"San Francisco's immigrant sanctuary policies played a "substantial" role in the slayings of a father and two of his sons by allowing city officials to shield the alleged killer from deportation, despite his violent history, according to a legal claim filed Friday on behalf of the victims' family.
The claim is likely to be followed by a wrongful death lawsuit in which the family of Tony Bologna and his sons could seek millions of dollars from the city.
Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, were shot to death on a street in the Excelsior district June 22. Edwin Ramos, 21, of El Sobrante, who authorities say is a member of a street gang, has been charged with three counts of murder...."http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/23/MNR812GPPE.DTL
Jaxon Van Derbeken, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 August 2008
Updated: Tue, Aug 26th 2008 @ 1:29pm EDT