Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mirkarimi and the law enforcement community

Fog City Journal still hasn't commented on the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Even the leftist Bay Guardian and Beyond Chron have checked in with their muddled, ambivalent reactions. It's more important for Fog City to feature Mike Hennessy's endorsement of Ross Mirkarimi for sheriff.

It's hard to see how Mirkarimi will get any support from the city's law enforcement community. He supported anarchist Josh Wolf, when the latter withheld from the Grand Jury his video of an anarchist demontration during which a city cop had his skull fractured by Wolf's comrades.

Mirkarimi had some typically ill-chosen words on Wolf's bogus martyrdom: "I am here tonight in support of Josh Wolf and everything this illegal incarceration represents. The incarceration and persecution of Josh Wolf could not be more un-American."

Mirkarimi and Wolf's supporters have never even mentioned the cop---Peter Shields---who had his skull fractured. It was all about Wolf's imaginary right to withhold evidence from a Grand Jury. Mirkarimi went on to suggest that maybe it was time for a revolution in the US!

There was of course nothing illegal about sending Josh Wolf to jail. If you withhold evidence from and/or lie to a Grand Jury, you're going to pay a price. Ask Barry Bonds.

Mirkarimi also sponsored a resolution urging California's Attorney General to drop charges against possible cop-killers before a hearing could be held on the charges.

And Mirkarimi voted for a Board of Supervisors' resolution calling on Philadelphia to give cop-killer Abu Mumia Jamal a new trial.

I've been Supervisor Mirkarimi's harshest critic, but I'm the one who has been the closest follower of his career on the Board of Supervisors. He's been an awful supervisor, representing everything that's wrong with San Francisco's "progressive" political culture.

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At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point. Other publications are blatantly ignoring the OBL death are "Good Housekeeping", "Street and Smith's Fantasy Football Report", "Epicure", "Sunset", "California Home Design". They are abandoning their duty to all of us.

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if you are right (which you never are), why would Hennessy endorse him?

At 2:04 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Because Hennessy is a knee-jerk SF progressive.

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, how could I be so blind.

Well, the world didn't fall apart with him as sheriff, so we should be ok with Mirkarimi.

At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with you. Also the quiet of the Guardian and other rags on the "eye for an eye" justice served to the world's foremost advocate of violence as a means to an end is to be expected.

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

The Murk will naturally continue the city's illegal "sanctuary city" policies endorsed by Sheriff Hennessey and all good city progs, because actual American citizenship is of little value in the progressive ideology.

At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Rob, you racist bastard.

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob isn't racist. He likes the Blacks. For example, he's a big fan of Jack Black.

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Why exactly am I supposed to be racist? Immigration is mostly about Hispanics in SF, not blacks. But this is simply "progressive" bullshit, the idea that anyone who questions the wisdom of enabling illegal immigration is a racist. And progressive values don't have any room for the notion that American citizenship has any value. Instead, we're supposed to welcome people who sneak into the country and devalue the citizenship gained by those who play by the rules and go through the arduous process of becoming a citizen.


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