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San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto (photo credits: Jessica Christian, San Francisco Examiner/Jeff Chiu, AP)

Sheriff Miyamoto’s Coronavirus Saga

By Joel P. Engardio

More than 200 people signed a petition or sent letters asking the Board of Supervisors to not interfere with Sheriff Paul Miyamoto’s ability to keep jail inmates and the general public safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Please, they asked, just let the sheriff do his job.

Their voice was heard and Miyamoto was able to get amendments added to legislation




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Joel Engardio

Joel Engardio

Forward-thinking + pragmatic Democrat, civil liberties advocate, award-winning journalist, Westside SF homeowner. My local views at

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