#KateSteinle: Garcia Zarata Found Not Guilty, Shameful Political Grandstanding Ensues [VIDEO]

#KateSteinle: Garcia Zarata Found Not Guilty, Shameful Political Grandstanding Ensues [VIDEO]

#KateSteinle: Garcia Zarata Found Not Guilty, Shameful Political Grandstanding Ensues [VIDEO]

A man says he saw a gun and picked it up. Then, a few days or so later he “accidentally” fired it, which led to Kate Steinle’s death. Yesterday a jury found that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, in the United States ILLEGALLY, was NOT GUILTY. 

This is not only unreal, it is infuriating!

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.

We’ve written about Kate multiple times. We had hoped that Garcia would be found guilty. But the defense had a different idea. Yeah, NO. Any sentient being would know what they picked up was a freaking GUN! Garcia KNEW what he was handling was a gun. Furthermore, how is ‘twirling it around’ on the pier that day an accident? After all, the guy had the sense enough to figure out how to get himself BACK into this country after each time (5 in all) that he was deported! Claiming ignorance after all that…And the jury bought it.

Understandably the reaction is both angry, baffled and sad for Kate’s family.

However, here’s the kicker on all of this. While the case itself gained national attention because of the failed immigration policies… the jury was NOT ALLOWED to hear anything regarding immigration nor that Garcia had already been deported 5 times! Believe you me, having sat on a jury for a murder trial, finding out something like that would’ve called into question the veracity of Garcia’s claims that ‘he didn’t know nuttin’ about no gun!’

What’s even worse? His defense attorneys decided to make their statements political in nature after the verdict was read. You see, we are supposed to ‘respect’ the verdict.

“For those who might criticize this verdict – there are a number of people who have commented on this case in the last couple of years; the Attorney General of the United States and the President and Vice President of the United States,” said Gonzalez. “Let me just remind them: they are themselves under investigation by a special prosecutor in Washington D.C. and they may soon avail themselves of the presumption of innocence beyond a reasonable doubt, so I ask that they reflect on that before they comment or disparage the results of this case.”

Yes folks, defense attorney Matt Gonzalez REALLY said that.

And then there is this atrocious comment:

“Today is vindication for the rights of immigrants,” defense attorney Francisco Ugarte said. “Nothing about (Garcia Zarate’s) ethnicity or immigration status was relevant in this case.”

Baloney and Horse Shit! Garcia was facing deportation for the SIXTH time when the gun he was playing with went off and Kate Steinle DIED. Garcia was in this country ILLEGALLY you jerk! His immigration status was definitely a key point in the trial. Yet the judge didn’t allow that info to be entered in. The judge definitely bears the blame regarding this verdict.

Garcia’s attorneys are making this heinous victory a political slam on President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. You know what that tells me? Tells me that, if the court had allowed the info regarding Garcia’s immigration status to be read into the proceedings, it might’ve changed the verdict. Oh but wait! If we talk about his immigration status we are as bad or worse than Trump!

*Bangs head on desk 6 or 5 times…

And well…

How many times do we have to shout it from the rooftops that he was here ILLEGALLY??!! Furthermore, to characterize this as an “accident”?? WOW. The politicization and ‘hot takes’ are UNREAL.

Two key things to think about:

Folks, the tragic accident was NOT Garcia accidentally finding a gun and it “accidentally” discharging on a crowded pier.

The tragedy of this is that Kate Steinle is dead and justice was denied to her family because of politically correct policies from federal to local level that take care of the criminal rather than American citizens.

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  • Scott says:

    Well said Nina, both this illegal POS and his bottom feeding scum lawyers should be shot! At a minimum it should have been negligent homicide, for shooting her while playing with the gun.. of course, if you add in illegal with a gun during the commission of a felony, that could rise to a capital murder.. Also, based on the rap sheet of this ass (did the jury get any of that info?), he damn sure knew what a gun was.. but, since it was in San Foo Foo, where illegals are far more important than citizens, and the rule of law, why should we be surprised! I’d hope that it would be appealed, because there’s no question that his status as a person who completely disregards the laws of this country should have been part of the evidence presented..
    The only real question is why does any law abiding citizen still live in this craphole of a city???

    • GWB says:

      You can’t appeal a Not Guilty verdict, Scott. Once “cleared” the formerly accused walks free unless more (and different) evidence can be found to re-charge. There’s good reason for that.

      As to the Felony Murder charge…
      1) I’m not sure that’s a crime in California. It’s not in all jurisdictions, but I don’t know if CA is one of those or not.
      2) The crime of firearm possession is a felony under federal law. It might be only a misdemeanor in CA. If so, then felony murder wouldn’t apply.
      3) Even if charged, tried, and convicted of the federal felony, I am not sure you could cross jurisdictions and get a CA felony murder charge to stick based on a federal felony conviction.
      (IANAL and all that, though I know more than some people.)

  • parker says:

    California is in open revolt against the USA as are all areas that proclaim ‘sanctuary’ for those who enter illegally. Time

  • GWB says:

    His status as an illegal alien is irrelevant to the charges of shooting the woman. The fact that he’s an habitual offender is not irrelevant – at least not to the impeachability of his own testimony.

    I’m baffled that the jury didn’t even find this guy guilty of manslaughter. That’s an obvious conclusion based on his own testimony. As you point out, either they were given bad instructions, or this is a case of jury nullification. If it’s jury nullification, then the family needs to sue the jurors for violation of the woman’s civil rights. The family definitely needs to sue the city for violation of civil rights because they failed to hold the man for deportation – they failed to do their job, and, as a direct result, Steinle died.

  • MikeyParks says:

    This calls for old-time blood revenge.

  • Brian Brandt says:

    It is not clear to me from the various news stories I’ve read about this case if Garcia Zarate was ‘twirling [his body] around on a chair’ or if he was twirling the gun around, cowboy style. In the first case, well, why would anybody do that for the reported twenty minutes? In the second case, I can’t imagine that no one reported a man playing with a gun on a public pier for that amount of time.

    In any event, it is very difficult to make a SIG Sauer P239 discharge accidentally. It has what’s called a double action/single action trigger. This means that to fire the first shot the trigger has to be pulled hard – about six pounds of pressure. Subsequent shots have a much lighted trigger pull. The purpose of this is to prevent accidental discharges. Given its very long double action trigger pull it is highly unlikely that Zarate managed to shoot this gun by accident.

    The fact that the bullet ricocheted on the pier’s concrete walkway before it struck Steinle probably makes a good case that he did not target her directly. Nevertheless, firing a gun in a public place certainly makes a case for manslaughter/negligent homicide at the least.

    • GWB says:

      I wonder if California’s ignorance about firearms played into this result, then? Either the prosecutor failed to capitalize on that, or the jury failed to (or refused to) comprehend it.

  • Drew458 says:

    He fired the gun 3 times. It didn’t magically go off, certainly not shots 2 and 3. At the very least, this was obvious negligent homicide. The immigration status really doesn’t matter. You pull the trigger, you’re responsible for the bullet. End of story.

  • K. Koper says:

    Well I find the verdict atrocious, I also find that SF can’t be sued by the Steinle Family with a civil lawsuit at least as atrocious. I also believe that whoever gave the NO for ICE to hold the perp and to release him again a free man on the streets of San Francisco, should be charged with a minimum involuntary manslaugter charge. The name I am sure is known, the city of SF should be investigated by the FBI on this matter.

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