By Rick Oltman, September 4, 2019
The illegal alien killer of the young American citizen Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier in 2015, has just seen his only conviction in the case overturned by a California Appeals Court.
José Inez García Zárate, an illegal alien who had been deported five times, was charged with first degree murder, second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. He was acquitted of all counts in the killing of Steinle in November 2017.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office charge of first degree murder signaled that they didn’t want a conviction in this case. Ditto for second degree murder. He was guilty of involuntary manslaughter, which he admitted to in a television interview, but the judge would not allow the admission to be viewed by the jury.
Garcia was only convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun, but because the judge didn’t give the jury “the momentary possession instruction,” the Appellate Court ruled:
It is undisputed that defendant was holding the gun when it fired. But that fact alone does not establish he possessed the gun for more than a moment. To possess the gun, defendant had to know he was holding it.
In the interview with KGO-TV news, which was not allowed to be used as evidence, Garcia “… first claimed that he was aiming at sea lions, then that the gun had fired while he was picking up the wrapped package, and that Steinle’s shooting was accidental.” By his own admission, he actually “knew he was holding it.”
A sick joke being told at the time of his acquittal accurately captures the mood and mentality of San Francisco, “If he had been charged with threatening or shooting at the seals, he would have been convicted on the first ballot.”
Garcia had recently been released from the San Francisco county jail while facing his sixth deportation proceeding. He was released under San Francisco’s so-called sanctuary city policy that barred local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Each illegal entry following his first deportation was a felony.
The deranged municipality of San Francisco no longer uses the term “felon.” Instead, a person who used to be called a “felon” is now described as a “justice-involved person.”
Apparently, during the Obama Administration, the Department of Justics (DOJ) began phasing out the use of the word “criminal” to describe criminals. On the DOJ website, the newer term, “justice-involved individual,” can be traced back to 2009.
Very nice. Criminals, including convicted illegal alien felons, are “justice-involved,” while their victims, like Kate Steinle and her family, are “justice deprived.”
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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