Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a Twitter video on Sunday explaining that he and the city’s government will not be cooperating with federal ICE agents as they execute their raids throughout the nation. Garcetti, after giving legal advice to the illegals (this legal advice did not include to not illegally enter the country), explained: “Your city is on your side, and rest assured, here in Los Angeles we are not coordinating with ICE.”
According to Cornell Law, in order for someone to be convicted of obstructing justice “that person must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but that person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a connection between the endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the person must have knowledge of this connection.”
Garcetti’s actions CLEARLY fit all of these qualifications. By preventing the police, part of the executive branch, from enforcing the law, in order to disrupt the actions of ICE, he is knowingly and intentionally obstructing the due administration of justice. This was an active action by Garcetti, as in, if he had done nothing then the police would have done their jobs. His actions actively blocked the executive branch from executing.
This is possibly one of the most blatant obstruction of justice examples I’ve ever seen. This mayor and this chief of police for LAPD should be arrested by their own police departments or even ICE.