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Sep 02 2019

Sole Conviction Reversed for Kate Steinle Killer

Social justice has achieved the last extreme of injustice. An illegal alien can shoot an American woman on a San Francisco pier in front of an audience without legal consequence at the state or local level. Previously, Kate Steinle was denied justice when her murderer Jose Ines Garcia Zarate saw all charges dropped except for unlawful possession of a firearm. As it turns out, punishment for even that infraction was too much for a homicidal five-times-deported undocumented Democrat to be asked to bear. A state appeals court has thrown out the only conviction on arrogantly absurd grounds.

Via AP:

The 1st District Court of Appeal overturned the gun conviction because the judge failed to give the jury the option of acquitting Garcia-Zarate on the theory he only possessed the weapon for a moment.

Here we learn that if a foreign felon possesses a gun only long enough to murder an American, acquittal is a legitimate option.

Garcia Zarate also faces federal charges; otherwise, he would be set free to kill again.

If California officials had not released him from jail 3 months before the murder in defiance of immigration authorities, Kate Steinle would still be alive.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials had requested that the Sheriff’s Department inform them of his release date and hold him until they could pick him up. But San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy barred local law enforcement officials from cooperating with most federal immigration investigations.

This makes the moonbats running San Francisco complicit in Kate Steinle’s murder. Regrettably, no federal charges apply to them.

When jury nullification resulted in this murderer getting off with a weapons violation, it was remarked,

Moonbattery has reduced California to a lunatic asylum without walls, run by the craziest of the inmates. The last sane Californians are advised to escape and other Americans to stay away for their own safety.

This has now been confirmed.

On a tip from Bluto.

Mar 16 2018

Kate Steinle’s Killer Sues for “Vindictive Prosecution”

Five-times-deported illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate got off with time served after killing Kate Steinle in front of an audience in San Francisco. Now he faces federal charges for being a felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm. His legal representation counterattacks by playing the illegal alien card:

[Garcia Zarate] is accusing the federal government of “vindictive prosecution and collusion” in its decision to pursue further charges against him. …

“The true federal interest in pursuing this prosecution is to punish and make an example out of Mr. Garcia-Zarate for his high-profile acquittal in state court,” the motion reads. “This prosecution seeks to demonstrate to any high-profile defendant, especially one that is an undocumented immigrant, that their successful exercise of due process rights will not be respected and will result in the heavy hammer of a federal prosecution.”

How dare they discriminate against an “undocumented” immigrant by expecting him to obey the law, as if he were a mere American citizen like Kate Steinle?

Discarding any semblance of seriousness, the suit alleges that the killer’s oppression is a consequence of collusion between the federal government and the State of California. California proclaims itself to be a “sanctuary state” that does not cooperate with the federal government on even basic matters regarding immigration enforcement. This stance on the part of local officials is why he was running around loose when he killed Kate Steinle, an ICE detainer request having been ignored.

Nonetheless, Garcia Zarate’s suit may succeed if it comes before a sufficiently liberal judge.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Dragon’s Lair.

Jan 06 2018

Kate Steinle’s Killer Sentenced to Time Served

Time served. That was the punishment San Francisco authorities saw fit to mete out to Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for shooting Kate Steinle to death in front of an audience:

The illegal immigrant and seven-time felon who was acquitted of murder and assault in the 2015 San Francisco fatal shooting of 32-year old Kate Steinle was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday.

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who has been in custody since shortly after the shooting, was credited for time served.

He will be on parole for 48 months…

Sociopaths who would like to murder someone just for the hell of it may be tempted to make tracks for San Francisco. But be forwarded you might have to be an illegal alien who kills a white woman to get off as easily as Garcia Zarate. Evidently, the point of this intolerable miscarriage of justice was to stick it good to regular Americans who believe in borders, law & order, and not being murdered by lowlifes.

At least this time Garcia Zarate will be held for the Feds. But he faces only weapons charges, not murder or even assault. The maximum he can get is 10 years. His public defender denounced the charges as “discriminatory.”

Oh, and federal officials say they want to deport him again. He had already been deported five times when he killed Kate Steinle.

Dec 22 2017

Student Ratted Out for Remembering Unperson Kate Steinle

In liberal academia, no thought crime goes unpunished:

A student at the University of California San Diego has been contacted to report to its Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination after hanging pro-Kate Steinle posters across the campus.

