail personnel stated that Munoz-Perez was born in El Salvador and is a citizen of that country, not of the United States.

In both instances, a Charlottesville Police spokesman claimed no knowledge of the arrestee’s citizenship status.

Given the serious, potentially violent nature of these crimes, Mayor Michael Signer’s recent failed call for Charlottesville to become a “sanctuary” city —and City Council’s unanimous declaration of Charlottesville as a “welcoming city”— should appear increasingly asinine to any rational observer.

Local mainstream media is complicit in these crimes with their “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to reporting on the immigration status of accused criminals.

And local law enforcement’s refusal to even make basic “citizenship” inquiries of arrestees borders on professional and constitutional malfeasance.

These entities share responsibility—along with the perpetrators—for the suffering of the victims and for any future crimes that could have been averted by the reasonable exercise of due diligence and respect for the rule of law.

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  1. Add to this tragic list, the young woman whose vehicle was struck by a drunk, uninsured, illegal alien, who had already had run-ins with law enforcement previously, in front of Fashion Square Mall a few years ago. The last I heard, she was in a long-term care facility, and in a vegetative state, and her family was bankrupt due to the medical cost incurred. Also to be remembered, is the young toddler, whose life was taken, under the exact same circumstances, at the corner of Proffit Road and Stony Point Road a couple of years ago.

    Our Founding Fathers designed a system, that was to guarantee the sovereignty of the citizen, as well as the ability of that citizen to pursue life liberty and happiness. Today’s panty wasted and feckless politicians, exercising such specious legislation, as to establish Sanctuary cities and turn a blind eye towards immigration enforcement, are failing their most fundamental duty to We the People. Instead of being able to pursue life liberty and happiness, we are being injured and killed, and that blood is on the hands of any politician,regardless of political affiliation, that fails to uphold this basic tenant of our Republic.

    Perhaps the most tragic, hypocritical and hateful nature of these policies, is the fact that, for the most part those that are are proposing and enforcing such policies, are rarely affected or impacted by such tragedies. They make these pronouncements from on-high and leave We the People down below,to deal with their political and decision making mistakes.

    It is more than self evident now, that our local law enforcement community, is not made up of Oath Keepers. They have forgotten their duty is to the public, and not the politicians. You should not have to call and ask a police department or a jail whether or not a criminal is an illegal alien. That should be an automatic part of the statement given to the press and public. But I suppose we can’t do that now, because it does not support the narrative.

    As I emphasized in earlier writings, there is money to be made in the illegal alien industry. A select few will profit greatly. The majority will be drained and pulled into the Poorhouse of hell because of it.

  2. It’s a darn shame these poor children must suffer for their parents’ and other adults’ stupidity and criminal neglect. Strong words? Yes, and true.

  3. As long as these crimes don’t affect THEIR children it’s fine. I’m sorry that the only way things will change is if one of THEIR children is a victim of THEIR stupidity. FOOLS.

  4. The libertarian Cato Institute finds that “both illegal immigrants and legal immigrants have incarceration rates far below those of native-born Americans”

    They go on to say that “The relatively low number of incarcerated illegal immigrants places some immigration restrictionists in an uncomfortable position: choosing which myth to believe. The first myth is that illegal immigrants are especially crime-prone. The second myth is that there are actually two to three times as many illegal immigrants as is commonly reported. [ . . .] Immigration restrictionists cannot have it both ways. They cannot assume that illegal immigrants are super-criminals and that their population in the United States is several times higher than it really is. No matter how you dice the numbers, their incarceration rate falls as their estimated population increases. For consistency’s sake, it’s time for immigration restrictionists to choose which myth they want to believe.”

    We are actually safer around both legal and illegal immigrants than we are around native-born Americans.

  5. What a blithering idiot you are, Kent. Forget the fact that the Libertarians don’t like borders. But how would the molested child and the potential kidnap victim be safer with these two in the United States? Dolt!

  6. Your question would be a smart one if more than a microscopic percentage of Mexican immigrants were molesters or kidnappers. But if you’re interested in basing policy on facts, the facts are that fewer illegal immigrants than Americans commit crimes, and that immigrants also make enormous longterm contributions to this country.

    If preventing molestation and kidnapping at all costs is your first concern, you’d better come up with legal excuses for deporting Americans. ;-)


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