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Court rules Steinle's parents can sue federal government, but not San Francisco or former sheriff

Original post made on Jan 10, 2017

The parents of a San Francisco woman who was allegedly fatally shot by an undocumented immigrant in 2015 can proceed with a lawsuit against
the federal government, a U.S. magistrate judge has ruled.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 8:30 AM

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Posted by sanity
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jan 10, 2017 at 9:10 am

Bull...everybody involved who choose to ignore the law should be prosecuted to the fullest.


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Posted by AR15
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:09 am

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This is a shame and a sin, because it is especially the sheriff and the SF city council/supervisors that need to be taught a lesson here. Kate's Law is passing soon, followed by the defunding of "sanctuary cities". It is also disgusting that the State has hired Eric Holder, the disgraced AG behind the Fast and Furious anti-gun fiasco, to sue the Feds to stop much needed changes by the new administration. This will cost taxpayer's a ton of money.


23 people like this
Posted by JohnS
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:17 am

Cut off federal funds to San Francisco.


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Posted by brad
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:20 am

Another real good reason to eliminate any federal funding to all sactuary cities.


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:22 am

I agree, defund S.F. and other Sanctuary Cities. Wish Swalwell talked less and produced more. He voted against Kate's Law. Lost all respect.


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Posted by Charlie Brown
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 10, 2017 at 10:32 am

San Francisco will never learn any lessons unless they are directly punished. The Court's decision is like punishing the kid next door when it was your kid that broke your window.


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Posted by Joyce
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm

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Everyone is omitting the detail about the way this accident happened. This was not a deliberate act. The unfortunate person who pulled the trigger did not aim the gun and plan to shoot anyone. It has been proven is was an accident. The fact that a loaded gun was lying around on the ground is the bigger problem surely?

If a 5 year old kid had picked up the gun and the same result occurred, would everyone be yelling that the city of San Francisco is to blame?


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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jan 11, 2017 at 4:04 pm

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Joyce,

While it is true that a DEFENSE witness has CLAIMED that it was an accident does not make it a "fact".

The "fact" is this case is being prosecuted as a MURDER: Web Link

Safe link to The Mercury News

Try again, Joyce.




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Posted by Joyce
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

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Thanks for the link DKHSK. From the article:
Lopez-Sanchez fired one shot. The bullet ricocheted off the pier deck, hitting Steinle in the back as she walked with her father.


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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:11 pm

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Joyce,

"Lopez fired one shot".

So you admit that he took his finger and pressed the trigger of that gun?

Well...then I guess you agree with me.

Thanks!


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Posted by SHale
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 12, 2017 at 7:51 am

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1st degree murder would be a stretch, for sure. all other charges and degrees, on the table.


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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm

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The criminal illegal immigrant is not being charged with 1st degree murder, he's being charged with 2nd degree murder.


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