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Prosecutorial Pile-on for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Kevin348 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 5:27 PM
As a conservative Republican, I can see this whole prosecution of this Democrat is nothing but an overblown political witch hunt of political correctness run amok. I hope he prevails then wins millions against the city for their persecution of him. If the standard is now bruising arms of spouses and loud noisy arguments, I'm sure nobody would be innocent. This whole case is a joke.
Jim69 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 11:14 PM
I have never bruised my wife's arm during an argument nor did my father bruise his wife's arm. Why and how can you say such a thing?

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,...