Fletcher Reede: Settle! – Settle, settle, settle !
Liar Liar 1997
I couldn’t believe me eyes when I read this headline :
San Francisco city officials to ask Kate Steinle’s family to dismiss lawsuit
And the first paragraph tells us that they aren’t alone.
The U.S. government and the City of San Francisco are asking Kate Steinle’s family to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit in a hearing on Friday.
There is one obvious question that comes to mind here, why?
Why on earth would the Steinle family consider even for a moment dropping their lawsuit when the actions of these entities were directly responsible for their daughter’s murder?
Why would they consider for a second letting these people off the hook when they know that only if there are consequences for their actions will things change.
Now I understand why the government would ask, after all they don’t want to be in court filing the motion to dismiss, that will look worse than this request does, but given the situation I can’t fathom why they would think for a second that this family will bail them out when in a few short months they will have an ally in the White House?
Now you might be wondering why the City of San Francisco and the federal government aren’t rushing to do their best Jim Carey impersonation
and get this behind them. The answer is they dare not for two reasons.
- If they settle that is a tact admission that there is something wrong will allowing illegal aliens to be sheltered by the city with penalty from the federal government, and our friends on the left dare not risk angering their base by advancing that meme.
- There are plenty of victims of crimes by illegal aliens, if they settle this case, then you will see a plethora of such cases nationwide and maybe even a class action by those who suffered financial losses as opposed to death or injury. Such cases will destroy the political viability of the defense of sanctuary cities and campuses.
So the best the government can do is beg the family to let them off the hook in the hope they are foolish enough to do so.
Closing thought, I wonder what kind of pressure, if any, is being put on the family to play along?