Come to conclusion on Mirkarimi caseThe leftists justify pursuing this case because they say that domestic violence is never a private matter.
I sure feel sorry for San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. His wife, Iliana Lopez, returning from her hometown where she was caring for her sick father, is now back in the States, supposedly to defend her husband. Actually she seems to be tightening the noose around his neck by showing the bruise on her arm, over and over again.
How many wives have had their husbands lovingly grab their arms and leave fingerprint bruises? The most loving couples have friction now and then but they manage to kiss and make up. Once it goes public, it is blown so out of proportion, a reconciliation seems impossible.
Such a pity that a moment of lost temper could cause him to lose his job and she has to leave the country with their child.
The media and lawyers are not being any help. They seem to enjoy keeping this story in the limelight. Is there nothing better to do? Come to some conclusion.
Doris Rilling, Martinez
The San Fran Examiner reports:
Eventually, the board will have to decide whether to uphold Lee’s suspension of Mirkarimi or allow him to resume his post as sheriff. It would take at least nine votes from the 11 supervisors to oust him.Mirkarimi actually pleaded guilty to "misdemeanor false imprisonment", and not guilty to the domestic violence charge.
Lee suspended Mirkarimi without pay on March 21 after Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to domestic violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez.
San Francisco is dominated by leftist kooks who are ideologically committed to using govt to intervene in peoples' lives and bust up families. But I will be surprised if they get 9 out of 11 votes to destroy the sheriff for a trivial incident that is nobody's business.
Update: While taking a shower this morning, I noticed a bruise on my leg about the size of that on Mirkarimi's wife's arm. I don't know how I got it. It does hurt if I put pressure on it, so I must have injured it somehow. If I were married to a San Fran politician, this might occupy the govt for about 6 months. That is, if busybody neighbors, cops, prosecutors, judges, politicians, and feminist voters all conspired to over-dramatize a trivial and inconsequential bruise, as they did with Mirkarimi.