Posts Tagged ‘cops’
Reason #12 for UBER / LYFT Drivers to Stay Off of Frisco’s Market Street: Getting Hassled by The ManTuesday, November 8th, 2016
They’re gunning for you UBER LYFTERS, these days, the SFPD is, particularly on Market Street.
Harley Davidson = Motor Patrol = all what these popo do all day long is hand out moving violations, mostly. (They mostly come in the daytime, mostly.)
And remember, trade dress = extra scrutiny for you, sry.
License Plate Update: It’s Not Just Bridge Toll Evaders, Now Law Enforcement Likes to Use Paper “Dealer Plates” – A Strange ConvoyWednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Here we go – mercy sakes alive, looks like we’ve got us a convoy, on Webster Street. Who inside? IDK, prolly a VIP from some authoritarian regime, like the Peoples Republic of somewhere or some other place where they occasionally need to roll the tanks through the capital to maintain power. Here’s the driver, with a giant black Mercedes / Chrysler Sprinter maxi-van with tinted windows:
Well, fair enough, it’s a free country over here, right? But what’s this – no license plates? Is that kosher? Could it be a violation of the California Vehicle Code Section 5200? Mmmm. Or maybe this van was bought just last week, down in the OC*?
And who’s running with flashing red and blue lights in the convoy? An escort of about eight SUVs with illegally tinted front windows and, guess what, more paper license plates:
Oh whoops, here’s an SUV with a regular plate, the only one I could see:
Anyway, I’ve never seen this kind of thing.
This copter for one:
There were a couple others too.
A Pickup Truck So Long It Requires an Expensive SFPD Police Escort – Life in This “World-Class” CityThursday, May 19th, 2016
IDK, filming something, prolly.
And the flat black paint reduces reflections, that’s what I’m going with.
But when you film in SF, you face a lot of costs. That’s what killed Nash Bridges after a few years and that’s what also helped to kill Trauma after a few months worth of shows got aired.
Anyway, we’re no Vancouver, that’s for sure…
Red Hyundai vs. Mountain Bike at 4th and Market in Front of the Apple Store on Bike To Work Day 2016Friday, May 13th, 2016
An accident at 4th and Market during the evening drive means that buses will back up Market Street both ways. This was in the the Financial last night:
This was the scene. I didn’t see what happened.
An SFPD motor patrol officer said the bike rider had a broken back and a possible broken pelvis. He said that words might have been exchanged between the bike rider and somebody in the red Hyundai before the collision.
Last I heard, the bike rider was responsive and stable.
Sorry, Muggers and Vandals: The SFPD has Planted Itself Atop Twin Peaks – Look Out for License Plates Scanners!Monday, February 1st, 2016
So yeah, tourists have been getting mugged lately up at the lookout at Twin Peaks on Christmas Tree [Holiday Tree?] Road. And the grotesque “50” sculpture ad from the NFL people has been “getting the business” from locals who think that Ed Lee got snookered by wasting our city’s time/ money / effort on hosting the NFL’s parties for Super Bowl 50. And, oh it’s Super Week starting today and The Eyes Of The World Are Upon Us.
Therefore, why not have an officer sit up there in a radio car with the lights on playing Candy Crush*? Sitting, waiting/ anticipating…
That’s your view as you drive out of the big parking lot, and the entrance and exit are basically at the same place. I’ll tell you, this certainly sends a message to those who want to mayhem up there. And I’ll tell you, this place is a magnet for yahoos right up there with Haight Stanyan or Pier 39.
So, Is This Good Policing? IDK.
But this certainly Sends A Message, no doubt.
*Just guessing! But Man, the SFPD sure loves its smartphones is all I’m saying.
What It’s Like for a 16-Year-Old to Turn the Wrong Way onto Turk and Cause an Accident in Front of Northern StationWednesday, December 23rd, 2015
It’s like this, or one assumes.
Northbound Corolla on Fillmore turns right onto Turk, but Turk’s a one-way the other way in the Western Addition. So BAM into a Prius C. And yes, that’s Northern Station in the background. And I’m guessing about the 16 year old part, but you tell me, Gentle Reader. (I’ll tell you, one time I crashed into a 16 year old’s Honda at Mcallister and Gough. He was driving an Accord older than him when he decided to make his own turn lane onto Gough. He asked if I could do him a solid by not reporting this incident to anyone. I was like, “Yeah, right.” Then I told the SFPD to leave after some people called 911. So then I rode over to SFGH with my left arm held straight down since it wasn’t bending at that point. So then I gave up on SFGH after about five minutes. So then I made it home and then over to St Mary’s. By this point I was holding my arm at a 90 degree angle ’cause it wouldn’t go straight anymore – this caused problems for the X-ray tech. So then I had to go to a meeting in the Marina for the proposed Fisher Family Modern Museum. So then I went back to St Mary’s for the results. The upshot is that my left elbow, to this day, still quietly clicks when I flex it, depending on which direction my wrist is facing, but the 16 year old’s insurance policy paid St Mary’s and I ended up with a few thousands for my trouble. Basically, I sold my 100% good elbow for a 99% good elbow, and it took about ten hours out of my life. That’s what I think about when I think about 16 year olds causing accidents in the Western Addition. But I digress…)
Or you could call this “traffic violence,” but I don’t.
One time, a Dude headed to the West Side hit my Toyota and it looked better than these cars and I thought it was totally driveable but it wasn’t and my estimate ended up being $18K(!), oh well. This is definitely a reportable accident even without injuries – this is no way to start your Driving Life:
And yes, the Prius driver was NOT AT FAULT – I’m as shocked as you are.
Anyway, let’s be careful out there.
The Stand-Up, Motorized Scooter Gangs of the Western Addition – A Slow Speed Chase on Fell, Oak, Complete with SFPD Pursuit / EscortMonday, December 21st, 2015
What’s this, a bunch of Bros loudly two-stroking themselves down Oak Street? Sure – you’ll hear them first, from blocks away, and then smell them later, what with the old-fashioned (and these days, widely banned) two-stroke style engines, which literally burn motor oil, by design:
Here’s a wider view. These Bros hail from the East Bay and the Central Valley, one assumes, based upon their apparel:
And in the middle of this loud scrum, it’s two members of the SFPD Motor Patrol:
Were they chasing or escorting – I couldn’t tell.
Later on, this crew tried to regroup on Masonic:
Now heading west on the sidewalks of Oak:
Leaving you with this, the last Bro I saw, GoProing his way up Fell: