In a shock verdict decision back in December, illegal alien Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found “not guilty” in the murder of 32-year old Katie Steinle, whom he shot and killed in 2015. The jury was convinced that there was a possibility that the firearm discharge could’ve been accidental. The jury only convicted Zarate of felony possession of a weapon. He had seven previous felony convictions and had been deported five times previously before finding “sanctuary” in San Francisco.
The verdict quickly produced outrage, especially from numerous figures in the White House, including spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and President Donald Trump himself.
A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
While he was acquitted in the murder of Kate Steinle, according to a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the western district of Texas, Zarate was subject to supervised released beginning March 26th, 2015. That probation barred him from committing another crime and from possessing a firearm – terms he was obviously bound by when he killed Steinle.
ICE also said that they had planned on deporting Zarate (for the sixth time).
Now, in some parody of justice, Zarate is suing the federal government. According to Breitbart,
Zarate has sued the federal government, demanding that it produce documents “pertaining to vindictive prosecution and collusion” with the state government in its prosecution against him.
Zarate is alleging “that federal agencies colluded with the San Francisco police, district attorney’s office and sheriff’s office” and that he is being subjected to double jeopardy — being tried for the same crime twice.
In the motion, filed Tuesday, Garcia-Zarate’s attorney complains: “Almost immediately after the death of Ms. Steinle, then presidential candidate Donald Trump began to use Mr. Garcia-Zarate as the symbol of the dangers of illegal immigrants and the need for a wall between the United States and Mexico.” The attorney also cites several tweets by President Donald Trump as proof that his client is being subjected to unfair treatment.
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It’ll be interesting to see how far this lawsuit goes – especially considering the reality that California is currently battling the feds over a state law that restricts cooperation and communication between state and local governments and federal immigration officials. If the state of California (and San Francisco in particular) has proven anything, it’s that they don’t want any federal interference with their liberal policies on illegal immigration.
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