Kate Steinle’s Family Just Made A Huge Announcement That Will Terrify Gov’t Officials

Local and federal officials are the target of a lawsuit following the death of Kate Steinle, 32, her family announced Tuesday. Steinle was allegedly murdered by a criminal alien in July.

Fox News reported Tuesday that Steinle’s family is suing San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Bureau of Land Management. The family contends that it was lack of oversight that led to Kate’s death on Pier 14 in San Francisco.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has been charged in Steinle’s murder. He not only confessed to the crime but told investigators he went to San Francisco for its “sanctuary city” policy, which has been in effect since 1989. Cities with this policy will not enforce immigration law.

Brad Steinle, Kate’s brother, gave heartfelt remarks during a press conference at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday:

We feel as though we’ve exhausted avenues, we’re frustrated, and we’re here to make sure that a change is made so nobody has to endure pain that my mom and dad and I go through on a daily basis because the system failed our sister.

“There was nothing, according to the mayor, that prevented this sheriff from picking up the phone and notifying the federal agency responsible for detention and deportment that there was a man in custody with this history,” family attorney Ed Pitre said.

“The sheriff, we’ve alleged in the claim filed today, acted in excess and in abuse of his authority” by limiting communication with the Feds, Pitre added.

In the family’s claim against the sheriff, they point to a March 13 memo in which Mirkarimi instructs deputies not to notify ICE about jailed suspects, directly going against federal law which gives law enforcement officers the right to contact federal immigration authorities, according to KNTV.

In light of Lopez-Sanchez’s release in March, the family is suing ICE for releasing the alleged murderer to local police in San Francisco with the knowledge that the city has a “sanctuary city” policy and had been advised on “several occasions” it will not honor any ICE detainers.

The claim against BLM asserts the bureau failed “to follow mandatory regulations and procedures,” enabling Lopez-Sanchez to gain access to the firearm–a .40 caliber SIG Sauer–which ultimately lead to Steinle’s death. It also says the firearm was “unattended in a backpack that was in plain sight.”

The Steinle family is seeking unspecified damages in the suits.

h/t: TheBlaze

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Reporter Makes Bombshell Announcement About Hillary’s Newly Released Emails That No One Realized

Veteran reporter Sharyl Attkisson contends the latest batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, released by the U.S. State Department, proves that the “law has been blatantly violated.”

The State Department Monday released over 7,000 emails as part of a court order from a federal judge. More than 25 percent of the Democratic presidential candidate’s emails have been disclosed.

Attkisson wrote the following on her personal website Tuesday after the emails were released:

The newly-released batch of Hillary Clinton emails provides further proof that Freedom of Information (FOI) law has been blatantly violated. The documents include material directly responsive to a FOI request I made back in 2012 after the Benghazi terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds. However, the material was not produced at the time, as required by law. Once again, there appears to be nobody who holds government officials and agencies accountable for their routine violation of this law. So the infractions occur frequently and with impunity. If nobody policies our government officials and agencies–if they are above the law–then how does a lawful society function?

The former CBS News reporter also said she made several Freedom of Information Act requests for emails related to the terrorist attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya — including one sent by Clinton adviser Huma Abedin to Clinton on September 14, 2012.

Abedin forwarded Clinton a situation report on the Middle East which said, among other things, that several nations were engaged in “peaceful protests.”  In actuality, 250 riot police were required to facilitate demonstrations in Indonesia, and a leader described as the “most senior Islamic cleric in Kashmir” told U.S. citizens to “immediately leave” the region. 

Along with the situation report, Abedin flippantly sent this one-line message to Clinton:

I’m giving you credit for the ‘peaceful’ protests.

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

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6 Stunning Words Were Just Discovered In Hillary’s Emails That Look AWFUL For Her

It has been revealed that during her time as secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ordered subordinates to delete an email once it had been read and not forward it to anyone.

