Kate Steinle was walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14 on Wednesday with her father and a friend when a man shot her for no apparent reason. She died at the hospital. This random murder is terrible tragedy, but the story takes a horrific turn. The man accused of pulling the trigger is an illegal alien with 7 felony convictions who has been deported 5 times. Making matters worse, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had placed a hold on him a few months ago for a 6th deportation but San Francisco sheriffs refused the order and let him free to kill an innocent women.
The SF Gate reports:
The man arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s Pier 14 Wednesday had a rap sheet of seven felonies, was deported five times and in March was released from San Francisco Jail, despite immigration authorities asking that he be held, officials said Friday.
That release was in line with San Francisco Sheriff’s Department policies, which say the department will not comply with requested immigration holds based solely on allegations a person is in the country illegally.
On March 26, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers turned 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez over to San Francisco police on an outstanding drug warrant and requested that they be notified before his release, so federal officers could take him into custody and deport him.
But after the district attorney’s office declined to prosecute Sanchez for what authorities said was a decade-old marijuana possession case, sheriff’s deputies released Sanchez without notifying immigration authorities, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Last year San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced his department would no longer cooperate with ICE on illegal alien detention requests. I wonder if they’ll rethink that policy.
Adding an effed up winkle to this completely avoidable murder is Sanchez’ excuse for the shooting. According to police, he says he was trying to shoot a sea lion and accidentally killed Steinle. Really? Is this an acceptable practice for illegal aliens? He was trying to kill a protected species at a crowded tourist spot in the middle of the day? I can see why Obama and the liberals want to flood the country with these people.
Okay, let’s count the failures here: The broken immigration system couldn’t keep this POS out of the country even after deporting him 5 times. The broken justice system couldn’t keep this 7-time felon in jail. The tough gun control laws of California and San Francisco couldn’t keep this 7-time felon from getting his hands on a firearm.
That’s a lot of failure, but none of it would have mattered if the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department cared more about the rights of American citizens than it does for illegal aliens. A woman is dead because of the liberal political policies of San Francisco. I hope they are proud of themselves for being so progressive and forward thinking.
What was that thing Obama said about deporting “felons not families?” And what was that thing Donald Trump said about illegal aliens being rapists and murderers?