This ‘Ain’t’ Mayberry – San Francisco Sheriff Loses Gun Privileges
Andy Griffith He’s Not
Love him or hate him, Sheriff Ross Mirkarmi has made a name for himself. Mirkarimi came to San Francisco in 1984. His accomplishments include co-founding the Green Party, being elected and serving as a San Francisco City Supervisor and graduating from the Police Academy.
But unlike most licensed law enforcement officers, Sheriff Ross Mirkarmi has a record. He was convicted of false imprisonment of his wife, Eliana Lopez, in a headline-grabbing domestic violence case. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee tried to have Mirkarimi removed from office, but his supporters on the Board of Supervisors fought to save the Sheriff’s job.
Mirkarimi is married to Venezuelan novella actress Eliana Lopez. On New Year’s Eve 2011 the couple were entangled in a heated argument. The couple had a rocky history. Concerned about fair treatment, she is married to the sheriff after all, and to protect her interest, Lopez called a neighbor who videotaped the incident. During the exchange, Mirkarimi assaulted Lopez, leaving bruises on her arm. The neighbor called the police.
Chickens come home to roost
Mirkarimi has made enemies. Claiming his prosecution was politically motivated, the District Attorney filed three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence against Mirkarimi. The Sheriff agreed to a plea bargain, accepting guilt to a misdemeanor charge of forced imprisonment.
Even with calls for his resignation, Mirkarimi’s friends and supporters voted to re-instate the sheriff. Today, he’s preparing for another campaign and re-election bid.
Mirkarimi is not allowed to possess a firearm while he is on probation.
Only in San Francisco
If California is the body politic of liberalism, San Francisco is the heart of the body. Only within the perverted realm of liberalism can one envision a chief law enforcement officer prohibited by law from carrying a gun.
It seems intuitively obvious that law enforcement, whether they carry or not, should be capable of protecting the citizens they are hired and sworn to protect. Mirkarimi says,