Attorney in Steinle Case Blames Gun: It ‘Has No Safety’

Last week, Matt Gonzalez–attorney of alleged gunman Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez–agreed with testimony that Lopez-Sanchez allegedly shot Kathryn Steinle but argued that it was the gun’s fault. He suggested the gun went off without the trigger being pulled because it “has no safety.”

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Kate Steinle Family to Sue S.F. Sheriff, Govt. Agencies

The family of slain San Francisco resident Kate Steinle announced plans Tuesday to pursue legal action against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and two government agencies for the murder, allegedly by an illegal alien, that drew the attention of the nation and spurred the introduction of “Kate’s Law.”

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Jorge Ramos: Kate’s Law ‘Completely Unfair’ to ‘Millions’ of Illegals

“I think it is unfair that because one undocumented immigrant killed a wonderful human being that all immigrants are being blamed for that killing. It is so unfair,” Ramos told CNN. “It is as unfair as if we were to criticize all white men in the United States for what happened in that theater in Aurora, Colorado.”

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Unchecked Immigration: A Greater Threat to The USA Than ISIS

Unchecked immigration — the de facto policy under Obama – -poses a far greater threat to American security and preservation of culture than does ISIS, or any of its affiliates. One of the many dangerous aspects of unchecked immigration is illegal immigration, and the American people know this. Thus Donald Trump — rejected by the GOP establishment — has been able to catapult his candidacy ahead of other GOP presidential hopefuls by seizing on two key issues: First, murders and other crimes committed by illegals, and secondly, a promise to secure the southern border.

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Report: GOP Divided On Mandatory Minimums For Previously Deported Illegals

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) would like to see legislation that would impose a mandatory minimum of five years on illegal immigrants who re-enter the country illegally after being deported. Last month Cruz introduced “Kate’s Law” that would apply such minimums.

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Amnesty Group Warns Senate Dems Against Targeting Sanctuary Cities

The group, Presente.org, names Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) as its primary Democrats of concern after those lawmakers signaled support for introducing legislation targeting sanctuary cities. Feinstein and Boxer are reportedly working on legislation to that end.

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Democrats Call For Improved Communication Following Steinle Murder

“Whenever an innocent person is lost to violence, as a society we should consider what steps we can take to make our communities safer. Moving forward, we believe San Francisco and the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice should improve communication to ensure all interests are weighed in future cases,” the two California lawmakers wrote in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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House Passes Bill Penalizing Sanctuary Cities

Introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), the Sanctuary Cities legislation came to the floor in response to the outcry over the murder of Kathryn Steinle earlier this year. The bill passed 241-179 Thursday afternoon.

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Jim Steinle: Obama Has Not Offered Condolences Following Murder

Answering a question from Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) as to whether Obama had expressed condolences to his family since his daughter’s murder — Steinle indicated that he had not. “I’m very sorry to hear that when there have been other very public deaths in this country like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray the president has expressed his condolences to the family. I would have expected him to do that here,” Ratcliffe responded.

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Families of Loved Ones Killed by Illegal Aliens Demand An End to Sanctuary Cities

“He put himself into harm’s way every time he put his uniform on. And on Friday, October 24, 2014, my husband and father of two approached a car on his beat, but this time, it was the last time,” said Oliver. “The last thing my husband attempted to do as a POP [Problem-Oriented Policing] officer was to ask the man inside the car how his day was going. But he never made it to the driver’s window.”

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