While the rest of the government continues to ignore the issue of illegal alien crime, Immigration officials and the Sheriff of San Francisco are going to have to face up to their failures to protect Americans because of a lawsuit filed by the family of Kate Steinle.
More from the Daily News:
Kate Steinle’s parents announced Tuesday they had filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection to their daughter’s death, which sparked fierce national debate about immigration policies.
“We’re here not only for Kate, we’re here for every citizen of this country who comes to San Francisco,” said Jim Steinle, Kate’s father. “If you think this can’t happen to you, think again.
Speaking to acrowd of reporters, Jim and his wife, Liz Sullivan, were joined by their son, Brad Steinle. The family said it had filed claims against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, whose stolen gun was used in the shooting, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Kate Steinle was shot to death while going on a stroll with her dad at Pier 14 on July 1. She died in her father’s arms.
“She said ‘help me, help me.’ That’s my bedtime story every night,” her dad said.
Family attorney Frank Pitrie said “What happened on Pier 14 was not only forseeable, it was preventable.”
Katie’s mother told reporters “This is for accountabiliity for public officials that we have voter for, who are not doing their job.”
I’m very glad that someone is forcing officials to take their duties seriously, but it’s too bad it took the death of an American citizen to do it.