Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shooting of Kathryn Steinle by Undocumented Immigrant Terrorist

Shooting of Kathryn Steinle by Undocumented Immigrant ---
tags: homeless suspect, hispanic suspect, undocumented immigrant suspect, white victim, female victim, cover story - found gun, lying suspect, California, San Francisco, stolen gun, hidden motive, terrorist style violence, terrorism not suspected, terrorist duck test, stolen gun, unconnected events, random shooting

July 1, 2015 1 killed 1 arrested Shooting of Kathryn Steinle by Undocumented Immigrant  Gunman Francisco Sanchez who was a recently released illegal immigrant from Mexico with a criminal record,opened fire on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco, California. He admitted fatally shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in the chest after being arrested and charged with murder. Authorities suspect that the shooting was random. Suspect had conflicting stories that he had found gun wrapped in a cloth and was either shooting at sea lions, or went off accidentally when he picked it up After divers retrieved the gun from the water, it was traced to a federal  Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Ranger who had reported it stolen in San Francisco. [so who gave this gun to Sanchez?]

Shooting of Kathryn Steinle - Wikipedia  On July 1, 2015, a gunman opened fire on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco, California, shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in the chest.  An illegal immigrant from Mexico, Francisco Sanchez, was arrested and charged with murder. Authorities suspect that the shooting was random.

Alternative crazy theory: Was it a random crime or a non-political hidden-motive terrorist assassination attack staged as a random crime? No one in homeland security, media or law enforcement or even conspiracy theorists at Infowars even suspects the motive could be a terrorist attack. An eerily similar case is August 21, 2015 Islamist ISIS Terrorist Gunman on French Train Stopped by Off Duty Soldiers and Passengers where a man with an identical ridiculous cover story - both men claimed to have "found" the guns lying on the ground in a cloth on the pier or in a park near a train station. One man was a homeless illegal Mexican immigrant apparently targeting one person with no evidence of any political views, while the other was a person well known to anti-terrorist agencies across europe as a ISIS sympathizer and jihadist. The gun in San Francisco was stolen from a federal officer, possibly by a co-conspirator, the one in France had to obtained the gun illegally and gotten his train ticket paid for by unknown co-conspirators. What is the most probable reason why a man who is not mideastern nor a terrorist acts like a mideastern terrorist with no apparent motive? The duck test - if it looks like a chicken but walks like a duck and squawks like a duck....maybe it's really a duck?

*Facts A-Z
  • Alias: Sanchez, who law enforcement say is either 45 or 46 and has about a dozen aliases, 
  • Cover story: found gun on ground wrapped in cloth. Was shooting at sea lions or accidentally went off. 
  • Criminal record: Sanchez has seven prior felony convictions, four of which were for drug charges. Records indicate his convictions took place in states including Texas, Oregon and Arizona. And a law enforcement source said the case that landed Sanchez in San Francisco jail most recently was for a marijuana case that was more than a decade old.
  • ICE: ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice told NBC Bay Area on Friday that Sanchez should have been returned to her agency's custody, because he had a "detainer" on his status in jail.
  • Illegal immigrant: was jailed for immigration violation, released to SF to prosecute for drugs, but SF decided to let him go after asking for him, and did not heed ICE request to hand him back over because of sanctuary city status.
  • Random shooting: no apparent political motive, no robbery, no argument, no previous contact, but could be hidden motive
  • Richochet  Fatal shot in San Francisco pier shooting was ricochet 
  • Stolen gun:  gun was stolen from the car of a ranger from the U.S. Bureau of Land In a jailhouse interview with ABC7 News on Sunday, Sanchez says he found it under a bench on the pier wrapped in a T-shirt. And that it went off accidentally. "He has no theft convictions so we have no reason to believe he was responsible for taking this gun,"
    Management. The agency says it happened June 27 in downtown San Francisco.
  • Terrorism: No media or conspiracy theorists even suspect terrorism as a motive. Not even this blog.
  • Undocumented immigrant with a long criminal history who has previously been deported to Mexico five times, the last time in 2008. He was last in prison, serving time, for illegally re-entering the United States, ICE records show.
 In an apparent act of random terrorism, suspect also claimed he was homeless and just "found a gun" in the park. Suspect tells TV station he killed San Francisco woman ... CNNJul 7, 2015 - The man accused of killing a San Francisco woman tells CNN affiliate KGO that ... 5-time deportee confesses to shooting woman on pier .... it was revealed Lopez-Sanchez is an undocumented immigrant with a felony record ...Suspect in San Francisco woman's death deported 5 times ...CNNJul 4, 2015 - The man accused of shooting and killing a San Francisco woman had ...Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez -- is an undocumented immigrant, ...Kathryn Steinle, 32, Killed by Illegal Alien, Laid to Rest ... Breitbart Jul 10, 2015 - A woman who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant as she walked along a popular pier in San Francisco, has been laid to rest.

