YES!!! YES!!! If I had killed that girl like that there would be no need for a trial. The fact that I took an innocent life because of my carelessness would be my burden to bear! WTF is wrong with these people? ...or is it me who's wrong?
This guy was guilty of manslaughter. The gun that killed Steinle was in his hand when it killed her. Accidental, maybe, but that's on him. Unless he's mentally retarded and didn't understand at all how guns work.
The Left sacrificed a nice white girl to further their cause. They are trying to make it reasonable that a Mexican can shoot somebody and get away with it because one day another constituent may commit murder and the democrats will let him walk.
A prosecutor said in her closing arguments Nov. 20 that Zarate was "playing his own secret version of Russian roulette" when he shot and killed Steinle in July 2015. San Francisco Deputy District Attorney Diana Garcia derided as implausible the defense argument that he accidentally shot a weapon he didn't know was a firearm.
There's a whole lot to this case that isn't being discussed. We're a twitter meme society with average attention spans measured in seconds. Everything has to be boiled down to a few hundred characters or will be ignored by the vast majority of people.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Thursday night that mentioned Garcia Zarate wouldn't have been on San Francisco streets had the city honored an ICE detainer.
"When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public's safety at risk. San Francisco's decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle," the statement read. "While the State of California sought a murder charge for the man who caused Ms. Steinle's death -- a man who would not have been on the streets of San Francisco if the city simply honored an ICE detainer -- the people ultimately convicted him of felon in possession of a firearm."
Those were the last words spoken by Kate Steinle as she lay dying on a San Francisco pier a precious young American woman killed in the prime of her life.
Kates death is a tragedy that was entirely preventable. She was shot by an illegal alien and a 7-time convicted felon who had been deported five times but he was free to harm an innocent American because our leaders refused to protect our border, and because San Francisco is a Sanctuary City. In Sanctuary States and Cities, innocent Americans are at the mercy of criminal aliens because state and local officials defy federal authorities and obstruct the enforcement of our immigration laws.
Last week, in a final injustice, Kate’s killer was acquitted on all of the most serious charges yet one more reason Americans are so upset by Sanctuary Cities and open border politicians who shield criminal aliens from federal law enforcement and all of the problems involved with the whole concept of a sanctuary city.
They’re no good.
We mourn for all of the American Families, of all backgrounds, who will have any empty seat at Christmas this year because our immigration laws were not enforced. No American should be separated from their loved ones because of preventable crime committed by those illegally in our country. Our cities should be Sanctuaries for Americans not for criminal aliens.
Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress not only oppose our efforts to stop illegal immigration and crack down on Sanctuary Cities now they are demanding amnesty as a condition for funding the government, holding troop funding hostage and putting our national security at risk.
We cannot allow it.
Every Senator and Congressman will have to make a choice: do they want to protect American citizens or do they want to protect criminal aliens? Reasonable people can disagree on many things, but there can be no disagreement that the first duty of government is to serve, protect, and defend American Citizens.
People can have different views on the technical details of budget policy or transportation, but no one who serves in elected office should disagree that our highest priority must be the safety and well-being of our nations citizens.
It was a good speech from the president. I hope it was intended to serve as a warning to the politicians that setup/maintain these sanctuary cities in direct violation of federal immigration law. I'm of the opinion that those politicians that knowingly harbor illegal aliens should be held personally responsible for the crimes that those illegals commit. It's a fundamental betrayal of their constituent's trust to create an environment that attracts and harbors fugitives.
We all complain about federal overreach/mission creep and for good reason, but defending our borders is one of the only legitimate jobs of the federal government and they've been doing a piss poor job of it for decades. I suspect that's the primary reason Donald Trump is in the WH today. He specifically blamed democrats for the problem in his speech, but it's both parties that are responsible for this mess and I'm sure the president knows that. I would favor most any tactic just this side of stasi style raids to rein in this problem before we all become permanent aliens in our own country. There's been more than enough "feel good" crap spewed over the years in regard to this issue, it's time to see some results. Our entire culture is under attack here and it's well past time these invaders and their enablers were met with force.