Yesterday the jury verdict was reached in the case of the murder of Kate Steinle. For those with very short memories, Kate Steinle was killed while walking along the pier in San Fracisco with her father. She was shot by a convicted felon and five times deported illegal immigrant, Jose Zarate, who was in possession of a loaded, stolen handgun. After shooting her, Zarate ran to the water and threw the gun in the bay. During a police interrogation (which are video recorded in case you aren’t aware of that), Zarate admitted to intentionally shooting the gun while aiming at a seal.
Now, while I did list his prior felony convictions and the fact that he was an illegal alien, those two facts are irrelevant when it comes to determining if he is guilty of murder or manslaughter. The jury was given the options of 1st degree murder (not applicable), 2nd degree murder (potentially applicable) and involuntary manslaughter (a slam dunk no brainer). For those who don’t understand the difference, in order for it to be murder, you would have to prove he intended to shoot her. However, for involuntary manslaughter, no intent is needed. All that is necessary is that you show his actions, legal or illegal, unlawfully caused her death. Here, take a look at this explanation from Shouse Law:
Involuntary manslaughter in California occurs when one person kills another unintentionally, either
- while committing a crime that is not an inherently dangerous California felony, OR
- while committing a lawful act which might produce death, without due caution.
Under California Penal Code 192(b), the key feature of California involuntary manslaughter is that it does not require intent to kill another person—unlike Penal Code 187 murder, which requires “malice aforethought.”
Now, seeing as Zarate admitted in an interrogation to shooting the gun and Steinle died as a result, any completely brain dead moron with an IQ in the neighborhood of 50 would be able to easily find him guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
But that is not what happened. The jury instead chose to find him not guilty of all murder charges, even though they did find him guilty of possession of the firearm. How in the hell can you
logically, reasonably, stupidly, idiotically, moronically say he had the gun but didn’t kill her?
The 12 members of this jury are either the 12 dumbest mother-freaking rocks on the planet, or they ignored all the facts of the case and instead chose to make some idiotic, lefty public statement in support of illegal aliens over the rights of law abiding, tax paying American citizens. Those are the only two possible explanations for this verdict.
Needless to say, as a cop, as a conservative, as a human being, I was absolutely beside myself yesterday, as was every single cop I know, and for that matter, every person I know. I cannot imagine the disgust, the anguish, the pain and the feeling of abandonment that Kate’s family must be feeling right now. The justice system completely failed Kate and her family. As a member of that justice system, I am indescribably ashamed, and I expressed that on my Facebook page shortly after the verdict was released.
Fast forward a few hours, to top that whole completely disgusting travesty off, it did not take long for some racist moron to draw a comparison to this case and the many that have caused Black Lives Matter to protest and riot. Sadly, I knew this comparison would come, because BLM and their supporters are nothing but predictable.
It is sad that our society has become one that completely ignores facts and instead makes decisions based on their emotions and what they feel. The inability to separate fact from emotion will lead to the total downfall of society. This verdict has caused me to lose what little faith I had left in society, and the racist moron above drove the final nail in that coffin.