Baby Killers

“I know for a fact that this young lady was running for her life, and I know for a fact that there was no reason to kill her, but they did. I know for a fact that this 10-month-old baby was riding on the comfort of his mother. There was no reason to shoot that baby. And they did it.”

That was Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, addressing reporters about the murders of 72-year-old Rosa Parraz, 52-year-old Eladio Parraz Jr., 50-year-old Jennifer Analla, 19-year-old Marcos Parraz, 16-year-old Elyssa Parraz and her child Nycholas Parraz, only 10 months old. They were all killed on Monday, January 16, in the Central Valley town of Goshen, near Fresno. Forensic examination rendered more information on the mother and child. 

“It was clear that the shooters stood over the top of the 16-year-old mother and fired rounds into her head,” Boudreaux said. “The 10-month-old infant also suffered from the same attack.” This criminal savagery responsible for six deaths failed to draw a response from the Biden White House, which in April 2022 denounced a separate act of “gun violence” that claimed six other lives in Sacramento, California. 

“We know these lives were not the only lives impacted by gun violence last night. And we equally mourn for those victims and families who do not make national headlines,” Biden said in April. According to the Delaware Democrat, “my administration has taken historic executive action to implement my comprehensive gun crime reduction strategy.” The Sacramento shootings also drew a response from California Gov. Gavin Newson. 

“Sadly, we once again mourn the lives lost and for those injured in yet another horrendous act of gun violence,” said Newsom in a statement. “Jennifer and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and to the wider community impacted by this terrible tragedy.” As the governor contended, “the scourge of gun violence continues to be a crisis in our country, and we must resolve to bring an end to this carnage.” 

In a February 23, 2022 statement, Newsom said “I am heartbroken and outraged by the death of a young woman living at a homeless encampment near a freeway onramp in San Francisco.” The woman was killed in a fire and “there is nothing humane or compassionate about allowing tragedies like this to occur. We have a moral imperative to do better.” The statement touts “last year’s historic $12 billion investment to help get the most vulnerable people off the streets.” 

If Gov. Newsom was heartbroken and outraged by the execution of Elyssa Parraz, Nycholas Parraz and four others, he failed to make it known. At the time of this writing, no official statement has appeared. That leaves state attorney general Rob Bonta. 

Last October, Bonta issued a statement praising police for apprehension of a suspect for a series of homicides in Stockton. “When we face a challenge or threat to the safety of Californians, we stand stronger when we stand together,” Bonta said, and California communities “can feel comfort in knowing that this suspect is now in custody.” At this writing, Bonta has issued no statement on the murder of the six in Goshen, where no suspects are in custody.

According to Boudreaux, the victims were “clearly shot in the head and they were also shot in places that the shooter would know that quick death would occur.” The executions were similar in to “high-ranking gang affiliations” but “we don’t know if it is a gang-affiliated shooting, a cartel affiliation or if the two are combined.” The sheriff said the cartel is well known in the Central Valley and throughout the state. For all but the willfully blind, it’s MS-13, according to the Fresno Bee, “like no other gang.” 

In Mendota, about an hour from Goshen, MS-13 launched a “reign of terror” with at least 14 murders from 2015 to 2017. Before Joanna Soloria Maya could testify in a murder case, gang members hacked the woman to death and dumped her body outside an apartment complex. The victim’s sister Jannette told reporters that MS-13 was “killing people out there, like they are animals,” and it would continue because law enforcement “can’t stop it.”

Or won’t stop it. 

For California’s ruling Democrats, MS-13 has not been a priority. Federal authorities took the lead against the gang and at a Fresno press conference, then-Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his operations were not based on “labels” and the arrests were not based on “status.”

Once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate, Becerra supports California’s sanctuary state law that protects criminal illegals from deportation. One of them was gang affiliate Gustavo Perez Arriaga, also known as Paulo Virgen Mendoza. 

