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  • The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bay Bridge that never was

    12/10/2017 1:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Curbed San Francisco ^ | December 8, 2017 | Brock Keeling and Alex Bevk
    Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2012 and has been updated with the most recent information. After the construction of the Bay Bridge in 1933, San Francisco began considering duplicating the bridge and running a second one further south across the bay. Enter Frank Lloyd Wright, a little-known architect whose idea and design for a second Bay Bridge never came to fruition. The noted architect hated the idea of a second steel structure similar to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Partnering with engineer Jaroslav J. Polivka, Wright proposed a concrete "Butterfly Bridge,” spanning from Army Street (now...
  • No American Should Be Separated From Their Loved Ones Because Of Preventable Crime

    12/09/2017 7:23:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    President Trump via Twitter ^ | 12/09/17 | Donald J. Trump
    No American should be separated from their loved ones because of preventable crime committed by those illegally in our country. Every Senator and Congressman will have to make a choice: do they want to protect American citizens or do they want to protect criminal aliens? (Video at link) https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/939680422493073408  
  • Weekly Update: Mueller Deputy Shows His Bias

    12/09/2017 10:24:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 8, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Mueller Deputy Showed Strong Support for Anti-Trump Action on Travel Ban We Release Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents Withheld by DOJ Court Rejects Attempt to Throw Out Our Sanctuary Lawsuit Mueller Deputy Showed Strong Support for Anti-Trump Action on Travel Ban This week began with Judicial Watch obtaining even more irrefutable evidence that Robert MuellerÂ’s out-of-control investigation is little more than a politically motivated witch hunt. The evidence was in two productions ( 335 pages and 44 pages ) of Justice Department (DOJ) documents showing unbridled support by top DOJ officials for former Acting Attorney General Sally YatesÂ’ refusal to...
  • Illegal Alien Taunts Family With Horrifying Court Room Statement After Raping Woman

    12/07/2017 8:12:41 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 6, 201 | Ben Marquis
    While much of the country’s attention was focused on the astonishing acquittal of Kate Steinle’s killer in San Francisco, another illegal immigrant accused of horrendous crimes was being held accountable for them farther up the coast in Portland, Oregon. According to the New York Post, a Mexican national with a criminal record and series of prior deportations and re-entries named Sergio Jose Martinez was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts including assault, burglary, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sodomy, and rape. He remained incredibly defiant and showed no remorse while receiving his sentence. During the sentencing...
  • Alternate juror in Kate Steinle trial: ‘He couldn’t be found guilty of murder’

    12/06/2017 10:35:57 PM PST · by KJC1 · 42 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12-06-2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    An alternate juror in the Kate Steinle case said the jury made the right decision in acquitting the defendant of murder, manslaughter and assault charges after San Francisco prosecutors failed to prove he had intended to shoot anyone. Phil Van Stockum, a 33-year-old San Francisco resident who is co-founder of a technology company in San Mateo, did not take part in deliberations as the jury weighed charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a homeless undocumented immigrant whose attorneys argued an accident was behind the killing on Pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (snip) Van Stockum said prosecutors presented no motive...
  • 2 San Leandro Teens Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing Man Over iPhone X

    12/05/2017 6:45:18 AM PST · by ThomasMore · 39 replies
    CBS San Francisco Bay Area ^ | 12/4/2017 | Katie Nielsen
    SAN LEANDRO (KPIX 5) — Two East Bay teenagers have been arrested for killing a man over an iPhone X. The victim: Danny Carlos, a 32-year-old father from Redwood City. The deal started on the ‘letgo’ app. What was supposed to be a quick sale turned into a robbery and eventually murder. “Danny was doing everything right in regards to using the app,” said Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ray Kelly. .... They got search warrants for the letgo servers and found out who Carlos was communicating with on the app. That led detectives to 18-year-old Jordan Patton and 18-year-old...
  • Sanctuary City Politics Killed Kate Steinle

