Sanctuary City Leaders Silent After Homeless Illegal Alien Rapes Woman in Pricey Portland Neighborhood
The Kerns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, is one of the nicest and most expensive places to live in the city. It is home to a vibrant collection of shops, bars, restaurants, and condos, and houses there routinely sell for over three-quarters of a million dollars in the area's white hot real estate market. Residents can easily walk to coffee shops, a movie theater, the Lloyd Center mall, and MAX, the light rail line that can transport you to many other parts of the city.
Thanks to a confluence of liberal, feel-good, politically correct, good-idea-on-paper-but-not-in-real-life public policies, an elderly Portland resident of this neighborhood is recovering from a brutal rape at the hands of a homeless illegal alien drug addict. The road to this woman's hell was paved with Oregon's aggressive sanctuary laws that make it illegal for any public employee to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and city policies that attract homeless people from across the nation to live in tent cities all around Portland. Combine that with a deeply understaffed and undersupported police force, and the liberal utopia of Portlandia is revealed as something quite a bit less than paradise.
Sergio Jose Martinez, a 31-year-old transient and meth addict and alcoholic, allegedly entered a 65-year-old woman's apartment on Northeast Irving Street via an open window. What happened next is the stuff of nightmares. According to KGW News,
Police said Martinez broke into the 65-year-old woman's home in the 1700 block of Northeast Irving Street Monday morning and physically and sexually assaulted a woman before stealing her 2011 silver Toyota Prius.
Court documents said Martinez entered the woman's bedroom through a window that she left open due to the heat. He spoke "calmly and quietly," ordering the woman onto the ground, where he tied her hands and feet, and blindfolded her.
Martinez threatened to kill the woman while he sexually assaulted her, according to the probable cause affidavit. Before he left, he punched her in the head several times and slammed her head onto a wood floor.
Martinez left, taking the woman's phone with him.
She went to a neighbor's house to call 911. Police responded to the home just after 6 a.m.
Later that week, Martinez was captured by police in the same neighborhood after physically assaulting another woman and threatening her with a knife.
So far, there has been no comment issued by Oregon's governor or Portland's mayor, both hardcore Democrats and proud Social Justice Warriors.
Oregon made national news in February when Governor Kate Brown (D-Portland) formed the "Trump Resistance Team" and signed an executive order expanding the prohibition on public employees using any public resources to assist federal enforcement of immigration law, effectively making Oregon a sanctuary state where illegal aliens know they will not face consequences. Shortly after, a Portland judge helped an illegal alien escape ICE agents who were waiting outside her courtroom.