On Jan. 30, 2010, Clinton emailed her then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills and U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Rajiv Shah about an unknown topic with the subject line, “Pls don’t forward my last email.”

Cheryl and Raj–I sent you emails [redacted] before removing their email info so pls do not forward to anyone and delete after reading. Thx.

Within minutes, Shah replied, indicating he would gladly comply with Clinton’s request:

Of course. I will not forward any of your emails and I appreciate your sending notes on issues you want to make sure we are tracking!

Image credit: State Department

Image Credit: State Department

This email is one of over 7,000 released by the State Department Monday evening as part of a court-ordered release of Clinton’s emails from her private server. More than 25 percent of her emails have been disclosed so far.

A Quinnipiac University poll released last week found the words most often associated with the former first lady are: “liar,” “dishonest” and “untrustworthy.”

Social media reacted quickly to the news about this email:

h/t: TheBlaze

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Pope Francis Just Made A Startling Announcement About Abortion That Has Everyone Talking

Pope Francis announced Monday that priests will be able to forgive anyone who has had an abortion if their hearts are “contrite.” Catholic teaching vehemently opposes abortion.

In a letter published Tuesday on the Vatican’s website, the pope wrote about the “tragedy of abortion” which has “led to the loss of the proper personal and social sensitivity to welcome new life.”

The pope made the announcement to go with the church’s upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, an extraordinary jubilee in the Catholic Church which will run from December 8 through November 20, 2016. Pope Francis announced the jubilee year last March from St. Peter’s Basilica.

The pontiff also noted that in his experience, many women believed they had “no other option” when resorting to abortion.

I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal. I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision. What has happened is profoundly unjust; yet only understanding the truth of it can enable one not to lose hope. The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart in order to obtain reconciliation with the Father.

“I have decided, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, to concede to all priests for the Jubilee Year the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it,” the pope continued. “May priests fulfil this great task by expressing words of genuine welcome combined with a reflection that explains the gravity of the sin committed, besides indicating a path of authentic conversion by which to obtain the true and generous forgiveness of the Father who renews all with his presence.”

The official teaching of the church, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, teaches that: “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”

As the Catholic News Service pointed out, church law generally mandates a priest obtain a special dispensation to grant absolution to a potential penitent for an abortion from his local bishop. These are known as faculties. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi told reporters that this announcement “highlights the wideness of God’s mercy” but is “not in any way minimizing the gravity of the sin” of abortion.

The Catholic Church has held a holy year every 50 years since 1300. Since 1475, an ordinary jubilee has been held every 25 years so that every generation can experience at least one. The last extraordinary jubilee was called in 1983 by Pope John Paul II to commemorate 1,950 years of redemption, while the most recent ordinary jubilee was in 2000.

h/t: UPI

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The State Department Just Revealed Something About Hillary That’ll Have Bernie Sanders Grinning

According to a report, more than 150 emails on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server contained information that was classified only after the fact. Clinton is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. 

The information was first reported Monday by Fox News:

The U.S. State Department is slated to release about 7,000 of Clinton’s emails Monday evening, the largest release yet, Fox News noted. “We’re producing more documents this month than we have produced in the previous three releases,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a briefing with reporters Monday.

At least one Clinton supporter was skeptical of Henry’s reporting:   

But the veteran White House reporter took it in stride:

Furthermore, Toner confirmed Fox’s report later Monday, noting none of the information was classified at the time it was sent, but also that “somewhere around 150” had been “subsequently upgraded” to classified.  

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the State Department in May to release a certain number of Clinton’s emails every month, meeting certain goals. Toner also said this latest release means the State Department will have exceeded its court-ordered target of disclosing more than 25 percent of the emails by September.

In the latest Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll released Saturday, Clinton still leads her closest rival, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 37 percent to 30 percent among likely Democratic caucusgoers. The former first lady still leads the RealClearPolitics average of national polls among Democratic presidential candidates with 48 percent, with Sanders trailing with 26 percent.

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