The Twitter hashtag #BoycottSanFrancisco trended in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. early Friday as users demonstrated their outrage with a jury that acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate of murder in the death of Kate Steinle.
Zarate was in the U.S. illegally at the time that Steinle was shot and killed, and he had already been deported five times.
But San Francisco’s sanctuary city status saved Zarate from being deported a sixth time.
Twitter user SparkleMAGA tweeted:
“The democrats have given up on ever winning over the American people
We’re all already dead to them
Their only hope is to REPLACE us with dem voters
STOP ALL federal funds to #SanctuaryCities
San Francisco is under fire because, as a sanctuary city, it released Zarate from prison without the knowledge of federal authorities, who were then unable to deport Zarate for the sixth time. Steinle was shot and killed shortly after Zarate was set free.