A rough translation of
The police report of the incident is so graphic that it cannot be printed in full, but the facts are these:
The two are alleged to have dragged the 14-year-old girl into a boy's restroom where they raped and sodomized her after she repeatedly screamed "no."
Compounding the physical and possible long-term psychological damage to the girl is the response of school authorities and state legislators.
A letter sent to parents from
Among the many questions that should be asked is why Sanchez and Montano -- both old enough to be seniors -- were placed in a freshman class in the first place? They were given a translator to help them understand what the teacher said in English, but the word that describes that ludicrous decision is easily understood in both English and Spanish -- "estupido."
Equally "stupid" is a bill in the legislature that would declare
One of the things the left claims to always be concerned about are the rights of minorities and the disenfranchised. One hears that argument invoked often in debates over transgender individuals and which bathroom they can use. If that works for liberals in this case, what about the right of a teenage girl to be protected against a violation of her person by illegal immigrants?
A corollary argument is that most illegal immigrants are not violent criminals. We hear the same argument when it comes to Muslims, that not all members of the religion should be judged by the acts of a violent few. Ask the victims or relatives of people who have died or been injured by radical Islamists how they feel about that argument. In the case of the young
The high school from which I graduated is located not far from
If a law like the one under consideration by the
If convicted of the rape charges, they should be punished and then deported. School officials and legislators who have helped create the environment that has allowed such a horrible incident to occur must be held accountable by the citizens of
Cal Thomas, America's most-syndicated columnist, is the author of 10 books.