Americans were stunned when they learned that Kate Steinle’s killer was found not guilty. The man himself confessed to the crime.
But idiotic liberals in San Francisco let this murderer off the hook, and the prosecuting attorney failed the American people with a weak case.
This man, as you well know, was an illegal immigrant. He was deported five times, but reentered the country. He should have been apprehended by federal agents. But San Francisco’s sanctuary policy allowed him to walk free. Which led to Steinle’s death.
But fear not. It looks like the federal government will have a say in this crime after all.
And they have three words for this scumbag: “You are INDICTED!”
From NBC News:
A federal grand jury has indicted a Mexican man on immigration and weapons charges after he was acquitted of murder in the 2015 shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Each of the two new federal charges carries a maximum of 10 years in prison if Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is convicted, the government said. He was indicted on one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition…
Garcia Zarate has been deported and had returned to the United States five times. A San Francisco jury found him not guilty of murder on Thursday but he was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charge carries up to three years in prison, but he has been jailed for two years and could get credit for time served…
Trump in a tweet called the not guilty verdict in the case “disgraceful” and said “No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration…”
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Tom Homan said in a statement after the verdict that the agency would seek his removal from the United States, and blamed San Francisco’s policies for him even being on the street when Steinle was killed.
The federal government cannot convict Garcia Zarate for the murder of Kate. That would be double jeopardy. But they can convict the man for the many other crimes he committed. He was an illegal alien. He possessed a weapon. There is plenty the government can do to make sure he doesn’t escape justice.
Perhaps this will bring a little bit of peace to the Steinle family. This man consistently violated U.S. law. He will finally face the music. Maybe criminal aliens will learn from this case. Maybe they’ll stay out of the U.S.
But get ready to hear the complains of the left. They will attack the federal government for indicting the man. They will defend a criminal alien over an American. Their priorities are that broken.
Source: NBC News