Thu Feb 9, 2012, 09:43 PM
Liberal_in_LA (37,495 posts)
Sheriff said domestic violence is “a private matter, a family matter.” group puts up billboard
Mirkarimi-inspired domestic violence awareness billboard on its way
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's words will be rebutted on a billboard in a week, thanks to an online donation campaign.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi might spot some familiar comments if he drives through the intersection of 10th and Harrison streets next week.
The fundraising effort to put up a domestic violence awareness billboard reached its $4,000 goal Thursday afternoon, which means the billboard should be in place Wednesday, said Kathy Black, director of La Casa de las Madres, a San Francisco shelter for victims of domestic violence.
The billboard’s message — “Domestic Violence is NEVER a private matter” — is a reference to Mirkarimi’s comment last month that the alleged domestic violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez, is “a private matter, a family matter.”
La Casa raised the money in three days through LoudSauce, a San Francisco crowdfunding platform for buying media space like billboards.
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Sheriff said domestic violence is “a private matter, a family matter.” group puts up billboard (Original post)
Response to fascisthunter (Reply #1)
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 09:53 PM
niyad (38,065 posts)
4. did you miss this part of the OP
is a reference to Mirkarimi’s comment last month that the alleged domestic violence against his wife, Eliana Lopez, is “a private matter, a family matter.”
Response to niyad (Reply #8)
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 11:40 PM
tblue37 (16,011 posts)
9. He doesn't need to be recalled. He needs to be
arrested and charged with assault if he abused her, and then sentenced to prison if he is convicted. Then, he should automatically have to forfeit his job for being a felon.
Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)
Fri Feb 10, 2012, 12:42 AM
provis99 (13,062 posts)
11. in most statess in the US, convicted felons can be elected sheriff.
NC had a debate over this issue several years ago.
Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)
Fri Feb 10, 2012, 12:52 AM
ProfessionalLeftist (4,982 posts)
12. The worst thing we can do is keep an abuser's dirty secrets for them
The stuff thrives in secrecy. EXPOSE IT. It's a matter of human rights and public safety.