Skip to comments.San Francisco Sheriff Who Defended Sanctuary City Status Defeated In a Landslide
Posted on 01/30/2018 1:36:40 PM PST by MarvinStinson
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi looks like hell 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 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 CNNs Jake Tapper that the policy makes the city safer. 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 from 2012 (via Fox News):
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.
At the time of Mirkarimis domestic abuse charges, Mayor Ed Lee suspended him, but was reinstated after a vote by the citys Board of Supervisors. Lee needed nine votes, but only got four. Federal action to deal with sanctuary cities was in something of a legislative limbo before being outright blocked by the Senate. The White House also threatened to veto the legislation if it was passed.
Cortney also noted yesterday that another bill, Kates Law, is popular among voters.
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.
LOL. I can see why he was made Sheriff in Frisco.
Without going into any of the details, I doubt much could be said positively regarding any individual elected to office in San Francisco.
You can’t fix stupid, but you sure as hell can vote it out of office.
Bumper Sticker Boom1111
Taking all bets.
So glad this complete loser got voted out of office.
And this is San Francisco!
He was probably not far enough to the left.
Why does SF have a Sheriff?
More large cities have a PD. Counties have Sheriffs.
Except for Las Vegas, at least.
I know that NYC contains multiple counties (called boroughs), but don’t think they have Sheriffs.
That’s my thought, having lived in the Bay Area for over 40 years. They probably went with someone even more radical with less baggage.
Mirkarimi has absolutely NO law enforcement experience. He was on the SF Board of Supes as I recall. Just another worthless hack.
Here’s his “dossier.” He’s an Iranian Jew! Or a Jewish Iranian, depending on how you look at it.
Either a lesbian or a transgender lesbian.
What Trump did at the national level, there are many of us who can do at a local/regional/state level.
We need patriotic Americans to be willing to stand up and call out these crazed Marxists - we need to then schlong them in elections like Trump did with his EC thrashing of Hellary
This is way OLD!.............................
It is known.
SF is both a city and a county.
Haha. Tough choice.
Nope. Married, mother of 2.
Mirkarimi is a co-founder of the Green Party of California.
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