    12/05/2017 5:43:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | John Kass
    The photograph is of a lovely young woman, with a warm smile on her face, a woman who loved and was loved in turn. Her name was Kate Steinle. The last words she said to her father before she died were "Help me, Dad." So look at that photo. See the promise in her face. Some are calling her a symbol now of what's wrong with illegal immigration. I'm not so sure. My parents were immigrants. I grew up in this country desperate to become an American. So immigration isn't some political exercise for me. It's been part of my...
  • Kate Steinle shooting: Defense wants gun-possession conviction tossed as well

    12/04/2017 5:29:36 PM PST · by KJC1 · 58 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12-04-2017
    Defense attorneys who won acquittal for a homeless undocumented immigrant on murder, manslaughter and assault charges in the shooting of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco Bay pier will seek to have the sole conviction in the case dismissed as well, they said Monday. (snip) Now the defense says the conviction is inconsistent with the jury’s larger acquittal. If the panel believed Steinle may have been killed by an accidental discharge, lawyers assert, Garcia Zarate should not be held responsible for possessing the weapon — even though he threw it in the bay as Steinle lay dying. Matt Gonzalez of...
  • California Court Rejects Attempt to Throw Out Lawsuit Against San Francisco’s Sanctuary Policies

    12/04/2017 5:16:26 PM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/4/17 | Stafff
    Judicial Watch today announced that the Superior Court of California, San Francisco County overruled San Francisco Sheriff Vicky Hennessy’s move to end a Judicial Watch taxpayer lawsuit challenging the Sheriff’s sanctuary policy. The lawsuit challenges restrictions on the ability of sheriff’s deputies to communicate freely with Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) about inmates’ citizenship, immigration status, and release dates (Cynthia Cerletti v. Vicki Hennessy, Sheriff (No. CGC-16-556164)). The November 21, 2017 ruling came in a December 2016 lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch on behalf of California taxpayer Cynthia Cerletti. The lawsuit alleges Sheriff Hennessy’s restrictions on communications with ICE conflict...
  • Jane Fonda Honors Kaepernick at ACLU Dinner: ‘Colin, You Are Woke!’

    12/04/2017 2:59:04 PM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | December 4, 2017 | JEROME HUDSON
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda poured praise on former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday night at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual Bill of Rights Dinner. ... Kaepernick became the face of what many football fans considered an anti-American demonstration when he began to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of NFL games ... Fonda, of course, became the face of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1972 when she visit to North Vietnam at the height of the war, earning the nickname “Hanoi Jane” and infamously denounced American soldiers...
  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    12/04/2017 2:12:08 PM PST · by billorites · 88 replies
    AP News ^ | December 2017 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide”...
  • WaPo: If You’re Upset About the Kate Steinle Verdict — You’re a White Nationalist

    12/04/2017 8:51:21 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The Washington Post faced swift backlash on Twitter Sunday evening after tweeting “White nationalists angered by Mexican immigrant’s acquittal in Kate Steinle’s killing.” While yes, White Nationalists are in fact angry about the slaying and subsequent acquittal, they certainly aren’t alone — and being angry doesn’t mean that you are one. Angry Twitter users promptly seized upon the tweet to slam the outlet for their poor-taste in framing the issue: "So if you're mad a seven time convicted felon got away with murder you must be a white nationalist. " "You guys have been taking too many lessons from the...
  • Klukowski: Make Crimes by Illegal Aliens Federal Crimes, Override Sanctuary Cities

    12/03/2017 11:34:42 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2017 | Ken Klukowski
    <p>One way to stop injustices like the acquittal of Kate Steinle's killer is for Congress to make violent acts committed by illegal aliens federal crimes, which would empower the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute them in federal court.</p> <p>Millions of Americans are outraged that a local jury refused to convict Jose Zarate for killing young Kate Steinle. Some question the effectiveness of the county prosecutor. All Zarate was convicted of was illegally possessing a firearm. Zarate was charged and prosecuted under California state law.</p>
  • ‘He’s Said Nothing’: Roy Moore Hits Doug Jones’ Silence After ‘Outrageous’ Kate Steinle Verdict

