This Madison duo of attorneys should have blended back into the shadows,
this just elongates an already tiresome, awkward and embarrassing issue for the City.
This is the deal... if the DA would have had the goods he would have nailed the Sheriff on all charges when he had the chance, there was no love lost between these two guys prior to New Years Eve.
The DA's office didn't want Ross Mirkarimi to be the Sheriff straight up...and that's to the core of this, this was personal not business... and that is exactly why the DA caved, he couldn't close the deal.
This open forum letter by the Mertens is singing to the choir, sour grapes, but more over their personal damage control.
Mertens opinion in the scheme of things means zero, they should shut up and go back to whatever they were doing.
Wow, an op-ed by the husband of the chief witness in the case, who helped to construct a piece of evidence and who consulted with the Chronicle editor-at-large between the time she made the video and the time she went to the police.
The Chronic has no shame. Is Phil Bronstein's piece lined up already? Maybe Chris Cunnie can give his opinion on this case. Why, I bet Gary Delagnes could put pen to paper and generate a few words for the paper too.
The defense has a great suprise witness:
ANYONE HAS HEARD OF
EVELYN NIEVES? read on.
"I was shocked when I read about it," Evelyn Nieves, a journalist and a past partner of Mr. Mirkarimi's, said in an e-mail.
"Ross and I were together for the better part of a decade — eight years or so — and never once did he even come close to being physical during an argument." "It's just not his way," Ms. Nieves added.
"He was way more prone to proposing that disagreements be talked out. He could talk and talk."
Ross's wife Lopez has refused to cooperate with authorities and has publicly proclaimed her husband's innocence.
At this point, the case should be OVER.
Paula Canny, Lopez's attorney, said her client went to Madison thinking she was attorney, preparing for a possible divorce, and therefore their communications should be kept confidential under the attorney-client privilege rule.
Madison attended law school but is not a practicing attorney. We argue that Lopez spoke to Madison as an attorney, with a view towards divorce litigation. Clearly attonrey client privilege.
The court is persuaded that there is attorney-client privilege between her and Ms. Madison."
Canny said she will ask the Court of Appeal Thursday to overturn Wong's decision on an expedited basis.
"I hate to be all self-righteous, I think I'm right; I think that there's an attorney-client privilege," Canny said after today's hearing.
The court of Appeals has said: "
Fight the Coup.
The right wing is attempting to overthrow our democracy
by illegal removing Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
The Nixon's in SF are trying to remove a democratically elected
Sheriff. We say no!
Say No! to the scam by right wing women's groups,
We are standing for democracy, against the conspiracy, against the coup.
Nidia Lockyer, 40, who is married to California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, claims she was a victim of domestic violence from her husband and from her druggie, ex-boyfriend, apparently is referring to an incident at a motel in Newark on Feb. 3 in which she alleged that an ex-boyfriend assaulted her.
No investigation was done about that incident.
SF Fire Chief White beat her husband unconscious Wednesday evening, after drinking all day on the job, but the media totally ignored that incident of domestic violence.
So did the women's anti-violence groups,
Judge McBride's wife, a DA, hit him.
So he slapped her back.
She called the police & had Judge McBride arrested.
He divorced her.
The media ignored that incident of domestic violence.
The press totally covered that domestic violence up.
I just want a government that can build
one million new solar homes
each year, to create 100,000 new jobs now.
Paul Kangas has launched his campaign for President
speaking in New Hampshire on July 4th.
Building solar houses are jobs that
can't be exported.
See his speech: