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Roundtable: Mayor Filner's Bad Week, Part II

Thank you for removing the previous comment. Allegations of Filner's sexual harassment have been made, and investigated, for several years. That the allegations never amounted to anything in the past leads me to wonder why now? And why more of the same? I am not a Filner apologist, nor do I have a stake in Filner's retention as our mayor. However, I am devoted to due process and constitutional principles of "innocent until proven guilty" and "burden of proof." If women have been violated, they must identify themselves and say how, when and where. If they are unwilling to do that, then they should suffer in silence, because it is simply not fair under our system of government to make anonymous accusations, particularly of this magnitude and impact. If we allow politics to undermine fundamental fairness, then we do ourselves a terrible disservice. San Diego's citizens, from the tippy top of government and socio-economic status to the most down-trodden, need to pull their heads out of the sand and start acting like they live in the huge metropolis that is the greater San Diego area.

July 19, 2013 at 2:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )