Thursday, March 8, 2012

Scandal Sheets: What's Going On With The Sheriff Mirkarimi Trial?

I've been so distracted by "slut-gate" that I haven't had a chance to comment on the domestic violence trial of SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi and his wife swear up and down that he did nothing wrong and this all a big misunderstanding, but that hasn't stopped them from trying to keep out two key bits of prosecution evidence: the videotape of Mirkarimi's bruised, tearful wife & testimony from an ex-girlfriend who says Mirkarimi bruised her arm. That's their right, of course, but all of this effort hasn't prevented some unsavory information from coming to light

Ross Mirkarimi forcefully grabbed his then-girlfriend's arm hard enough to leave a small bruise during a heated argument four years ago "without really realizing he was doing it," and then let go quickly and apologized after she yelled out in shock, according to newly released court documents. 
Christine "Christina" Flores, who dated Mirkarimi for about 1 1/2 years starting in 2007 when he was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has taken the stand twice to offer pretrial testimony in the domestic violence case against Mirkarimi, who was sworn in as sheriff in January. 
The prosecution, over the objection of Mirkarimi's attorneys, wants Flores to testify to show a pattern of abusive behavior leading up to the alleged incident involving his wife, Eliana Lopez, for which he faces three misdemeanor charges.

You'll never guess what Mirkarimi and his ex were fighting over. 
The court recently released a transcript of her testimony that described how Mirkarimi was verbally abusive to her, and how on one of those occasions, in February 2008, they fought after she found another woman's pair of underwear in his home and he got physical and grabbed her, pushing her against a wall, after she threatened to leave him.
That's the difference between the right and the left, I guess. We may label some women as sluts, but leftists treat women as sluts. 

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