Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sheriff Mirkarimi on the job

Radio station KALW followed Sheriff Mirkarimi around on his daily rounds. Seems like the Murk is doing just fine as sheriff. He even has women as Chief of Staff and as Undersheriff:
It’s 8:30am---time for the daily meeting with his Chief of Staff, Kathy Gorwood, Undersheriff Ellen Brinn, and Assistant Sheriff Paul Miyamoto. Mirkarimi waves them into his office and sits behind a large wooden desk. His team sits in front of him with papers in hand. The department has a lot to oversee: they’re responsible for the management of six county jails; they assist with tracking down people who have warrants out for their arrest; they’re in charge of evictions; they have to be ready to aid the SFPD if needed in any emergency; and, on top of that, the department helps with the rehabilitation of inmates and ex-offenders. Mirkarimi says, “If you think about 50,000 people come through or have contact with the San Francisco jail system in a given year---sooner or later they will all get out, many are short-termers but repeat offenders”...


The failure of the white left

From Nick Cohen in The Spectator:

The failure of Britain’s liberal establishment and white left to combat reactionary religion, or even call it by its real name, stuns them. I can say from experience that if I talk about the ‘American Christian right’ or the ‘Israeli right’ no one will blink. Nor should they, I am using specific terms whose meanings are clear. When I use equally precise language talk about the ‘Muslim right,’ one of the great forces of reaction in the world today, my comrades either go blank, because I am using language they cannot understand, or accuse me of ‘racism,’ lack of ‘empathy,’ inappropriate ‘language’ or some other gross offence against modern etiquette.

Sound familiar? Recall the hysterical "progressive" reaction to the anti-jihad ads (below) on Muni buses last year.

Thanks to Harry's Place for the link.

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