#KateSteinle: Killer Gets Time Served On Gun Charge [VIDEO]

#KateSteinle: Killer Gets Time Served On Gun Charge [VIDEO]

#KateSteinle: Killer Gets Time Served On Gun Charge [VIDEO]

Are you prepared to be outraged yet again over the senseless murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco? Her killer, illegal alien Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who managed to skate on any kind of conviction related to the murder that he was responsible for, was sentenced to time served on the single conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

I told you it was outrageous.

A Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate was sentenced Friday to time served for illegal gun possession.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Samuel Feng also denied a defense request to grant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate a new trial for his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Garcia Zarate will now be taken into U.S. custody to face two federal gun possession charges.

Also outrageous? Garcia Zarate’s lawyer says the federal trial for gun possession is going to be heavy on the politics. Because Trump!

(Lawyer Tony) Serra also said he plans to inject politics as much as he can into his defense of Garcia Zarate in federal court. That would be a marked departure from the state case, in which the judge banned any mention of Garcia Zarate’s immigration status and the nationwide debate around it.

Garcia Zarate had previously been convicted of illegally re-entering the United States and been deported five times before Kate Steinle was fatally shot on a popular pier in July 2015.

The San Francisco sheriff’s department released him from jail several weeks before the shooting, ignoring a federal request to detain him for a sixth deportation. San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” policy bars local officials from helping U.S. immigration authorities in deportation matters unless they have a warrant.

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pointed to Steinle’s death as a reason to build a wall along the Mexican border and tighten immigration policies. The president also has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with sanctuary city policies.

“A vote for guilty in the federal case is a vote for Trump,” Serra said outside court Friday.

Federal prosecutors charged Garcia Zarate with two gun possession counts after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder but found him guilty of a gun charge.

Garcia Zarate was sentenced Friday to three years in jail for the state conviction. He has been behind bars in San Francisco since July 1, 2015, and with credit for time served, he fulfilled the sentence, the judge ruled.

Even more outrageous? When the AP tweeted the breaking story, Kate Steinle’s name mysteriously disappeared from the lede, and her killer got a sanitized description.

And the follow up wasn’t any better.

Garcia Zarate could get at least 10 more years in prison on the federal gun charges.

But will the jury actually look at the facts of the case, and render a proper verdict, if the lawyer decides to turn this into a political three-ring circus? I hope so. There needs to be some justice for the Steinle family. And this illegal alien who continually flouts our laws should never be allowed to walk freely in the United States EVER again.

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  • GWB says:

    “A vote for guilty in the federal case is a vote for Trump,”
    Wow. That should get him a dressing down by the federal judge. And any questions related to votes in 2016 or approval of the president or his policies during voi dire should result in barring the defendant’s lawyer from court.

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