Illegal Alien Killer of Kate Steinle Found Not Guilty of Murder By San Francisco Jury…

After two days of deliberations, jurors in San Francisco have found a Mexican national not guilty of murder in the killing of Kate Steinle.

Ms. Steinle was fatally shot in the back in 2015; she died in her fathers arms. A five time deported Mexican national named Jose Zarante admitted to the shooting, saying it was an accident.

Prior to the shooting, Mr. Zarante was arrested and released -despite a federal immigration hold request- due to San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy.

The verdict today is an abhorrent miscarriage of justice.

(Via Fox News) Jurors have found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of killing Kate Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco in July 2015 in the trial that sparked a national debate over illegal immigration.

Jurors reached the decision Thursday in the sixth day of deliberations after first receiving the case last week.

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

San Francisco is a sanctuary city, with local law enforcement officials barred from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with similar immigration policies, but a federal judge in California permanently blocked his executive order last week.

While Zarate’s immigration status is what brought the case into the national spotlight, jurors did not hear evidence about that, and it was not a factor in the trial.

After 12 days of testimony, dozens of witnesses and two days of closing arguments, the jury had to decide whether Steinle’s death was the result of an act of murder or a tragic accident. (read more)

(Via AP) Defense attorney Francisco Ugarte said Thursday the death of Kate Steinle was an “incomprehensible tragedy,” but the ruling was a vindication for immigrants.

Ugarte said the case was used “to foment hate” and used “to catapult a presidency along that philosophy of hate of others.”

He said the immigration status of defendant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate had no relevance to the case and the verdict was a correct reflection of what transpired. (read more)

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572 Responses to Illegal Alien Killer of Kate Steinle Found Not Guilty of Murder By San Francisco Jury…

  1. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Her death was terrible.

    But really, I think commenters here are overboard in reactions.
    The “shooter” being an illegal immigrant is irrelevant – unless someone can point out how that aspect is relevant.

    We don’t know a whole lot about the case. It does seem to be a fact that the bullet hit concrete somewhere, and dinged off in another direction, for about 90 feet, where it killed Kate.

    The gun was known to be missing.

    Defense could have claimed that the shooter picked the gun up to be a Good Samaritan, and do something with it – turn it over to PoPo, throw it in the Bay, who knows – but maybe the guy doesn’t know how to handle guns, and got his finger on the trigger mistakenly. I think this would definitely be hard to call for most decent juries, for invol manslaughter

    The story is 3 shots went off. Was this a very light trigger? We haven’t heard either way. This particular Sig is supposed to be DA/SA, so it would have taken a bit for the first shot to go off, unless the trigger had been adjusted or modified to be a light trigger. We don’t know.

    What if a kid reached into the front seat of his dad’s car to get something, and the kid happened to kick the shifter, or parking brake, and the car rolls away, and kills someone. Maybe you could charge invol manslaughter, but that would be an uphill climb. I see this as similar, until I get more solid info.

    Definitely in the range of how well the lawyer tells a benign story, and how the jury takes it.

    Either way: him finding and picking up a gun has no relation to him being an illegal alien – so, I see no legal bearing of the illegal part.

    Now, in the long run, if the Law wants to hassle him, the Law can stick some law on him about not having a license, sure. But that is another matter.

    I think the CTH commenters are way more realistic than shown in the comments here. So, I expect to be flamed on this one. But I am not too surprised at the verdict, myself. It was an iff-y case.

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    • Coast says:

      “The “shooter” being an illegal immigrant is irrelevant – unless someone can point out how that aspect is relevant.”
      The act of breaking the law by entering the country illegally multiple times shows the gross lack of respect for Law and Order. It’s relevant in terms of his behavior and recklessness. And his lawlessness and reckless behavior resulted in the death of a US citizen. GET IT?

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      • dagnyshrug says:

        Those facts were apparently never introduced. I’m sure the jurors knew them as a peripheral matter, but couldn’t consider them as an element of the case because they weren’t introduced, and I agree with the previous poster, that the act itself had nothing to do with his immigration status. Now he might be guilty; we don’t really know, but it is a fact that the government– state, local and federal– are culpable for Kate’s death because they allowed the illegal to remain here, and in fact shielded him from deportation even after several previous deportations and other crimes.

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    • 4sure says:

      Man, hate to break it to you, but his being an illegal alien has every fkg. thing to do w/it. The fact that he was here illegally and was in a sanctuary city put him at the scene of the murder. Had he not been here or had he been deported he would not have been here to have a fkg gun in his hand. I guess there were 12 folks on the jury who are as confused as you.

      Iffy case my ass.

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    • Binkser1 says:

      Actually, going by your thinking of the case and how weak you think it was, then him being an illegal alien is the only thing that is relevant. If the defendant wouldn’t have been in this country illegally and would have not been protected by this sanctuary city, he wouldn’t have found the gun, he wouldn’t have ‘accidentally’ fired it and Kate Steinle wouldn’t have died. Somebody else could have found it and used it for nefarious reasons or handled it properly and turned it in to police, if he wasn’t in this country to find it. It’s not like this guy was a choir boy or something. If he was deported this wouldn’t have happened.

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    • kathyca says:

      That’s because you’re extending to him the same rights and benefits that are extended to citizens, and not only that, but citizens who aren’t already guilty of multiple crimes. There’s no way, no how this filth should be on the street in our country in the first place. Imo, THAT’s where the real problem lies here.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “….him finding and picking up a gun has no relation to him being an illegal alien – so, I see no legal bearing of the illegal part….”

      THAT IS COMPLETE BULL FECES!!!
      He was a FELON he is not allowed to handle a gun. He is not even allowed to live in a house where someone else OWNS a gun. Also he was KICKED OUT FIVE TIMES. SO yeah that does have a bearing especially since San Fancisco released him instead of holding him per ICE request just before the shooting.

