For Mayor Ed Lee, a political win looked easier than drunk college kids at a frat mixer. Ross Mirkarimi laid it right out for him: Lee could send a political adversary into professional oblivion, financial ruin, and public humiliation. He could force the progressive wing of the Board of Supervisors into choosing between voting their sheriff out of office or crafting a statement of defense that parsed the nuances of domestic violence. And all the while, he could stand proudly as a champion against, as he put... More >>>