Monday, October 08, 2012

Former girlfriend defends Mirkarimi

Nieves and Mirkarimi in 2004

Mirkarimi's former partner, Evelyn Nieves, defends him:

For months I’ve watched as Ross Mirkarimi has been slandered as a “wife beater”—by the Mayor of San Francisco, no less—and vilified in the press based on lies, half-truths and innuendo. It has been heart-breaking, nauseating, to witness. I know for a fact that Ross is no abuser. He and I were a couple for eight years. For most of that time, we lived together. Not once did Ross even come close to making me feel unsafe in his presence. He never threatened me. He would walk away or cry “uncle” rather than argue. He simply had no stomach for it. When the news broke last January that Ross, newly elected as San Francisco’s Sheriff but not yet sworn in, might be arrested on domestic violence charges, I was sure the accusation wouldn’t stick. Not once people knew the facts. I was naïve...

Read the rest at Larry Bush's CitiReport and on Debra Saunders' blog.

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