SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco supervisor has been labeled a ‘pinhead’ by conservative talk host Bill O’Reilly after refusing to talk to talk to a reporter dispatched to San Francisco to explore the sanctuary city policy in the wake of a woman’s killing at Pier 14 earlier this month.
In a segment on O’Reilly’s show titled “Enabling Evil,” a reporter attempted to discuss what’s being done in the wake of the seemingly random shooting of Kathryn Steinle along San Francisco’s touristy Embarcadero.
It’s that status that some say protected the suspect Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, an undocumented immigrant with a long criminal history.
Lopez-Sanchez was detained near the Embarcadero shortly after allegedly shooting 32-year-old Steinle at Pier 14 on July 1st. Police said Steinle, who had recently moved to San Francisco, suffered a single gunshot wound to her torso and that the shooting appeared to be completely unprovoked.
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Department of Homeland Security records indicate Lopez-Sanchez had been previously deported five times, most recently in 2009, according to ICE spokesperson Virgina Kice. His criminal history includes seven prior felony convictions, four involving narcotics charges.
When approached by Fox News, which has been critical of the city’s policy, San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener said he wouldn’t talk to the outlet because “Fox news is not real news.”
“You’re not a reporter,” Wiener said when tracked down in the hallway outside his office. “I talk to real news only.”
“What a pinhead.” O’Reilly said of the clip.
The report came just after Steinle’s parents appeared on the O’Reilly’s program to say they hoped some legislation would come out of the tragedy to prevent something similar happening in the future.