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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Facebook Page Created for Women Who Don't "Like" Ross Mirkarimi

Posted By on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Does she "like" him? - LUKE THOMAS
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Ross Mirkarimi is quickly settling back into his post as sheriff, registering inmates to vote, and generally trying to get everyone to forget about his nine-month political and family drama with his wife.

But Erica Sedlander, a UC Berkeley graduate student, isn't letting the sheriff off so easy; she created a Facebook page this week dedicated to expressing her disappointment in the Board of Supervisors, who gave Mirkarimi his job back despite recommendations that he be fired. Specifically, the page -- which has 62 likes and counting --  targets the four city supervisors who voted to return Mirkarimi to the sherrif's office after he was convicted for false imprisonment during a domestic dispute with his wife last New Year's Eve.

See also: S.F. Inmates Say That Bruise Ross Mirkarimi Gave His Wife Is No Misdemeanor 

Per the Facebook page:

Many of us were stunned when four members of the Board of

Supervisors voted to reinstate Ross Mirkarimi to Sheriff on October 9th,

a man convicted of false imprisonment and child endangerment in a

domestic violence incident against his wife and child. This man is now

our Sheriff, one of our top law enforcement officers. He is on probation

for his domestic violence conviction, yet he remains in charge of our

domestic violence programs.He and the four Supervisors --

John Avalos, David Campos, Jane Kim and Christina Olague want us to

"move on" and "work past this." Women and domestic violence workers have

made things "overly politicized" says District Five Supervisor

Christina Olague.

"I created this Facebook page as just one small way to

help us to channel our disappointment at these four Supervisors for

playing politics with women's lives, instead of standing up for women," Sedlander says. "These four Supervisors need

to know that we are angry about this reinstatement.  We cannot let them

silence us as women or roll back the gains we have made in our domestic

violence laws and protections."

Some people agree:

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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