Didn’t we just have an election on this topic just a few weeks ago?
I think so.
Here they are yesterday, still. Defeated, and yet not:
CALL: Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?
RESPONSE: No, Sensei!
I suppose we as a society have all failed Mi’yana Gregory.
What can we learn from this?
Matier and Ross: A+
Continued excellence. They are the Un-Nevius. Before, I was wondering why the aunt was getting charged, but not anymore after reading that M&R piece. Speaking of CW Nevius, he would have taken the same info and came out with something maudlin and/or something packed with all his biases.
All the DA’s office can do is process what the cops give them so it’s still a bit early, but this is the proper tone:
“It’s truly a tragic situation,” countered Alex Bastian, a district attorney’s spokesman. “However, we don’t make the facts – they come to us as they are.”
If I know that that white Toyota product isn’t a Honda then so does the average SFPD cop, so it’s funny how the car’s initial description went out. Anyway, IMO, the horrible screen-grab photo from the video camera shows a 1990′s Lexus ES300, based upon what looks to be white on the taillights and also the dark-colored rocker panel (but I can’t really see what the C-pillar looks like and presumably the SFPD has seen a bunch of other images from other cams on Mission). I still don’t think the car could be a 1992-1994 Camry but oh well. What makes it distinctive are the dark wheels and that was emphasized, so that’s good. Why not drive an old Camry down that same stretch of road at night and see if you can see any white at all on the taillights? Just asking.
StreetsBlog SF: C
Check it out, it reads like Pravda, Comrades. The term jaywalking is put in quote marks because, because…
Walk SF (aka That Chick From Punahou High): D
What you should do, when talking about this accident, is to talk about this accident. What you shouldn’t do is to ride your hobby horse all over the place.
Defense Attorney F:
The “real killer” defense didn’t work for OJ either, right? The cell phone issue really hurts your client, of course, but crossing through traffic with a couple two year olds at night on Mission is a tough job under any circumstance. Perhaps that’s a better angle than talking about happened after the fatal injury already occurred, The defense might want to think about that.
So that’s it so far. (If I were the SFMTA, I’d be wondering why yet another employee is up on charges for the death of a pedestrian. Why not emphasize safety in your operations, SFMTA, since you don’t seem to be all that interested in moving people around efficiently? Why don’t you give us something back in exchange for all that money we give you?)
Like all these tickets are fake, per the SFPD:
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So if you try to use your fake ticket at the box office it won’t work, sorry.
Here’s a close-up from from Cornell Banard:
How can you tell a fake from a real ticket? I don’t think you can.
Many many fakes are out there:
@KimKardashian I got sold a fake ticket to outside lands fest to see Kanye!! Can you help me????
Waiting around by boxoffice watching all manner of teary-eyed white 20-somethings stomp away screaming on phones abt fake tix
Don’t buy tickets from scalpers. Judging by the amount of tears at the entry gate, they are almost all fake. Duh.
So, choose wisely.
(You can always try to go over or under The Wire, but that kind of thing probably won’t work.)
Take a look, nothing to see here anymore at:
Until the recent troubles, that page looked like this:
Here’s the whole team. Look who’s no longer there:
But this “20-person public-relations agency” now numbers just 19.
So you all might want to fix that.
(And, just saying, sometimes you get arrested and then the Feds never even file charges, just saying.)
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And here’s Uber’s first statement on the matter, awkwardly-phrased:
And here’s the second statement, with another graf added:
And here’s the text version of this ham-fisted statement:
“Our hearts go out to the family and victims of the accident that occurred in downtown San Francisco last night. We work with transportation providers across the Bay Area, but we can confirm that this tragedy did not involve a vehicle or provider doing a trip on the Uber system.
Our policy is to immediately deactivate any Uber partner involved in a serious law enforcement matter. For that reason, we urge the police to release information about the driver in question as soon as possible. If the driver is, in fact, a partner of Uber, he or she will immediately be deactivated from using Uber technology.”
IDK, I think this dude’s court-appointed mouthpiece would be happier if dude hadn’t turned off Find My iPhone before negotiating the $180 finder’s fee.
“Uploaded on Jul 10, 2013
A friend of mine dropped her phone. This guy found it, and demanded $180 to get it back after disabling ‘Find My iPhone’. The police agreed to set up the sting. The guy you see from the back in the hat is the undercover cop. He goes to pay the guy and the three others move in. Especially notice the one flick out his baton. At this point, I am asked to stop filming, but allowed to continue after informing the officer of my rights. He only asked I moved a little down the block, which I complied with.
Figure one of these cams is constantly scanning license plates and the other is used on accident investigations:
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And there are other cameras on this bus as well. For MUNI fights ‘n stuff.
Anyway, if the SFPD is looking for you and you park your ride on a bus line street or, really, if you just drive it around the 415, this bus-mounted camera scanner is how they found you.
And if you park illegally in a bus stop, SFMTA employees will read your plate from the video and use that to issue you a ticket.
Cameras, cameras everywhere…
Read all about it here.
Whoops, maybe not. What happened?
Well then, read all about it here, below.
Poor Sandra! Poor Kristy!
[UPDATE, APRIL 30, 2013: Pulled. Come back May 1 for details, if you want.]
[UPDATE, May 1, 2013: Oh, you’re back! Well, you know, the same basic info has been posted here by SideCar and it pays off on the headline of cars getting impounded. So I guess that’s that, for now. Thank you, drive through,]