      On top of that he F..CKING CONFESSED! THAT IS AT LEAST MAN SLAUGHTER!!! “A five time deported Mexican national named Jose Zarante admitted to the shooting, saying it was an accident.”

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    • Minnie says:

      Illegal alien status aside, he would have been off the streets if handed over to the Feds, as requested.

      It’s all one giant, disgusting mess.

      People are venting, in whatever form works for them. CTH is precisely the place to do so.

      A giant, disgusting mess.

      And a beautiful young woman in the prime of her life is gone.

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    • You need to read the definition of involuntary manslaughter, that was a lesser included offense, available to the jury in their instructions. The reckless disregard for human life and safety shown by the defendant in manipulating a loaded handgun in a busy recreational area reaches the level of involuntary manslaughter in every jurisdiction in the USA. In California An involuntary manslaughter can also happen even during lawful activities that occur recklessly, carelessly, or unreasonably. A prosecutor might prosecute a defendant for a homicide that occurred due to the defendant’s careless behavior related to what would otherwise be a lawful activity.

      Example: Michael Jackson’s doctor was charged with involuntary manslaughter after the singer’s death. The state based its criminal charges on the doctor’s prescription of sedative drugs taken by Michael Jackson. Prescribing drugs is generally a lawful activity. To prove involuntary manslaughter, the state only needs to show that the doctor acted recklessly or carelessly; the state does not need to prove that the doctor intended to kill.

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      • Sunshine says:

        YES. Involuntary manslaughter. He changed his story three times as to what he was doing with the gun. This alone discredits his testimony.

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        • Angry Dumbo says:

          Spot on. Three different stories means he is lying to get off the charges. That the jury did not pick this up means they did not want to prosecute him. The problem is San Francisco. Ask yourself if Kate or her father picked up a loaded handgun and shot an undocumented immigrant would the verdict be the same?

          How would the case have been framed?

          That this is a horrible distortion of justice is beyond doubt. Close the golden gate until further notice. Don’t spend your time or money visiting sanctuary cities.

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          • Dave says:

            The defendant is supposed to get a “jury of his peers”. Does this mean he had a jury made up of other illegals? I’m being sarcastic, but the jury’s collective mindset might not have been far from that question.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          He changed his story three times during the trial, as the jury listened?

          Pleas summarize the 3 stories.

          1. He found a t shirt with an unknown object in it, and as he picked this up, before knowing what the object was, it discharged.
          2…

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      • Wend says:

        In a sane place, a good prosecutor could get a second degree murder.

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    • @The Last Democrat.
      Lemme ask you this. If someone broke into your home and killed your spouse but claimed the killing was an accident, would you or would you not contend that had that person NOT BROKEN THE LAW and stayed out of where he wasn’t meant to be, your spouse would still be alive today?
      At the barest minimum, this was involuntary manslaughter.

      No offense but I wish you really were the last Democrat. Enough damage already.

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    • luke says:

      Let me guess; you have trouble with being able to identify a man from a woman too huh?

      Liked by 3 people

    • Right Mover says:

      TheLastDemocrat sounds like a defense attorney.

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      it shouldn’t have happened because if the state had been doing what we paid it to do, the guy wouldn’t even be in the country, or would have been turned over by the sheriff. Instead evil is allowed to run rampant.

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    • Esperanza says:

      The person could not have shot Kate from Mexico. So had they been deported, or better still never been in the US, Kate would still be alive.

      Liked by 9 people

    • McGuffin says:

      I wish you WERE the last democrat.

      Liked by 4 people

      • boogywstew says:

        “Last Democrat” would imply still being a Democrat. You’re the last one, but still a Democrat. I have never found “The Last Democrat” to be rude or obnoxious… just bewildering sometimes.

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    • wallitoff says:

      Illegal = shouldn’t have been there, and if hadn’t been there the shot wouldn’t have been fired or killed her

      Sanctuary city = did not comply, did not hold him for deportation, allowing him to pick up the gun and shoot and kill her

      Had he never entered our country, she’d be alive. Had he been deported (without California’s interference) she’d be alive.

      Illegal status absolutely relevant

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    • robertnotsowise says:

      hope this shuts you up

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    • The prosecutors overcharged, then could not prove intent beyond reasonable doubt. If a gun pointed down is fired and a ricochet kills someone far away, it’s tragic but still an accident. The DA tried out some wacky theory about the defendant playing a sort of Russian roulette, hoping someone would be hit. The jury didn’t buy it. I wouldn’t have either. If you are intentionally hoping to hit someone randomly, you fire into the air, not downward.

      If they had charged him more appropriately with some version of reckless endangerment, they might have a conviction. The illegal was stupid to pick up the gun, and it’s dangerous, but there was no murderous intent proven. No intent = no murder (one, two, or manslaughter). It’s silly to be so upset with the jury for following the law, or to blame San Francisco, or to blame anyone who gave unsolicited opinions from outside. The verdict was decided on the facts.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        This wasn’t overcharging. The jury was given a menu of options, like at an all you can eat buffet. They could choose murder one or two, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and possibly a couple of other choices, I can’t remember but it is all upthread. The jury just didn’t think he did anything wrong, you know?

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        • Angry Dumbo says:

          Agreed. The prosecutor threw the case.

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        • There were only five guilty verdict options – first- or second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

          Jurors might have thought the case wasn’t proven beyond reasonable doubt. I admit I don’t know what they thought, but like the original poster it sounded like a weak case to me. It’s hard to prove any kind of intent or even criminal negligence when a gun fires down at an angle, and that’s the only physical evidence of where the fatal shot came from.

          I do think the state and city bear blame for making it possible for him be there illegally, and they could be sued for partial liability in civil court. But you can’t hold the defendant responsible for the fact that others allowed him to be there improperly. People can go wherever they aren’t restricted from going.

