Posts Tagged ‘popo.’

You Need to Turn Your Headlights on in the Rain in California These Days, Unless You Work for the SFPD

Monday, November 27th, 2017

100% compliance, as you can see. But the popo?

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No no.

If the “SFPD” Calls You from (415) 553-0123 Demanding Money, It’s Not the Popo, It’s a Scam – Press Release

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The news of the day, from an official SFGov department which should NOT be using .org as a suffix, and which should prolly find a different acronym, for a reason what’s painfully obvious.


San Francisco Public Safety Officials Warn of Scam Spoofing the Police Phone Numbers

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco public safety officials are informing the public about a consumer scam where aggressive telephone calls are being made by scammers posing as San Francisco police officers. Concerned residents that received these calls today reported the scam to 9-1-1 dispatchers.

These callers claim they have a warrant for the call recipient’s arrest and demand payment in gift cards in order avoid arrest. Technology allows the scammer to “spoof” or alter the Caller ID to make it appear that the call is coming from the San Francisco Police Department’s Non-Emergency Number which is 415-553-0123.

Neither the San Francisco Police Department nor any other City and County of San Francisco agency will call you to demand payment and threaten arrest for any matter.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the SFPD or any other law enforcement or government agency demanding payment, immediately HANG UP. Under no circumstances should you engage them in conversation or provide any personal information. Make notes about what the caller said and do one of the following:

If you’ve been targeted by this scam, please report the incident by completing the following online report: You may also call 311 to file a harassing phone call report or go to any SFPD District Station to file a report.

You know, kind of like this.

And did you catch that, they’re saying, “DON’T CALL 911 FOR THIS, YOU KNUCKLEHEADS,” more or less.

Until the next scam, Gentle Readers…

A Surefire Way to Stop Crime at Infamous Haight and Stanyan: Simply Park an SFPD SUV and Officer on the Sidewalk There

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

I mean, right?

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Normally, this place is filled with people just hanging out, but I saw no one at all here at this time…

Better Know Your Bay Area Law Enforcement: The Glock 22-Equipped UNION PACIFIC POLICE – Modern-Day Pinkertons

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

I aint ever seen this, in all my years:

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“Union Pacific maintains a functioning police department staffed with officers given the title of Special Agent with jurisdiction over crimes against the railroad. Like most railroad police, its primary jurisdiction is unconventional, consisting of 54,116 miles (87,091 kilometers) of track in 23 western U.S. states. Railroad police are certified state law enforcement officers with investigative and arresting powers both on and off railroad property if authorized by the state they are operating within. They also have interstate authority pursuant to federal law (Title 49, United States Code, Section 28101. Under Public Law 110-53 SEC. 1526. (RAILROAD SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS)), Railroad police powers have been expanded to include railroads other than the officer’s employing agency. All of the states in Union Pacific’s 23 state system authorize full police authority, except for Minnesota and Wyoming, which do not grant authority to railroad police at all. Special Agents typically investigate major incidents such as derailments, sabotage, grade crossing accidents and hazardous material accidents and minor issues such as trespassing on the railroad right of way, vandalism/graffiti, and theft of company property or customer product. In accordance with their duties, Special Agents have the ability to access the FBI’s NCIC database to run suspects and vehicles for wants and warrants, as well as criminal history checks.”

The SFPD Cracks Down on 40’s of Beer in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, Our New Dolores Park

Monday, April 4th, 2011

(Well, maybe if hundred times more people started hanging out in the Panhandle would it become like Dolores Park. And maybe if it were ever sunny and warm instead of foggy and cold…)

For the Panhandle, this counts as Heavy Police Action.

As seen over the tweekend…

The Evidence:

The criminal(s):

Cold busted!

And all the while, a behatted man played the clarinet:

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Come To The Panhandle when DP is just too warm and too sunny and too filled up with young people…

“Cookie Man” Scott Alexander Has Come to Town to Sit on Street Couches and Hand Out Cookies

Friday, January 14th, 2011


Check it:

(Noo Yawk has a Union Square too!? What are the odds?)

Anyway, the po-po have already kicked him and his couch off the intersection of 18th and Castro ‘n stuff, but otherwise, he continues handing out the sweet treats.

Bon Courage, Cookie Man.

And, here’s a message from Scott Alexander hisself:

“Hello ,

Perhaps you or someone you know has already been offered a homemade cookie by a fellow sitting on an inflatable couch at a random street corner. That likely would have been me.

I’ve been doing this in the Bay Area for a few months now and plan on continuing for the foreseeable future. Perhaps it’d make a good story for you. I’d certainly be grateful for the attention, plus you could get some cookies!

I started doing this a little over a year ago while I was living in New York City. As an unnoticed independent musician, I was tired of promoting myself. I didn’t have the ego for it, and found it a huge distraction. I still needed people to take an interest in me, it only seemed fair that I took more of an interest in them. I didn’t really know anyone who’d become famous by simply meeting thousands of people, yet it seemed the most reasonable thing to do.

So how is a married, non-drinkier supposed to meet people, and of all types and backgrounds on a massive scale? Not the internet!

Social networking made it quite obvious to me that most people want to make friends and share things about themselves. But it didn’t seem to be happening off line. I do use the Internet, as well as my 24 hour Free Cookie Hotline, to announce my whereabouts and post video journals of folks I meet. But the real action is on the street,

Somehow it just seemed like a good idea to hang out on an inflatable couch with homemade cookies, and it’s turned out quite well.

I … usually make appearances 1-3 times a week. I post my exact time and location once I’ve figured them out. at FreeCookies.Net and

I also announce on the 24 hour Free Cookie Hotline 347-829-4YUM.

Learn more about my adventures at FreeCookies.Net, or better yet, come find me sometime and have some cookies!

Happy January!
Scott Alexander

“In a world of virtual friendships, Scott Alexander is playing it old school” NY POST

“Despite less than traditional ingredients, [the cookies] tasted chewey and chocolately” Santa Barbara News-Press (front page)

“Was it fate that brought [us] to his Craigslist ad at one o’clock in the morning? Or just undying cheapness that has us perusing the “free” board at bedtime?” Village Voice

“Scott Alexander is the kind of friend we all wish we had” Eats.Com

“Who doesn’t want free cookies from a complete stranger on an inflatable couch?”

“Alexander has no plans to give up his mouthwatering hobby.” NY Daily News