On the evening of Dec. 7, Gregory Lu hung 150 posters of Steinle’s smiling face with the words “She had dreams too” in highly traversed areas across campus that other students typically hang items on, such as bulletin boards and the free speech area.

Four days later, an investigator with the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination [i.e., the Thought Police] emailed Lu asking to meet with him.

Correctly perceiving the meeting as an attempt to intimidate him into no longer expressing nonconformist (i.e., nonleftist) views, Lu wisely consulted a lawyer.

He had been ratted out via an online incident report, after having been followed around as he hung the posters. Unsurprisingly, the posters had disappeared when he checked back the next day.

The same day Lu was contacted by the bias office, the UC San Diego College Democrats had also called the posters “racist propaganda” targeting the “undocumented community” in a statement posted on their Facebook page. It went on to describe the posters as “displays of hate.”

Lu put up the posters on behalf of the newly formed group Right Wing West, whose members “want to remain unnamed because they are concerned they will be targeted by progressive peers or overzealous administrators.” The group put up the Kate Steinle “She Had Dreams Too” posters at numerous West Coast schools, where they were promptly torn down. At U.C. Berkeley, the pictures of Kate Steinle were ripped up in apparent hatred.

It wasn’t enough that Kate Steinle was murdered by lowlife illegal alien Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who had already been deported five times. It wasn’t enough that Zarate was running around loose because local authorities had deliberately refused to turn him over to immigration officials. It wasn’t enough that a San Francisco jury outrageously found him guilty only of a firearm possession charge after he had shot her dead in broad daylight in front of witnesses. Now she must be forgotten completely, because her tragic story conflicts with the liberal narrative.

If anyone brings up this unperson, respond by asking, “Kate who?” Otherwise, you too may be suspected of thought crime.

On a tip from J.

Dec 01 2017

Kate Steinle Denied Justice

Young Kate Steinle was denied the protection promised by government when she was shot in front of an audience by illegal alien Jose Ines Garcia Zarate. Now she has been denied justice:

Jurors Thursday afternoon acquitted the illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle as she walked with her father on a crowded San Francisco pier of all charges except for felony possession of a firearm. …

Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father’s arms. Garcia Zarate had been released from the San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.

He had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation.

Those responsible for Zarate running around loose are complicit in the killing.

The undocumented Democrat could get from 16 months to 3 years on the weapons charge, the only crime that the presumably ultra-left San Francisco jurors would acknowledge occurred. Given the locale, the judge is likely to go light, despite Zarate having run away after he shot Steinle.

Not since the O.J. verdict has jury nullification resulted in such an appalling travesty of justice. Moonbattery has reduced California to a lunatic asylum without walls, run by the craziest of the inmates. The last sane Californians are advised to escape and other Americans to stay away for their own safety.

On tips from Varla and Bodhisattva.

Aug 11 2015

Sheriff Responsible for Kate Steinle’s Death Has License Suspended

Turns out there is still some vestigial rule of law in San Franfreakshow:

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s driver license has been suspended for failing to report a traffic accident that he was involved in last October.

Mirkarimi has been at the center of a debate over sanctuary city policies after a five-time deported, seven-time convicted felon illegal alien allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 last month.

The Sheriff’s department had requested and taken custody of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez prior to the shooting, and purposefully did not notify immigration authorities from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) upon his release from jail.

Sheriff Mirkarimi has no regrets where his enabling of Kate Steinle’s senseless and easily preventable death is concerned.

Mirkarimi has defended his department’s release of Lopez-Sanchez despite massive public outcry. He told CNN’s Jake Tapper that sanctuary city policies “make us safer.”

Lopez-Sanchez has said that he chose San Francisco knowing that sanctuary city policies insulated him from deportation.

More background on Sheriff Mirkarimi:

At the time of Lopez-Sanchez’s release he was having his own criminal record expunged. A charge of domestic violence for actions against his wife was later downgraded to false imprisonment. He pled guilty in 2012 and was sentenced to one day in jail, anger management classes and three months of probation. He had since sought to have the records expunged completely and succeeded in doing so on April 20, just five days after Lopez-Sanchez’s release.

Joe Arpaio, this guy ain’t. But then, I’m sure Mirkarimi gets along with San Francisco pols better than Sheriff Joe could ever do.

