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SF Sanctuary Policy Gutted:  Rachel Gordon of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city's sanctuary policy, which had shielded illegal alien habitual offenders from deportation, has been weakened by the Department of Homeland Security's automated reporting system.  Starting next month, the fingerprints of everyone booked into San Francisco County Jail will be automatically forwarded to the State Department of Justice and federal immigration authorities for review.   "Essentially, this guts San Francisco's sanctuary ordinance in terms of criminal justice," said Sheriff Michael Hennessey.  The story notes that San Francisco has struggled to balance its desire to be a beacon for illegal immigrants with the reality that many of the illegals protected by the sanctuary policy commit other crimes as well.     

Co-eds Subdue Attacker:  Five female students disarmed and subdued a 45-year-old man attacking a co-ed at Husson University in Bangor, Maine yesterday.  A story in the Bangor Daily News by Nok-Noi Ricker reports that Horst Wolk violated a protection order when he attacked his yet unnamed 34-year-old victim in the University parking lot as she arrived to attend a nursing class.  According to the story, Wolk rammed the woman's car after she pulled into a parking space and then attacked her with a knife.  Witnessing the attack, five female students, including one who had just completed a self-defense class, jumped to the victim's defense, forcing Wolk to drop the knife then wrestling him to the ground.  This AP story reports that when police arrived, the co-eds were holding the attacker on the ground while other women stood by, ready to jump in, if necessary. The injured victim, was treated at a local hospital and released.  Wolk, who has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault, is being held on $25,000 bail.  Which seems a bit low for these charges.

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Seriously, attempted murder and aggravated assault, committed while in violation of a protective order, and this guy only gets $25K bail?!?! You have got to be kidding me. The victim had better move and change her identity immediately, or this guy's going to get out and kill her. (And how much would his bail be then, $30K?)

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