Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found not guilty for the murder of Kate Steinle. Garcia Zarate is an illegal alien who has been deported on 5 separate occasions. He has committed several felonies and has been rearrested multiple times. The federal governments request to keep Zarate in detention until they arrived was ignored as San Francisco is a sanctuary city.
Zarate was charged with 2nd degree murder. The prosecutor was over reaching and should have charged involuntary manslaughter.
2nd degree murder requires that the perpetrator have intent. Involuntary manslaughter is a killing without malice and doesn’t require the prosecutors to prove intent. It is simply a reckless disregard for human life.
Zarate and his lawyer presented several different accounts of the event which varied excessively. The defense ultimately argued that Zarate found a gun underneath a bench near the pier in San Francisco. They allege he picked up the gun and it accidentally fired. He claimed to be startled by the noise of the gun firing so he tossed the gun into the water.
The bullet hit pavement before it ricocheted and hit Steinle in the back. She died as a direct result of sustaining that gunshot.
I don’t believe Zarate intended to kill Steinle. That is, however, irrelevant to the larger issue with this case.
California has a 3-strike law. Since Zarate had committed more than 3 felonies he would have been incarcerated and wouldn’t have been able to shoot Steinle. However, because he is an illegal alien he was simply deported and would subsequently illegally re-enter the United States.
This is a great example of why we urgently need to build the wall. Simply deporting aliens doesn’t work as they quickly re-enter the US. Furthermore, sanctuary cities like San Francisco ignore detention orders from the federal government. This prevents federal authorities from being able to enforce the law. Make no mistake; if we had a wall and cities like San Francisco were obligated to follow the law then Steinle would be alive today.
During the presidential campaign Hollywood did its best to slam President Trump. They launched attacks on a daily basis. Many of them, including Rosie O’Donnell, swore they would move out of the country if we elected Trump.
America spoke loud and clear: We elected Donald J Trump to be our President. Both democrats and republicans made the decision to elect President Trump.
As the election night results came in Hollywood celebs began to lose their minds. Celebrities filled their social media accounts with Anti-Trump messages and some demanded recounts. A few groups made videos begging the electoral college to ignore the election results and vote for Clinton anyway.
Thankfully, the republican electors took their jobs seriously and fulfilled their obligations.
Since he assumed office he has been dealing with daily ridicule. Celebrities make horrible jokes at his expense and often imply he isn’t a legitimate president.
The late night hosts spend every evening bashing President Trump and making jokes at his expense. They frequently attack cabinet members as well.
Liberals pride themselves on being the party of tolerance and acceptance. They preach inclusion and compassion. That is, toward everyone but our President.
No President in history has been subjected to this type or volume of ridicule. Every decision the President makes receives hours of negative attention. His family is subjected to the same disrespect and vulgarities.
Despite all the negative press, false stories and fake news President Trump still wakes up every morning and is grateful to be our POTUS. Colbert using nazi salutes and discriminatory propaganda won’t affect President Trumps ability to effectively lead our nation.
At the Emmy Awards many celebrities wore blue ribbons to protest President Trump. Many of those wearing ribbons were the same leftist elites that threatened to leave the country if President Trump was elected. No surprise- they haven’t moved yet.
This has to stop. Americans have spoken. We overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump for President. They need to drop this childish routine and act like adults. If they have an issue with a decision President Trump makes they have avenues to express that. They can call the White House, write a letter or send an email. Additionally, they can sit down with their US Senator and express their concerns and urge him/her to bring up the issue in congress.
Bottom line- the Democratic Party has transformed into a group of whiny children. They are inept. They lie, manipulate and deceive folks to try and get their way. They will do anything to further their agenda including harming America.
Breitbart points out the ribbons both indicate support for the ACLU and protest President Trump.
President Trump spent significant time assisting Americans in need that were affected by hurricane Harvey. This hurricane has ruined lives and caused
catastrophic damage to the area.
He used every power of his office to dispatch federal workers and agencies to help the community. In addition to doing everything he could as POTUS, President Trump and family spent significant time in the damaged area physically providing aid themselves to the displaced victims. Moreover, President Trump donated 1-million dollars of his own money to further help the community.
I am immensely proud of President Trump. He handled this tragedy the best he could. Those Americans affected by the weather are undoubtedly in a better position as a direct result of President Trumps plan and his excessive generosity.
As usual the MSM is taking airtime to attempt to incriminate President Trump. These left wing news outlets would rather traffic in deception and propagate libel then to produce a genuine story. The most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite, would be despondent if he were witnessing the actions of the MSM today. “And that’s the way it is” according to Cronkite.
Our founding fathers designed our government to be a system of checks and balances. They were terrified of any one branch, or any one person, having too much power. Lord Acton shared this mindset by saying “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Our constitutional framework was created in a brilliant fashion and it allows for each branch of the government to exercise certain powers over another. This is not a redundancy; this is a fluid idea that is alive today.
For proof of this we need to look no further than President Trumps decision to end the Obama Executive Order called “DACA” or deferred action for childhood arrivals.
President Trump has faced a tremendous amount of negative press for making a decision that should be praised. Before y’all burn me in effigy; hear me out.
For just a moment I want to remove the substance of the executive order and look independently at what President Trump did. He reviewed an Obama era executive order. He determined that this executive order was written in a direct attempt to circumvent the entire legislative process. This is precisely the type of action our founding fathers feared.
The DACA executive order must be undone. This executive order is actually hurting the “dreamers” as well as many American citizens. We can’t allow these individuals to live in perpetuity. President Trump realizes that his best option is to allow congress to weigh in and find a solution to the problem. I believe he made an outstanding decision. He is addressing the problem of DACA by properly submitting it to congress so they will be able to legislate a solution. Once this is done the dreamers will have closure and a legal process to pursue should they want American citizenship.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said “If President Trump chooses to cancel the DACA program and give Congress six months to find a legislative solution, I will be supportive of such a position.” Senator Graham is joined by a bipartisan effort to find a legislative solution to this problem.
I think it’s important to recognize the selfless decision President Trump made. He realized that DACA was a poorly written order and couldn’t survive. It was hurting America. He made the decision to end the executive order but he wanted to make sure America was in the best possible position to handle this change. He is asking congress to legislate a solution and giving them six months to get it done. I applaud President Trump and this incredibly well thought out plan. This is precisely what our founding fathers wanted.
Now is the time to contact your representatives and make your voice heard. Call your congressman and explain your feelings on the issue. Remember- representative government only works when citizens are engaged.
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