San Francisco has been roiled for the last couple days by a particularly troubling mass murder of five who were hard to identify because of the physical savagery of the killings.
On Monday we learned the identities of the victims, all Chinese names, and the accused killer, Binh Thai Luc of Vietnam (pictured below), was arrested. The police have been very tight-lipped, saying over the past few days that the public needn’t worry about a random mass murderer on the loose. That plus the quick arrest indicates some sort of ongoing crime story about which we will surely hear more in the future.
Of further interest was that the accused had a criminal record, but was not deported, due to his home country’s refusal to take him back. So we can’t blame the diverse-criminal-friendly sanctuary city of San Francisco — this time.[VDARE.com note: This answers James Fulford's query as to whether this was "Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome."]
We can blame Washington, particularly Congress and the State Department, for not producing a fix for this problem, which is not new. One worthy effort to solve the impasse was Congressman Ted Poe’s legislation in 2011 to require the State Department to deny diplomatic visas to countries that refuse to accept their deported criminal citizens. Congress should dust off that bill (HR 3256) and get it back on track.
S.F. slayings suspect avoided deportation in 2006, San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 2012