Kate Steinle Killer Found Not Guilty of Murder, Not Guilty of Manslaughter, and Not Guilty of Assault with a Firearm…WHAT?


From the NYT:

Undocumented Immigrant Acquitted in Killing of Kate Steinle

He’s undocumented and an immigrant, that makes him holy. Haven’t you been paying attention to the news?

By MATT STEVENS, THOMAS FULLER and CAITLIN DICKERSON NOV. 30, 2017

An undocumented Mexican immigrant was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges on Thursday in the killing of Kathryn Steinle, whose death while out walking on a San Francisco pier became a touchstone in the national debate over immigration fueled by Donald J. Trump.

The man, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 45, who was also found not guilty of assault with a firearm, was convicted only of being a felon in possession of a firearm. …

So this isn’t one of those cases like with George Zimmerman where the prosecutor gambles on an all-or-nothing murder charge. The jury specifically cleared the killer not just of murder but of two lesser charges.

By any rational standard the involuntary manslaughter charge was a slam dunk (the killer told the cops that he was shooting at a “sea lion” or a “black fish”), while the assault with a firearm charge …

If you go to a tourist attraction in San Francisco and try to shoot a sea lion and kill a pedestrian, well, good luck getting off with mere possession of a gun. Unless you are an illegal alien felon and the jury is in the throes of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Ms. Steinle, known as Kate, a 32-year-old medical equipment saleswoman, was walking along Pier 14 in San Francisco when she was struck by a bullet and collapsed into her father’s arms. Mr. Garcia Zarate acknowledged firing the weapon, but said it was an accident.

Mr. Garcia Zarate had been homeless at the time of the shooting and had multiple felony convictions and five prior deportations to Mexico.

Didn’t somebody say, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best”?

He had been set free from jail only months before the shooting, in defiance of requests by federal immigration authorities, who had asked that he be held longer so he could be deported again.

That’ll show Trump! Who cares about some white person getting gunned down at a tourist attraction when the important thing is the triggerman was undocumented?

From commenter Auntie Analog:

If You’re Going To San Francisco Wear Some Armor When You’re There

 

If you’re going to San Francisco

Be sure to wear your armor and beware

If you’re going to San Francisco

Foreign felons get away with murder there

 

Aliens who come to San Francisco

juries will be your love-in there

In the streets of San Francisco

Kate was murdered, the jury did not care

 

All across the nation, endless foreign invasion

People in motion

Endless foreign invasion, lawless exoneration

People in motion, justice dead by implosion

 

For those who come to San Francisco

Be sure to wear your armor and beware

Justice ain’t done in San Francisco

 

Kate Steinle died and the jury did not care

Alien felons, San Francisco

Juries are your love-in there.

 

In other news, Pablo “They” Gomez demanded to have their murder trial moved from Berkeley to San Francisco. “I killed an attractive young white woman at random too, so if I don’t get off, that would be, like, discrimination, which is racist.”

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