UC-Berkeley Students Trash Memorial For Kate Steinle [VIDEO]

UC-Berkeley Students Trash Memorial For Kate Steinle [VIDEO]

Student activists at UC-Berkeley trashed a memorial that was set up for Kate Steinle last Thursday night. They stole a poster of her face and threw it in a garbage can like she was nothing. The Berkeley College Republicans held a vigil for Kate Steinle in remembrance of her being killed in San Francisco after an illegal immigrant fired a gun in her direction. She died in her father’s arms on Pier 14 in San Francisco, begging her father to help her. It crushed him and her family. Her killer was acquitted of murder and will walk. Justice was not served in Kate’s memory and these students wanted to honor her.

Thirty-two year-old Steinle was shot and killed in 2015 by a ricocheted bullet on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district of San Francisco. President Trump frequently raised her death on the campaign trail and her murder has been at the center of the debate over immigration laws and so-called sanctuary cities in the United States.

Campus Reform correspondent and Berkeley student Troy Worden spoke with Fox News about it. He said they held the vigil because they “wanted to honor the memory of Kate Steinle, who was the victim of illegal immigration.” I think that is a noble sentiment. About 20 people showed up. There should have been many more than that. Kate deserved that much. The event in Steinle’s name was protested by left-wing campus radicals. After the vigil ended, they were the ones that ripped down the poster of Steinle’s face and threw it away. “An Antifa organization, Refuse Fascism, sent a paid activist to basically desecrate the memorial, to interrupt it, call us fascists, bigots, whatever,” Worden said. “Our message of honoring Kate was totally lost.” And nothing was done about it. Nothing. Communists were allowed to get away with things like this more and more.

Last night we held a candlelight vigil in honor of Kate Steinle. This morning someone tore up our poster of her and…

Posted by Berkeley College Republicans on Friday, December 8, 2017

While the vigil was ongoing, UC-Berkeley CR Vice President Naweed Tahmas told The College Fix, protesters showed up. “They were shouting during my remarks, and throughout the vigil. Before, during and after,” he explained. “I couldn’t make out everything they were shouting, but it’s usually: ‘In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist regime.’” One of their members, Raphael Kadaris, condemned the College Republicans and accused them of politicizing Steinle’s death. He said, “These people don’t care about Kate Steinle. They are using the tragic death of Kate Steinle to incite hatred and bigotry against immigrants.” No, it’s the left that doesn’t care. They embrace a murderous illegal alien while Kate’s spilled blood calls out for justice that will never come now.

Instead of mourning an innocent victim, these commie/anarchists stand with her killer. It’s shameful and it shows how far California has devolved. They are lost in evil and decadence. After the vigil was over, the Berkeley College Republicans left out candles spelling ‘KATE’, the flowers and the poster they created for the vigil. It was a simple way to remember a beautiful life snuffed out too soon and then it was desecrated for a political agenda. “Some people took it upon themselves to take those things and either get rid of them or tear them up or put them in the trash can,” he said. “This isn’t unique…a few days before the vigil we had actually put up at night posters with Kate’s face on them that said, ‘she had dreams too’ and unfortunately those were taken down too.” They threw the posters in the trash along with Kate’s dreams.

“The burden of tragedy no longer solely rests on the shoulders of her family, but on the shoulders every American,” Naweed Tahmas, external vice president of the Berkeley College Republicans, said during the event. “However, when illegal immigration policies kill Americans, we are told that we must remain silent. The media lectures us on how we are politicizing a death,” he added during prepared remarks. “The media and our politicians want to erase Kate’s name and story from history. It’s on us to speak the name of America’s lost daughter: Kate Steinle.”

“This is typical at UC Berkeley, where honoring the legacy of someone who was killed by a 7-time felon and 5-time deportee is offensive,” the group posted on its Facebook page, along with photos of the vandalized poster. What kind of evil asshats do something like this? Kate Steinle was without blame here. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time… a sanctuary city to be precise. Her killer will walk free and there is no justice for Kate… no respect for the dead. But plenty of unhinged hate.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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