On December 25, 2018, the Mexican national gunned down Newman, California police officer Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant from Fiji who came to the United States to work in law enforcement. The killer’s brother, Conrado Mendoza, and friend Erik Quiroz Razo, were among a group of seven illegals aiding the murderer’s flight. Newsom and Becerra were no-shows at events for the slain officer, who left behind a wife and young child. 

The victim was Asian but there was no official word whether racism was involved and the murder was never held up as an example of “gun violence.” So far, no one has addressed these questions with respect to the Goshen murders, either. 

“We are going to destroy the vile criminal cartel, MS-13, and many other criminal gangs,” said President Trump in 2017. “We will find you, we will jail you and we will deport you.” So by the dictates of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) the gang’s crimes must be ignored or downplayed. 

That explains the silence of Biden, Newsom, and Bonta to the murders of Elyssa Parraz, Nycholas Parraz and four others, shot in the head, execution style. As the people should know, other dynamics are also in play. 

Before he left office, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1391. Under this measure, anyone under the age of 16 can murder any number of people, be tried only in juvenile court, and gain release at the age of 25. So if the murderer of Elyssa Parraz, Nycholas Parraz and the others was under 16 years old, that would apply to him, or her. 

At this writing, the shooters are nowhere to be found and Sheriff Boudreaux says “some of our investigation has already led outside the county.” Trouble is, “we have a very unsecure border right now. There’s a lot of back and forth when it comes to the cartels and free movement up and down the state and across the border.” Biden and Newsom like it that way. 

The prospect that anyone in the country illegally should be deported overrides any concerns for the safety of the public. Consider the case of Juan Corona.

The previously deported Mexican national murdered Charles Fleming, Melford Sample, Donald Smith, John J. Haluka, Warren Kelley, Sigurd Beierman, William Emery Kamp, Clarence Hocking, James W. Howard, Jonah R. Smallwood, Elbert T. Riley, Paul B. Allen, Edward Martin Cupp, Albert Hayes, Raymond Muchache, John H. Jackson, Lloyd Wallace Wenzel, Mark Beverly Shields, Sam Bonafide and Joseph Maczak. Four others were not identified.

Corona’s victims ranged in age from 40 to 68 and not a single one was Mexican. One had been shot and victims had been sodomized and stabbed in the chest. Corona then took a machete to the back of their heads, slashing them in the shape of a cross. 

Juan Corona died at Corcoran State Prison on March 4, 2019, at the age of 85, while serving 25 concurrent life sentences. That same month, Governor Newsom reprieved 737 convicted murders on California’s death row. 

The governor’s beneficiaries included Richard Allen Davis, who kidnapped and killed 12-year-old Polly Klaas and “Tool Box Killer” Lawrence Bittaker, who raped and killed five teen girls in 1979 after torturing them with pliers and screwdrivers. Newsom’s reprieve also included Luis Bracamontes, a previously deported Mexican national who in 2014 gunned down California police officers Danny Oliver and Michael Davis. 

During his trial, Bracamontes shouted “black lives don’t matter” at African-American family members of the victims, including Danny Oliver’s wife Susan. State authorities never described the shooter as a racist, never declared the murders a hate crime, and failed to decry the murders as “gun violence.” 

Should the killer of Elyssa Parraz and her infant child Nycholas be apprehended and convicted, he or she would face few worries. In California, the concerns of criminals override those of their victims. Foreign nationals illegally present in the United States, even the worst criminals among them, remain a privileged, protected class. 

Under California’s “motor voter” law, illegals are automatically registered to vote when they get a driver’s license. Illegals serve as an imported electorate and new clients for the welfare state bureaucracy. This is the model Democrats want for the entire country. Expect more killings of American police officers, more killings of American workers, and more killings like the January 16 killings in Goshen, California.

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About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and other books including Bill of Writes and Barack ‘em Up: A Literary Investigation. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Spectator (London) and many other publications. Billingsley serves as a policy fellow with the Independent Institute.

Photo: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times