Posts Tagged ‘broken windows’

The Legacy of Ed Lee, Highest-Paid Mayor in the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

You used to see this a lot, about two decades ago, and then you didn’t see it, and now you see it again:

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So that’s his “legacy,” in addition to parking the Oakland / Golden State Warriors kitty-corner across the street from UCSF Mission Bay, the better to allow Joe Lacob to raise ticket prices 30-40%. You’ll see.

Multitasking: Commemorating the 4th of July and Your Busted Car Windows at the Same Time

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Don’t look at reported incidents, just look at real life.

Anyway, the silvery piece of cardboard looked white, so this driver was in the spirit of July 4th 2016:

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Some are just giving up fixing their windows, it seems, in this year especially. Most passersby will not try to get into your car of course, and the ones who do just might have done it anyway, so what’s the point in hurrying up and repairing the damage today, or this week, or this year?

Cf. this long-term fix. See? Much less festive, but actually a pretty good job:

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On It Goes…

UC Berkeley Engineering Grad Comes to Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco, Encounters Ceaseless Petty Crime, Oh Well

Monday, November 19th, 2012

1. Silently break passenger window of an upscale Honda (with a piece of high-temperature ceramic from a spark plug tied to a piece string) on the mean streets of ineffectual Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco.

2. Take all folding money you can grab (but leave the coins – too heavy.)

3. Get arrested, very occasionally.

4. Get sprung.

5. Repeat.

Thusly:

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And do you know what the SFPD will say? They’ll say, “You parked your car in that area? You shouldn’t park there!”

Just like they say, “You were actually using your iPhone while waiting for MUNI. Oh no, you should hide it whenever you’re not at home.”

Srsly.

On It Goes