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Petitioning SF Mayor Lee Mayor Ed Lee

TOSS ROSS -- Domestic Violence Is NEVER a Private Matter


ARRESTED and facing trial on 3 domestic violence charges, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarini, unbelievably, remains in office.

We urge Mayor Lee to immediately SUSPEND Ross Mirkarimi until his trial for domestic violence, child endangerment & dissuading a witness determines his guilt or innocence.

We urge him to do so to protect Eliana Mirkarimi, her young son and the other victims of domestic violence who are watching this sad situation in the hope the system works.
Please send a message to Ross Mirkarimi that domestic violence is no longer a "PRIVATE MATTER"

Thank you for signing this petition.

Maria Morgan

Letter to
SF Mayor Lee Mayor Ed Lee
I just signed the following petition addressed to: SF Mayor Lee.

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How many women would feel safe pursing domestic violence charges against her husband when he is the Sheriff?
How many women would feel safe pursuing domestic violence charges against her husband when he has threatened to take her son away from her because he is a “powerful man”?
How many women would feel safe pursuing domestic violence charges against her husband when she is a fairly new immigrant to the US with no family or job in this country?
NOT MANY!
Yet that is exactly what is happening in San Francisco where newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi remains in office in spite of being arraigned on charges of domestic violence, child endangerment & dissuading a witness, Charges found credible by the Police Department, District Attorney's Office and the Judge (who ordered a restraining order remain in place until after the trial).
We urge Mayor Lee to use his authority to immediately SUSPEND Sheriff Mirkarimi until the outcome of the trial. We urge him to do so to protect Eliana Mirkarimi, her young son and the other victims of domestic violence who are watching this sad situation in the hope the system works.
Please send a message to Sheriff Mirkarimi that domestic violence is no longer "a family matter, a private matter."
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Sincerely,