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Friday June 29, 2012                    3:12am EDT

Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, seeking reinstatement to his job after his conviction in a spousal-abuse case, told a city ethics commission he could still lead his law-enforcement agency by the example of his “redeeming behavior.”

Mirkarimi testified before the panel on Thursday night in misconduct proceedings initiated against him by Mayor Ed Lee, who suspended the sheriff in March after the lawman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally restraining his wife.

The case grew out of a December 31 argument between Mirkarimi and his spouse, Venezuelan soap opera actress Eliana Lopez, over her plans to take their young son, Theo, to her home country.

In a cell phone video a neighbor took the next day, Lopez tearfully claimed her husband had grabbed her arm with such force that he left it black and blue. She said it was the second time he had hurt her.

The ensuing prosecution of Mirkarimi, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and co-founder of California’s Green Party, rocked the city’s political establishment.

On January 13, five days after he was sworn in as sheriff, Mirkarimi was charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery, child endangerment and dissuading a witness.

His subsequent deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to a single, lesser charge was structured to allow Mirkarimi to keep his badge and his gun. The sheriff was sentenced to a day in jail, which he has already served, and three years of probation.

But the mayor decided Mirkarimi’s conduct amounted to a violation of the public trust and his role as a law enforcement officer, and has asked the city ethics commission to recommend dismissal of the sheriff.

Mirkarimi was called to appear Thursday as the first witness to testify in person before the five-member body, which began a series of hearings last week expected to stretch well into July. Previous witnesses in the case before the panel have presented written declarations.

Under questioning by the city attorney, who represents the mayor in the case, Mirkarimi acknowledged wrongdoing but said he never intentionally hurt his wife or any other woman.

“I grabbed my wife’s arm and bruised it, something I regret terribly,” he said. “I did it, and I take full responsibility. I reacted intensely to a quarrel, and I was wrong.”

Asked whether he believed he could still effectively serve as the city’s top elected law enforcement officer, Mirkarimi replied: “If the sheriff can demonstrate redeeming behavior, some of the employees may have that possibility too.”

He is scheduled to resume his testimony on Friday.

Lopez refused to testify against her husband in the criminal case but filed a written statement earlier this week in the ethics proceedings, saying her husband “never hit me, punched me, battered me or beat me”.

The sheriff’s lawyers argue the mayor has overstepped his authority by seeking Mirkarimi’s removal through a public ethics investigation.

The ethics panel will render a recommendation on the case, but the Board of Supervisors will ultimately decide whether to strip the sheriff of his badge.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/us-usa-sheriff-sanfrancisco-idUSBRE85S0CT20120629]]

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Ross Mirkarimi

9                       9

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = RI = 99 = Way out there.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The San Francisco Ethics Commission on Tuesday began the unprecedented task of deciding whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should be allowed to keep his job – or whether the argument that led to him bruising his wife’s arm was enough to remove him from office.

“I think that as one of the top law enforcement officials for the city, he ought not to have engaged in the beating of his wife. That’s what it comes down to,” Mayor Ed Lee said just hours before the Ethics Commission hearing got under way. “I just think that the violence against a spouse was not appropriate for occupying that office.”

Lee suspended the new sheriff three months ago after he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of false imprisonment of a spouse.

Mirkarimi, who was sentenced to three years of probation and domestic violence intervention classes, admits that he bruised his wife’s arm, and says the attempt to remove him from office is a witch hunt.

‘Does not disqualify me’

“Our belief all along has been that I want to take responsibility – have taken responsibility – for what’s occurred with my wife and I. That does not disqualify me from being sheriff, not in the eyes of the federal, state or even municipal law or code. Whatsoever,” he said before the hearing. “And I believe that by trying to remove a democratically, duly elected peer of the mayor and the way that they’re going about it, it sets a horrible precedence for the City and County of San Francisco.”

Later, during a break in the hearing, Mirkarimi responded directly to Lee’s statement: “He is simply resorting to sensationalism and smear.”

This is the first hearing of its kind for the Ethics Commission.

Over the past two months, the commission has reviewed and discussed how to go about holding its fact-finding hearing. There will be both sworn written statements and live testimony before the commission presents its findings, with a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The supervisors will decide Mirkarimi’s fate. Dismissal would require the votes of at least nine of the 11 supervisors.

Mirkarimi to testify

Mirkarimi is tentatively scheduled to testify before the Ethics Commission on June 28, the mayor the following day. After next week’s sessions, the hearing is expected to resume in mid- to late July.

The commissioners spent nearly four hours in the opening session Tuesday going line-by-line through the witness declarations to determine whether the assertions were relevant. Only one witness declaration, from the mayor’s criminal justice adviser, Paul Henderson, was dismissed outright. The statements of many others, including that of Mirkarimi’s neighbor, Ivory Madison, who first reported the abuse, were limited. Attorneys for both sides will submit further objections and rebuttals in writing before next week’s hearings.

“If we admit something, it’s admitted,” said commission Chairman Ben Hur. “What weight we give the evidence may depend on whether it’s hearsay or not hearsay evidence.”

A sworn statement by Mirkarimi’s wife, Eliana Lopez, is expected to be filed Wednesday, her attorney, Paula Canny, said. Asked in an interview whether she will testify, Canny said, “probably” – in person or remotely by video. Lopez has been in her native Venezuela with the couple’s son, Theo, since March 25.

Others who offered sworn statements, and who may be called to testify, include two veteran law enforcement officials with differing views.

Longtime San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey, who endorsed Mirkarimi in last year’s race to succeed him, said that Mirkarimi should not be forcibly removed from his job. He said he knows of two other sheriffs in California who were convicted of misdemeanors and kept their jobs. One was San Francisco Sheriff Richard Hongisto, who was held in contempt for refusing to carry out an eviction order in 1977.

Hennessey’s statement

“If Sheriff Mirkarimi is reinstated as Sheriff, my opinion is that his subordinates will carry out his orders,” Hennessey wrote. “My opinion is also that the fact that Sheriff Mirkarimi has suffered a misdemeanor conviction for which he is on probation will not impair him from performing the duties of Sheriff of San Francisco.”

But San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, who has served as an expert witness on dozens of cases involving police management and policy, said Mirkarimi shouldn’t hold the sheriff’s job because he refused to cooperate with the police investigation in the criminal case and that while on probation he would be in an “untenable” position of having to work with other law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.

“A top law enforcement officer – a sheriff or chief of police – is held to the highest standard and must lead by personal example,” said Lansdowne, an expert witness called by the mayor.

Neighbor made a video

Police opened their investigation after being contacted by neighbor Madison. She said Lopez confided in her the day after the fight with Mirkarimi.

She took a short video of Lopez tearfully talking about her marital problems and showing the bruise on her upper arm. Lopez said she wanted the footage used in case she got into a custody fight with Mirkarimi.

Lopez said she never intended the video to be released and has chastised prosecutors and the mayor for going after her husband in what she described as a coup d’etat. The Ethics Commission is expected to decide June 28 whether the video can be entered into evidence in the misconduct proceedings.

from:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/19/BA781P4GVG.DTL#ixzz1yJg1gP7H

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Ross Mirkarimi was born on August 4th, 1961 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Mirkarimi

August 4th, 1961

August 4th

8 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = his personal year (from August 4th, 2011 to August 3rd, 2012) = Unprecedented.  Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.  Anything can happen.  Expect the unexpected.

The Tower Tarot card

16 year + 6 (June) = 22 = his personal month (from June 4th, 2012 to July 3rd, 2012) = Like a three ring circus.

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