The City of San Francisco is serving up more bullsh*t than should legally be allowed when it comes to explaining why the city removed the Kate Steinle memorial set up by an alt-right group.
But what do you expect from a city that turned her murderer loose just to say “F*ck you, Donald Trump.”
The city of San Francisco took down a memorial set up for Kate Steinle at Pier 14, after family members reportedly asked city officials to have it removed.
About 50 candles, along with red and white roses, were seen Friday where Steinle was shot and killed, following the conclusion of the trial where her alleged shooter was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges.
The memorial had ties to a self-proclaimed “alt-right” group, who appeared to have started the shrine to Steinle.
Both a spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Lee and a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works confirmed its removal Saturday to the San Francisco Examiner. The reason behind the removal was not pinned to its association with the white supremacist group; officials instead said its presence violated city policy.
San Francisco typically removes memorials within 10 days of the victim’s funeral service, which in Steinle’s case took place in 2015.
“Whoever put that up didn’t influence what we did, we just followed our procedure,” said Gordon of the shrine’s removal to the Examiner.
“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,” said Lee’s spokeswoman, Deirdre Hussey.
Did anyone predict that the city would remove a candles and flowers memorial? We knew Frisco was corrupt. We didn’t realize just how much.