Kate Steinle’s final words after being shot in the back by a five-time deported illegal alien were, “Help me, Dad.”
The final words of the San Francisco jury judging her accuser, who had a criminal record of seven felonies and who used a stolen firearm to shoot her: “Not guilty.”
On November 30 six men and six women jurors acquitted Jose Inez Garcia Zarate of first- and second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. They also found him not guilty of assault with a semi-automatic weapon. They did find Zarate guilty of illegal possession of a firearm due to his status as a felon – but according to SF Gate his attorney is wanting that sole charge dropped too.
Only in Californiastan is illegal possession of a firearm a more serious offense than using it to kill someone.
The jury consisted of men and women of varying educational levels and work backgrounds. According to Mercury News the jurors were believed to all be millennials and three were immigrants. (It’s unknown if they were legal or illegal immigrants since Californiastan doesn’t “discriminate” between the two.)
“We are very pleased with the jury,” said lead defense lawyer Matt Gonzales and chief attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. “We have such great diversity built in San Francisco and I think we have a jury that understands a lot of the concerns about the defendant receiving a fair trial.”
So while Gonzalez basked in a fit of self-congratulation over San Francisco’s storied diversity, the court wasn’t concerned enough to share the defendant’s criminal record and how often he’d been deported with the jury.
Both the defense strategy and verdict says a lot about San Francisco being more concerned about protecting the sanctity of their sanctuary city philosophy than providing justice for a murdered American citizen and her family.
It’s also revealing that the district attorney couldn’t successfully prosecute an illegal alien with a felony record who:
- Shot Kate Steinle in broad daylight in front of witnesses
- Kicked the murder weapon into the ocean
- Ran away
- Upon apprehension changed his story more often than Hillary Clinton testifying under oath during an FBI interview. Whoops, my mistake; Hillary Clinton has never been put under oath during FBI interviews.
After Kate was shot and dying in her father’s arms, her stunned father was powerless to help her. San Francisco could have helped bring her family closure but chose not to.
While it’s true imprisoning the illegal who shot Kate Steinle would not bring her back to her family and friends, it would at least have shown San Francisco regretted the role they played in her tragic demise.
Instead the city by the bay, like their football team the 49’ers, chose to take a knee and pursue their own peculiar form of social justice.
Source: dailywire.com, foxnews.com, mercurynews.com
Photo source: mercurynews.org, ww2.kqed.org
Copyright 2017, Dean A. George©