(I’m ignorant of any video that shows anybody “clearly” picking up any gun myself.)
Anyway. there’s more here from the KQED News Fix.
The SFPD’s Shotspotter* map indicating the order and location of triangulated shot locations:
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Here’s a bigger picture via Google Maps:
The distance across the street from the place where Kenneth Harding fell from the location where shots 2-8 were fired is about 55 feet.
One protest is at 5:00 PM on July 19th and the Community Meeting is at 6:00 PM on July 20th.
*A Shot Spotter sensor looks one of these things, most likely:
Here it is:
“Community Meeting this Wednesday, 7/20 at 6:00pm at the Bayview Opera House (3rd Street at Oakdale Ave.). Please join us to discuss the recent shooting. Questions? Call (415) 554-7670.”
And here’s the SFPD invite for the same event:
Police Chief Greg Suhr will conduct a community meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at The Bayview Opera House, 4075 Third Street, at 6:00pm. The meeting will focus on the recent officer involved shooting at Third Street and Palou Avenue.
For further information please contact the San Francisco Police Department Community Relations Unit by calling 415-734-3280, or emailing the unit at
Oh, and here’s the latest protest, skedded for July 19th, 2011 at Dolores Park:
|Title:||RAGE IN THE STREETS: Cops Kill Again!|
|START DATE:||Tuesday July 19|
|TIME:||5:00 PM – 7:00 PM|
|Dolores Park, 19th and Dolores, San Francisco|
[UPDATE: A protest will be on Tuesday night and the official meeting is on Wednesday night. And here’s the Second Angle video that’s just been posted. And Lilian Kim from ABC7 KGO-TV is all over this with a chat from the videographer who was on the scene. Oh, and the reason why I made this post yesterday is because the IndyBay crowd seemed a little confused over the existence of a gun – this might seem obvious now but it sure as heck wasn’t 24 hours ago. And I’ll agree with them that whatever got picked up after 1:15 doesn’t look like a gun. (And it seems to be in a different location as well. I’m still baffled over this one…) And here’s the SFPD SpotShotter map, just released.]
You can see video of the aftermath of yesterday’s SFPD shooting of Kenneth Harding at Third Street and Oakdale on YouTube here, here, and here. (It’s the same 3:28-length video, AFAIK.)
Here’s the scene at 0:15:
Does that look like a handgun? [Something like a silver Taurus Millenium PT138?]
[UPDATE 7-28-11: Oh, here it is, per the SFPD:
A little rusty from Seattle’s climate? Could be, don’t know.]
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At 1:15, somebody picks up something that was in the same general area, but that particular thing doesn’t particularly look like a handgun. It looks like something flat and rectangular.
I don’t know anything about this case, don’t know anything about this video or any gun or who picked up what or who put something where.
[UPDATE: Here’s a comment on this issue that was just posted a few moments ago here:
@chuckdamailman You’re talking about 1:23 into the video. That’s not a handgun…it’s a small rectangle object and I heard from some that it was his cell phone. Trust me, no gun would be that close to the police and they allow it to stay there. Ahmad770 21 minutes ago
@Ahmad770 15 seconds in bro.. there’s a gun on the bottom right corner. not to say it was this young man’s weapon, because it could have been anybody’s gun. I’m just saying there is a gun in the video. this type of thing frustrates me to the point where I would like to do something. I won’t say what that something is. These punk cowards are KILLING our youngsters out here!!! chuckdamailman 3 minutes ago]
[UPDATE: The SFPD weighs in. Oh, and they’ll have a community meeting in the Bayview on this topic sometime this week, it’s planned.
“Information on the Officer Involved Shooting
Posted Date: 7/17/2011
On Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 4:44pm two uniformed San Francisco Police officers were assigned to a fixed post at Third Street and Palou Street as part of a violence reduction program, in response to recent shootings in the area.
Information is still preliminary. The officers detained a 19 year old male suspect on the Muni light rail platform. This suspect then ran from the police officers who pursued him on foot. It appears that the suspect was armed with a gun and fired at the pursuing officers. At least one of the officers returned fire, in self defense, wounding the suspect. The suspect was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased at 7:01 pm.
No officers were injured in this incident. The matter remains under investigation by the Internal Affairs Division (Officer Involved Shooting Team), the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the Office of Citizen’s Complaints and the SFPD Homicide Detail.”]
[UPDATE: The SFPD weighs in again:
I don’t know, is the Bayview / Hunter’s Point area really a “food desert” the way the Feds and everybody else are saying?
So before, Walgreens had some fresh food on sale but now they have slightly more fresh food on sale. O.K. fine.
But that don’t make you a “food oasis,” Walgreens.
Now, check out what’s just across the street the next block over at 5201 3rd. It’s Aguila de Oro Produce. See? It’s smack dab in the middle of the Lower Third’s purported “food desert” and yet it’s more of a “food oasis,” as defined by the Feds, than any Walgreens in the world:
This store serves all comers. In a way, it has an unlimited supply.
And, what it doesn’t have is the Great Wall o’ Chips near the checkout stand the way the “oasis store” Walgreens at 5300 3rd Street has:
And this is just part of the wall.
