Kate Steinle Verdict Reignites Political Firestorm
Posted on: 12/04/2017 05:51 AM

As tragic as this verdict is, we believe it will harden people's hearts to stone against the issue of immigration as we know it today. As someone posted in the comments section of this piece: "This "verdict" was nothing more than spiteful political activism by the jury. They not only wanted to give the president a stick in the eye, but they also wanted to send an unambiguous message to the millions of mostly White voters who voted for Trump:

'We have an agenda for unlimited open border immigration that will eventually marginalize you, and we are willing to let people die in order to achieve that goal.'"

SAN FRANCISCO — In a stunning verdict that quickly reignited a national firestorm over illegal immigration, a San Francisco jury on Thursday found an undocumented immigrant not guilty in the shooting death of Kate Steinle two years ago on a San Francisco pier.

The jury, which included three immigrants, found 54-year-old Jose Ines Garcia Zarate guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm, but after nearly a week of deliberations it acquitted the five-time-deported Mexican national on first-degree and second-degree murder charges as well as involuntary manslaughter.

“A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case!” President Donald Trump tweeted late Thursday night. “No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.”

Kate Steinle Verdict Reignites Political Firestorm

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office had argued that Garcia Zarate intentionally aimed a gun at Steinle and fired at her, before throwing the weapon into San Francisco Bay and running away. But the defense argued that Steinle’s death was a freak accident, saying that the gun had accidentally fired after the homeless man found it wrapped in a towel. The shot ricocheted off Pier 14 in San Francisco’s Embarcadero district, the defense argued, and tragically struck the 32-year-old Pleasanton woman in the back before she died in her father’s arms during an evening stroll.


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