I was disinclined to comment on the acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the death of Kathryn Steinle, although Rod Dreher was prophetic: it sent our President—who has demagogued this case for two years—into a tweeting frenzy.
I did not follow this story. I generally respect verdicts unless I sit through an entire trial myself.
But Fox news, from which I expect something a couple of clicks better than Donald Trump’s trolling tweets, hosted an ignoramus or demagogue, one @DavidWohl, a Monday-morning quarterback, to whom @loweringthebar responded perfectly:
It was excluded for precisely the reason he thinks it should’ve been admitted. https://t.co/8TmT1Zxc9d
— Lowering the Bar (@loweringthebar) December 1, 2017
.@DavidWohl on the not guilty Kate Steinle verdict: “Look at what the evidence was. I mean, this is a guy who was deported five times, a seven time felon. How the prosecutor didn’t manage to get some of that into evidence it is stunning.” pic.twitter.com/NGZOmnHmAN
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 1, 2017
I should have scrolled more of my Twitter feed before posting.
this is the stupidest thing i’ve ever read and i’ve read many of tucker carlson’s other tweets https://t.co/DOMJvBu41Q
— Sigh Hersh (@Ugarles) December 1, 2017
Illegal immigrants are being given better treatment and special privileges because they are here illegally. It is hard to imagine that an American citizen would have been acquitted of charges in the Steinle case #Tucker @FoxNews
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) December 1, 2017
I am angry at San Francisco for their sanctuary city policy. I am not angry about the jury’s verdict because I didn’t see the trial. https://t.co/hNJ4ixtknW
— Patterico (@Patterico) December 1, 2017
I am disappointed and angry at the not guilty verdict for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal alien who had several felony convictions & was deported from the US five times. Justice must be served for Kate Steinle. https://t.co/IxiL9WCU50
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 1, 2017
Exhibit number infinity as to why it’s so great to have an ace former prosecutor on the NR team. https://t.co/AxAsNjRFcj
— David French (@DavidAFrench) December 1, 2017
It is a federal felony, up to 10 yrs’ imprisonment, to be an illegal alien in possession of firearm (18 USC secs.922(g), 924). DOJ should indict Zarate if haven’t already. Sentence consecutive to today’s state gun conviction could keep him in prison 13 yrs or so.
— Andrew C. McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) December 1, 2017
Quit attacking the jury system, you gormless spray-tanned hyena. https://t.co/fpfb0skFEV
— Lane (@HaygoodLaw) December 1, 2017
A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
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