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wtmoore1 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 8:23 AM
This article is unbelievable. The fact that bruising your wife's arm and pleading guilty to false imprisonment (which there was obviously evidence of, since Saunders even admits that the official investigation found evidence of the Sheriff 'restraining' his wife's liberty--whatever positive gloss that's supposed to enjoin) isn't enough for Saunders is crazy. We have mandatory arrests and charges in domestic violence situations for a reason, and victims don't always refuse to press charges out of fear. The most common cycle (tension builds--> abuse--> contrition--> tension builds...) includes the abuser being sorry and asking forgiveness, and many times victims still love the abuser and hope it really will change.
faultroy Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 12:59 PM
You got the story wrong. This is what he agreed to as part of a plea deal to keep his job as a law enforcement officer. It is standard operating procedure. In many states, a domestic violence charge precludes you from carrying a gun. So if you want to work at your profession you have to agree to the the charge--even if it is false. That is why they are called plea deals/agreements. Now you know how corrupt the system really is--and it is good that those that have to enforce it are many times also its victims.--LOL!!!
Robert125 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 9:48 AM
He held her by the arm, that constitutes false imprisonment, in the broadest interpretation of the law.
Tacitus X Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 10:31 AM
How about holding hands? Closing a car door? Locking your house at night?
Robert125 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 9:48 AM
He held her by the arm, that constitutes false imprisonment, in the broadest interpretation of the law.
wtmoore1 Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 8:28 AM
This article makes it seem like since the Sheriff's wife didn't want to press charges, and since she went back with him, whatever he did couldn't have been that bad--and certainly doesn't rise to the level of professional misconduct, so the officials at city hall are on a witch hunt. Any domestic violence advocate knows that one of the biggest hurdles in our society is the disconnect between domestic violence and everything else. To take the attitude, "the Sheriff just beat up his wife a little, it shouldn't affect his job," makes his professional life more important than his wife's life, period. And that's absolutely heinous. He plead guilty to falsely imprisoning her, of which the official investigation found evidence. Fire him.
Tacitus X Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 9:27 AM
Why should we listen to a "domestic violence advocate"? Shouldn't we be on the side of those OPPOSED to domestic violence? It seems Lopez considers those persecuting her husband as the aggressors here who are doing the harm to her family. I would guess she knows about 100,000 times more about her own situation than all the self-styled "domestic violence advocates" out there.
faultroy Wrote: Oct 07, 2012 1:03 PM
You also cannot see the forest because of the trees. The point is that the "government" is getting in the lives of individuals even if those individuals don't want them to. It is the nature of domestic violence advocates to follow the money--fed money. The sheriff and his wife are just as guilty of "domestic violence" perpetrated upon them by the state as the wife is from the sheriff. That is the true nature of corruption. That is how the Spanish Inquisition started.

San Francisco City Hall's vast machinery went into overdrive after police questioned Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi about a Dec. 31 argument during which he bruised wife Eliana Lopez's right arm. A neighbor videotaped the bruise and later contacted the police. District Attorney George Gascon filed three misdemeanor charges against Mirkarimi for domestic violence battery of his wife, child endangerment (because the couple's son was present) and dissuading a witness (presumably Lopez). San Francisco truly is the city that knows how -- to overreact.

In March, Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment -- a plea bargain that...

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