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BREAKING! ACHTUNG! Republicans are utterly lacking in human decency and will exploit any tragedy to rile up the pitchfork mob! STOP THE PRESSES!


Okay, maybe this isn't actually news, particularly the morning after those bastards just stole healthcare from 13 million Americans to buy every billionaire a shiny, new yacht. But the ugliness generated by anti-immigrant wingnuts after Kate Steinle's death was something to behold.

The facts were complicated: Steinle was killed on July 1, 2015 while walking with her father on a San Francisco pier. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was a homeless, undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times and convicted of several low-level drug offenses. Garcia Zarate fired a gun toward the ground, and the bullet ricocheted 78 feet striking Steinle in the back. During a lengthy police interview, Garcia Zarate seemed confused, was not permitted to "remain silent," and gave several conflicting explanations as to how he got the gun and why he fired it. Nonetheless, he signed a confession that was admitted at trial. Like we said, the facts were complicated.

Luckily, the Fox News mob wasn't concerned with facts. A pretty white girl was dead, and they weren't about to let that opportunity go to waste! Rapey O'Reilly led the charge.

Liz Dye

Liz Dye lives in Baltimore with her wonderful husband and a houseful of teenagers. When she isn't being mad about a thing on the internet, she's hiding in plain sight in the carpool line. She's the one wearing yoga pants glaring at her phone.

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