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The Justice System in America is Falling Apart

The Justice System in America is Falling Apart
Todd Strandberg

The failure of the San Francisco jury to convict the killer of Kate Steinle was one more major indication that the Justice system in America is in meltdown mode. There never was any doubt that Jose Inez Garcia Zarate had caused the death of Steinle. The question the jury had to resolve was if it was first or second-degree murder.

The jury found Zarate not guilty because San Francisco is a sanctuary city, and they obviously wanted to send a signal to President Trump that immigrants are welcomed into their community. It didn’t matter that he had been deported five times from America and would have been kicked out a 6th time, if the city had not released him against the wishes of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement federal agency.

The public defender wasted no time in focusing his thoughts on President Trump and his administration…saying Zarate was “extremely relieved” by the outcome and that while Steinle’s death “was a horrible tragedy,” it was used as “political fodder for then candidate Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda.”

He added the case “was used to foment hate” and “to catapult a presidency” and “Today was a vindication for the rights of immigration.”

What I find the most irritating about this case is my intelligence, by insulting it on the lowest level. The left argued that Mr. Zarate found the gun, and then it exploded in his hand when he picked it up; and the reason why he threw the gun into the bay is because he was confused.

The weapon had been stolen out of a police car, most likely by Zarate. He was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. What made him a felon is all the times he was caught illegally re-entering the US. It is pure lunacy to have someone be able to break the law six times without suffering major consequences. Since Zarate has been in jail for two years on the murder charge, he will mostly get credit for time served.

A friend gave me another example of how the liberal agenda is destroying the legal system. She said her son was on jury where he had to help decide the fate of a man who had killed several members of his family. There was overwhelming evidence that the accused had committed the murder. He had admitted to the crimes. The choice of the jury would seem to be between the death penalty and life in prison.

One of the 12 jurors had a very liberal background, and she had in her mind that it was unfair to convict someone of any crime. All the other jurors had voted for the death penalty. Since the court system in that state requires all juries to agree 100 percent on a sentence involving the death penalty, she was set to force the judge to declare a mistrial. My friend’s son on the jury told the holdout that if a new trial is ordered, the new jury will most likely convict the man of first degree murder. So he convinced her to go with a sentence of life in prison; which all 12 jurors agreed to.

Last week, The President received a rare victory in the legal system when the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead on his temporary travel ban. There should have never been a need for a ruling by the nation’s court. These lower-court judges that have been ganging up to cripple the executive branch are acting with power that is outside their jurisdiction.

By law, Trump has the authority to “ban by proclamation” any group he deems dangerous to any aspect of the nation. The law clearly states:

“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

It is insane for some judge in Hawaii to determine that he has more power than Congress and the President of the U.S. These illegal rulings are allowed to stand because the Democrats and the liberal media are able to outmaneuver those who should know the U.S. Constitution.

The biggest travesty of justice we’ve got going on in America is the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. I think it was very foolish for the Attorney General Jefferson Sessions to step aside and allow for the obviously biased deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not to give Mueller and his staff of leftist goons their marching orders.

There has been no indication that the Russians influenced the election to help the Republicans. Since Mueller has an open mandate to look for criminal activity he finds, he has been able to ensnare Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. What got Flynn into trouble is that he lied to the FBI about a “legal” meeting he had with Russian officials. Mueller drained Flynn of financial resources and he threatened to go after his son. The purpose of breaking Flynn is so that he can be used to go after their main target, Donald J. Trump.

There is no doubt in my mind that we are headed towards a point where Mueller will use some perceived infraction to take down the President. The key reason why I believe we are headed for lawlessness is because most people don’t love the truth enough to take action.

“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12).

–Todd

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