          His actions at the scene are legally separate from his immigration status, which is why jurors could not consider it, and it could not be discussed during testimony.

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      • Dave says:

        If the defendant was playing Russian roulette the correct way, we wouldn’t even be discussing this!

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        • Agreed. It was the prosecution’s dumb theory though. The defendant had been inconsistent in his stories, but the physical evidence indicated the gun was fired at a downward angle. It’s far easier to believe forensics than to have to decide whether someone’s lies prove criminality.

          In my experience being on several juries over the decades, people have become much more reluctant to decide any case based on testimony. If there’s any physical evidence, they go right to that and ignore everything else.

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    • georgiafl says:

      California releases illegals.
      SF is a sanctuary city for illegals.
      The perp was illegal and had committed numerous crimes besides illegal entry into US – and suffered no consequence except deportation because he was illegal.
      If he had not been illegal, he would already be in jail.

      That’s what it has to do with it.

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      • Then you have to sue those who allowed him to be there improperly. You can’t hold the defendant responsible because others who should have, failed to restrict his movements. People go where they are allowed to go. Once there, individuals are responsible for intentional acts, but not for exercising a freedom of movement San Francisco and the state should have been in control of.

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    • OMG, the last Democrat? Wow…..I hope so……….

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    • joninmd22 says:

      Try your sophistry over at Breitbart. I’m sure the trolls will up vote you there.

      The shooter being an illegal was central to the case. That he was a protected class above the law is obvious as it will be for the next ‘Kate’.

      There is no equal justice as long as illegals are allowed to thumb their noses at citizens of this country.

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    • imkittymyers says:

      I have always understood that you are responsible for what happens when you pull the trigger. If you shoot at concrete (intentionally or not) and the bullet ricochets off and hits a person killing them, then you are responsible for that death. I heard of a case where a person shot straight up into the air to scare off carjackers, and the bullet ended up killing someone. He was found responsible.

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    • Luke of the D says:

      I have to agree with “TheLastDemocrat” and “Invisible Mikey” here. We don’t have all the details guys, but the fact is justice was served. He had a trial and for whatever reason the jury found him not guilty. It pains me that an illegal alien with a ridiculous rap-sheet gets off essentially scott-free on killing a beautiful woman for no reason, but that is what the jury decided based on the facts presented. That is the way justice works. The jury decides, not you and not me. The jury decides. And they found him not guilty of murder/manslaughter. Unless evidence comes out suggesting the jury was biased or corrupt for some reason, we have nothing to complain about regarding the verdict.

      That being said, the fact that this guys is a five-time deported illegal alien with a rap-sheet, he should be bloody deported and banned for life from re-entry into the USA! The same for all other illegal aliens! Tragedies like this should simply never occur! And they wouldn’t if the bloody criminal illegal aliens were not here at all. BUILD THE WALL! ROUND UP THE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND DEPORT THEM ALL! ENOUGH!

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    • BeePee says:

      He gets off on the basis of being an illegal alien. That’s why it is EXTREMELY relevant.

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    • Aguila2011 says:

      What a bunch of hooey! This guy was exported many time, arrested and jailed many times. Do you think a guy with a record like that would NOT know how to use/handle a gun? You make up stupid scenarios and suggest that level headed Treepers would not bow to emotion and judgment. Well you are sadly mistaken. I know if it had been me, right out the gate, I would have been labeled a “right wing nut” and would have been convicted at least of manslaughter and be in jail, right now! So don’t give me any of your patronizing, self righteous BS. Go away libtard who thinks he can speak so calmly and peacefully while gleefully laughing behind your keyboard. Idiot.

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    • Blacksmith8 says:

      First the ILLEGAL felon with arrest and deportation charges against him IS relevant
      Second an illegal in this country is not allowed to hold a gun ( not allowed to buy, own, or sell for that matter)
      Third a felon in this country is not allowed to hold a gun
      Fourth his ignorance of our laws is not a defense in this country
      Fifth I don’t particularly care how you think either

      That’s one of the best parts of this country. I don’t have to like you and I don’t have to put up with you either.

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    • Meatzilla says:

      Yup, it is truly self-evident that the 5-times previously deported and previously convicted felon but still living in the lap of luxury in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco Scofflaw Criminal Illegal Immigrant shouldn’t have and wouldn’t have even been here to shoot and kill any American Citizen at all if not for wicked and degenerate San Francisco’s anti-America anti-law official sanctuary policies, and you know it — just like everyone else knows it.

      So, good one, slapdìck. A real feather in your cap to be sure, Troll.

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    • Andrew Reader says:

      Nonsense. That he was a felon and illegal alien (NOT and “immigrant”) is relevant because it directly impacts the credibility of his testimony.

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    • KPomeroy says:

      The shooters immigration status IS relevant. It is proof he has committed a prior crime, and could possible support a case of negligence and at least man slaughter (although I don’t know the legal details.)

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  2. CaptainNonno says:

    It’s begun. California is our Sweden and it will spread. Unless……..

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    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Truth my friend

      Liked by 3 people

    • diogenes says:

      What California needs is for every politician, illegal invader to be arrested and given helicopter rides. Then burn San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego to the bedrock, salt the earth those cities used to occupy, and have an exorcism performed on the salted earth to remove the lingering

      “There are those who say places have souls…” and the soul of San Francisco is corrupt beyond redemption.

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      • diogenes says:

        Err… somehow the word “evil” got dropped from the end of the sentence that stops at “lingering.”

        The final sentence of that first paragraph should read “and have an exorcism performed on the salted earth to remove the lingering evil.”

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Possibly there is a Hellmouth in San Fran, like on Buffy the Vampire slayer.

