Category Archives: Central California

The Aftermath of the Kate Steinle Trial Acquittal of Illegal Alien Murderer | Dec 03 2017

‘#BoycottSanFrancisco’ Goes Viral as SF Defends Sanctuary Policies

|| Breitbart

“#BoycottSanFrancisco is going viral as San Francisco defends its sanctuary policies in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.

On November 30, Breitbart News reported that a California jury found seven-time felon and five-time deported illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate not guilty of murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle in 2015 in the sanctuary city of San Francisco.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, local leaders denounced Trump’s position. State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said, “People have every right to be critical of the verdict and speak out about that…[but] the president is using this to fan the flames of hatred against immigrants, to demonize immigrants.”

Former State Sen. Mark Leno (D) also criticized Trump, claiming he has “no shame.”

Mayor Ed Lee’s (D) spokeswoman said, “San Francisco is and always will be a sanctuary city.”

Twitter users throughout the nation and the world reacted to the defense of sanctuary policies by taking #BoycottSanFrancisco viral.”

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‘0 Minutes’: MSNBC Ignores Kate Steinle Trial Verdict

|| Fox News Insider

“While most networks offered mixed coverage to the trial of an illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle, one network ignored the case’s verdict altogether, Pete Hegseth reported.

Hegseth said MSNBC did not cover the verdict of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate at all.

Zarate was found guilty on a weapons charge, but acquitted of more serious manslaughter and murder charges.

“They ignored it all together because to them it wasn’t news,” The Federalist’s Bre Payton said.

Payton said Zarate didn’t deny shooting Steinle, but the fact that the 45-year-old is a five-time deported illegal immigrant felon didn’t fit the network’s narrative.

Hegseth said CNN moderately covered the verdict, but dropped coverage in favor of reporting that Gen. Michael Flynn [Ret.] pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities when that story broke.”

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PIER 14 SHOOTING

‘I was horrified’ Pleasanton residents outraged at Kate Steinle verdict

|| ABC7News.com

“SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) —

Reaction came down quickly from residents in Kate Steinle’s hometown of Pleasanton Thursday night after a not guilty verdict was read out by the jury.

“I thought it was ridiculous. I honestly thought it was ridiculous,” said Pleasanton resident Victoria.

The shocking verdict in the murder trial has many in Pleasanton fuming.

“I was horrified it would be a not guilty,” said another resident Diana Armario. “To me and everybody I know it was just an obvious guilty verdict.”

Steinle grew up in the East Bay town about 40 miles outside San Francisco and graduated from Amador Valley High School.

She was living in San Francisco when she decided to take that fateful walk onto Pier 14 with her father.

Many Pleasanton residents have been invested in the case and were stunned by the jury’s decision. They say justice has not been served.

“It’s just shocking that someone would get away with shooting a gun and murdering somebody and get away with it really,” said

“If I’m somebody who is walking with my daughter in San Francisco and the next thing, she ends up dead — somebody has to pay the price,” said Pleasanton resident Tony Budema.

Some blasted San Francisco for being a sanctuary city. And Steinle’s accused killer, who was deported five times, should have never been allowed to be there.

“You know one of the things about San Francisco being a sanctuary city is something that I personally don’t agree with and I think this is a perfect example of it,” added Liz Venema.

Steinle’s family still lives in Pleasanton. They were not in court when the verdict was read but told the San Francisco Chronicle they were “shocked and saddened.”

…..Continue reading more @ abc7news.com