Illegal Immigrant who Killed Kate Steinle is Judged “Not Guilty”
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is a criminal illegal with several felony convictions. He has been deported from the United States five times.
In 2015, Zarate shot Kate Steinle as she walked along a public pier with her father in San Francisco. President Trump has used the tragedy as a way to draw attention to the dangers presented by sanctuary cities, like San Francisco, where dangerous criminals are allowed to walk free.
San Francisco police released Zarate from prison despite a request from the feds to detain him for deportation. He shot Steinle about three months later.
ICE Deputy Director Tom Homan has criticized California cops for failing to honor the request, insisting the “tragedy could have been prevented if San Francisco had turned the alien over to ICE, as we requested.”
Thursday night, Zarate was found “not guilty” of first degree murder, second degree murder, or involuntary manslaughter.
The only thing he will be punished for is the possession of a firearm by a felon. Apparently, shooting Kate Steinle was an accident.
Zarate’s defense team maintained the argument that Zarate picked found a gun, which had been stolen from a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger, and the weapon “just fired.”
The ruling has elicited widespread outrage and has renewed calls to establish #KatesLaw, which would increase the penalty for deported illegals who try to return to the US and are caught.
“The illegal that killed Kate Steinle was found not guilty,” tweeted former congressman Joe Walsh. “American, 2017: Illegals are protected and Americans are left to die. America is lost.”
This outrageous ruling is yet another example of a growing trend: sanctuary cities prioritize the rights, freedoms, and safety of illegal immigrants over those of American citizens.
“The illegal alien who shot her was just given more rights, grace, and favor than the devastated Steinle family. San Francisco is NOT a safe place,” tweeted Sarah Palin.
President Trump called the ruling a “disgrace,” saying, “if this isn’t a wake up call to reasonable and law abiding people I don’t know what is.”
Zarate will soon be deported a sixth time, but I don’t imagine he will stay home for long.