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Verdict for Kate Steinle’s Accused Killer: ‘What Was the Prosecution Doing?’

Kate Steinle, 32, was walking on a San Francisco pier with her dad on a peaceful summer day. A shot rang out, and she fell to the ground, dying in her father’s arms soon after.

An illegal immigrant fired the gun that killed her, and he was acquitted of murder and manslaughter Thursday by a San Francisco jury. Glenn understandably had a lot of questions about this verdict on today’s show.

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GLENN: I am sorry. I am just reading some of the news today. And some of it I just -- it cannot -- absolutely cannot be true.

Disney is -- is debuting its first boy princess with chest hair, to teach a powerful lesson about gender bias. Okay. Why not? Why not? I mean, I don't know if you saw the news yesterday in San Francisco: Kate Steinle's murderer has been declared not guilty. Multiple felon and five-time deportee killed the 32-year-old woman over two years ago, but her family will never see justice.

The California state government has made a complete mockery of the justice system on multiple levels. Answer me this, San Francisco, help me out. I can't seem to wrap my brain around this. How can a man fire a gun into a group of people, kill a woman, then throw the murder weapon into the ocean, get caught fleeing the scene, and get off scot-free? Help me out. I don't understand your definition of law and order.

What was the prosecution doing during this case? The killer admitted that he fired the gun. The only case that the defense had was, this was an accident. This was an accident?

I picked up the gun and it just went off. The old Comey/Hillary Clinton defense of, "I don't think they meant it." You know, the no ill-intent thing. Which I thought, Stu, didn't we just discover from Al Franken, it doesn't matter what your intent is.

STU: Al Franken, yeah.

GLENN: I'm sorry. A, I kind of need consistency. And, B, I don't think this is good enough. At the very least, he should have gotten involuntary manslaughter. That's what happens when you make a mistake with a gun, you get involuntarily manslaughter. Did the prosecution not care? Had they not read that part of the law? Are they completely incompetent? If you live in the sanctuary cities in California, how can you ever feel safe?

You're already mostly forbidden from protecting yourself. The gun laws are among the strictest in the country. But not only that, the government of California has now shown that they cannot protect you either.

Ice has declared they will deport this murderer yet again. But we all know it won't matter. He'll come right back. And the state of California will not only do nothing about it, but they will welcome him with open arms.

Now, the killer didn't get off completely unscathed, they did actually nail him for something. It wasn't murder. It wasn't manslaughter. It wasn't illegally being in the country. The new crime on his rap sheet is illegal possession of a firearm.

Wait. What?

If that doesn't say it all, I don't know what does. For the leftist, blaming the criminal always runs second to the gun. The killer is innocent. It is the gun that is guilty.

One final question for the justice system in California: If the shooter would have been a white person and the victim an immigrant -- an illegal or legal -- would the verdict be the same?

GLENN

INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

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How an ‘orchestrated’ revolution is bringing America TO ITS KNEES

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Who Is More Evil: Government or Facebook? | Robby Soave | Ep 120

The Left and Right agree: Social media companies like Facebook are abusing their power — whether through censorship or harmful, groupthink-creating algorithms. But is the solution really more censorship and regulation, like government fearmongers and leftist "whistleblowers" have insisted? Glenn sits down with the senior editor at Reason, Robby Soave, who has a much more refreshing solution laid out in his latest book, "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future." Politicians have weaponized the fear we have about social media. So, maybe we should be looking at the positives. Glenn and Robby take a look at the (very familiar) history of tech panic and censorship, balance the consequences of changing Section 230, and expose the real threat to the future of free speech: Progressive tyranny entrenched in the old school media.