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Sheriff Mirkarimi keeps his job, gets back pay after 9-month suspension by San Francisco mayor

Original post made on Oct 10, 2012

Ross Mirkarimi will be reinstated as San Francisco's sheriff after the city's Board of Supervisors fell two votes short of upholding official misconduct charges against him Tuesday night

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Comments (12)

Posted by Member
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Lee was simply using this to get another one of his backroom deals done and get some one he 'owes' a favor to another top official position.
Why does San Franciscans put up with his ploys?
if only Lee paid this much attn on the other MAJOR issues concerning the city.

I dont condone the acts of Mikarimi, but this went way to far into their personal life. The nosey neighbor needs a life a well...just saying.

Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 11, 2012 at 8:38 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Political witch hunt and nothing more. Think about how much this episode cost the city of S.F. and what they could have done with that cash.

Posted by Politcal Hacks
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

Mayor Ed Lee seems to have taken the governing methods of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown to heart - patronage builds the empire and enemies are rubbed out. It is widely thought that Mayor Lee is a puppet, and that Willie Brown is the real power "behind the throne".

Posted by Staycee
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 11, 2012 at 2:03 pm

guess it's okay for a a male (not a man) to beat up a female and get by with it.

Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Reminds me of the witch hunt against Bill Clinton. Except he wasnt a wife beater. Far more taxpayer money wasted there.

Posted by mittens
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Staycee---only in the Middle East. That's why N.O.W. is so vocal about protecting women in Muslim countries (lol).

b-getting a hummer in the Oral office is about as professional as Uncle Joe Biden's performance in the debates. If you're really worried about taxpayer dollars, as you say you are, then stop the funding of organizations like Solyndra.

Posted by Angus
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 12, 2012 at 5:05 am

The Sheriff was correctly arrested for domestic violence. He admitted to the act, and offered a guilty plea. As the chief law enforcement officer for the County of San Francisco, he should have not only been removed, he should have been apropriately sentenced to serve a penalty, as is the case with others that have been removed from service for similar criminal activity. Mr. Mirkarimi will quickly move to punsih, and remove Deputies that cross this line. A wee bit of a hypocrite in my humble estimation. Like many of our elected officials, the rules just don't apply to their bad behaviour. Mr Mirkarimi gets to stand in front of his glass house and throw stones with impunity. While Mayor Lee is indeed a political manipulator, this time he was spot on. It is interesting to note that one of those voting to re-instate has come forward suggesting going forward with a recall vote. Curious, and curiouser.

Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

Nevermind the important matters of the day. It was necessary that we pause the nation's business for a few years while we impeached the President of the United States for not being "classy" enough.

Posted by mittens
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

b, life went on in the clinton admnistration, despite the diversions he created for himself. Had he been able to focus on his job (or should I say his political career) and the needs of the country first, he would not have put himself in the compromising position that you obviously condone. All he had to do was keep his pants up while he was on the job, but he put his 'needs' ahead of those of his countrymen.

No one takes impeachment lightly, just as no one should take the duties and responsibilities of the office lightly (i.e.-smiling and laughing about security breaches in our embassy's). Clinton's terms in office were a black stain on our country and caused us to lose respect throughout the world, which continues with the current occupier of the W.H. At least O has been able to keep his big boy pants on thusfar......

Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

So you're appalled that the President of the United States has sex? Pardon me for being so slow here. I'm just struggling to comprehend this national emergency or the many millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on it.

Posted by Mittens
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:52 pm

B, maybe for you, sex with another partner while you're still married is OK (after all, anything goes in this state), but for those of us that take our marriage vows seriously, his actions show him to be the scum he is. And you apparently approve....two peas in a pod.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I've often wondered if Bill beat-up Hillary?

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