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Posts Tagged ‘officers’
Don’t Ever Change, Oakland! – Three CHP Vehicles Required to Get This Shirtless Cyclist Off of the MacArthur Maze InterchangeTuesday, April 29th, 2014
The SFPD vs. the Drug Dealers of the Alvord Lake Bridge – A Game of Cat and Mouse – Running Across Kezar DriveWednesday, March 26th, 2014
Does the SFPD drive its big Ford Crown Victorias ‘neath the first reinforced concrete bridge built in America just to chat with area drug dealers? Yes, yes it does. Officers simply drive past the world’s smallest lake (sadly just two-star rated) and then under Kezar Drive.
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And then they hang a left to do a little 2WD off-roading.
Oh, what’s this, lazy drug dealers who don’t know enough to run away? In this case yes. But in other cases, more motivated dealers hoof it up the hill and across three lanes of traffic on Kezar Drive.
On it Goes…
Uh, What’s This – A Mini-Documentary About the SFPD Called “Cops Put Gang Members to Work” in the Mission?Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
[UPDATE: The video has gone private, sorry. It used to be here.]
Yes, yes it is.
John Cathey and David Sands are plainclothes anti-gang SFPD officers in the Mission District. This is their story in seven minutes:
“Check out the latest from The I Files- a story about two cops in San Francisco who are taking an unorthodox approach to curbing gang violence.”
Quintin Mecke, Second Place Finisher in Mayoral Race and Now Director at Barbary Coast Consulting, Yells at Traffic, Good-NaturedlyTuesday, August 6th, 2013
And then he got out of the saddle to pump up the steepest block of McAllister what’s on the Snickerdoodle route.*
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*It’s the UnWiggle, it’s the better choice to get west of Divisadero from Market
Confused Driver Gets Ticketed Making the Infamous Left Turn at Fell And Masonic – Why the SFPD Cited HerTuesday, April 16th, 2013
All right, camera right shows a light-colored Chevy properly waiting at the red arrow light to turn from westbound Fell onto southbound Masonic. The confused driver is in the blue two-door Honda – she wants to make the same turn to get from NoPA to SoPA but she’s in the wrong lane.
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Of course back in the day, the Honda driver would have been driving properly but things changed at this intersection about a half-decade back. Check it. Anywho, she sat there waiting to turn left even though she had a green to proceed straight on Fell Street.
That pissed off the driver of the car behind her, so then its driver is all “hoooooooooonk!” You know, at the Blue Honda Chick.
She doesn’t budge ’cause she knows she wants to turn left, you know, from the wrong lane.
Oh, here she goes, around the Chevy:
Now all that honking attracted the attention of the Park Station police, who also made an illegal left from the wrong lane in order to follow the blue Honda driver onto southbound Masonic. Here they are near Oak:
The moral of this story is that drivers will never get used to this unique intersection set-up. The reason being is that the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition overruled the traffic engineers who originally had cars on Fell turning left at the beginning of the green light phase for Fell Street. But you see, that had car drivers “going first.”
On It Goes…
And oh, what you’re supposed to do when you mistake driving is to just go with it, go with the flow. You know, respond to stimuli. So like if you’re in the westbound lane and you have a green to go straight then you should go straight for a while EVEN THOUGH THAT”S NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO RIGHT NOW. Obliviously, you can’t just make up your own traffic rules…