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  3. platypus says:

    The statute of limitations for a federal civil rights lawsuit by Kate’s parents still has 8 months left to run. There is no reason to fail to sue the City of San Francisco for bad faith disobedience to the immigration detainer. I am not sure whether anything can be done about not charging him with unlawful possession of a firearm since he admitted he was holding it when it fired plus an illegal alien is not authorized to possess a firearm. Did they include a lesser charge such as manslaughter? If they didn’t, why not?

    There is so much wrong here that I am close to tears.

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  4. William Friday Buckley's Ghost says:

    At least he was convicted of the gun possession charge. That ought to get him 7-10 years in San Quentin then deportation. The feds can also charge him as a felon in possession and reentry after deportation if Jeff Sessions has any control over the US Attorney’s Office in NDCA.

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  5. Greenmirror says:

    First, build the wall
    Second, deport them all, DACA – apologize for Obama constitutional error one free plane ticket, Tax Paying Illegal aliens, Shadow Illegal Aliens, Gang Member Illegal aliens, Married to legal American citizen illegal aliens, In Jail Illegal Aliens…Deport ALL OF THEM
    Third suspend all new immigration, review past 20 years of immigration status, Deport ALL ILLEGALS
    Review all foreign funded mosques, students, businesses, government employees, federal reserve, newspapers. Seize all terrorist or illegally gained property including bank accounts/deport illegals
    Fifth show the world the beautiful door for anyone wanting to come in and how to legally apply to become a Free American Citizen.

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    • Fifth- close the damn door until every natural born American has had the opportunity to accomplish for his or her self and family what these globalist puppets and owners of the central bankster system/these globalist puppets has taken from them and been dishing out to every third world freak that can sneak in.

      Period.

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      • Greenmirror says:

        Nobody does naturally born citizen… Definitely not in our constitution.

        Children have parents, children are born to a citizen of someplace. Deport to there.

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    • Luke of the D says:

      Here-here, Greenmirror! That is the exact response to this tragedy we should all be clamoring for! Like it or not, justice was served. A trial was held. A jury decided. And that is all there is to it. If you are angry, fine, do something about it – DEMAND THE WALL! DEMAND DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS! DO SOMETHING!

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      • Aguila2011 says:

        Oh man, Luke, you are soooo full of it. “justice was served.” What a bunch of hog swallow! Justice for the illegal, not the victim or the family who are American. The illegal is not American and has no rights per our Constitution. That is leftist bullcrap. He killed an American citizen after being illegal with many raps on his sheet and should be locked up and the key thrown away. “justice was served” my a#$!

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        • Luke of the D says:

          But justice was served. Like it or not, a trial was held and the JURY DECIDED HE WAS NOT GUILTY. I am no leftist, but rather an avid Trump supporter and Tea Party Republican, but I am intelligent enough to understand how the criminal justice system works. We do not rule by mob justice. We do not rule by your opinion. We rule by law and order. The man was tried and found NOT GUILTY. Disagree all you want, but justice was served. So move on. We must stop illegal immigrants from entering this country. Build the wall! Deport them all! America First Always!

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  6. Donna Turpen says:

    At a minimum he should have gotten involuntary manslaughter.

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  7. G. Combs says:

    This is a wake-up call to ANYONE who has the illusion that this is a country Ruled by Law. It is not. Laws are only there for the powerful use against YOU!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sadly, we have had decades of wake up calls just like this and myriad other ways. But… from where I see things “we” haven’t done a damn thing but “vote” and complain while all the while literally fearing our own alleged representatives. The very word govern/ment is repugnant to me in the first place as absolute power corrupts and mankind seems to collectively assume “government” was elected to absolute power and has all the authority.

      That’s bovine scat and common sense says so, just like the constitution does as it is based on… gasp… common sense.

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    • Luke of the D says:

      No, you don’t know what evidence was presented. You don’t know how bad the prosecution was. Or how good the defense was (the defense lawyer, now, he was a liberal prick). You do not know why the jury decided what they did. None of us do. Don’t rush to judgment. Justice was served. A trial was held. A verdict was reached. Like it or not, that is the way justice works. But now it is time to do something, G. Combs: Demand the wall! Demand the deportation of illegal aliens! In 2018 vote for only Trump Republicans and/or American First Republicans. It is time to Take America Back from the globalist scum. Build the WALL! Deport them ALL!

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      • BeePee says:

        Yeah, just like O.J. Simpson. How come Justice isn’t served if this was an American.

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        • Dave says:

          Funny you should mention O.J. He didn’t get a jury of his peers. He got one heavily loaded with inner city folks, not the rich peers from his neighborhood. His jury was so starstruck with him, they fell for his defense attorneys’ arguments. They knew what they were doing when they chose that jury. And no, justice was not served for Nicole and Goldman.

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        • Luke of the D says:

          Uhm, OJ Simpson was found NOT GUILTY. Like it or not, just was served. Do you guys really not understand how the criminal justice system works? We do not punish people when a jury finds them not guilty, we set them free. That’s how justice works.

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      • KPomeroy says:

        In our legal system, justice is NOT ALWAYS SERVED. Have you sat in on a trial lately where the accused was one of your loved ones? My friend had not technically committed a crime. But his lawyer’s arguments were pooh-poohed by the judge. In fact, his lawyer warned us before the trial that there is no longer any justice, and that once an American male is accused, conviction is a rubber stamp. Other prospective lawyers we interviewed said the same thing. I couldn’t believe it—until I saw it with my own eyes.

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  8. AmSa/Mx says:

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      • Molly Pitcher says:

        I’m a little ambivalent about it being called Kate’s Wall, not because it isn’t appropriate but because I don’t think her family is pro wall or pro Trump or even anti illegal immigration.
        Her brother has been fairly outspoken in the past and her parents saw some value in sanctuary cities.
        Maybe their views have evolved? Personally I think it’s a beautiful but sad tribute.

