But if this is what houses looked like a hundred years ago, well then that makes everything OK, I guess.
So let’s see here:
1. We regulate taxi rates so drivers won’t exploit tourists and other disadvantaged souls. (Oh, you’re a rich tourist and you’re lost and your flight leaves in an hour? $200 to SFO, take it or leave it – that kind of thing.)
2. But we limit the number of cabs on the streets to help out the drivers.
3. So much so, that buying a used Lincoln Town car and illegally picking people up off of the streets after quoting exorbitant rates is a good way to score some quick cash.
4. And, the SFPD has other fish to fry and the SFMTA isn’t really focused on this issue, so we’re back to square one, with unregulated “taxi” drivers exploiting tourists and other disadvantaged souls. Oh well.
As here. These bidnessmen were trying to flag down some Yellow Cabs, but those were all full, so next come the Black Town Cars. The first one quotes a price through the door, as seen here:
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No dice. (What did the illegal cabbie ask for – $50 to go to Union Square? Something like that.)
And then another one pulls up and then another one, which ends up picking up these dudes and whisking them away. All the while, the bidnessmen were trying to flag down a real taxi.
Here’s the aftermath, on Sacramento:
Note the City of Oakland taxi cruising up the street empty – that’s agin the rules too, as Oakland taxis aren’t allowed to pick up people in the 415.
Now you might not see this too much on a Tuesday night, but on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, it’s Katie Bar The Door out there.
This is the situation.
However, the single-party state of San Francisco is incapable of addressing this particular situation.
Here’s the latest:
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Person of Interest
On August 3rd 2011 at 1428 hrs. Victim Clyde Leo Neville was a victim of a homicide in a room located at 20 Franklin Street, San Francisco. The above pictured subject was caught on surveillance cameras entering the Franklin Street address with victim Neville Prior to his death.
Anyone with information or questions regarding this case may contact Homicide Inspectors listed below:
Inspector Martin, Inspector Cunningham or Inspector Warnke
SFPD Homicide Detail
SFPD Department Operation Center 24/7
SFPD Anonymous Tip Line:
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SFPD CASE #
110 620 063″
Nine years and something months later, the SFPD makes an arrest:
“SFPD ARREST SUSPECT IN 10 YEAR OLD BRUTAL COLD CASE SEXUAL ASSAULT
11-103 Posted Date: 9/27/2011
The San Francisco Police Department’s Sex Crimes Detail Cold Case Unit made an arrest in a 10 year old sexual assault case. The incident occurred on November 6, 2001 in San Francisco, CA and the suspect was arrested on September 26, 2011 in San Jose, CA. The victim in this incident was offered a ride from the Mission District to her home. The three suspects then drove with the victim to Golden Gate Park and parked their car in an isolated dark area of the park were they sexually assaulted and robbed her. The victim was then ordered out of the suspect vehicle and had to flag down a passing motorist for assistance.
Due to the diligent work of the Sex Crimes Unit and Violence Reduction Team, in addition to the advent in today’s technology, the San Francisco Police Department was able to identify the suspect as Vinh Q. Chung, Vietnamese, Male, 10/26/1981. Chung was taken into custody at his home by members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Violent Reduction Team. He is currently being held at the County Jail in lieu of 5 million dollars bail.”
How about that?
Believe this murder took place somewhere in the Lower Haight area.
Here’s the info from the SFPD:
Inspector Michael Morley, Richard Martin, or Bob Velarde
SFPD Homicide Detail 415-553-1145
SFPD Bay Area Regional Information Center ( BRICC) 415-553-1071
SFPD Anonymous Tip Line: 415-575-4444
SFPD Text-A-Tipto: 847411
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SFPD CASE #100 704 683