The murder of Kate Steinle dominated news during the 2016 election. In fact, Donald Trump believes Steinle’s murder represents the many dangers associated with illegal immigration.
But for liberals, Steinle’s death is a small price to pay for protecting both illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities.
It’s enough to make the average American throw up. In fact, illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate had no business roaming the streets, at least not in the United States. The seven-time felon faced deportation 5 times before standing trial for Steinle’s murder.
I can’t even imagine why he was acquitted for the crime. He was caught on video running from the site of the shooting, and he actually admitted his guilt. But somehow, his lawyers argued that Zarate just happened to find the gun, and it just happened to go off. Which might be believable if Zarate didn’t have seven other felonies under his belt.
We followed the case carefully both during the election and after. I recall the reaction from the President when the verdict was read.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
The only chance for justice sat with the last possible charges. One count each of illegal possession of a firearm and immigrant illegally in the United States. But now those possible convictions have fallen by the wayside.
San Diego’s local Fox affiliate explains:
“If neither side disputes the evaluator’s conclusion, the Court wishes to explore … what efforts should be made locally to restore the defendant to competency through proper medication, as opposed to sending the defendant to a federal facility outside California,” according to court documents dated February 14.
Otherwise, a hearing may be required to explore Garcia Zarate’s competency, the court documents say.
Call Me Crazy
There is a rising trend among illegal aliens facing prosecution. More and more they use insanity, mental illness or mental disability to escape maximum penalties for their actions.
Breitbart points out:
In the case of illegal alien Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman — accused of murdering four Americans in Reno, Nevada — the defense is expected to claim that Martinez-Guzman is “mentally disabled” to avoid the death penalty if he is convicted.
Likewise, the 34-year-old illegal alien Apolinar Altamirano, an alleged self-proclaimed member of the Sinaloa Cartel, accused of murdering 21-year-old gas station clerk Grant Ronnenbeck in cold blood in January 2015, will not be eligible for the death penalty after he successfully got himself declared “intellectually disabled.”
It’s just one more way illegal immigrants drain the system. Now, we will waste thousands upon thousands of dollars “treating mental health” for these illegals and sadly, most of them are faking their afflictions.
So, where do the Democrat candidates stand?
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders agree the criminalization of illegal border crossings should be repealed! Sanders went as far as to say he’d like to pause all deportations.
Sanders must not be very bright. Because the people who are deported are sent home for good reason.
Look at Sergio Jose Martinez. He sexually assaulted one woman, then raped another. Both on the same day! And he didn’t even use a gun. That certainly goes against the liberal theory of crime management. But thanks to leftism, it is already illegal for cities to use their resources to help enforce federal immigration laws. In fact, Portland is a sanctuary city.
According to court documents, Martinez has entry/removal from [the] United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least five probation violations from re-entry. Worse yet, he committed a crazy amount of crimes. So the city of Portland exposes its citizens to the worst kinds of criminals.
But Portland isn’t the only place where Sanctuary laws protect criminals instead of upstanding citizens.
Recall Tommy Alvarado-Ventura. He beat and sexually assaulted a two-year-old girl after stabbing her mother. Ventura was part of Obama’s “catch and release” program. Like Martinez, Ventura should have been deported multiple times. Instead, Ventura roamed the streets with practical immunity.
I could add a hundred more examples just from the past few years. But Democrats don’t value our safety. This entire country should be a sanctuary for Americans. Instead, we live in a world where the death of Kate Steinle is denied justice. All because our laws are purposefully broken and ignored just to help leftists champion a cause that doesn’t deserve the supporters.