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.@realDonaldTrump Thank you for speaking about my sister Kate. She was amazing, loving, and kind. An angel, my Kate. pic.twitter.com/uDQ58l6A8m— Brad Steinle (@BradSteinle) July 4, 2015
.@BradSteinle Thank you for yr wonderful tweet of July 4. I wanted a little time to go by before calling. Your sister & family are amazing.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2015