Skip to comments.Gregg Jarrett: The Steinle verdict is only the latest miscarriage of justice in San Francisco
Posted on 12/01/2017 6:32:52 PM PST by jazusamo
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 of murder and involuntarily manslaughter.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate and his lawyers invented a ludicrous defense by claiming the gun just went off by itself, ending the life of a 32-year-old woman who was walking along a pier with her father. It was a perfect defense for a notoriously liberal city guns kill, not people. Sure enough, the San Francisco jury swallowed it hook, line and sinker.
Forget the law or common sense. These are trivial matters that dont count for much in the City by the Bay. Liberal doctrine there trumps everything. It infects the body politic and excuses all manner of aberrant behavior, even criminality.
Prosecutors argued that Garcia Zarate intentionally shot Steinle with a stolen Sig Sauer .40-caliber handgun. There was sufficient evidence to convict him on either first-degree or second- degree murder.
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A white guy who murdered a young DREAMer girl in San Francisco would have fried.
Following this case I knew it was not murder but had no doubt as to manslaughter - unbelievable verdict. I moved out of that cesspool two years ago and have had to go back for business, it is a dark, filthy place, with more natural beauty than anywhere I have seen.
A well done article.
Gregg would know because he used to be the traffic reporter there.
And DI FI benefited from it all.
Lets wrap this FReepathon up, folks!
As soon as I heard that Kate was killed by a ricochet from a distance, I concluded that involuntary manslaughter or negligent homicide were the appropriate charges, with aggravating circumstances to be applied on sentencing (multiple felon, multiple border violations, stolen gun—regardless of whether it was stolen by Zapate or “found”).
I can’t help but wonder if the prosecutor threw the case on purpose by spending most of his time overcharging for first degree murder, and mentioning manslaughter as an afterthought.
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