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Man acquitted in Steinle killing sentenced to time-served for weapon charge

Original post made on Jan 7, 2018

The man who was acquitted of murder charges in the fatal shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday, but received credit for full time served, for his conviction on a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 5, 2018, 2:24 PM

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Posted by Greg T
a resident of Diablo
on Jan 7, 2018 at 8:42 am

Something I find so strange from the crazy San Francisco Court/ jury is it all along they held that he did not have that gun, but that he picked up a t-shirt, which had a gun inside and then it went off accidently. That was the Mainstay of their case. Yet they let the jurors decide that he was innocent, after he admitted he was shooting at sea lions.but let let him off on supposodly just the charge of being a fellon being in possession of a gun.
Crazy S.F.
This illegal alien who was deported 5 times, should not have been in the Country!
Any doubt he was attracted to a `sanctuary city` like San Francisco?

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Posted by Darlene G
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 8, 2018 at 8:45 am

I am very much in favor of immigration, and appreciate the fact that most unskilled immigrants take on the jobs most Americans won't even consider doing. However, this case has been a travesty of justice. Any immigrant convicted of a crime should be deported, and no sanctuary city should protect them. This sentence and the harboring of a criminal by SF only hurts the hard working immigrants who come here for the opportunity and better lifestyle this country has to offer.

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Posted by Danville
a resident of Danville
on Jan 8, 2018 at 10:17 am

"Darlene G":

You state "any immigrant convicted of a crime should be deported". Guess what, despite attempts by liberals to confuse the issue, coming here illegally is a crime itself. So, yes, I would agree with you, that any illegal alien should be deported.

Moreover, how would you feel if you were an immigrant who actually followed the law, filled out the forms, paid the fees, and came here legally, only to watch thousands illegally come here, and be protected and supported by so called Sanctuary Cities? Ever been to a movie theatre, where you followed the law, purchased a ticket, only to watch people sneak in the back door without paying? Did that upset you? How would you feel if actual city leaders supported and protected those who illegally snuck in the theatre?

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Posted by Fix was in
a resident of Danville
on Jan 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

The prosecutors got played on this one and 12 rocks in the box were derelict in their duties. I’m hoping the feds will be able to nail him for one or two offenses.

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Posted by Chris_SR
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

Chris_SR is a registered user.

@Fix was in
How exactly would "nailing him" help anything? Lock him up for 2 or 5 or 10 years and basically give him free room and board? A GOA report on criminal alien statistics, link below, states that there were 55,000 criminal aliens in federal prisons in 2010 at an annual coast of $1.5-$1.6 billion and that about 90% were there for immigration or drug related offences. How about we just deport that 90%, save $1.35 billion and use it to secure our border while revamping our guest worker program?

Web Link

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Posted by Tom T
a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2018 at 10:34 am

This once fine state is going down the dumper and the common these is law and order.
Rewards for breaking federal immigration laws. No consequences for breaking into cars and other private property crimes. At what point did the people of this state decide the law no longer matters? How did so many vote for self destruction? How could you give the DNC a two thirds super majority?
I will soon be leaving and taking my legal behavior and taxpayer funds with me.
There is no tolerance for a conservative voice in this state and the left can have it as far as I am concerned.

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Posted by Fix was in
a resident of Danville
on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:31 am

Chris SR. Just looking for a sliver of justice for Steinle family until your solution gets implemented.

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