Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Zarate Trial

A challenge to sitting judges — and the secretive judicial system

Judges don’t like elections. That’s been true in San Francisco for decades, and it’s true in most of the rest of the country. The people who sit on the...

Our most-read stories of 2017

This was a truly unsettling year, from the election of Donald Trump and the resurgence of white supremacist movements to the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee and the...

Final arguments in the Garcia Zarate trial — and a night of comedy by an SF original

Closing arguments in the Jose Ines Garcia Zarate trial are set for Monday/20, and it’s likely that the case will go to the jury by Tuesday. The six men...

Zarate prosecutor seeks First-Degree Murder

The prosecution in the nationally-covered Jose Ines Garcia Zarate case is asking for a First-Degree Murder verdict – which would imply that Garcia Zarate planned the shooting of Kate Steinle...

Zarate trial testimony abruptly ends

To the surprise of almost everyone in the courtroom, Judge Samuel Feng announced this morning that the district attorney’s rebuttal witness would not be appearing and closed all testimony...

The Agenda, Nov. 12-19: A homeless sleep-in, a D-8 debate…

More than 1,000 homeless people are on the adult shelter waitlist in San Francisco. The city continues to find ways to criminalize these folks. This is Homeless Awareness Week,...

Final defense witness in Garcia Zarate case questions SFPD translation

The defense in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate called its last witness today, ending a week of testimony that challenged the central elements in the prosecution’s murder...

Video casts doubt on prosecution theory in Kate Steinle killing

The jury in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate saw a video of the moment when a gun fired and killed Kate Steinle today. The video, from a security...

Steinle killing was an accident, defense witness suggests

The bullet that killed Kate Steinle was probably fired from someone in a sitting position leaning forward, a defense firearms expert testified today in the Zarate Trial. Although the judge...

Cops in Zarate case never considered that they might be wrong

The prosecution in the Jose Ines Garcia Zarate trial rested its case today after a routine presentation by the chief medical examiner. But before that, we learned even more about...