Posts Tagged ‘jacket’

Calling BS on “Coastal Motor Escorts” – Motorcycle Security Guards with Seven Pointed Star Emblems to Look Like the SFPD?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Boy oh boy, do you think that this funeral escort motorcycle driver in the Western Addition has taken steps to appear to be an active-duty peace officer with the SFPD or CHP? Well, I do.

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I’m calling bullshit on the seven-pointed star up front and the squares designed to look like blue lights on the rear. I’ll tell you, there was this whole big deal about officers people in the San Francisco Patrol Special Police wearing seven-pointed stars when really they should all be wearing six-pointers. And blue lights? That should reserved for the real popo, non?

All right, Coastal Motor Escorts, you might have had your application rubber-stamped by the SFPD

“8. Oliveira, Michael  669 Bridgewater Circle, Danville 94526  Funeral Procession Escort  OK Permit;  dba “Coastal Motor Escorts, LLC.”  Permit #: 139056  District: U ID: 4971″

…but that doesn’t mean you have the right to impersonate police, right?

Now let’s learn a bit about this outfit from the San Jose Mercury News:

“QUESTION: Mr. Roadshow, the other day I had a scary encounter with a gun-toting security guard on a motorcycle while traveling on Interstate 880 in San Leandro. I was traveling with the flow of traffic when a white BMW motorcycle with emergency-type lights with “Coastal Motor Escorts” pulled next to my vehicle and began honking his horn and shaking his fist at me. I looked down and noticed my speedometer showed I was going 67 mph. I continued to drive and the motorcycle security guard pulled behind my vehicle and began flashing his high-beam lights at me. I was not sure if I should pull over or continue. There was no funeral procession or other activity and this guy was traveling alone.”

Read on for more deets of this encounter, be my guest.

And this isn’t just in Frisco – read on about what happens elsewhere.

So, I know all the reasons why motorized security guards would like to be perceived as being currently-employed peace officers, but I don’t agree with what Coastal Motor Escorts is doing in San Francisco.

I cry foul.

Victory Lap: Frisco Chopper, FORTY-NINERS, Red and Gold, Ape Hangars

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Seen just after the recent victory over the Carolina Panthers:

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Of course, if you want to head west on Fell on a bike at leisurely pace like 7 MPH, you’re better off on the sidewalk as opposed to the middle of the slow lane. (And, indeed, you’re probably best off on the multi-use path on the south side of Fell.)

But during the current Santa Clara 49ers winning streak, you have carte blanche to do whatever you want whilst showing your true colors on a victory lap.

Make a stand before you fall
Your country needs you to play football

The Best Royalty-Free Stock Photo Ever: “Baby’s Pilot” – This One Has It All – But Who On Earth Could Use This Shot?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

I know not

SFMTA Dragnet

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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Arresting: “Mike Jackson” Via Photographer Dallis Willard

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Once again, it’s Scissor Fight:

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Western Addition Update: JAPAN FIRE – CALL 119

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Memorable jacket:

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So instead of dialing 911, Japanese people dial 119?

DNKT

That’s exactly backwards.

 

Another Sad Case of MUNI Fraud – And Yet, Does the SFMTA Give Tickets to Cable Car Drivers Who Steal $6 Fares? No

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

This is the face of MUNI Fraud.

North Face Girl didn’t pay her $2 fare, looks like.

So a crew of three SFMTA Inspectors had to take her down, for tout le monde to see.

See?

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Sponsored GIF:

Not really.

But what happens when a cable car driver steals a six dollar fare, like something that happens all the time every day?

Do MUNI Inspectors ever hand out citations for that?

I don’t know.

I Just Can’t Tell If This Delivery Truck Mural is Valid Youth Street Art or If It’s Merely a Mobile Billboard for The North Face

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I could go either way.

As seen in the Western A (or what rich white people call the Alamo Square Historical District, so you don’t think that they live in or near the PJ’s):

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The Look for Autumn: Nothing But Ascot Caps and North Face Jackets in the Fillmore

Monday, September 26th, 2011

1911?

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Or 2011?

You Make The Call…

Ask Yourself This: Are Your Hustlers Properly Certified?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Chinese character there means “house,” if that helps…

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And the bit on the shoulder means, “Don’t Mess With Texas,” I think…