Reinstate Ross! Reinstate Ross!

Ross and Eliana Mirkarimi and son Theo stand with Women Standing with Ross

More than l00 women supporters of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi gathered on the City Hall steps Sunday  to stand with Ross in a show of support and  a photo shoot.

The women held signs reading “Stand with Eliana and Ross, Reinstate our Sheriff” and “I believe Eliana” in English and Spanish.

Ross told the women that Mayor Ed Lee was seeking his ouster as sheriff as a way to knock out the top elected progressives in the city and to consolidate power against the progressive community.

But, he said, “as a community we stand our ground and we maintain the principles of what is just and fair.”

He said that Lee was orchestrating the supervisorial vote on his ouster to come before the November election and thus put maximum pressure on the supervisors.  He called on the community to fight back, contact the supervisors and the media and let them know that the public wants Ross to be reinstated as sheriff.

His outreach information, distributed at the event, stated: “Let the Board of Supervisors and media hear from you on behalf of Ross Mirkarimi.  He is a good man who has dedicated himself for years to serve the citizens of San Francisco.  Ironically, although his career is in Justice, he has experienced the lack of Justice at the hands of City Hall."

And: “We elected Ross and should be the only ones to determine who is our sheriff.  Not the mayor, not the Ethics Commission, but the voters.”

The statement noted that Ross got more votes in November than did Lee for mayor and that the voters have been disenfranchised by Lee.  It also noted that “there is no precedent for suspending an official without pay.  What a terrible, unjust thing to do to a man.”


Re: "The statement noted that Ross got more votes in November than did Lee for mayor and that the voters have been disenfranchised by Lee."

Great. The Progressives push this idiotic system called "Rank Choice Voting" on the city and then try to use it's nonsensical output to point a false picture. The absurd RCV system had to 'exhaust' (a polite term for ignore) 28% of the ballots cast in the Mayor's race and only 11% in the Sheriff's race. So yeah, Mirkarimi wound up with a few thousand more votes. Meanwhile, he trounced a Progressive (Avalos) that Progressive leaders thought was stronger than Mirkarimi.

Just another example of how RCV blurs and confuses the line between our votes and the officials that they empower.

Flush it down the commode. We;re voters, not guinea pigs and RCV is a failed system.

Posted by Troll on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 10:52 am

Don't know who wrote this but it lays it all out pretty clearly:

San Francisco Ethics Commission
Official Misconduct Proceeding against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Thoughts on Final Hearing – August 16, 2012
(September 9, 2012)


Law professors like to say it: "Hard cases make bad law." This is one. But hard cases are what law students typically read and discuss in class. Sometimes the discussions feature well-reasoned views, clearly presented. More often, they expose views that have not been well thought out and are presented even less clearly than they are understood. A little of both happened at the Ethics Commission's final hearing on August 16 – but mostly the latter. The brief afternoon deliberations resembled nothing so much as a rambling class discussion, and they succeeded about as well in resolving important legal questions. The reasons seem clear now.

Posted by marcos on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 11:10 am

The anti-Mirkarimi haters can only react with extreme cognitive derangement.

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

When the cannons roar, do you always charge right at them?

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

His MO is posting the same thing over and over and over and over and over - hundreds and thousands of times.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 4:28 pm
Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

... and posting that which is diametrically *opposite* of the truth too!

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

It's what he says at the time. He sometimes retroactively denies what he said and accuses himself of being a liar. It's fascinating to watch.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

... but it is a good opportunity to remind those reading this thread of the article that started it which marcos linked to:

Excellent read.

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

and pure cognitive dissonance. Next lillipublicans will be accusing himself of making it all up!

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

Amazing document written -- well worth reading and makes one wonder why the City has wasted all this time trying to get rid of an elected official when legally it is an act that is only given to the voters.

Who is this Mayor?

Posted by sophie on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 6:48 am
Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 7:16 am

Lee is just a master manipulator! Think of all the detailed scheming and planning that must have gone into orchestrating this whole ordeal such that the BOS had to vote on this right before an election. I mean, he had to rig the entire criminal case, then he had to rig the Ethics Commission hearing, including creating delays to figure out the rules for the hearing, all in order to stretch it all out so that it could land in the BOS in a timely manner.

He is an Evil Genius! We should be happy to have such a Mastermind at the helm of our City!

I think RM is playing his supporters as suckers. From the time the shit hit the fan he was texting that their "play" was to paint this as a political witch-hunt, and people fell for it hook, line and sinker.

pathetic. can this just all end already, please?

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 11:46 am

Deeply pathetic.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

Get real. Ethics was forced by the Mayor's office into skipping and jumping over heavily evidentiary ethics violations to move the Sheriff case into "next up." Following their case load in order would have landed the Sheriff's case post-election.

Posted by Patty on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

You don't think that this case is the most important one they have? Or should they have just shelved it to only right after the election?

Posted by D. Native on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 4:36 am

Think Of The Entertainment Value!

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 11:55 am

by testifying in front of the Ethics folks, saying she represented a non-profit taking a political position on the fate of an elected official? Is she a bully? yes. Is she dim-witted as well? hello IRS
such tax exempt status precludes such lobbying and involvement in things political.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

Sic the IRS on all the DV groups!

They need to learn that they will be crushed, if they don't toe the Progressive line!

Posted by Guestier Than Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

only the ones who violated the terms of their tax exemption. Several anti-DV advocates were told to shut up by the likes of the bullies in question here.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

Once Ross is reinstated we're going to "come to terms" with those, like Beverely "big butt" Upton and "Poison" Ivory Madison, who thought they could get away with destroying this perfect family. We'll have the power of the sheriff's office behind us plus the righteousness of our anger. People are going to pay.

Posted by JCCourt on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

Ross is a Powerful Man!

