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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi: Supervisors Make Votes Work for Them

Ross Mirkarimi: Supervisors Make Votes Work for Them

Last night, Sheriff-No-Longer-in-Limbo Ross Mirkarimi told the press that "the system worked in this case." In the end, Mirkarimi was reinstated to his elected position -- but it's hard to describe any "system" that involved nine months of lunacy, nine…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi Will Probably Appeal Commission's Guilty Ruling

Ross Mirkarimi Will Probably Appeal Commission's Guilty Ruling

Sheriff-in-limbo Ross Mirkarimi says that if the Board of Supervisors decides to permanently boot him from office, he just might appeal the case, according to media outlets.After an all-day meeting last Thursday, the Ethics Commission decided in a 4-1 vote…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi Gets Timeline for Pending Hearing -- But Not Answers

Ross Mirkarimi Gets Timeline for Pending Hearing -- But Not Answers

A proceeding held before the Ethics Commission today addressed the format of the forthcoming rigmarole to determine the fate of Sheriff-in-Limbo Ross Mirkarimi. If you were a fan of lengthy, procedural discussions broken by lengthy, embittered public comment -- and…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi Adds Shepard Kopp to Legal Team

Ross Mirkarimi Adds Shepard Kopp to Legal Team

Not long ago, Judge Quentin Kopp told SF Weekly he felt Sheriff-in-Limbo Ross Mirkarimi would prevail in court based on legal precedent. Like father, like son -- it turns out Mirkarimi today added Shepard "Shep" Kopp alongside David Waggoner to…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi Challenges Suspension, Files for Reinstatement

Ross Mirkarimi Challenges Suspension, Files for Reinstatement

A week after Mayor Ed Lee suspended embattled Ross Mirkarimi from his post as sheriff, Team Mirkarimi has officially returned fire, asking the courts to reinstate Mirkarimi as sheriff. Mirkarimi's lawyer, David Waggoner, filed a writ of mandate with the…
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News, The Snitch Ross Mirkarimi's New Lawyer, David Waggoner, Has Beaten Ethics Commission Repeatedly

Ross Mirkarimi's New Lawyer, David Waggoner, Has Beaten Ethics Commission Repeatedly

The mayor and city attorney earlier today disseminated their case against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi -- in writing. It was a curious read; the city attorney has attempted to decouple the notion that "official misconduct" must be committed while "on…
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Rally Today for Ferry Worker, Allegedly Fired for 'Acting Too Gay'

While the world's greatest seafaring empire was unabashedly founded on the back of "rum, sodomy, and the lash," it seems even a bit of risque talk can cost one a seafaring job these days. And by "risque" we don't mean…
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News, The Snitch Ethics Commission Whistleblower Lawyers Up, Charges Retaliation

Ethics Commission Whistleblower Lawyers Up, Charges Retaliation

Some of you may remember a June 29 article we ran here about how the city's Ethics Commission sure seemed to be going out of its way to not cite and fine Supervisor Carmen Chu -- a moderate represented by…
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News, The Snitch A 'Gold Mine' Denied: Ethics Commission Spurns Rule Changes That Would Have Eased Big Donations -- For Now

A 'Gold Mine' Denied: Ethics Commission Spurns Rule Changes That Would Have Eased Big Donations -- For Now

Like a bloody steak, the Ethics Commission earlier this week sent back a bevy of proposed rule changes for more cooking and seasoning. Along with good government types, even some members of the commission were flummoxed by the staff-generated proposed…
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