Steyn on Kate Steinle Verdict: 'A Miscarriage of Justice in the Profoundest Sense'
Mark Steyn joined Tucker Carlson to react to the not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant who had been deported multiple times, shot and killed Steinle while she was walking on a San Francisco pier with her father in July 2015.
Zarate admitted to shooting Steinle, but said it was an accident. He avoided a second-degree murder conviction, although he was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The shooting sparked a national debate over illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.
"It is a miscarriage of justice in the profoundest sense in that Kate Steinle is dead because she went for a walk in a popular destination in her own city and her parents will never see anybody convicted for that crime," Steyn said.
He said there is no dispute that Zarate fired the shot that killed Steinle or that he should not have been in the U.S. in the first place.
"Why is one political party, the entire bureaucracy and two-thirds of the remaining political party fetishizing and sentimentalizing immigrants who can't speak the language, with a grade two education, and setting up competing jurisdictions in this country that protect them at the expense of American citizens?" Steyn said.
Carlson pointed out that Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a federal detention request.
Steyn said President Donald Trump was elected to the White House in part because he strongly spoke out against sanctuary city policies.
"I weep for Kate Steinle's parents tonight. I do not know how I could go on living in that city if, God forbid, my daughter were to be shot by someone who never should have been in the country in the first place," Steyn said.
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