The verdict in the Kate Steinle murder case shouldn’t surprise anyone. In time, we’ll learn the demographics of the jury. It’s SF, so we can infer the jury’s political persuasions (whether white or non-white) and their level of anti-white animus (especially if non-white, but probably also white).
20+ years ago, the O.J. Simpson defense team wanted (and got) a jury consisting almost entirely of low-IQ, Democrat ‘minorities’ (i.e., 8 black women, 1 black man, 1 Hispanic man, and 2 white women… not a single while male on the jury. All 12 jurors were Democrats, and only 2 jurors went to college.) It’s why Johnnie Cochran routinely wore African tribal power ties during the trial. (Don Vinson, a reknowned jury trial consultant, has spoken about this. It is also why jury selection consultation is a real, quantitative, serious, and highly lucrative profession.)
For non-whites living in what they construe as AmeriKKKa, racial solidarity is more important than the objective facts of a specific case. Coupled with the ‘deductive-reasoning-challenged’ nature of CA’s new demographics (see Jason Richwine’s work), being a non-white in a high profile, national case means you are obligated to interpret and act accordingly, through a racial lens.
The flip side of the coin was the Rodney King jury, which the media repeatedly bemoaned as being ‘all white’. In that case, the police were rightly acquitted. But because this jury didn’t follow The Narrative, but rather the facts of the case, huge swathes of L.A. temporarily turned into Sierra Leone, with whites like Reginald Denny feeling the full brunt of it.
Flash forward 25 years and we’ve had many doppelganger (e.g., the bogus, media-fueled, ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ narrative surrounding Michael Brown and the outrage when officer Darren Wilson was acquitted.)
Yesterday, Zarate’s defense attorney Matt Gonzalez bizarrely (or not so bizarrely, depending on how one sees these issues) tried to make the verdict about… Trump. “For those who might be critical of this verdict,” Gonzalez said outside the courtroom, “there are a number of people that have commented on this case in the last couple of years — the attorney general of the United States, the president and vice president of the United States — let me just remind them that they are themselves are under investigation by a special prosecutor in Washington, D.C.”
Another member of the defense counsel, Jeff Adachi, then said: “From day one, this case was used as a means to foment hate, to foment division, to foment a program of mass deportation … and I believe today is a vindication for the rights of immigrants.”
Before the trail, we could also glean politicization in the jury selection process. From ABC News:
The jurors who were selected said they did not have negative experiences or views of Latinos or people who have entered the country illegally that would prevent them from keeping an open mind.
“If you learned that a person had illegally entered the country, would you believe he was entitled to the same due process rights as a U.S. citizen?” asked one of the 62 questions posed to the jurors. Responses to the questionnaire were not made public.
Five jury alternates were also seated after being asked their opinion of San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy, which prohibits city officials from cooperating with federal immigration officials.
The jurors were also quizzed about their gun ownership and political views of firearms.
“We are very pleased with the jury,” said Matt Gonzalez, Zarate’s attorney. “We have such great diversity built-in in San Francisco and I think we have a jury that understands a lot of the concerns about the defendant receiving a fair trial.”
IOW, the defense team thoroughly politicized the case and saw its results in national-political terms.
There will be more such cases in the future, high-profile cases that the media and liberals will magnify as The Case of Our Times, and they will similarly fall along racial lines. As non-white demographics become increasingly secured in places like CA, the shape of the racial fault lines will become increasingly clear, and the levels of injustice that SJW-infused juries will mete out on whites (as payback) will make the Zarate case seem like child’s play.