After President Donald Trump and numerous Republicans and Conservatives expressed their disgust and frustration over the Kate Steinle case and how the man who took her life got off once again with virtually no punishment, the Democrats remained absolutely silent on this story.
The Left is very good at operating in the dark, especially when something for which they have been vociferously advocating turns out to be something as hideous and Satanic as murder by a person who, by rights, should never have even been inside this country’s borders. Instead, the Liberals toot their own horn about DACA and try to deflect attention away from these heinous crimes in order to convince themselves that this is not their fault.
The murderer of Kate Steinle, Jose Garcia Zarate, a Mexican national illegally here in the state of California, fired the fatal shot that killed 32-year-old Steinle. The national attention paid to this case appeared to be open-and-shut, from the standpoint of the prosecution. Surprise, surprise…the Liberal courts in California opted to drop all the murder charges. However, the firearms charges have stuck, thankfully, and he has been indicted on two counts of firearms possession!
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the illegal alien who was acquitted in a California court of the murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle.
Jose Garcia Zarate was indicted “for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition,” according to the Department of Justice.
The California court that acquitted Zarate of multiple counts of murder did convict Zarate of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment states that Mexican citizen Zarate was in possession of a semi-automatic pistol and multiple rounds of ammunition on July 1, 2015.
Zarate, formerly identified by one of his aliases, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, made a jailhouse confession to local ABC news affiliate that he fired the shot that killed Steinle on San Francisco’s pier 14 while walking with her father on July 1, 2015. He also told the outlet that he previously chose to go to San Francisco for its sanctuary policies.
Zarate is currently in custody on the conviction in California. He could face three years on that conviction, with time served possibly counting against that. He could be released very soon.
If convicted on these federal charges, Zarate faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison.
The federal prosecutors in this case are Assistant United States Attorneys Hallie Hoffman and Shiao Lee. The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms led the investigation that led to these federal charges.
With these charges, there is a possibility of further civil suits against the illegal alien, as well as against the state of California and the city of San Francisco, for their advocacy of the sanctuary laws which have facilitated this murderer’s ability to operate in the United States. If not for the sanctuary state and city status, Kate Steinle could quite possibly be alive today.
Many people fail to recognize that these Liberals who protect the rights of illegals are also protecting the rights of people who have already broken the law multiple times. Just by virtue of the fact that they live and operate in the United States is already a testament to their state of mind and their willingness to thwart the laws of this nation in favor of criminal activities.