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05-04-2017, 01:51 AM
San Francisco Sheriff Who Defended Sanctuary City Status Defeated In a LandslideSan Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi looks like he’ll be updating his resume after suffering a landslide loss in his re-election bid last night. Mirkarimi was in office when Kate Steinle was shot and killed (http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2015/07/06/illegal-immigrant-kills-woman-in-san-francisco-chose-city-for-sanctuary-policies-n2021735) by Francisco Sanchez, a five-time deported illegal alien. It set off a national debate about sanctuary cities, San Francisco becoming one of them in 1989. In July, Mirkarimi defended the policy, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the policy makes the city “safer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOz8y1Ruy9A).” Nevertheless, there were other reasons why Mirkarimi was booted. His tenure was dotted with controversy, one of them, as Katie mentioned, being a domestic abuse charge (http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/07/07/san-francisco-sheriff-who-let-illegal-alien-who-killed-kate-steinle-walk-was-sentenced-for-domestic-abuse-in-2012-n2022304) from 2012

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San Francisco's waterfront July 1. Sanchez had been released from Mirkarimi's jail in March even though federal immigration officials had requested he be detained for possible deportation.
But since then, the sheriff's oversight of the department has been plagued by other high-profile mishaps and controversies seen as contributing to his defeat. He had his driver's license briefly suspended for failing to properly report a minor accident while driving a department-issued car, and he also flunked a marksmanship test.
In November 2014, Mirkarimi also was forced to apologize for the bungled search for a San Francisco General Hospital patient whose body was found in a stairwell weeks after she wandered from her room. The sheriff is in charge of the hospital's security, but deputies didn't search the building until nine days after her disappearance. The city paid the patient's family $3 million to settle a lawsuit.


05-04-2017, 01:58 AM

05-04-2017, 04:38 AM
That's good and all. Hennessy is a better sheriff, but she was elected about a year and a half ago.

She had the support of many businesses and the media.

05-04-2017, 06:15 AM
This is from Nov 04, 2015?

Green Arrow
05-04-2017, 09:46 AM
This just in: Japan launches attack on Pearl Harbor

05-04-2017, 10:01 AM
Had little to do with "sanctuary city" status. Mirkaimi was plagued by years of scandal.

Also NOT a current event




Days after being sworn in as sheriff of San Francisco in 2012, Sheriff Mirkarimi was arrested on domestic violence charges for grabbing his wife’s arm and faced a yearlong battle with Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who sought to have him fired. Since then, his department has been troubled by scandal, including accusations of gladiator-style jail fights among inmates.

In August, Sheriff Mirkarimi’s driver’s license was suspended (http://abc7news.com/politics/sf-sheriffs-drivers-license-suspended/919891/) after he failed to file a report about a car crash; he blamed his insurance company for the lapse. Most recently, The San Francisco Chronicle reported (http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Mirkarimi-transfers-reluctant-range-master-then-6573224.php) that Sheriff Mirkarimi, who has been barred from carrying a gun because of the domestic violence charge, had failed a shooting test; he contended that he was at the shooting range only to practice.