by Kathy Crest:
A decision was handed down today in the death of Kate Steinle, the 32 year old woman who was killed as she walked down a San Francisco pier, hand and hand with her father. The illegal immigrant who admitted to causing Kate’s death, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, was found not guilty of murder charges, and only guilty of a felony weapons charge. He admitted to firing the weapon, throwing it in the bay, and casually walking away. He also claimed he meant to hit a seal. More than likely this was an alibi contrived by his taxpayer funded attorney. The six woman, six man jury took almost a week to decide the fate of Zarate, and shocked the world with their decision.
Not only had the illegal immigrant been convicted of seven prior felonies, he had also been deported five times and was wanted on a sixth. Kate died in her father’s arms two years ago, and since that time he has been determined to seek justice for his daughter, who died such a senseless death. 54 year old Zarate ran on the defense that he had “found” the gun and that when he picked it up, it accidentally discharged after stepping on it. What seemed a cut and dry case ended in tragedy, and because of California’s stance on sanctuary for illegals, we can now say they are literally getting away with murder, and justice is totally blind.
The jury considered first-degree, second-degree, or involuntary manslaughter for Zarate, who also faced charges of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The judge will determine the sentencing for Zarate’s illegal possession of a firearm. More than likely he will get time served.
The case sparked fierce debate over immigration in this country. California is now a “sanctuary state”, and has refused to work with ICE officials in the deportation of illegals. Had Zarate been deported after his last arrest, which was just months prior to Kate’s murder, she would be alive today. This is not an isolated incident and California is not the only sanctuary state in America. The Golden state is in serious debt, as its leaders continue with the financial support of illegals. The Trump administration has placed holds on government funding programs of sanctuary cities, but has been faced with lawsuits ever since.
The Liberal politicians who oppose any form of deportation of illegals, claim these people somehow benefit society, but many studies have been conducted that prove otherwise. Many of them come here and use fake identifications in order to take advantage of the welfare system. In fact, a California representative recently said half his family was here illegally and have to use fake ID’s in order to get along. If an American citizen forged an ID to conduct official business, they would be arrested and charged with fraud.
Many Americans believe the real reason behind the illegal immigrant influx, is that Democrats rely more and more on their votes to win elections. Although they cannot legally cast a vote, it has been proven time and time again that millions of illegals are in fact effecting outcomes of our elections. Undercover videos show them not even being challenged in some cases, when the reality of their circumstance was obvious. What politicians like Jerry Brown, governor of California, should look at, is that taxpayers are opting to leave these states, and choosing more conservative ones such as Texas. Home prices in Texas are extremely affordable compared to California, and jobs are plentiful. Another perk is no state income tax. As more taxpayers leave, it will become impossible to financially care for all these illegals who have been allowed to remain in the country. But you can bet the leaders of these states will demand more federal government funding.
It makes no sense that Liberal politicians can circumvent federal legislation, but that is exactly what they are doing. Illegal is illegal, and calling someone “undocumented” does not give them the right to remain on American soil. Most of these people flock to sanctuary cities because they know they will be accepted and won’t be deported. Zapata admitted that he had gone to San Francisco for that reason. They are causing many cities to look like slums, yet the main stream media refuses to report on this. It seems to be a concerted effort by all on the left, yet one must wonder what their ulterior motive really is.
For decades businesses have welcomed illegals who will often work for less money than Americans, but does that help their communities? If L.A. and San Francisco are any example, the answer is no. Many Liberal politicians have withheld statistical information, such as crime rates and the cost of harboring illegals, because they don’t want the public to know the truth. The statistics are also buried to suit a political agenda and to avoid public outcry. I find it hard to believe that citizens who live in these communities are not outraged at what is happening. The Pew Research Institute performed a study in 2014 and found there are at least 11.2 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States. California, Arizona, Illinois, Florida, New York and New Jersey account for 59 percent of all illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. In a government run study, illegal immigrants were involved in 17 percent of all drug trafficking sentences and one third of all federal prison sentences. These numbers could be much higher as Democrats are known for their reluctance in handing over truthful statistical information. Many states that harbor illegals have refused to give up voter registration rolls to investigative figures who are looking into evidence of voter fraud.
Liberal politicians do not care about the legal citizens in this country, except to raise their taxes to help pay for the illegals who cast votes their way. They attack anyone who opposes their agenda with accusations of racism. Race does not play into the fact that many of these people come here just to take advantage of our welfare system, and taxpayers are footing the bill. They not only receive money, but they obtain food stamps, housing assistance, medical coverage, and free education. In many cases, we are paying for the attorneys who represent the people who contribute to 1/3 of all crime being committed. Free attorneys are also being provided in immigration cases.
Jose Zapata may have murdered Kate Steinle, but our justice system put the nail in her coffin. This case will impact future crime cases in America but it will also further the debate on securing our borders. The system failed Kate and her family, and I cannot imagine the pain they are reliving with this decision. All they can hope for is that Zapata never hurts anyone else while he lives his life here on earth, and that when he passes, he has an eternity of hell to look forward to. I hope the jurors can sleep at night, and I will always wonder if they were paid to make such a nauseating decision. The judge in this case should be disbarred, but that is not likely. The only thing that will save this country is for President Trump to get a hold on voter fraud so that citizens are assured only they are choosing politicians. Until then we will suffer the effects of illegal immigration and more Kate Steinles will die unnecessarily. Her family will spend another holiday without the grace of her beautiful smile.