A nation of laws? What laws? Cui bono? Illegal immigrant #JoseInesGarciaZarate was acquitted of murdering #KateSteinle in San Francisco. https://t.co/ETWLUz1edl— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) December 1, 2017
I really haven't followed the case of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate close enough to know whether he should have been convicted of first-degree murder or not. But with a cursory knowledge of the case, it would seem he should, at a minimum, have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
But the San Francisco jury set him free without a conviction on any count.
Reports suggest that the jury might have done this in a rebuke to the anti-immigrant posturing and statements of President Trump. And, indeed, that might well be the case. If so, it is a form of jury nullification, responding against the state as represented by President Trump and his views on illegal immigrants.
If so, this is another example that shows that most anti-state measures from separatist movements and revolutions to even jury nullification are only tools. They can move us toward the NAP or away from the NAP. Thus, they can be good or bad.Never cheer the use of the toll before asking: What will the outcome be?
In this case, jury nullification may have resulted in a murderer, that is a horrific violator of the NAP, getting away with it.