On a tip from Henry.

Aug 02 2015

Amnesty Advocate Luis Gutierrez Suffers Meltdown When Called on Calling Kate Steinle’s Death a “Little Thing”

Not all “Representatives” infesting the Beltway represent Americans. Possibly the most blatant example of one who does not is congresscritter Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a fanatical proponent of the displacement of the American population. He infamously dismissed the death of Kate Steinle as a consequence of San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy as a “little thing.” Then, when his own words came back to haunt him, he blew a gasket:

Gutierrez, an illegal-immigration activist, proved he can’t handle the truth as he became completely unhinged when confronted with his own words by an immigration expert.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about the dangers of “sanctuary city” policies.

When Gutierrez took the floor he accused Vaughan of not being informed and said she was “exploiting” the murder of Kate Steinle, the young woman who was murdered by a 5-time-deported illegal criminal, to make a buck.

Vaughan had angered Gutierrez by repeatedly referencing a remark he had made about Steinle’s murder. Gutierrez had told Telemundo during an interview on July 16 (emphasis added), “Every time a little thing like this happens, [Republicans] use the most extreme example to say it must be eliminated.”

Gutierrez’s testimony offered the Steinle family a few platitudes about his “sympathies,” but he was only able to keep it together for a short while.

Stand back, here comes his meltdown. The duckspeak starts to give way to fireworks at 3:30:

On tips from JusttheTipHQ, DinaRehn, and Rob E.

Mar 30 2019

America Begins to Sink Under Deluge of Illegal Aliens

The USA will soon be replaced by a different country with a different population if something doesn’t change. According to projections, 1.5 million rapidly reproducing illegal aliens will be added to the population this year alone:

This year, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Catch and Release policy — whereby border crossers and illegal aliens are readily released from federal custody into the interior of the U.S. — is on track to release roughly 434,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the country by the end of the year. This projection is based on current estimates that more than 36,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released from DHS custody every month since the beginning of the year.

Additionally, Princeton Policy Advisors researcher Steven Kopits projects that in 2019, there will be up to 500,000 illegal aliens at the southern border who successfully cross into the U.S. undetected by Border Patrol agents. These are foreign nationals whom federal immigration officials are unaware of and are usually only deported after they commit a crime in the U.S.

If they are even deported after committing a crime, they come right back again. Recall that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who went virtually unpunished after shooting Kate Steinle in front of onlookers, had already been deported five times.

Hold on, there’s more:

Also, should visa overstay levels continue at the same pace as in Fiscal Year 2017, there could potentially be about 630,000 illegal aliens added to the U.S. population after overstaying their visas.

Meanwhile, Trump proclaims that he wants to increase to “the largest numbers ever” the tsunami of legal immigrants gushing in, overwhelmingly from the Third World.

Until recently, it was regarded as obvious that like every other country, America has an interest in maintaining its demographic stability. But Cultural Marxists have the whip hand now, so even pointing that out would cost any mainstream politician or opinionator his job.

Annual illegal immigration costs American taxpayers $116 billion.

That’s only in direct costs.

Research by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has discovered that immigration to the country shifts about $500 billion in wages away from working and middle class Americans toward new arrivals and economic elites.

No one would have believed it, but the situation was less catastrophic under Obama.

Illegal immigration under the Trump administration this year is projected to surpass every year of illegal immigration levels that the Obama administration oversaw, as Breitbart News has noted.

No wonder treason isn’t punished anymore. Everyone in Washington could be charged with it.

Probably worried that his supporters will come to the conclusion that they were conned, Trump has threatened to close the border if Mexico does not do what Congress could but won’t do — put a stop to the escalating invasion. The media’s reaction: don’t you dare.

We’ll see what happens. If it isn’t drastic, Trump is finished, and so is America.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Lyle.

Mar 14 2019

Sanctuary State Mayhem

Is aiding and abetting murder still against the law? If so, every Democrat in the sanctuary state of California had better seek representation in light of the infuriating case of Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza:

An illegal immigrant with prior convictions and multiple arrests for offenses such as false imprisonment and battery has been taken into custody in the stabbing death of a woman in San Jose, California.

The first of his US arrests was for illegally crossing the border from Mexico. If only that were not so easy to do, it would not have led to a far more serious arrest.

