3 December 2017
FOX NEWS — The family of Kate Steinle reportedly asked San Francisco to remove a small memorial that was set up Friday at Pier 14 in memory of their daughter after its ties to a self-proclaimed “alt-right” group were discovered.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the makeshift memorial — which was located where Steinle was shot — consisted of about 50 candles and flowers. The family had expressed concerns that her death was being politicized, The San Francisco Examiner reported.
“The Steinle family placed a request with the Mayor’s Office for the bench to remain as it was intended — a simple memorial in recognition of Kate and her spirit,” Deirdre Hussey, a mayoral spokeswoman, said in a statement to The Examiner. “However, we do have a city policy in place in regards to active memorials that Public Works enforced.”
The memorial started to grow after a San Francisco jury acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who has been deported five times and was wanted for a sixth deportation when Steinle was shot. […]