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    • WSB says:

      Arrest the illegal for handling a federal gun, and arrest everyone else including the defense attorney for defying federal law 1324. They should all get 18 years minimum.

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      • BillRiser says:

        Sessions where are you!!

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        • “1907. Title 8, U.S.C. 1324(a) Offenses. Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324(a) defines several distinct offenses related to aliens. … Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry.”

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        • Aguila2011 says:

          I am always wondering the same thing Bill. Just where is the DoJ? It is not like Sessions has to do everything himself. The DoJ with more than 100,000 employees and $31 billion in budget should be able to tackle a few cases like this. I think they have forgotten their department motto:
          “Qui Pro Domina Justitia Sequitur” (Latin: “Who prosecutes on behalf of justice (or the Lady Justice)”[

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    • That’s only part of it. We are ten fold as angry with fake @$$ globalist puppets that encourage and accommodate the CRIMINAL ALIEN invasion on behalf of their corporate and bankster masters.

      Replete with tell lie vision ads in latino and one should assume moslem territories.

      That’s treason and should be punished with constitutional punishment, and that ain’t prison.

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  9. Molly Pitcher says:

    A question for anyone who may have kept close tabs on the trial….

    The hive is applauding the verdict because ‘the gun was in the wrapped up and he didn’t even know it was a gun and it just went off’
    Was there any forensics regarding the shirt or whatever it was wrapped in?

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    • Wend says:

      Please.

      I have a Sig .380. The gun has a safety and doesn’t just “go off”. Also, didn’t it say it was originally aiming at a seal or otter?

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    • BillRiser says:

      He threw the gun in the bay. Don’t know but he probably threw the shirt in with it. Good point would back up his story. But that (Sig) gun would never go off if it was dropped, has a very strong trigger. The only way it went off if he left his finger on the trigger when it fell, The prosecutor rolled on this case.
      Was the gun manufacturer called in for testimony? They gave the jury the gun to play with it. Then the jury analyzed the gun and concluded it could go off if dropped.

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    • BeePee says:

      Then why did he pick it up?

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    • Hard to believe a five time illegal alien felon didn’t know how to operate a gun. Illegal=lawbreaker, possession of federal stolen gun=lawbreaker, firing illegal gun= lawbreaker, killing innocent young woman=lawbreaker. And the jury sends a message to all illegals. It’s ok to come here illegally, have a gun illegally and kill a Us citizen, no problem. This country has some serious issues when an obvious verdict of at least manslaughter is ignored for political purpose.

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  10. sunnydaze says:

    Democrats need to be called out Every.Single.Time that they call an illegal “immigrant” an “Immigrant”.

    It’s a spit in the face to people who have immigrated here Legally.

    I am so sick of this sh*t. So sick of the Dem Double Speak and all the people who’ve been dumbed down with their propaganda and lies.

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  11. Kerry Gimbel says:

    I live in CA although in a very rural part of it. It has been my plans to move back to Wisconsin once I retired. Now I’m retired waiting for my wife to retire. And this gives me added incentive to leave. This state is a cesspool.

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  12. Kerry Gimbel says:

    I think the wall should named after her. But then I guess that would not be politically correct

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  13. MAGAbear says:

    So have you heard the one about a guy who dropped his gun, had the gun discharge, had the bullet bounce off the ground and hit someone mid-profile and kill them? Good one, eh?

    Seriously, it would be easier to believe that someone got struck by lightning twice than this concucted verdict. The defense team did a good job of jury nullification, much like the O.J. jury.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      If you can’t convince them with the facts, confound them with obfuscation.

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    • a sig will not fire unless you pull the trigger. if it is not cocked it is a hard pull. if it is cocked it goes off pretty easy but you have to pull the trigger. you can hit a cocked sig with a sledgehammer and it will not fire. it has no safety but it does have a decock lever. some blm cretin, armed with a badge and a gun left it in his unlocked car. some muni cops can only carry double action only but i doubt this blm jerk had that restriction.

      he found it under a bench at the park? who leaves a close to 1k handgun under a park bench, the story smells like liberal team spirit

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      • I’ve picked up various weapons thousands of times in just the last few years alone. Not once has any of them ever simply discharged as a result of doing so. My Walther carry .40s don’t fire without pulling the trigger, my Sigs don’t, my Ruger wheel guns don’t, come to think of it, none of my weapons fire on their own, even with Defense Action, Quick Action triggers, trigger jobs, no safeties but decocking mechs. Imagine that.

        Hmm… same with my “evil black rifles”, and shotguns. If no one pulls the trigger, well… nothing happens. Never left one anywhere unattended either, but I must just be super smart and careful, I guess…

        We are going to have to do a lot of work ourselves if we truly want a return to A. Sanity, B. Freedom/Liberty C. Justice for ALL and D. D is for decency. All of the above covers a rogue corporation posing as a representative government while maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the globalist central bankster psychopaths.

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        • Minnie says:

          Thank you.

          Watch, anti-gun advocates will spin “it accidentally discharged” to push harder for gun control.

          You know it’s coming.

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        • olderwiser21 says:

          Human – love that “rogue corporation posing as a representative government”. Best description evah! Just brilliant! I will remember this one.

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        • Aguila2011 says:

          But to those “fair and balanced” jurors, I’m sure it was the evil guns fault and not the illegals. And they would know, they are such gun experts, being from SF and all.

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    • Yeah, like the magic bullet that killed JFK. Sure…

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    • BillRiser says:

      And the prosecutor rolled helps.

