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The Oct. 9th Rally in SF for Ross Mirkarimi -- Part 2
Mirkarimi supporters rally at San Francisco City Hall prior to the Board of Supervisors hearing that reinstated him as Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco.
Seven-minute QT video. 89MB.
Paul Melbostad, former member of the San Francisco Ethics Commission
Alice Lindstrom Davis, San Francisco Living Wage Coalition
Shanell Willliams, President, Associated Student Council, CCSF
Part 1: Linnette Peralta Haynes
Part 2: This is Pt. 2
Part 3: in preparation
Part 4: Donald Lacy, Karl Krooth, and Archbishop Franzo King
Part 5: in preparation
Part 6: Ross Mirkarimi, Terry Anders, Frank T. Williams, and Gabriel Haaland
Part 7: Ross Mirkarimi, Eliana Lopez, and Tami Bryant
The Domestic Violence Challenge
by Larry Bush on 11/02/2012
The advocates and directors of programs aimed at curbing domestic violence and assisting its victims have one thing right: San Francisco is failing and has fallen far behind the standard set in other communities.
The evidence is irrefutable that the city has failed to put into place policies that will better protect against violence against an intimate partner and has a failing record on prosecution of in such cases. So far, however, despite a sustained campaign aimed at blaming Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi for this state of affairs, there has been no discussion of what’s wrong and what is needed to fix it.
The blame for that falls squarely on the political consultants leading a campaign that claims to be about domestic violence but which has done nothing to advance the city’s efforts to meet that challenge. It lies equally with Mayor Lee and his administration and District Attorney Gascon who apparently find this a welcome diversion from examining their own policies and management that has made San Francisco last among Bay Area counties. The focus on the Mirkarimi case has led some to believe that the advocates for organizations involved with domestic violence see it domestic violence everywhere, from raised voices in an argument between romantic partners to actual physical assault. But the evidence is mounting that they see it nowhere except where they can claim a political advantage.
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