    12/04/2017 2:04:57 AM PST · by x1stcav · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/17 | John Binder
    Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore (R) is hitting his Democratic opponent Doug Jones’ silence on sanctuary cities following the shocking verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial, where an illegal alien was acquitted after causing the 32-year-old woman’s death. Following the not guilty verdict of seven-time felon and five-times deported illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, also known as Jose Ines Garcia Zarate—who previously admitted to shooting and killing 32-year-old Kate Steinle while she was walking on a pier with her father in sanctuary city San Francisco, California—Moore called out his opponent’s unclear stance on sanctuary cities: My opponent supports...
  • Have We Been Lied To About The Kate Steinle Case?

    12/03/2017 11:46:03 AM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 92 replies
    Red State ^ | November 30, 2017 | Sarah Rumpf
    So, we have a defendant with zero connection to Steinle. He had a history of drug crimes but no known violent crimes. The bullet that killed Steinle hit the ground and then ricocheted upwards. There was a video possibly showing another group of people disposing of the gun where Garcia Zarate said he found it. Reviewing the SIG Sauer website shows these handguns cost $1,000 or more. You can see how defense counsel could easily argue that a homeless illegal immigrant would be unfamiliar with one. All of this adds up to the defense presenting a plausible explanation for how...
  • Trump has made Kate Steinle’s case about immigration. It’s not.

    12/01/2017 8:14:08 PM PST · by upchuck · 60 replies
    Wa Po ^ | Dec 1, 2017 | David Bier
    Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the immigrant who entered the United States illegally and was charged with murdering California resident Kate Steinle in 2015, was found not guilty Thursday by a San Francisco jury. President Trump, who has used Steinle’s death to promote harsh immigration policies, quickly responded by calling for a border wall, adding that the “Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent.” These claims are just not true. In reality, the case highlights how much border security has improved and how little a threat undocumented immigrants pose. From...
  • Gregg Jarrett: The Steinle verdict is only the latest miscarriage of justice in San Francisco

    12/01/2017 6:32:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    If you are inclined to commit a heinous crime, San Francisco is the place for you. You can sneak into City Hall armed with a .38-caliber revolver, murder the mayor and a supervisor in cold blood, and get away with it. All you need to do is conjure some preposterous defense. Blame it on an excessive consumption of junk food like Twinkies and you can beat the rap. You know… eat a Twinkie and commit murder. A San Francisco jury will lap it up. So, it should come as no surprise that the killer of Kate Steinle was acquitted Thursday...
  • San Francisco Defends Sanctuary Status as Backlash Mounts

    12/01/2017 5:40:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Associated Press/U.S. News and World Report ^ | December 1, 2017 | Paul Elias and Jane Har
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of killing a woman on a popular pier, some calling for a boycott of the city that fiercely defends its reputation as a refuge for all. President Donald Trump called the verdict a "complete travesty of justice," and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanded cities like San Francisco scrap immigration policies that bar cooperation with federal deportation efforts. Twitter users turned to the hashtags #BoycottSanFrancisco and #kateswall to demand construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall...
  • Twitter users unleash #BoycottSanFrancisco as payback for Kate Steinle verdict

    12/01/2017 8:15:38 AM PST · by x1stcav · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/1/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Thousands of Twitter users on Friday were urging people to #BoycottSanFrancisco after a jury there decided Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a five-time deported Mexican man charged with shooting and killing Kate Steinle, was not guilty. The Boycott San Francisco hashtag began trending on Twitter Friday morning as people vowed not to travel there or buy goods or services produced in the city.
  • Website and phone number of Kate Steinle's murderer, the mayor of San Francisco

    11/30/2017 9:07:34 PM PST · by Az Joe · 25 replies
    SF Mayor ^ | 11/30/2017
    KATE STEINLE'S MURDERER Office of the Mayor San Francisco, CA, 94102 415-554-6141 mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org