Sunday, August 31, 2008

SFGA history: Guardian Angels' S.F. Anti-Drug March

San Francisco Chronicle; Feb 22, 1988

Thirty members of the Guardian Angels staged an anti-drug march through San Francisco yesterday, at one point drawing a hail of rocks and bottles from a crowd at a housing project.

The brief clash at Santos Street and Sunnydale Avenue was the only one as the marchers, wearing red berets and toting a mock coffin to dramatize the effects of crack abuse, walked for nearly three hours from Visitacion Valley to City Hall.

The group planned to hold an all-night vigil on the City Hall steps in hopes of meeting today with Mayor Art Agnos.

Their march was disrupted shortly after 2 p.m. when a group of about 40 adults gathered on both sides of the street and hurled bottles and rocks at the uniformed marchers. No one was injured and there were no arrests.

At one point, a Guardian Angel shouted back, "Why don't you come down here and fight like a man?" No one took him up on the offer.

The marchers passed out leaflets to bystanders and urged city officials to take more decisive action against crack dealing in the neighborhoods.

The founder of the volunteer crime-fighting organization, Curtis Sliwa, suggested that Mayor Art Agnos and the Board of Supervisors adopt a four-point program to undermine the crack trade. The city should impound the vehicles of convicted buyers of the highly addictive, smokable form of cocaine, set up a special court to process crack cases, add police patrols and keep schools open with activities for kids until 9 p.m., he said.

Crack abuse in some public housing projects in San Francisco "is creating a system of violence, which, if not nipped in the bud, could spread to other areas," said Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels in New York in 1979.

The Guardian Angels have been patrolling Municipal Railway buses since last week in hope of stemming violence on the buses. Muni reported two minor attacks against buses on Saturday night. The incidents, which caused no property damage and resulted in no arrests, occurred at 31st and Balboa avenues, and 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue.

PHOTO; Caption: Carrying signs denouncing the use of crack cocaine, Guardian Angels marched to City Hall / BY DEANNE FITZMAURICE/THE CHRONICLE

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

SFGA History: A Well-Guarded Muni Ride Into The Hunters Point Battle Zone

A Well-Guarded Muni Ride Into The Hunters Point Battle Zone;

San Francisco Chronicle : Feb 20, 1988. pg. A.4

The mood was secure and calm aboard the Muni's embattled 15-Third Street line as driver Reginald Jones wheeled his articulated bus into a Hunters Point combat zone.
"Here we go into the front- lines," laughed Jones, 39, a streetwise, eight-year veteran driver, as the long bus hissed to a stop near the intersection of Third and Palou streets Wednesday night.

Third and Palou is one of the danger spots near housing projects where buses have been ambushed and bombarded with bricks, sticks and bottles during the past few weeks, including a rock attack and a violent robbery on Tuesday night.
Yet there was no sense of apprehension among the dozen or so passengers. They appeared secure with six, red-bereted Guardian Angels and a private security guard on board and a black-and-white police cruiser following close behind.

`We Make People Feel Safe'

"Beautiful. God Bless you," an elderly woman passenger whispered to Scott McKeown, 31, West Coast director of the Angels and leader of the squad on the bus.
McKeown smiled and thanked her, then turned to his team spread through the bus.
"OK, heads up," he commanded when the bus moved through the Sunnydale projects. Twelve Angel eyes probed the darkness outside.

"There's not much we can do about rocks hitting the bus, but we can sure do a lot about people coming aboard and beating the passengers," he said. "We make people feel safe."

Zoima Herrera, 37, hugged her 3-year-old son, Marvin, and said, "Yes, they make me feel better, especially with the baby here."

A portly man in a heavy jacket leaned forward in his seat and pulled up his sleeve, exposing a lead-tipped billy club. "I've been on a bus that was rocked," he chuckled. "This is what makes me feel safe."

The Captain of the Ship

McKeown assured Jones that the Angels would not usurp his authority. "You are the captain of the ship, we're just here to help out and act as your eyes and ears. You make the decisions. You are the leader."

Jones smiled, shrugged and rolled his eyes.

"You bet I'm the leader. They start throwing rocks and I'll lead us right out of here. I'll turn this bus around and go off duty. We get rocked tonight, and we'll be gone."

