San Francisco CA, July 5, 2012
The outrage at how "Ethical" SF Mayor Edwin M. (Emperor) Lee has wasted at least a million dollars, and counting, of hard-earned taxpayers' money in an inquisition-style persecution of recently elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi of San Francisco, has generated the emergence of an organic growth effort to pay the travel expenses of Eliana Lopez-Mirkarimi from Venezuela, to take the witness stand and testify on July 18, 2012 in front of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, after corrupt San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, has repeatedly insisted that the city should not pay (Approx. $1500.00) for Eliana's trip, even so his Ethics Commission is paying for the expenses of the 'experts' they will be bringing before them the hear them say why the Sheriff can not function as Sheriff because...
More than one thousand dollars is the amount collected so far in a few minutes this morning, right after the phone lines were opened to the audience of the popular Spanish format talk radio program "Hecho en California" (HeCA), produced and directed by well known local radio and TV personality, Dr. Marcos Gutierrez, that pledges continued to be made. NOTE: Eliana Lopez has been contributing as reporter and presenter on HeCA since October 2011 and every Friday since going to Venezuela, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.,,she is on the air by phone directly from Caracas, where she reports on events and issues in various South American countries, and where she also takes calls from the audience. [ "La Grande", KIQI 1010AM SF & KATD 990 SAC, 9 - 11 a.m. - The program can also be heard live stream by phone at 832.551.5087 or, Online]
A parallel effort to create a fund in support of the Mirkarimi family is underway and two organizations, "Comite de Padres Unidos" and "Friends of Ross", have joined in this campaign. In the works are fund raising events to be held in various Mission District restaurants.
"Enough is enough", "How much shame will we accept?", "No more!" Is the predominant sentiment of a growing number of people who believe that Mayor Lee is bringing great shame to the people of San Francisco and a movement to put a stop to the insanity and the blatant corruption currently ruling our city government, is underway and it continues to move people, primarily in the Mission District, into rising in protest of that scandalous situation.
A small rally in support of Sheriff Mirkarim, and against the proposed "Stop & Frisk" Law in San Francisco that the Mayor is 'proposing', calling for the Mayor's impeachment and also calling for the re-instatement of their elected Sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi, was held outside City Hall on the day and while Mayor Lee was testifying, where a mysterious bomb threat was received, and allegations were made that the Mayor had lied under oath in that hearing which would constitute perjury, June 29, 2012.
This group will be back to hold their second demonstration at City Hall, on Monday July 9, 2012 at noon, to rally against: 1. Even considering the implementation of a "Stop & Frisk" Law in San Francisco, or ANYWHERE ELSE! Because it will be fiercely opposed. 2. To re-instate their Elected Sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi and, 3. To carry out a symbolic sweep of the shamelessly blatant corruption in the Administration of Mayor Edwin M. Lee. A small crew in the group has pledged to bring their broom (Old brooms) to sweep away the corruption that exists at City Hall. Anyone can join them under the understanding that it will be, albeit highly energetic and animated, completely peaceful.
"And this is only a start", Are their combative words, "because we will keep coming back" and they mean it.