A San Francisco jury has found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murdering Kate Steinle in a case that attracted national attention to San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy. Zarate’s attorneys argued that he accidentally killed Steinle on San Francisco’s Embarcadero when he picked up an object wrapped in a towel that he didn’t know was a gun and it fired. Zarate had been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation when Steinle was killed.
Listen to Lara Bazelon’s interview with Madeleine Brand on KCRW’s Press Play on September 25, 2017. A bill awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature would make big changes to the way schools handle reports of sexual assault. It codifies Obama Administration standards for investigating alleged assaults and applies them to elementary and high schools. Lara discusses her New York Times op-ed, which explains how the law could have a negative impact on African-American boys.