Later, after the Angels transferred to another bus, Jones said that he did not want their protection because it only drew attention to his bus.

"I don't need the Guardian Angels or a police escort," said Jones, whose bus has been spared attacks in the recent wave of violence against Muni. "I was born and raised in this area. I'm familiar with the neighborhoods. I know the people and how to handle trouble."

Jones has seen plenty of violence on buses during his eight-year career, and expects to see more before he retires in about 15 years. He figures the latest series of rock-throwing incidents has just about run its course.

The Dealers Control the Streets

"The drug dealers are losing business with all this police activity and public attention," said Jones. "They are the ones who are going to solve the problem. The dealers are going to tell those kids with the rocks, `Hey, the stock in cocaine is down, cool it.' The dealers control the streets."

Jones remembers when he was a kid, and admits to tossing a few brickbats at buses himself in those days. "Just like these kids, we did it for fun, just screwing around. We rocked the bus and ran, just to have someone chase us."

"These kids don't get much attention, and when they get all this TV coverage, it just encourages them," said Jones.

Others speculate that rock-throwing has been instigated by dope dealers to divert attention from their activities that Jones pointed out on many street corners in the Hunters Point-Visitacion Valley area.

Violence Occurs in Cycles

"One of our problems is that we don't know who is doing it, or if it is being done by a variety of groups or who is most to blame," said Muni spokesman Alan Siegel. "Violence against the buses seems to occur in cycles, and we hope it is winding down."

There were no violent incidents reported Wednesday night. But Thursday around 8:30 a.m., someone broke a window with a thrown object on a 9-San Bruno Line bus in Visitacion Valley. A few minutes later, a window was smashed on a 44-O'Shaughnessy Line in Hunters Point. No injuries were reported.

"A heavy police presence and community outrage seems to have calmed the situation," Siegel said. "But the Muni and the police will continue their vigilance."

Siegel said there have been more than 100 reports of serious incidents on buses since December 1. about half of them have been rock, bottle and egg barrages, mostly in Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley.

"A lot of people in those neighborhoods are dependent on public transportation, and are really upset and inconvenienced by the violence," Siegel said.
PHOTO; Caption: Muni veteran Reginald Jones grew up in the Hunters Point neighborhood he now drives through / BY TOM LEVY/THE CHRONICLE

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Friday, August 29, 2008

SFGA History: Guardian Angel Letter to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR; San Francisco Chronicle : Feb 20, 1988. pg. A.12

Editor - The Guardian Angels don't claim to have all the answers to the violence plaguing some of the Muni bus lines, but after having the chance to patrol the troubled lines and assess the situation, here are three: Muni should install plexiglass windows on the more troublesome bus lines as has AC Transit, BART and many other systems. By seeing the rocks and bottles bounce off the windows, the thrill of seeing the glass shatter will be gone.

Take away the ammunition. Alongside the bus route near the Hunters Point projects are dumpsters that are usually overflowing with ready-made ammo such as brick, bottles and pipes. These dumpsters should be emptied every day around dusk, or, in the very least, moved away from the bus route to discourage spontaneous attacks. In addition, sweeps should be made daily through the projects to pick up any loose, potential projectiles. Perhaps local unemployed youth could be hired, essentially turning the predators into the protectors. As well, nearby construction sites should be required to haul away loose rocks and chunks of cement. Increase floodlighting around the housing projects so as to not provide easy hiding places from which to launch attacks.

West Coast Director
Guardian Angels
San Francisco
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

SFGA History: Youths Terrorize Bus Driver, Riders;

San Francisco Chronicle : Feb 18, 1988. pg. A.2

Copyright Chronicle Publishing Company Feb 18, 1988

San Francisco police yesterday were investigating an incident in which a Muni bus driver and his passengers were terrorized by five young men in the Hunters Point area.

Driver Steve Brown told police that he was beaten and robbed of $250 by three men "in their 20s" shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday when he pulled his 54-Felton line bus to a stop at Kiska Road and Ingalls Street.

Two teenagers waiting at the intersection smashed the front windshield of the bus with rocks, police said, and two passengers who tried to come to the driver's aid also were beaten.

Brown said that the three young men had been sitting behind him on the bus when they suddenly jumped him. After the skirmish, they fled.
No one was seriously injured. The driver and passengers were given emergency medical treatment at the scene.

