Pro-Sanctuary City Sheriff Defeated in Humiliating Landslide

The San Francisco Sheriff in charge when Kate Steinle was viciously gunned down by an illegal alien, and who staunchly defended sanctuary cities has been defeated in a massive landslide.

Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff’s official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association, defeated Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi.

Fox News reports:

The San Francisco sheriff who over the summer became embroiled in a national debate over “sanctuary city” policies on Tuesday lost his bid for re-election amid a host of local controversies.

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff’s official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi.

Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s waterfront July 1. Sanchez had been released from Mirkarimi’s jail in March even though federal immigration officials had requested he be detained for possible deportation.

But since then, the sheriff’s oversight of the department has been plagued by other high-profile mishaps and controversies seen as contributing to his defeat. He had his driver’s license briefly suspended for failing to properly report a minor accident while driving a department-issued car, and he also flunked a marksmanship test.

Before those two incidents, a drug gang leader escaped from jail, and guards were accused of staging and gambling on inmate fights.

In November 2014, Mirkarimi also was forced to apologize for the bungled search for a San Francisco General Hospital patient whose body was found in a stairwell weeks after she wandered from her room. The sheriff is in charge of the hospital’s security, but deputies didn’t search the building until nine days after her disappearance. The city paid the patient’s family $3 million to settle a lawsuit.

But Mirkarimi is now known nationally for his strident defense of sanctuary city policies, taking the practice to a new level under his leadership.

San Francisco declared itself a sanctuary city in 1989, passing an ordinance that bans city officials from enforcing immigration laws or asking about immigration status unless required by law or court order. A follow-up ordinance in 2013 allows detention only under a court order targeting violent felons. Last month, San Francisco’s board of supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to maintain the city’s sanctuary status.

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5 thoughts on “Pro-Sanctuary City Sheriff Defeated in Humiliating Landslide

  • April 10, 2018 at 7:15 am

    San Francisco has responded like the majority of American’s feel. They demonstrated the “People” have the power not the government as in this case, the Sheriff’s Department. America has had enough, and will no longer tolerate the minority liberal to destroy what’s good for America. Stand up America! Take your country back!

  • April 10, 2018 at 9:08 am

    The Supreme Court needs to deal with this as it is causing safety issues all over our country….

  • April 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Take that Dumb Azz !! and MANY more of you will be going in the near future — People are tired of your Ignorance !!

  • April 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Nothing will change, it’s stl a sanctuary city. Nothing changed, just a new mouthpiece for the liberals

  • April 11, 2018 at 12:25 am

    So what is the new sheriff doing differently in sanctuary cities? Answer—same thing.


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