Lloyd Billingsley writes at Frontpagemag.com:
A San Francisco jury on Thursday found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, also known as Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, not guilty of the murder of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015. The jury of six men and six women, including three immigrants, found the Mexican national not guilty of all murder and manslaughter charges and guilty only of felony possession of a firearm . . . .
Mexican national Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, is a seven-time felon and has been deported five times. In 2015 federal authorities sought to detain him for deportation. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi chose to defy the feds and release the Mexican national.
On July 1, 2015, the criminal illegal picked up a Sig Sauer .40 caliber pistol, stolen from a Bureau of Land Management officer, and fired the shot that killed Kate Steinle, only 32 years old. . . .
"Garcia Zarate has already proved five times that anybody can get away with violating U.S. immigration law," Billingsley continues. "He has already proved that in the sanctuary state of California, false-documented illegals are a privileged class."
Zarate "has also proved that a career criminal who is not even supposed to be in the country can literally get away with murder in broad daylight," Billingsley concludes. "When that happens, the killer’s public defender will call it a 'vindication for the rights of immigrants'."