Mayor Art Agnos was besieged yesterday with questions about Muni violence at a news conference held to discuss AIDS.

"We're doing everything we can, as the police chief informs me, to deal with this problem," he said. "We cannot allow the lawlessness to continue. . . . It has now hit a very critical point and it could get worse."

Agnos blamed youth gangs and drug abuse for fueling the recent spate of Muni bus-bashing and street violence in the southeast end of the city.

"There's no easy fix," he said. "(But) we've got a very serious fundamental problem with the sale of cocaine and drugs in certain parts of our city that has to be dealt with."

The violence is not limited to buses. City officials are concerned about increased attacks against police.

"These kids fill themselves with crack and get real bold," said a police officer on patrol. "They're ready to take on anybody."

About 24 members of the Guardian Angels were on patrol again last night to try to prevent assaults on Muni buses. On Tuesday night, vandals threw rocks and lead pipes at a 15-Third Street bus the Angels were riding.

Chronicle staff writers Robert Popp and Dawn Garcia contributed to this report.


Muni has logged more than 100 major disturbances on city buses in the past two months. Among the worst:

-- Dec. 5: Rocks and bottles break windows on 15-Third Street line in North Beach and Bayview district.

-- Dec. 14, 9:53 p.m.: Third report of windows on 15-Third Street bus shattered. Service re-routed.

-- Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Gang of juveniles attacks a 15-Third Street bus with stones and eggs, breaking 19 windows and sending terrified passengers diving to the floor.

-- Feb. 9, 7 p.m.: About 15 youths board a 15-Third Street bus, hold a gun to the driver's head while others yell, "Shoot the driver!" The youths then shoot out a rear window.

-- Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m.: Rocks thrown by unknown assailants shatter one window and crack another on the 54-Felton line.

-- Feb. 16, 11 p.m.: A bus driver is robbed of $250 and two passengers are beaten by three youths on the 54-Felton line. Two others outside the bus smash windows with bricks.

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SFGA History: Muni Bus With Guardian Angels Attacked

Muni Bus With Guardian Angels Attacked;

San Francisco Chronicle : Feb 17, 1988. pg. A.6

Four San Francisco Municipal Railway buses were attacked last night, despite intensified police surveillance and patrols by 20 members of the Guardian Angels.

Meanwhile, community leaders, police brass, bus drivers and irate residents met in the Bayview area to discuss what could be done about the latest rash of violence and vandalism against Muni buses.

The most serious incident was an attack on a 15-Third Street bus that was being patrolled by Curtis Sliwa, the leader of the Guardian Angels, a civilian crime-fighting group.

It happened at 8:36 p.m. at Palou Avenue and Hawes Street in the Bayview District, where rocks were thrown at the bus carrying Sliwa, three other Guardian Angels and five passengers.
As 10 youths hid behind garbage dumpsters and threw bottles and lead pipes at the bus, passengers sprawled on the floor and their Guardian Angel escorts covered them with their bodies.

When the bus lurched to a stop, Sliwa and the other three Guardian Angels chased the vandals.
"The moment we got off the bus and went at them, they just scattered," he said.
There were no injuries or damages other than a broken window.

Earlier in the evening, a fight was reported on a 44-line bus at Third and Palou in the Bayview area.

Although most recent violence on Muni buses has been reported in the Bayview and Visitacion Valley areas, two minor incidents occurred in the Western Addition last night.

At 5:28 p.m. an "unknown object" broke a side passenger window on a westbound 38-line bus at Geary Boulevard and Baker Street. At 7:06 p.m., a bottle was thrown at a westbound 38-line coach at Geary and Scott Street.

There were no injuries in either incident.

Although Sliwa's bus came under attack, the other buses patrolled by 20 members of the Guardian Angels last night operated routinely.

Many regular riders of the buses seemed perplexed by their red-bereted escorts, staring at them openly as they got on board.

Others seemed more amused than impressed by their uniformed protectors. Many passengers chatted happily with the Guardian Angels, complementing them on their belted white jackets and red-berets adorned with beads, studs and other paraphernalia.