  1. Shooting of Kathryn Steinle - Wikipedia  On July 1, 2015, a gunman opened fire on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco, California, shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in the chest.  An illegal immigrant from Mexico, Francisco Sanchez, was arrested and charged with murder. Authorities suspect that the shooting was random.


June 27: gun stolen from ranger in San Francisco on business

March 25, 2015:  prosecutors declined to charge Sanchez with any crime when he was brought to jail on March 26 for the marijuana sales. And he said the jail, which is run by the sheriff, never notified police, which is standard protocol.

*Timeline media

Aug 27 Fatal shot in San Francisco pier shooting was ricochet  Francisco Sanchez Francisco Sanchez walks into court for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco on July 7, 2015. (Michael Macor, AP) By Tribune wire reports contact the reporter Crime Shootings Trials and Arbitration John Evans The murder question remains whether he purposely aimed the gun at Kate Steinle, 32, or accidentally fired the weapon. Prosecutors and police contend that Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez was aiming to shoot Steinle when he pulled the trigger on July 1. Investigators and ballistics experts earlier testified that the bullet ricocheted off the concrete pavement of the pier and struck Steinle in the back. Jim Norris, the former head of the San Francisco police crime lab testified Thursday that it appears that Lopez-Sanchez was aiming when he fired. He also said the type of gun used — a .40 caliber Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol stolen from a federal agent — had been at the center of several law enforcement accidental shootings.  testified Wednesday that the bullet traveled in a straight line, suggesting Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez was pointing the gun in the direction of Steinle.  the bullet made a rectangular-shaped wound rather than a typical oval-shaped wound, indicating too that the bullet had ricocheted before striking Steinle. Nonetheless, prosecutors have charged Lopez-Sanchez with intentionally firing at Steinle (why would he fire gun unless shooting at somebody?)

Aug 25, 2015 foxnews  Police investigators testified Tuesday that tourists captured photographs of a murder suspect moments before and after he is alleged to have randomly shot to death a young woman on a waterfront pier.

San Francisco Sheriff Sought Custody Of Francisco Sanchez
The Daily Caller Jul 9, 2015 - A letter shows that the San Francisco sheriff's department asked the federal Bureau ... Seeking to deport Lopez-Sanchez for a sixth time, ICE filed a ...really doesn't even prosecute marijuana possession…and knowing that he ...
Gun stolen from ranger's car used in San Francisco Pier 14 ...
Jul 8, 2015 - "When ABC7 revealed that this gun belonged to a federal agent we said,... The gun Francisco Sanchez stole belongs to Bureau of Land Mgt ...belonged to a ranger with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  "The firearm in question was issued to a Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Ranger. The Ranger was on official government travel when his vehicle was broken into and the theft occurred. The theft was immediately reported to the San Francisco Police Department.  Police divers found the Glock semi-automatic off Pier 14 the day after the shooting. Police believe 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez used the firearm in the shooting death of Steinle. Sanchez was arraigned Tuesday and bail was set at $5 million.

The Political Exploitation Of One Undocumented Murderer ...
ThinkProgres sJul 7, 2015 - Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, ... “We do not hand over people to ICE,” San Francisco Police Officer Grace ... or they could haveprosecuted him for illegally re-entering the country four times and ...

July 3, 2015  nbcbayarea:  Accused San Francisco Pier Shooter Should Have Been Deported: Immigration Officials San Francisco released Francisco Sanchez because it is a "sanctuary city."32-year-old Pleasanton woman while she was out strolling San Francisco's E mbarcadero with her father was in a Bay Area jail less than four months ago and should have been turned over to federal immigration officials upon his release, instead of being set free, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

San Francisco Refused To Turn Illegal Alien Over To ICE ...
Jul 3, 2015 - But after the district attorney's office declined to prosecute Sanchez for what authorities said was a decade-old marijuana possession case, ...
March 25, 2015:  prosecutors declined to charge Sanchez with any crime when he was brought to jail on March 26 for the marijuana sales. And he said the jail, which is run by the sheriff, never notified police, which is standard protocol.

  • Brian Gaarder U.S. Citizens Lives Matter too. The man charged with the murder was released by SF PD even though ICE asked that he be held as an illegal immigrant previously deported 5 times and a felon. The SF sheriff's dept spokesman backs that action. His right to continue to violate US laws were of more concern to the SF PD and sheriff's dept than the safety of US Citizens and they should be held responsible as well .
    Like · Reply · 4 · July 6 at 7:44am
    • San Francisco Police Department The San Francisco Sheriffs process inmates in San Francisco. Sanchez was released by the San Francisco Sheriffs, Not SFPD.

