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S.F. deputies union ties pier killing to sheriff’s order

The union representing San Francisco sheriff’s deputies filed a formal complaint against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, linking the Pier 14 killing of Kathryn Steinle to a March order that barred them from communicating with federal immigration agents, according to documents obtained by The Chronicle.

The murder arrest of a man whom deputies had freed from jail despite a felony record and a history of deportations showed that Mirkarimi’s policy “recklessly compromises the safety of sworn personnel, citizens, and those who merely come to visit the San Francisco area,” the deputies wrote in the grievance.

The San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association called for Mirkarimi to correct his “flawed philosophy” and rescind the March 13 memo prohibiting his staff from giving immigration agents information about detainees — including their citizenship status, their booking and arrest documents, and their release dates.


Here in the Philippines - in way over my head

I 'm on the island of Cebu and while traveling by bus to Moalboal this little kid started following me.

I think he snuck on the bus in Cebu City because I remember seeing one of his crutches as it slid under my seat.

When me and my wife got off in Moalboal she remembers seeing him trying to crawl down the isle of the over crowded bus. At the bus stop he showed me an obviouly botched amputation of one of his feet just below the ankle and motioned asking for a hand out.

I only had 1.5 pesos in coins and gave him that but my wife had 20 pesos that she gave and he seemed to satisfied. She reminded me of a few chocolates we had in camera bag and I gave him those too.

He was so hungery he couldn't even wait to unwrap the Hershey's Kisses - instead just squeezing the foil until the half melted chocolate oozed out and sucking them clean.

We immediately took him across the street to a traditional Filipino eatery and got him a proper meal of rice fish and vegtables topped off with an orange fanta. Now this is small boy perhaps 9 or 10 but he did his best to finish the entire meal. What he couldn't finish the cook helped put it in a plastic bag to save for later.

By now me and my wife like this little guy so now we have a local carpenter building him some properly sized crutches. The ones he had must have been from the original accident and were so short I was afraid he might become permenetly hunched over from trying to use them.

I'm going to try and take him back to Cebu and see about getting him into a doctor to look at that leg. I'm no doctor - but even I can tell the amputation of his foot was badly botched if performed by a doctor at all

God I wish they had a Shriner's Hospital here

Sorry for spelling - I'm on my phone
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