Friday, December 8, 2017

Kate Steinle case: Garcia Zarate indicted by feds as Gascón rips ‘mad man’ Trump

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 District Attorney George Gascon speaks during a press conference regarding the Kate Steinle verdict on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said Tuesday that a jury’s acquittal of a homeless undocumented immigrant on murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Kate Steinle was “hard to receive,” but that he respects the decision.

Compounding his frustration with the not guilty verdicts, he said, has been the reaction by conservative pundits and President Trump, who have turned the case against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate into a “political football” while pushing an anti-immigration agenda.

“Those who are using this for political benefits, to attack San Francisco and San Francisco values, I only say that this is an incredible city,” Gascón said at a news conference. “I stand for what this city stands for.” (Which is exactly what......?)

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