So, Is Bayview Hunters Point Really a “Food Desert?” No.
And Is the Lower Third Street Walgreens Really a “Food Oasis” Now? No.
*Five views so far…
We’ve had more U.S.S. Independences than you can shake a stick at over the centuries, but this one is the one we had during the bulk of WWII. She came straight out of Joisey in ’42 and survived The Pacific War only to get blowed up with atomic bombs during testing at South Pacific locales like Bikini Atoll in 1946.
Then after, after the big atomic kaboom at Bikini. Ouch:
Anyway, instead of sinking, the Independence kept on floating so the Navy towed her right to Hunters Point in south San Francisco. Now, let’s let Lisa Davis(?) of SF Weekly take over – here’s her bit from all the way back in aught-one.
So there you go. Most likely, this old-school baby aircraft carrier is down there resting with a cargo of nuclear waste not too far from our Farallon Islands, radiating away.
Well, the former Goodman’s Lumber finally has a new occupant and it’s up and running.
Get all the deets of this morning’s grand opening celebration, below.
MAYOR NEWSOM JOINS BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT LEADERS AND NEW EMPLOYEES FROM COMMUNITY TO OPEN LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT ON BAYSHORE BOULEVARD
New Lowe’s Home Improvement & Company’s Commitment to Local Employment Boosts Bayview Hunters Point Economic Development and Anchors New Bayshore Boulevard Home Improvement District
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, Bayview Hunters Point community leaders and new employees from the community for a grand opening celebration of Lowe’s Home Improvement at its first San Francisco location at 491 Bayshore Boulevard. The brand new store, the former site of Goodman Lumber, has 80,000 square feet of retail space, 11,000 of which is a garden center tailored to the California climate, and will stock over 32,000 products. Mayor Newsom and community leaders also praised the company for its commitment to hiring local members of the community, boosting the economic revitalization of the new Bayshore Boulevard Home Improvement District and creating new local jobs.
“Today we celebrate not just the opening of a new store, but new hope and a new commitment to the economic development and jobs for the people of the Bayview Hunters Point community,” said Mayor Newsom. “Bayshore Boulevard has served as a vital home improvement commercial corridor in San Francisco for decades, and this new Lowe’s will foster the growth and revitalization of the neighborhood and boost our local economy.”
Lowe’s has been committed to supporting the community, both through their corporate donations and local hiring practices. Approximately 312 construction jobs were generated by the Lowe’s development project and of those jobs, about 126 constructions jobs were filled by San Francisco residents with nearly 60 positions by Bayview Hunters Point residents. In addition to construction jobs created, permanent retail and administrative positions were produced to ensure a well staffed store. The Lowe’s team on Bayshore consists of 210 employees and, of those employees, 185 members of the team are San Francisco residents with 81 team members who are residents of the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.
For more than 60 years, Lowe’s has been providing home improvement shoppers with a wide range of home improvement products. Lowe’s has also continued to give back to the community. To date, Lowe’s has committed $100,000 to the San Francisco Day Laborer Program, $50,000 to San Francisco’s Adopt-A-Tree Program, $5,000 to Clean City Coalition’s Tool Lending Library, and $1,000 to Thurgood Marshall High School. In addition to these contributions, Lowe’s will host a Gift Card Match Day, during which customers can purchase a Lowe’s Gift Card and Lowe’s will match purchases of gift cards up to $5,000 to support Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s next building project.
This H. A. Candrian map from 1909 (on display at 100 Van Ness) shows no respect for the then-new City of South San Francisco (founded 1908) – you know, that town that used to be called “Baden” that’s about five miles to the south.
I say that because the Bayview / Hunters Point area is clearly marked “South San Francisco.”
See all those “avenues south” (both actual and planned)? They perished in the Great Renaming of 1909. Check it:
“There were three sets of numerical streets. First through Thirty-first streets ran from downtown into the Mission District. The growing Richmond and Sunset Districts had First through Forty-ninth avenues. The Bayview District had a similar list of avenues, First through Forty-fifth, which were suffixed as “Avenue, South.” In a pre-zip code era, these variations in designations for numbered or lettered byways just added to the other street name confusion in the city. The Post Office estimated that 500 letters a day were mishandled due to the problem of street names in San Francisco.”
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Of course these streets are labelled alphabetically now, but not without a pitched battle at City Hall:
“When the dust cleared, and the final vote was taken on December 21, the commission did placate the priests by naming one street for Padre Palou (instead of Payne), another for Charles Carroll(instead of Cromwell), and a third for the California historian Hubert Howe Bancroft (instead of Belfast, the Protestant city in North Ireland), although Bancroft was still living. The north-south streets in the Bayview were lettered “A” Street, South, through “T” Street, South, with the letter O omitted. These were renamed using mostly prominent San Francisco pioneers, but met with no protest. Two non-pioneers’ names were chosen: Colonel George H. Mendell, who was responsible for laying out much of the coastal defense system and had just recently died, and William Keith, the popular California artist, the only other living person to have a street named in his honor.”
Thank goodness we don’t argue over street names anymore…