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  14. big bad mike says:

    George Ryan, former Governor of Illinois spent 7 years in Prison because of public outrage due to the accidental deaths of the Willis Family children, who were burned alive when a weldment broke off of a truck driven by an illegal immigrant who obtained his license during Ryan’s tenure as Illinois Secretary of State. This was called the “License for Bribes Scandal” Federal Prosecutors used this scandal to investigate Ryan and uncover tax fraud, racketeering, money laundering, lying to Federal Agents, blah, blah, blah..The usual Federal witch hunt modus operandi. The Pritzker family who runs a massive slush fund called the Illinois Tollway Authority, which has been abusing taxpayers for almost 60 years, were pissed off that Ryan was going to abolish their golden goose and collaborated with the Chicago Tribune to demonize Ryan as the murderer of the Willis children. This made Ryan a one term Governor, and ultimately landed him into Federal Prison – courtesy of the GW Bush Justice Department. Jay Pritzker will be the next Governor of Illinois. Kate Steinly’s murderer will enjoy the comforts of home. Justice for all.

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  15. We shouldn’t let congress or senate to vote on DACA or amnesty bill! They seem to want to work for these illegals with our tax dollars! Democrats own this death and they want to negotiate only for illegals! Outrageous!

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  16. rsmith1776 says:

    “We believe the women” – yes, they do, but in the twisted Demockrap universe, a woman being allegedly touched is a WAY, WAY greater offense than a woman being MURDERED, either by the “Lion of the Senate” Ted Kennedy, or by the Demockrap’s favorite constituency, murderers illegally here.

    After all, the dead cannot suffer any longer, while some 17 y. o. who was allegedly asked out fourty years ago by a 30 y. o. guy will never recover form the trauma.

    A curse on these demagogues and hypocrites!

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      Elizabeth Smart was raped multiple times a day for 10 months, and now says she doesn’t waste a day feeling bad because the evil kidnappers don’t deserve one extra minute of her thoughts or time. She’s a happily married mother of 2 who is an advocate for child trafficking and other victims of sexual abuse.

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        Ms. Smart (I don’t know her married name) is a mentally tough and extremely self aware individual. Her determination to move on with her life has served her well and made her a fantastic role model for others. I admire her so much.

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        • Aguila2011 says:

          So she says publicly. I would however, offer her prayers because I am sure that in the dark of the night the thoughts do come, whether wanted or not. I don’t think anyone is that strong.

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  17. zephyrbreeze says:

    I’m stunned that people don’t understand why it’s worse that he’s illegal.

    If an illegal burned your home down, a squatter who started a fire, and you lost everything including family members who died in the fire, wouldn’t that be worse than an accidental fire? Both horrible, but the gross criminality of the illegal is what made it happen, when it didn’t have to happen. It was preventable. Totally.

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  18. FrenchNail says:

    It seems to me this was a Jury Nullification action. The Jury by the mere fact it was pooled in San Francisco was tainted. They were more after a big FU to Donald Trump and the Deplorables for not agreeing with their vision of the Globalist World than carrying their duty of Justice. It was payback from San Francisco for exposing them during the Campaign for what they are: Lost to the morals of the US majority.

    The country at large is now seeing how much the liberal disease has advanced in this country and how much infested California is, and in that perspective this verdict was completely predictable and foreseeable. The conviction or not on the gun charges will be even more telling. Will the libtards carry their vengeance stop short of excusing carrying a gun, which in their vision of the world is a mortal sin, or will they twist themselves enough in a pretzel to find him completely innocent of the unfortunate circumstances which put a light trigger gun in his poor hand (snarc) to further give us the middle finger?

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  19. kathyca says:

    On the plus side — there’s a (mostly non-political) site I sometimes read that couldn’t be any more liberal. Like they admit to being “make you want to kill yourself” liberal. And even they are, to a person, vocally appalled. I’m a little surprised, but heartened. Once again, the anti-American hand has been overplayed.

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  20. georgiafl says:

    It is likely the President has already called the Steinle family to express his condolences and his determination that her death will be avenged by making permanent changes in laws and policies dealing with illegals, building the wall and allocating funds, changing laws, providing manpower to strengthen security, even in California.

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  21. impala says:

    Remember Sodom and Gomorrah……… This travesty is a slap in the face to every aren’t and to everyone who has lost a family member to illegals.. I do not see where man can change this – what will need to happen is the hand of God will say, “Enough!” So many of the people living there are spiritually blind, deaf and dumb. I’d never live there nor will I ever set foot on California soil.. I have been to Washington and Oregon – beautiful places without a doubt and haywire as all get out politically.. God WILL deal with these people either through some sort of legal system or by His own hand..

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  22. I’m most sorry for the family of Kate Steinle. They must feel as bad as they did on the day Kate was murdered. This horrific nightmare continues for them.

    This verdict perfectly illustrates everything wrong with the illegal alien sanctuary policies that led to Kate’s murder. You have a jury pool so indoctrinated in sanctuary hogwash that they can’t see the utter destruction of their own society taking place. They simply no longer possess the moral code of right and wrong. The public servants prosecuting this case and the judge who presided over it…. no case for truth and justice was put forth or allowed to be put forth.

    We have lost our way. This cannot stand. We The People must take all steps necessary to fight & defeat this immoral injustice & lawlessness. We must restore basic truth & Justice to our culture or civilized society will be lost to us.

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  23. waltherppk says:

    This case was 100% anti-Trump political Kabuki theater where the outcome was predetermined.

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    • waltherppk says:

      The entire show trial was a complete FARCE just like the “trial” of OJ and the operative FACT is that it was “only a white girl” who was murdered. Let the Alt-Right take care of business in Mexifornia ….there won’t be any “demonstrations” or rioting by thugs indiscriminately raising hell and acting like idiots, but only a directed, strategic, and laser focused, identified vermin eradication that starts with the “official” enablers complicit in state sponsored terrorism against The People and works its way down systematically eliminating the “problem”.