Brian Witt John Avalos S.F.Supervisor was responsible for this ordinance to not contact ICE.

  • Steve Carter The entire SFPD needs to remember their oaths of office "To support, protect and defend the a Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic..." then they should all resign and make lateral moves to law enforcement agencies in states other than California where their service would be more appreciated. Same thing goes for the Baltimore PD
    Like · Reply · 1 · July 6 at 4:58pm

Steve Carter ICE deserves a lot of blame here too. The scumbag was an illegal alien, had been deported 5x and had multiple felonies. Someone at ICE certainly should have known that San Fran is a sanctuary city that does not prosecute crimes by illegals. ICE should have deported this guy, but instead they gave him to San Fran. Massive and unforgivable failure by all agencies involved.
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9/1/2015 version

Shooting of Kathryn Steinle

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Shooting of Kathryn Steinle
Pier 14, SF 4.JPG
Pier 14, site of the shooting.
LocationPier 14, San Francisco, California, U.S.
DateJuly 1, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Weapon.40-caliber Sig Sauerhandgun
VictimKathryn Steinle
Suspected perpetrator
Francisco Sanchez (in custody)
On July 1, 2015, a gunman opened fire on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco, California, shooting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in the back. She was rushed to the hospital, but died two hours later during surgery. An illegal immigrant from Mexico, Francisco Sanchez, was arrested and charged with murder. Authorities suspect that the shooting was random. The shooting sparked controversy and political debate over San Francisco'ssanctuary city status.

Kathryn Steinle[edit]

Kathryn Michelle "Kate" Steinle (December 13, 1982 – July 1, 2015) was originally from Pleasanton, California, and graduated fromAmador Valley High School and California Polytechnic State University, earning a communications degree.[1] She was employed atMedtronic in San Francisco, and was living on Beale Street. Her funeral was held at a winery in Pleasanton on July 9.[2]


At 6:30 p.m., a gunman, alleged to be Francisco Sanchez, fired three shots from a .40-caliber handgun at Pier 14, a tourist attraction area at the Embarcadero district. One of the bullets struck Steinle in the chest and pierced her aorta. She collapsed to the floor while screaming for help to her father Jim, who was accompanying her at the pier.[1] Jim Steinle performed CPR on her before paramedics arrived and sent her to an ambulance. She died two hours later at San Francisco General Hospital. Sanchez was arrested about an hour later one mile away from the pier and was booked into San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of murder.[3] The shooting was believed by police to be random. Divers from a police boat found the gun in the bay later that night.[4][5]

Legal proceedings[edit]

Sanchez was formally charged with first-degree murder and a firearm enhancement on July 6. Sanchez admitted in a KGO-TV interview that he committed the shooting but said he found the gun wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench after taking sleep pills he found from a trash can. He also claimed that he was aiming at sea lions and that Steinle's shooting was accidental.[6] He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and is currently being held on $5 million bail.[7] Sanchez's attorney, Matt Gonzalez, stated in court that the shooting was likely accidental.[8]
On July 28, prosecutors filed an additional charge against Sanchez: being a felon in possession of a firearm.[9]


The gun used in the shooting was confirmed by forensic crime laboratory technicians to be the same one stolen from a federal agent's car. The .40-caliber handgun had been taken from a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger's car that was parked in downtown San Francisco, on June 27, 2015.[10] The ranger was in San Francisco for an official government business trip. The ranger immediately reported the theft to San Francisco police, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center. Police issued a citywide crime alert but did not call in CSI technicians to examine the scene.[11]
On July 10, San Francisco County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said during a press conference that federal authorities failed to provide legal basis to hold Sanchez, and that the sheriff's department followed procedure and local laws when they released Sanchez after a years-old warrant on a marijuana charge was dismissed. A federal immigration request had asked the SFSD to hold Sanchez until US authorities could take him into custody for deportation proceedings.[12]


