BREAKING: DOJ Issues Warrant For Kate Stienle’s Killer

Last night, TFPP reported the stunning but not surprising news that a San Francisco jury had acquitted repeat illegal immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate of murder and manslaughter charges despite his firing the bullet that killed Kate Steinle in July 2015. Earlier today, we reported that President Donald Trump’s Justice Department was considering pursuing federal charges to hold the killer accountable for something. Tonight comes word that the administration is making good on that commitment.

The Hill reports that the Justice Department has issued a federal arrest warrant charging Zarate of violating his supervised release:

Zarate was released from jail in 2015, despite a federal immigration detainer request. Months after his release, he allegedly shot and killed Steinle on a pier in San Francisco […]

In a statement issued shortly after the verdict was rendered on Thursday, Tom Homan, the deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency would “work to take custody of Mr. Garcia Zarate and ultimately remove him from the country.”

It doesn’t sound like much, but it sounds like the feds are currently weighing their offices to hit the killer with something more substantial:

The Justice Department is also considering federal charges from Steinle’s death.

“We’re looking at every option and we will prosecute this to the fullest extent available under the law because these cases are tragic and entirely preventable,” Sarah Isgur Flores, the department’s director of public affairs, said on “Fox and Friends.”

National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, a former terrorism prosecutor, has an excellent suggestion we hope somebody in the administration will pursue, as well as a simple explanation for why deporting him for the sixth time would be inadequate:

This was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, and making sure this murderer serves at least some hard time will be a test of the Trump Administration’s seriousness in cracking down on illegal immigration. For the future, our lawmakers might also do well to consider putting all violent felonies committed by illegal immigrants under federal jurisdiction, because localities like San Francisco have proven they cannot be trusted to protect their people.

Beyond this case, our leaders need to get serious about building the wall, punishing sanctuary cities, and enforcing our immigration laws, to prevent future Americans from suffering Kate Steinle’s fate.

Hat tip: Washington Free Beacon