(TeaParty.org) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas has issued a warrant for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, a bold and direct challenge to sanctuary city San Francisco. The city is already being rightfully accused of aiding and abetting Zarate’s killing of Katie Steinle. Zarate was in federal custody, when San Francisco requested that custody be transferred to them, ostensibly to prosecute him on a drug charge.
That’s a complete and utter lie – the crime had been committed 20 years before and the statute of limitations had expired 13 years before. Not even Californians are that dumb, although that could be giving their intellect too much credit. San Francisco then set him free as if they took possession of Zarate with the aim of saving him from deportation.
The DOJ issued the new warrant immediately after he was found innocent not only of murder but of involuntary manslaughter that any lawful American citizen would be sent to prison for. Now, the onus is on San Francisco. When he has finished his slap on the wrist punishment for gun possession, they will have a choice: They can free him again, or hand him over to Texas’ US Attorney. If they should release him, that could set up a court battle in which SCOTUS would have to rule if a city, county or a state can willfully disobey federal law. Not to mention it would be a public relations nightmare.
A DOJ official informed Breitbart News that a detainer already exists that “requires this defendant to be remanded into the custody of US Marshals Service to be transported to the Western District of Texas pursuant to the arrest warrant.” This is the type of order San Francisco chose to disregard from ICE pursuant to their “sanctuary” policy when they first put Zarate back on the street.
By issuing the new warrant Friday, DOJ is setting up a showdown for when Zarate is released from his weapons charge – in essence daring San Francisco and the sanctuary state California to protect him again. So far, they have proven uncooperative. According to the U.S. Attorney’s petition for a new arrest warrant, “[A] request for records was submitted to the San Francisco County Superior Court. No response had been received at the time of this amended petition’s completion.”
There has been much speculation as to why the jury failed to convict Zarate, with the most plausible being that the liberals in San Francisco did not want their sanctuary status questioned or second guessed. The bullet ricocheted off the concrete, but it was still careless of Zarate to play with a loaded gun, hence the involuntary manslaughter charge. So, although there well might have been reasonable doubt on the murder charge, there is no doubt about Zarate’s carelessness.
Prior to killing Steinle, Zarate had already been deported five times and convicted of 7 separate felonies. Yet, despite all of that San Francisco did not hesitate to release Zarate. The only way they can release Zarate and ensure his freedom is to sneak him out of the jail and release him somewhere in the city or within another jurisdiction. That would go beyond sanctuary policy to one of aiding and abetting a fugitive from justice. The DOJ will have someone watching the jail for Zarate’s departure, so they can arrest him before he has a chance to commit another crime.
The treasonous sanctuary policies of cities and the state of California are completely unconstitutional. There’s only one way to finally put an end to these corrosive, fanatical open-borders policies – long prison sentences for the delinquents who believe they are above the law.