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  24. Jeff says:

    “So the very first question people in this country must ask in
    considering the question of revolution is where they stand in relation to the United States as an oppressor nation, and where they stand in relation to the masses of people throughout the world whom US imperialism is oppressing. ” section I middle of the page https://archive.org/stream/YouDontNeedAWeathermanToKnowWhichWayTheWindBlows_925/weather_djvu.txt

    All of the GLOBAL COMMUNIST PLANS are written down for all to read .
    The proxy war has been declared OFFICIALLY in San Fransisco California .

    WAR ON WHITE !! hoping ” WHITEY ” retaliates and provides the communists their OPTICS !!!

    The LIBERAL ( communist ) judiciary has been using the ” Black Colony ” ( section II ) and ILLEGALS as BAIT to entice Whites to begin the ” bloody and violent REVOLUTION “( ANARCHY USA 1966 FF to 37:22 and listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY2W1pQMI0w)

    In the midst of the OPTICS shown on all the COMMIE NETWORKS …oh wait …don’t tell ME you think CBS NBC ABC CNN and even FOX is not NEWS will report the truth !! ?

    It will be reported EXACTLY like Palestinians lobbing rockets in to Israel . When Israel retaliates to DEFEND its people the ENEMEDIA portrays ISRAEL as the aggressor and evil ones .

    The communists portray WHITEY as the OPPRESSOR NATION even as most of THE pinko commies are white .

    Kate’s murderer, a 5 time catch and release illegal, being declared NOT GUILTY is another attempt at TRIGGERING WHITE RETALIATION and violence to begin.

    The OPTICS they( communists ) need to justify to the average TV ZOMBIE that only ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT can keep them ….wait for it ………..”SAFE ” ” STAY SAFE ”

    HELTER SKELTER this was all attempted in the 60’s as well under the veil of CIVIL RIGHTS

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  25. bitterlyclinging says:

    Sanctuary City jurors giving the one fingered salute to Fly Over Country America and especially, to President Donald J Trump.

    Obviously longing for the good old days when this would have been gone, submerged in a twinkling, in an instant under the Buraq Hussein Obama era news cycle, when the only news allowed was pleasant to the senses.
    “The Cambridge Police acted stupidly”
    “If I had a son, he would have looked like Trayvon.”
    “Al Qaeda is decimated and on the run!”
    “The future does not belong to those who slander the Prophet!”
    “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan! Period!”

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  26. shirley49 says:

    Even if the gun went off accidentally if it had been you or I we would have been found guilty of manslaughter. Hope the jurors and defense attorneys get what is coming to them.

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  27. How can a jury of human beings be so ‘politically correct’ and intellectually brain dead that they could agree to allow an animal in human form walk away to repeat his crimes again? Have people totally lost the ability to reason using common sense? Have people been so thoroughly indoctrinated that they can no longer think independently? Has our society become so immoral that we will tolerate this kind of ‘justice’?
    That trial was not about JUSTICE. It was a political play with a Judge, Lawyers and selected fools playing their parts. None in that court cared about justice for Kate and her family. They cared more about a pathetic illegal criminal and his lawyers pathetic excuses supporting him.
    He should have never been on the street and all of the mental midgets representing the legal system knew it and didn’t give a damn. In my humble opinion there wasn’t one person representing our ‘justice’ system in that court room that really gave a damn about justice.

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  28. sDee says:

    California today telegraphs America tomorrow.

    Decades of uniparty immigration policy and media/academic propaganda have poisoned the well. Not only with illegals and predators like Zarate who walk among us, but with generations of bleeding heart liberals, anti-Americans, anti-Christians and anti-white subversives.

    They now permeate the population, the bureaucracy, the judges, the “free” press, the attorneys, the clerk , the judges and the JURIES. This is war and the victims clueless.

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  29. Raven says:

    I haven’t posted here in a while; am currently a juror in a criminal trial.

    Was a juror on two criminal trials in the late 1980s too.

    When you are a juror you are instructed to pay attention to all the evidence — many times over. You are told what you can do and what you cannot do as far as talking to people, interacting with people, texting in any way, shape or form, just anything you can imagine a juror should not do jurors are reminded about throughout every day.

    Jurors are selected by both attorneys. In my current case the jurors had to answer long questionnaires, were interviewed privately (away from other potential jurors but before the court), and then a smaller group was selected from the larger group and that group was interviewed while sitting together and before the court. And then the jurors were selected. Even after that those jurors were asked a couple more very pointed questions, and at that time two of the selected jurors left and were replaced.

    We were all read a lengthy statement (many times over) and swore to abide by the law and do what we heard. And we all swore to do what we heard.

    On top of the jury selection process comes hours and hours of listening to witnesses and hearing about evidence, and hours and hours of taking notes and listening intently — because as a juror you know you will make a decision that must fit within the rules of law within our land.

    One trial I was on in the ’80s concerned a man who was pulled over for driving drunk because he was seen crossing over the right shoulder line.. He had a high alcohol level when taking the breathalyzer test. His lawyer proved the alcohol breathed into the breathalyzer that day was due to something else (cleaning a spray painting machine using alcohol) and not from consuming mass quantities of beer at the local bar. His lawyer proved his client was tired from many long days of work spray painting new homes and that was why he crossed the should line. His lawyer proved the man was innocent in many ways. At the end of the trial I was sure the man was innocent.

    But before the jurors went into the jury room for deliberation the judge gave us the law we had to make our ruling by. Broken down to its most basic wording that law said if someone had an alcohol level of a certain point they were guilty. It did not allow for how the alcohol got into someone’s lungs and/or breathalyzer, and it did not allow for what type of alcohol it might be (although we found out even cleaning alcohol can make people “drunk”). In the end, due to the law we had to follow, the man was found guilty. He was driving with too much alcohol in his system. Did I like the ruling? No. Did I do what I swore I would do? Yes.