Francisco Sanchez
BornJosé Inez García Zarate
Criminal chargeFirst degree murder, enhancement of using a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm
Criminal statusIn jail
Capture status
Arrested on July 1, 2015
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez (or Francisco Sanchez; given name José Inez García Zarate),[13] of GuanajuatoMexico, had been deported from the U.S. a total of five times, most recently in 2009. He was on probation in Texas during the time of the shooting.[14] He had seven felony convictions. At the time of the shooting, Sanchez was listed as 45 years old by police, but 52 in jail records.[citation needed]
Sanchez arrived to the U.S. sometime before 1991, the year he was convicted of his first drug charge in Arizona. In 1993, he was convicted three times in Washington state for felony heroinpossession and manufacturing narcotics. Following another drug conviction and jail term, this time in Oregon, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) deported Sanchez in June 1994. However, Sanchez returned to the U.S. within two years and was convicted again of heroin possession in Washington state. He was deported for the second time in 1997.[13]
On February 2, 1998, Sanchez was deported for the third time, after illegally reentering the U.S. through Arizona. United States Border Patrol caught him six days later at a border crossing, and a federal court sentenced Sanchez to five years and three months in federal prison for illegal reentry. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly INS, deported Sanchez in 2003 for his fourth deportation. However, he illegally reentered the U.S. through the Texas border and got another federal prison sentence for illegal reentry before being deported for the fifth time in June 2009.[13]
Less than three months after his fifth deportation, Sanchez was caught attempting to cross the border in Eagle Pass, Texas. He pleaded guilty to felony reentry; upon sentencing, a federal court recommended Sanchez be placed in "a federal medical facility as soon as possible."[13]
On March 26, 2015, at the request of the San Francisco Sheriff's DepartmentUnited States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) had turned Sanchez over to San Francisco authorities for an outstanding drug warrant.[15] U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had issued adetainer for Sanchez requesting that he be kept in custody until immigration authorities could pick him up. As a sanctuary city, however, which does not cooperate with federal immigration law, San Francisco did not honor the detainer and released him since they found no active warrant for his arrest.[16] San Francisco officials transported Sanchez to San Francisco County Jail on March 26, 2015 to face a 20-year-old felony charge of selling and possessing marijuana after Sanchez completed his latest prison term in San Bernardino County for entering in the country illegally.[11] He was released from San Francisco County Jail on April 15, and had no outstanding warrants or judicial warrants, as confirmed by the San Francisco Sheriff's Department.[14]


The killing sparked criticism and political debate over San Francisco's sanctuary city policy, which disallows local officials from questioning a resident's immigration status. Multiple Republican presidential candidates, including Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, made statements blaming the immigration policy for Steinle's death, and encouraged the need for a secure border wall.[17][18] White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated that the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had improved comprehensive immigration reform backed by PresidentBarack Obama.[19]
2016 U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined California Senator and former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein (D) in condemning the policy that lead to Steinle's death. Clinton said, "The city made a mistake, not to deport someone that the federal government strongly felt should be deported ... So I have absolutely no support for a city that ignores the strong evidence that should be acted on."[20] That same week, Feinstein penned a public letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee that stated, "The tragic death of Ms. Steinle could have been avoided if the Sheriff's Department had notified ICE prior to the release of Mr. Sanchez, which would have allowed ICE to remove him from the country..."[21]

Local and state reaction[edit]

San Francisco County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi received criticism by anti-illegal immigrant activist groups, including Californians for Population Stabilization, and a range of politicians, including San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, for Sanchez's release from custody before he allegedly committed the shooting. Lee stated the sanctuary city ordinance allows the sheriff to coordinate with federal immigration and ICE agents. On July 7, Feinstein stated that the San Francisco County Sheriff's Department should have notified ICE before Sanchez was released, so that he could be deported from the county.[22] In a press conference held on July 10, Mirkarimi blamed federal prison and immigration officials for the series of events that led up to the release of Sanchez.[15][23][24]

Political commentator reactions[edit]

Fox News Channel political commentator Megyn Kelly criticized President Obama's silence on Steinle's murder, contrasting it to his direct comments on the deaths of Trayvon MartinMichael Brown, and Freddie Gray.[25]
Bill O'Reilly met with Steinle's parents on July 13 on his show The O'Reilly Factor.[26] O'Reilly and Steinle's parents discussed the idea of a mandatory prison sentence for deported felons who return to the U.S. illegally, an idea the parents supported. The idea is being created as an online petition to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, advocating the proposal as "Kate's Law". In the days following the interview, the Steinle family was allowed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Kate's Law as hearings convened before the Congress' August vacation.[27]

Kate's Law[edit]

In response to the controversy, the United States House of Representatives passed what has been dubbed "Kate's Law", blocking states and cities from receiving federal law enforcement funding if they refuse to communicate with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to that state or city's "sanctuary city" policies. The law aims to create a budgetary consequence for refusal to follow federal law, as Sanchez would have instead been deported for the sixth time had the San Francisco Sheriff's Department not chosen to ignore the detainer hold placed on him.[28][29]

See also[edit]


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