SAN FRANCISCO --Advocates for domestic violence victims unveiled Thursday a new billboard targeting San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
The huge ad, posted on 10th and Harrison streets reads: "Domestic Violence is NEVER a Private Matter."The billboard is a direct jab at remarks made by Mirkarimi about his ongoing domestic violence case against his wife. On the day he was sworn in as sheriff, Mirkarimi said the issue was a "private, family matter." Mirkarimi, who denies all charges, is set to stand trial at the end of next week. La Casa de las Madres, a group which runs a shelter for domestic violence victims, raised money for the billboard campaign.