Friday's HOT MIC
Boycott San Francisco?
Conservatives angry with the Kate Steinle decision (see Liz's great recap of the verdict here) have decided to boycott San Francisco, and the hashtag went viral on Twitter.
Here's a good example from former prosecutor Mark Pantano.
Naturally, liberals also tweeted the hashtag, mocking it mercilessly because ... Twitter's offices are in San Francisco. Is it ironic to tweet a boycott of the city while using a platform based in the city? Worse, the verdict was decided by a jury. Should San Francisco pay for the actions of a jury? It is a "sanctuary city," but the city did not make the decision, a jury did.
To boycott San Fran or not to boycott it? I understand the outrage, but I don't think a boycott will achieve much.