    Although the death of Kate Steinle was an horrific, sad and tragic event, all we hear about is what we as outsiders are allowed to hear about. The jurors heard all the evidence. The jurors heard the law from which they were to make their ruling. As a juror today I can tell you that if you want to be angry at anyone for how Kate’s trial ended, be mad at the jurors. Be mad at the laws that those jurors must follow, and if anything, change them.

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    • 6x47 says:

      I am dying to know what evidence the jurors heard, and what was kept from them.

      They acquitted because they bought the defense story that the killer picked up a rag not knowing it contained a gun, and it “just went off”. That’s how he escaped even involuntary manslaughter – if he was playing with a gun, pointed it into a crowd, and pulled the trigger, that’s reckless; picking up a rag? Not so.

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    • BeePee says:

      Immigration laws are already on the books. They don’t need to be changed. They need to be enforced. He was an illegal 5 times deported alien. That’s not disputed. That’s just a fact. The law was not followed. The judge wouldn’t allow his immigration status to be considered even though the state of California tried to make it central to the case after he was aquitted.

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  30. BigBlockMill says:

    The killer did not mean to do it. The evil gun just jumped into his hands, aimed at the girl, and went off all by itself. The libs will next require bilingual firearms to prevent another incident. /sarc /bovine excrement

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  31. BigBlockMill says:

    A new safety sticker, in 15 languages including esperanto, required by Pelosi/Schumer on all firearms:
    Warning: picking up this gun, loading it, aiming it, and pulling the trigger, may cause death or other serious bodily injury. Please shoot responsibly. /even more sarcasm

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  32. 6x47 says:

    EVEN IF IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT, that’s MANSLAUGHTER. To let him walk without even a misdemeanor for discharging a firearm in the city limits? Outrageous. I wouldn’t be surprised that the judge, jury, and even the prosecutor wanted to acquit in this high-profile case out of Trump derangement.

    This trial didn’t get national coverage like OJ did; I want to know how the prosecutor blew it, or how the judge prejudiced the case by excluding key evidence. The jury bought the absurd explanation that this poor innocent 5-times-deported, 7-time felon, freshly released from jail, who CONFESSED TO THE SHOOTING, picked up a rag he found, didn’t even know contained a gun, and it “just went off” because it had a “hair trigger”.

    Guns don’t just “go off”. The SIG P239 is an expensive, high-end concealed carry gun with a 6.5 lb trigger pull which is HEAVY, not a “hair trigger”. It went off because he PULLED THE TRIGGER, and it wasn’t an accident.

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  33. lisabrqwc says:

    Prayers for Kate’s family. I can’t imagine the pain they have endured, especially her dad seeing and hearing his beautiful daughter die in his own arms and then this heinous verdict on top of it all. This makes me cry in sadness and yet want to destroy something in anger at the same time. God be with us all.

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  34. Mei Wei says:

    Not all of us in Cali are crazy. Just the loons are running this state. Not enough of us to make a difference, but we try.

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  35. MaineCoon says:

    “This is all part of how the system collapses. Once the Rule of Law fails, nothing will SURVIVE. It is time to turn out the lights.” — Martin Armstrong

    IMO a U.S. citizen is better off denouncing their citizenship in a sanctuary city. With citizenship their rights are diminished if not absolutely demolished.

    President Trump should cease all federal funding from sanctuary cities, starting with SFO. Action. No more words.

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  36. Christina says:

    Another example of the Left treating certain groups of people as PETS incapable of being held responsible for their actions.

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  37. pcockroft says:

    Every family in San Francisco should give up a child and each put in front of a firing squad. Just maybe they will understand the loss and put these people out of office and out of this country. Even Mexico doesn’t want them why do the people in this city? No compassion? Insane? Loss touch with reality?

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  38. we300 says:

    Has there ever been an investigation into the possibility that Dem lawmakers, et al are on the Mexican government’s payroll? I mean, we KNOW Dems are greedy bastards, so it’s not really a stretch and it would explain a lot about Dem leadership.

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  39. Andrew Reader says:

    Only an idiot or a “liberal” ideologue (but I’m repeating myself) can believe that police firearm can be discharged “accidentally”. Police uses .40 calliber semi-auto pistols that fire in “double-action only” mode that requires about 7 pounds of pull on the trigger to fire. Zarate lied (what you could expect from a felon and illegal alien from Mexico) and morons in jury believed him.

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  40. wodiej says:

    I don’t understand why anyone would live in a sanctuary city.

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  41. Bottom line is the prosecution didn’t make their case beyond a reasonable doubt. They didn’t have a good enough case for the charge of second-degree murder and probably should have charged him with involuntary manslaughter (where the death occurs without intent but “through the negligent or reckless actions of the defendant”) instead. That they kept downgrading the charges as more evidence was presented from first degree murder to second degree murder to finally instructing the jury on involuntary manslaughter at the last minute probably didn’t help either.

    A ballistics expert testified for the defense that the shot was fired accidentally. It was pointed down towards the ground, ricocheted off the pavement, traveled nearly 100 yards before fatally striking Steinle. There’s no way that shot could have been intentional. That testimony, the ricocheted bullet, and no apparent motive caused sufficient reasonable doubt in the jury and rather than find him guilty of involuntary manslaughter, which IMO they could have, they only found him guilty of the lesser charge of illegal possession of a firearm.

    After deliberating and coming to agreement there was reasonable doubt as to the 2nd degree murder charge they may have been unable to reach a consensus on the charge of involuntary manslaughter (his story that he didn’t intend to shoot, but the gun discharged when he picked it up gave reasonable doubt) and so the only charge they could only agree on was the illegal possession charge.

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  42. Stacy says:

    He admitted to shooting her. At the very least its manslaughter or assault of some sort. This girl deserves justice. Lets pray someone takes matters into their own hands. Pull funding…..my tax dollars….. from these lawless cities!!!!

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