While police and Guardian Angels patrolled the Muni, about 100 people - including Police Chief Frank Jordan, District Attorney Arlo Smith and Supervisor Doris Ward - attended a 7 p.m. meeting on Muni violence at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center in Visitacion Valley.

Many residents angrily criticized the Police Department, saying officers sweep through the neighborhoods with occasional highly publicized drug raids, but leave them at the mercy of dope dealers the rest of the time.

"Every time we call the police, the brutality happens," said Enola D. Malwell, who lives on DeHaro Street.

"When we call you, you just start sweeping, and the good go in with the bad. We don't want all our people arrested."

Speakers made a number of suggestions, including enforcing the 11 p.m. curfew for teenagers, opening after-school youth programs, increasing drug counseling and putting speed bumps in the road.

Captain Frank Reed of Potrero Station said that in the last two weeks police have added 12 new Muni transit officers to escort buses, and 6 community service officers riding on the buses.
During the past two months, Muni buses have been the target of more than 100 attacks, including rock-throwing incidents and assaults against drivers. Most of the incidents have occurred in the Visitacion Valley and Hunters Point areas.

In one incident, a young man held a gun to a bus driver's head.

Chronicle Staff Writer Jim Doyle contributed to this report.

PHOTO; Caption: Members of the Guardian Angels stood guard on a Muni bus as it made its way down Third Street / BY BRANT WARD/THE CHRONICLE
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

SFGA history: Residents Worry / Youth Violence - Muni Drivers Want More Cops;

Residents Worry / Youth Violence - Muni Drivers Want More Cops;

San Francisco Chronicle : Feb 16, 1988. pg. A.1

Community leaders and representatives of San Francisco's bus drivers' union plan to ask today for more police protection to help stop youth gang attacks on Municipal Railway buses and in the streets.

The violence intensified this weekend in southeast neighborhoods of the city, when officers surrounded by a jeering mob had to fire a warning shotgun blast to disperse the crowd. Yesterday, police said they, too, fear conditions are turning explosive.
The loose-knit youth gangs "feel like it's a free zone," said Lieutenant Joaquin Santos, adding that the gangs virtually have taken over some blocks in the Visitacion Valley and Hunters Point areas.

Bobbie L. Brown, president of Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, said he will meet today with Muni officials to request that additional "preventive measures" be taken to protect bus drivers and passengers from rock-throwing and other attacks.

Tonight, Muni and police officials plan to meet with the Bayview-Hunters Point Crime Abatement Committee to discuss ways to quell the bus-bashing and other youth crimes.
"We thought the problem would go away but it didn't," Brown said yesterday.

"I don't want to have to tell my people not to drive in those (high-risk) areas because there are a number of good people who rely on that bus service," he said. "But we've got to find some solution for protecting those people."

The Police Department last week beefed up its uniformed presence on high-risk Muni lines, adding police escorts for some buses, after two especially violent attacks. The Guardian Angels will also begin regular patrols tonight on 15-Third Street buses, where much of the violence has occurred.

Last Tuesday, a gang of 15 teenagers took over a 15-Third Street bus in the Visitacion Valley area and threatened the driver with a gun. The youths chanted, "Shoot the driver!" Instead, they shot out a bus window and fled.

A few days earlier, up to 200 teenagers pelted a 15-Third Street bus with rocks. The operator was able to drive the bus away without injury to herself or three passengers.

Since the additional police support began last week, Muni reported 10 minor rock-throwing attacks and other disturbances by juveniles. Police arrested a youth on Friday night for spitting on a passenger.

"The attacks have fallen off considerably in terms of the level of violence," said Muni's George Newkirk. "And the police are doing their job. I think things will settle down."

During the past two months, Muni has logged more than 100 "major disturbances" on buses, including rock-throwing attacks, fights and assaults on bus drivers.
Many of the attacks have occurred at night in the Visitacion Valley area. Others have hit the Bayview, Hunters Point and Outer Mission districts.

"We're going to monitor the situation very closely to determine whether (the problem) needs additional manpower," said Hadley Roff, deputy mayor for public safety.

Although attacks on buses have become the focus of recent attention, violence in the southeast end of the city has not been limited to attacks on buses, police said. Police officers in the Potrero Station have been joined in their patrols by 34 extra narcotics officers - and some have come under attack by unruly crowds.

