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Prosecutorial Pile-on for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Ann Anon Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 2:00 PM
Evidently you never had your Mother "restrained" from leaving an abusive situation or have your child watch the male female relationship as a basis for his or her future relations. It is bad for all concerned and men should get over the idea of trying to physically control women that they can't subude with abusive language. Did they the prosecutor go to far? Maybe. But please, do not downplay the event to the women and children that are wondering if they should report their situation to the authorities.
Horribilus Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 3:51 PM
What do you have against men since they are the victim more than the perpetrator.

The acquittal and dismissal in the John Edwards campaign-finance fraud case and the acquittal of Roger Clemens on perjury charges after high-profile federal trials should give San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi hope. It would seem jurors aren't going for prosecutions that pit the full force of the government -- the power to destroy people's lives and reputations -- against errant, but not habitually criminal, individuals.

Mirkarimi, however, isn't facing a jury of his peers. He is facing two panels of politicians in a city not known for political restraint.

District Attorney George Gascon had charged Mirkarimi with three misdemeanor counts -- domestic violence,...