Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was acquitted of murder on Thursday in the death of Kate Steinle, has more legal troubles now. An amended federal arrest warrant for violating his supervised release from prison was filed in the Western District of Texas. Zarate had been sentenced in Texas on May 12, 2011, to 46 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for illegally reentering the United States. His supervised release started on March 26, 2015, Kate Steinle was killed on July 1, 2015. Under the terms of his supervised release, he was barred from committing another crime and having possession of a gun. He was found guilty Thursday of a felony, possessing a fire arm.
The Department of Justice is apparently considering seeking federal charges against Zarate. The death of Kate Steinle has been a driving force in the debate about sanctuary cities. The president has used her death, due to Zarate, as one of his main examples as to why we need to strengthen our immigration policies and build the border wall. Given the politicization of this case, should the Department of Justice file federal charges against Zarate?
Fox Business covering the new arrest warrant:
Should the DOJ file federal charges against Zarate? Is he a man who broke the law and needs to pay the price? Or, if charges are brought against him, will the DOJ be abusing its power?