[Ed. – I’m not a big fan of lawsuits, but this is probably the right thing to do. In California, it’s certainly the only thing to do — it’s not like your representatives in the statehouse or Congress are of any use.]
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. …
Her alleged killer, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old Mexican national, had been deported five times for multiple felonies. He had been held in a San Francisco jail in April and released when the charges were dropped because of the city’s “sanctuary laws.”