[ by Charles Cameron — Jerusalem and San Francisco, religious and not ]
Two recent cases of recidivism:
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) July 30, 2015
and just a short while ago:
Sad. Kate Steinle's mom interviewing on Greta. Kate was killed by illegal immigrant deported 5 times released from custody in sanctuary city
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) July 21, 2015
In making the comparison, it is worth considering that in one case there were multiple wounded victims, in the other one victim killed; that in one case there’s a very close correspondence between the earlier and later crimes, in the other not so much; that in once case the concept of sanctuary cities is involved, in the other not; that in one case there was a clear religious motive, while in the other, not; that one plays into a narrative on the right, the other on the left..
My personal interest will be to see whether the Jerusalem Pride stabber claims he acted, as did Phineas in Numbers 25, without consulting a religious authority — because he knew he was carrying out the will of G*d. Yigal Amir, the assassin of Yitzak Rabin, made that claim according to the late Israeli analyst, Ehud Sprinzak.