Sarah Palin on Steinle death: Illegal alien has ‘more rights, grace and favor’ than victim and family

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Former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is as disgusted with the acquittal of the illegal immigrant who killed Kate Steinle as many Americans.

Palin slammed the verdict by a California jury, saying in a tweet Thursday that felon Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was given “more rights, grace and favor” than his victim and her family.

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The 45-year-old illegal immigrant had been deported five times and was released from jail just a few months before he shot and killed 32-year-old Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco in 2015. Zarate was acquitted of homicide in a San Francisco criminal court on Thursday, with the jury finding him not guilty of first or second-degree murder or even assault with a firearm, opting instead to convict him of being a felon with a firearm.

The shooting sparked a national debate over illegal immigration and sanctuary cities and played a major part in President Donald Trump’s election campaign. Trump slammed the verdict as “disgraceful” in a tweet Thursday.

“No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration,” he said.

Conservative columnist and New York Times best-selling author, Ann Coulter, had declared that Steinle “would still be alive if we had a wall” between the U.S. and Mexico in a series of tweets reacting to the jury’s decision Thursday.

Palin’s denouncement of the verdict was echoed by other lawmakers who shared the former Republican vice presidential candidate’s sentiments.

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