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Video: SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s jailhouse dance

By Josh Richman
Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 12:42 pm in San Francisco politics.

Remember our story last month about San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who was nearly booted out of office last year after a misdemeanor false imprisonment conviction for an incident with his wife, helping to arrange a choreographed dance for inmates and staff at county jails on Valentine’s Day?

He had invited Dancing Without Borders – a group dedicated to “the healing and unifying power of dance and music as a ritual, community building and empowerment vehicle,” according to the group’s website – to coordinate the event in the men’s and women’s jails in conjunction with One Billion Rising, an international effort to call attention Thursday to violence against women and girls. Female inmates in the Sisters in Sober Treatment Empowered in Recovery program took part, as did male inmates in the Resolve to Stop the Violence Program.

And is there video? Yes, there is video.

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  • RR, Senile Columnist

    Seen in “Jailhouse Rock?”

  • Elwood

    I’m disappointed that this video does not include the wife beater Mirkarimi grinning like a fool and shaking his booty.

    Such a video does exist.