The Kate Steinle verdict stunned millions of Americans, and left us speechless. How is it possible for someone who shouldn’t have even been in this country to get away with murdering an American citizen?
Now one Republican in Indiana has decided that enough is enough; we need to hold accountable both the criminals, and the people who enable them to continue committing crimes on American soil by protecting them from local law enforcement as well as ICE.
Rep. Todd Rokita is introducing the Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians’ (SLAP) Act in response to the Steinle verdict, which only found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate guilty of unlawful possession of a handgun.
Apparently having a gun is more important to the state of California than shooting and killing a young woman who was just enjoying the view from the pier.
Zarate had been deported five times prior to the shooting, and the city of San Francisco has set him free again in direct violation of an immigration detainer.