Mark Fiore: “The Selective Hearing of Gun Violence”

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Mark Fiore’s cartoon this week is personal. He writes at his website:

I pass by the pier where Kathryn Steinle was killed probably six times a week. Never did I think that beautiful spot would become such fertile ground for campaign demagoguery. Donald Trump has found the perfectly-timed tragedy that kinda sorta supports his racist message. The senseless killing of Steinle in San Francisco by a five-times-deported felon from Mexico has unfortunately become a central part of the current presidential campaign.

Yes, there are some real screw-ups that allowed the alleged killer to freely wander the streets of San Francisco and the city sanctuary policy definitely needs to be clarified, but where is the outrage about gun violence in the United States that happens day in and day out? I don’t seem to remember Donald Trump issuing any statements about the person I saw dying on the sidewalk a few years ago after getting shot outside a burrito shop. There should really be a thirty-day waiting period for political opportunism.

Read more about the Steinle tragedy at Mark »

Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore — whom The Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form” — creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco. Read more of his work at, and follow him on Twitter: @MarkFiore.
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