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January 2012 Archives

Mirkarimi announces he will not be taking leave of absence

We have been following the recent controversy with San Francisco's newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. As we have noted in previous posts, Mirkarimi has been accused of domestic abuse involving his wife on New Year's Eve at the couple's home.

San Francisco Sheriff charged with domestic violence, pleads not guilty

In a previous post, we mentioned that the newly elected Sheriff of San Francisco has become entangled in allegations of domestic abuse involving his wife on New Year's Eve. At the time we wrote that post, the District Attorney's office was still determining whether charges would be pursued in the case.

Study: pediatricians may more readily suspect abuse in lower-class children

According to a recently released study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, many pediatricians may be more likely to suspect domestic abuse in children from a low-income family than those from higher-income families. The research did find, though, that the race of the child doesn't appear to affect doctor's opinions.

Newly elected Sheriff of SF tangled in domestic violence allegations

Our readers may have heard of Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco's new sheriff who is currently embroiled in somewhat of a fiasco that has some calling for his resignation. According to sources, Mirkarimi-who took his oath of office on Sunday-was reportedly involved in a domestic incident with his wife on New Year's Eve.

Ignition interlock devices prevent drunk-driving deaths

Our Vancouver readers may be interested to know that Washington is one of 14 states that currently mandate the use of ignition interlock devices for all convicted DUI offenders. Such mandatory use of ignition interlock devices is heavily pushed by groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving because of its effectiveness in preventing drunk-driving related deaths.

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