The fools in the DV groups are going to learn that!

You can't charge someone with DV without considering the Political Context first!

Posted by Guestier Than Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

Ross will exact a terrible vengeance on those fat, ugly DV activists (let's face it - did you ever meet a cute DV activist?).

And on the black and asian mafia in SF who forced Ross to bruise his hispanic wife.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

It's totally obvious that she is being imped.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

It *is* telling that the cohort of anti-Mirkarimi haters so often has resorted to outright lies, ad hominem attacks, appeals to homophobic sentiment, etc, etc, in their vile attempts to sway public opinion in this matter.

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

"SFBG reserves the right to delete any comments that include hate speech, libel, plagiarism, threats, personal attacks or off-topic assertions, and inappropriate language in order to protect the integrity of the site and its users. We do not edit comments for content."

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

here are those which criticize Caitlin. Otherwise lilli and his fellow traveler ChrisCraft/JCCourt/Dootise etc... are given the run of the asylum on this board. They can threaten, insult, imp and libel as much as they want as long as they're doing it to those who oppose the SFBG's line on the Mirkarimi issue or any other.

I've long said the Guardian should use a comment system like Disqus to stop the imping. The main consequence of that would be a dramatic drop in the number of pro-Mirkarimi comments, because 99% of those are posted by just three commenters here: lillipublicans, JCCourt and her 13 aliases and Lisa Pelltier.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

you complain of being "imp'ed" and of others posting under multiple identities.

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

Since the "Lucretia Secretia Snapples" commenter was insulting me.

You're not too quick on the uptake are you there lils?

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

Does Ross think this kind of shit is actually going to sway people's minds on this issue?

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

to keep his optimism in check; but I don't think he's the least bit afraid of your particular brand of half-witted shit.

Posted by lillipublicans on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

The derangement level of his supporters would indicate you all believe he's sending you coded messages through the radio frequencies you receive in your teeth.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

T II, how much do they pay you to write these juvenile posts? Honestly, it sounds like you never graduated from grade school.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

Downtown's pockets have no bottom.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

Firstly - to see the incredibly elegant and beautiful Eliana standing next to her tall, dark and handsome husband - so in love, so happy to be together on this beautiful late summer day was absolutely exquisite. The sun gleamed off Eliana's hair like spun brown sugar, Ross looked hearty and hale - we were all so happy to see them, to be in their presence again.

And then the amazing women at this rally - each standing in sisterhood demanding this awful miscarriage of justice be halted and many of us reading and willing to take direct action to ensure it does. I felt so proud to be amongst my sisters today - proud, strong women so unlike those awful DV women who have worked from the beginning to tear apart this beautiful family, women who have never known a moment of pure sexual bliss in their entire lives and who hate our progressive sheriff for his masculinity.

A tsunami of support for Ross is sweeping the city and I felt so honored to be part of it today.

Posted by JCCourt on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

I think we are looking at a future President and First Lady of the United States!

Go, Ross!

Posted by Guestier Than Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

as she gazed adoringly at Ross's chiseled face, sculptured body and broodingly enigmatic mid-eastern looks that connote power and confer desire.

Did any couple ever strike such a transcendental pose? Those who were there were indeed lucky to be the presence of what can really only be described as royalty.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

perhaps the one in Poison Ivory's literary,legal salon. Poison has the flaxen hair...Eliana is a stunningly beautiful brunette...look up "flaxen", before employing the word to attack a family.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

It was truth - perhaps the writer made a mistake by the use of the word "flaxen" to describe the gorgeous, silken strands of Eliana's naturally brown hair but otherwise he/she described it correctly to a "t."

Posted by JCCourt on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

Ross and his female entourage. What red-blooded woman wouldn't want a piece of our very own raghead royalty?

It's Omar Sharif meets Jennifer Lopez, and all in our back yard. Are we lucky or what? Bruise, shmuise.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

How racist can you be...and under the guise of anonymity to boot. Coward.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

JC Court is being imped the single troll writing all the hateful, faux "Mirkarimi supporter" posts, who goes by various names: Troll II/ Lucretia Snapples/ Guestier than Guest, etc. I think it's time to shut this troll down for good by banning her/him from this site for all time. All in favor, say Aye!

Posted by Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

Ban JCCourt once and for all. And while we're at it ban "guest." Make people sign up and use one moniker - use Disqus for comments.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

That will leave just Lilli and JCCourt/Coppermom/ChrisCraft/AnnG/Erik/Daniiele or whatever name she is using currently.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 6:05 am

Omar Sharif was Egyptian while Ross is half Persian and half Jewish. Iranians also generally do not wear turbans.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

"Omar Sharif was Egyptian"

And played a Saudi, a Spaniard, a Mongol, a Russian, a German, an Austrian, a Turk, a Jew, and Che Guevara in various films. But no one could ever **possibly** imagine him as an Iranian.

And why didn't you complain about the Eliana/Jennifer Lopez comparison?

You think Venezuelans are the same as Puerto Ricans?

Posted by Guestier Than Guest on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

Everyone knows that. Everyone knows they respond well to occasional "curbing" by their spouse/partners - as has clearly been demonstrated in the case of one Eliana Lopez. 9 months ago she was sobbing and saying she was regularly beaten by Ross - today she's appearing in rallies proclaiming his eminent political resurrection! If that's not an example of the power of an occasional "bruise" then I don't know what is!

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 10, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

so she will play nice for now, hoping it will help him get his paycheck back.

Then, bingo, a divorce petition.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 5:06 am

I'm giving Eliana a bruising so I can get hold of her husband's money. Downtown just isn't paying me enough.

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

Imping is so fun ;-)

Posted by Troll II on Sep. 11, 2012 @ 3:49 pm