Ross Mirkarimi has consistently said that the forces against him are undermining the will of the people, specifically the people who voted him into office in November.
But now it's those very people who seem to think he's undermining them. According to a new poll, roughly 61 percent of registered voters said that yes, Mirkarimi should be removed from his post as sheriff -- permanently. Only 31 percent (county jail inmates? They can vote) said no, and the rest (8 percent) still weren't sure.
You might not be surprised by those results after reading that the poll was commissioned by by a coalition of women who have been active in San Francisco for years in advocating for victims of domestic violence, according to the Chron.
I think the right example is by showing one can turn their lives around and still be able to be that elected official. It does not disqualify from me being sheriff. That's why I took the plea, to put the matter behind us ... so I could regroup and reunite with my family, so I could regroup with the people of San Francisco. We talk a good game about restorative justice. We talk a good game about rehab. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd become an example of this in this respect. I think it's time that there is leadership that shows and delivers on what rehabilitation means.