Thousands of Twitter users on Friday were urging people to #BoycottSanFrancisco after a jury there decided Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a five-time deported Mexican man charged with shooting and killing Kate Steinle, was not guilty.
The Boycott San Francisco hashtag began trending on Twitter Friday morning as people vowed not to travel there or buy goods or services produced in the city.
Millions of California voters backed Donald Trump for president. We won’t stand by and watch our great Republic of California be taken over by the lawless and illegals.
I fully support boycotting all Sanctuary Cities, starting with San Francisco. #BoycottSanFrancisco #KatesWall— HANDS OFF MY CALI???????? (@WAGNERGIRLE) December 1, 2017
Time to #BoycottSanFrancisco #BoycottSF & make sure they #RememberKate! Why boycott?
1) Outrageous Taxes (to support illegals)2) Liberal Cesspool3) Overrun by illegals (who can do no wrong)4) Might get murdered by illegals5) if murdered by illegals, no one will be punished pic.twitter.com/zpir9JNOv4— Sgt ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一 USMC (@wraithvenge) December 1, 2017
When no justice can be found in the "justice system," people will take matters into their own hands.
There is only so much that Americans will tolerate.#BoycottSanFrancisco#KateSteinle— Mark Pantano (@TheMarkPantano) December 1, 2017
If Kate Steinle were not living in a Sanctuary City she would B alive 2day. If politicians & those who work in the justice system didn't care 4 illegals more than citizens she would B alive 2day. This verdict is an insult 2 Angel Moms everywhere. #KateSteinle #BoycottSanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/9jvfuidTb1— OyVeyDiosMio (@Truthseeker126) December 1, 2017
Jeff Sessions: “San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle.”
OK, Jeff, you’re correct. Now, it’s time to go after the mayors of sanctuary cities. This has to stop.— First Words (@unscriptedmike) December 1, 2017
San Francisco is a sanctuary city, which means local law enforcement ignores federal laws that would otherwise mandate cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, on issues such as telling federal authorities when illegal immigrants are being held.
The city's sanctuary policy came under scrutiny during the trial because it allowed Zarate to be released from jail without federal agents learning of his release, which left them unable to detain him so he could be deported for a sixth time for illegally entering the U.S.
Others chose to troll people who proposed boycotting San Francisco.
If you're participating in the #BoycottSanFrancisco movement, the first step is to not use any products or services that originate in San Francisco. So - you'll need to delete your Twitter account immediately, otherwise, you're a hypocrite.— Alternative NOAA (@altNOAA) December 1, 2017
Wonder how long Trump supporters will have to #BoycottSanFrancisco for the city to be as unproductive as most of their states. San Francisco contributes 2.3X what states like Alabama do to U.S. GDP.— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) December 1, 2017