According to police,

Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, 24, stalked 59-year-old Bambi Larson before breaking into her home and killing her in her bedroom last month.

Uh oh. This might be a violation of his probation for false imprisonment, burglary, and drug charges.

Kate Steinle’s death made no impression on California’s moonbat ruling class.

Prior to the murder,

Santa Clara County officials ignored no less than nine U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests for the self-professed gang member.

That likely resulted in Bambi Larson’s death. It is what we have come to expect of the liberal weenies running the erstwhile Golden State. They will always side with foreigners against Americans, and with criminals against the law-abiding.

Speaking of weenies, the killer will be glad to hear that Gavin Newsom has unilaterally declared a moratorium on executions, in arrogant opposition to the will of the voters as expressed in propositions 66 and 62 in 2016. Prop 66 fast-tracked executions in California; it passed. Prop 62 would have abolished the death penalty; it failed. No matter, Governor Gavin has spoken.

Jan 11 2019

Ana Navarro Expresses Contempt for Dead Americans

The shutdown drama has highlighted how fundamentally opposed Democrats are to securing the border, even in the face of a serious crisis. You have to wonder if these people care at all about Kate Steinle, Ronil Singh, and the numberless other Americans who have been killed by the lawless lowlifes who exploit the situation to pour into our country from the Third World. For an answer, we turn to an official mouthpiece of the Democrat Party, CNN. When the topic turns to Americans dying because liberal bureaucrats refuse to secure the border and enforce immigration law, watch CNN propagandist Ana Navarro role her eyes and even file her nails to express her haughty contempt. Via

Ana is what happens when bratty schoolgirls never grow up. CNN is a much more appropriate place for her than even the RINO wing of the Republican Party.

On tips from Varla, 1-Bodhisattva, and Artfldgr.

Aug 22 2018

Mollie Tibbetts Murder Proves No Corner of America Is Safe

The term “Montezuma’s revenge” takes on a more menacing meaning in light of the horrific story of Mollie Tibbetts, which reaches us from Montezuma, Iowa:

An undocumented immigrant is in custody, charged with first-degree murder in the Mollie Tibbetts investigation, authorities said.

The undocumented immigrant illegal alien is 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera of Mexico, who has been in the area as long as 7 years. Maybe he arrived as one the thousands of unaccompanied minors who pour over the border, forming history’s youngest conquering army. Mollie Tibbetts was 20 when last seen alive.

She went missing in neighboring Brooklyn, Iowa, population 1,400. Not even tiny towns in Iowa are insulated from Third World savagery now. America is under invasion; no corner of it is safe.

Meanwhile, the liberals who created this intolerable situation don’t want us to talk about some girl in Iowa, who we are expected to regard as insignificant:

They didn’t want us to talk about Kate Steinle either.

Not furious yet? Then watch Elizabeth Warren weigh in, siding of course with our conquerors:

On tips from Scott D and 1-Bodhisattva.

Jul 09 2018

Illegal Alien Roberto Garza Palacios Fined $280 After Killing Two Government Agents

Not even illegal aliens are completely above the law, as Roberto Garza Palacios learned the hard way after killing two government agents:

The driver of a Honda Accord that fatally struck an FBI agent and a fire investigator on the side of a Maryland highway has paid a $280 fine, concluding a case of negligent driving lodged against him.

Roberto Garza Palacios, 28, did not have to appear in court and did not receive jail time, according to court records and lawyers involved in the case, which ended with the June 25 payment.

You can mow lawns all day and not make $280. This is a lesson Garza Palacious will not soon forget.

Unfortunately for Garza Palacios, Maryland is not yet a sanctuary state like California, so he may encounter further inconvenience.

Garza Palacios, a Guatemalan native, still faces possible deportation. On May 3, officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement took him into custody at his home in Gaithersburg and charged him with overstaying and violating the terms of a work visa that had expired in 2009, according to ICE officials.

Deportation could mean having to travel all the way up from Guatemala to sneak back into the country again. But Garza Palacios has managed to avoid that hassle in the past.

Three years earlier, ICE learned he had been arrested in Montgomery County and asked jail officials to place a hold on him, but that request was not honored and Garza Palacios was released, according to county and federal officials.

Carlos Wolff (age 36) and Sander Cohen (age 33) join Kate Steinle and the many other Americans who would be alive today were immigration law enforced.

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