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Kate Steinle Killer Gets Time Served:  The five-time deportee who fired the gun that killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle in 2015 was sentenced to time served today.  Claudia Cowan of Fox News reports that last November a San Francisco jury decided that  Jose Ines Garcia Zarate had accidently fired the stolen gun that killed the young woman walking with her father on a crowded pier on July 1, 2015.  Garcia Zarate is expected to be turned over to U.S. Marshals for trial on federal charges of being an ex-felon and illegal alien in possession of a firearm.  If convicted he could receive a 10-year sentence and deportation.  His new defense attorney, the renowned Tony Serra, called the federal charges a "vindictive prosecution."  


I will humbly mention that I predicted those exact words from the defense attorney to elicit a soft sentence. Sadly, it was not difficult to find a progressive judge in California to give credence to that line of....

All prosecutions should vindicate the victim and society.
How is a "vindictive prosecution" different from a just prosecution?

In the progressive world, there is no call for revenge or vindictiveness. After all, the perpetrator of today was a victim at some time in the past.

~ Right.
I understand that there can be "trumped-up" or specious charges,
such as those against the Duke Lacrosse team.

With Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, he was a time-and-time-again pre-meditated immigration violator, and a convicted felon.
"[CA] Penal Code Sec 192(b) .. states that an unlawful act resulting in death,
or criminal negligence (recklessness) causing death, are both grounds for
conviction on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

"... the jury found Garcia Zarate guilty of .. being a felon in possession
of a firearm. And he admitted he shot Steinle. Logically,he should
have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter."
~ To prosecute such an one seems hardly "vindictive."

~ http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/12/01/gregg-jarrett-steinle-verdict-

Stay tuned to see if a S. Carolina jury can get this right.

Brothers charged with attempted murder for shootings at S.C. beach resort
AP | Jan 7, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina men charged with
shooting into a strolling crowd in a South Carolina beach town are in jail
on attempted murder charges.
[Two other NC teens are also facing
attempted murder charges for the June 18 shooting,..]

Multiple media organizations reported that 19-year-old Keyshawn Steele and 20-year-old Tyrone Steele were denied bond during a hearing Sunday in Myrtle Beach. Each faces six counts of attempted murder.

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