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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Steinle Family sues over sanctuary city murder of their daughter


From NPR:
The family of Kate Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was killed in San Francisco last year [by an illegal alien] has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city and two federal agencies, blaming them for her death.
The lawsuit was filed just before the anniversary of Steinle's death. The killing reignited an angry debate over so-called sanctuary city policies, which limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
The suit alleges that then-San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi had eliminated all communications between his staff and agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement regarding immigrants in the San Francisco County jail who were in the country illegally. As a result, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican immigrant felon who had been deported five times, was released from jail despite the fact that ICE had issued a request to be notified of Lopez-Sanchez's release.
A few days later, Lopez-Sanchez allegedly killed Steinle as she walked along the San Francisco pier with her father.
The suit alleges ICE failed to detain or deport Lopez-Sanchez upon his release. It also blames the Bureau of Land Management; the gun that killed Steinle belonged to a BLM agent who had reported it stolen from his car in San Francisco just a few days before the shooting.
Wonder if the government will settle these lawsuits quickly as it has with the survivors of Michael D. Brown, Freddie Gray and other criminals killed by police in justifiable homicides?

I do not mean to politicize this tragedy, but it is in the political realm. This was a political murder. Politicians made the cold, calculated decision to allow illegal aliens to stay in California as a protected class of super citizens who would be deported instead of imprisoned for their crimes. The politicians view the murders such as those of Kate Steinle as collateral damage in much the same way Stalin viewed deaths in his nation: as a means to gain and maintain power.

I hope the Steinle family get every dime the family seeks.

By the way, only one of the then 22 presidential candidates (17 Republican, 5 Democrat) spoke out about this horror.

Steinle later complained that Trump did not call the family. Trump subsequently did.

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  1. There should be more, many more.

    These "sanctuary" advocates are doing this not out of any sort of compassion, but to advance the Lefty agenda.

  2. I'm pretty sure those Silicon Valley tycoons will be able to pony up a couple hundred thou each in bigger taxes to fill the gap from the settlement. San Fran is an absolute mess right now. Soon, there will be the uber rich going into restaurants and wondering, where are all wait staff?

  3. I hope they bankrupt the city of San Francisco. That should send a warning shot across the bow of all of the other "sanctuary" cities. - Elric

  4. I've advocated Lawfare against the left/dumbass side of the body politic for years now. Why doesn't our side sue the pants off the Dems and fellow travelers? Why can't we find judges to issue more injunctions against assaults on common sense and decency?
    I hope the Steinles get many millions and others file similar suits and win. Not just against San Francisco, but all other "sanctuary" cities/counties/states as well.

  5. I hope that if Trump is elected he cuts off all federal funds to sanctuary cities. I also hope the Steinle family wins their lawsuits. Liberal stupidity should be punished.

  6. We really need a real Mexican border:

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:36am admin2
    Marlo Pronovost, SCN Editor
    Three men are in jail on federal charges following a Tuesday traffic stop on I-90 that allegedly yielded up to 10 pounds of methamphetamine and a man who had already been deported from the U.S.
    Angel Guzman-Banderos, 27, Alfonso Banderas-Martinez, 23, and Luis Felipe Lopez-Rojas, 23, were arrested on April 26 and each charged in federal court April 28 with one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. They are each being held without bond.
    According to court documents filed by FBI Agent Thomas M. Benjamin, the three suspects were stopped by Stillwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Smith for speeding on I-90 near mile marker 400. The three men acted nervous and produced identification that showed one was from California, one was from Michigan and one was from Mexico. None of the men knew the name of the Billings resident who had rented the vehicle they were driving.
    When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, two said no and one said yes.--