In Visitacion Valley, police fired a warning shot into the ground late Saturday night as a crowd of 150 youths armed with baseball bats and tree stakes began pelting two officers with rocks and bottles.

The officers had just stopped three young men for speeding along Sunnydale Avenue and running two stop signs.

A crowd gathered around the police officers at Sunnydale Avenue and Santos Street at about 10:45 p.m. and began threatening them, said Santos of the Potrero Station.
"They said, `Leave them alone, we're going to kill you pigs,' " and were preparing to wrest the men from police, Santos said.

The youths retreated after one officer fired his shotgun into a lawn and other police cars began arriving in response to the officers' radio call for help.
Two 17-year-olds were arrested, one for driving without a license and the other for possession of cocaine. An adult, John Barkley, was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants.

Over the weekend, there were other violent incidents in the same area.
Santos said that on Friday night someone fired five shots at police officers who were making a drug arrest at Argonaut and Garrison avenues near a housing project.
An officer was hit in the shoulder with a bottle that shattered on impact, Santos said.

"They think they can do whatever they want to do when they get a large crowd of people to help them," he said. "The Muni rock-throwing is just one part of all this."

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History of the San Francisco Guardian Angels

I've begun to compile news articles documenting the past history of the San Francisco Guardian Angels. Our chapter, founded in 1984, has been involved throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area in our almost 24 years of service. Much of our service has been in San Francisco in the Mission district, Bayview, the Tenderloin, South of Market and other neighborhoods, but we also travel throughout the state and country to assist other chapters when we're called upon. The previous post and the next several posts will document our history of service to the citizens of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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Guardian Angels Plan Rapist Patrol, 1987

Guardian Angels Plan Rapist Patrol;

Edward Iwata. San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco, Calif.: Nov 30, 1987. pg. A.2

The Guardian Angels, the crime-fighting group known for its bright red berets, said yesterday that it will start patrolling Santa Clara County to help combat the notorious Ski Mask Rapist.

Curtis Sliwa, the outspoken founder of the Guardian Angels, criticized local police forces for not thwarting the rapist who has attacked 30 women since 1984 in San Jose, Mountain View, Los Altos and other South Bay towns.

"Let's face it - anywhere else, people would be screaming for the head of the police chief," said Sliwa. "Nowhere else in the country would 30 rapes have been tolerated and accepted as passively as they have in this region.
"Come hell or high water, regardless of the reaction of police or political officials, we're going to be there to help patrol. . . ."

Sliwa spoke in Hayward yesterday afternoon at a graduation ceremony for 40 new Guardian Angels, who completed 128 hours of self-defense and legal training. They will join 100 veteran Guardian Angels in the Bay Area and Sacramento.
To the nods of graduates and local residents, Sliwa also questioned the "archaic" self-defense tactics being taught to women by local police departments.
Sliwa said that five women in Los Altos had contacted the Guardian Angels, complaining that the self-defense methods described at a recent seminar by the Los Altos Police Department are outdated and sexist.

"Women are being told to get on their hands and knees and eat grass, hoping that the rapist - who is nuts himself - will think they're nuts," said Sliwa. "Women are being told to stick their fingers in their mouths and regurgitate, to scare off the attacker."

Sliwa said that women must "take the offensive" by screaming and yelling, or jabbing fingers into an attacker's eyes or nose. "The key is fighting back," he said.
Police officials in Mountain View and San Jose declined to comment yesterday on Sliwa's remarks.

On Friday, San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara, a nationally known law enforcement expert, told United Press International that he "stops far short of endorsing the Guardian Angels." McNamara added, however, that "any organization that helps people from being victimized, that's great."

In Los Altos, police Sergeant Frank Pearson said yesterday that the department has not talked yet to the Guardian Angels, but "if they can be of help, that would be appreciated."

Guardian Angels leaders said they do not mean to disrupt or compete with police investigations. Rather, they hope to give residents an extra feeling of security during crime waves.

"We want to comb the area and give the rapist one more thing to throw him off balance," said Scott McKeown, West Coast director of the Guardian Angels.

Today, the Guardian Angels will start 24-hour patrols on foot and in cars at the San Antonio Shopping Center in Mountain View. They will also offer self-defense classes and escorts for women.

At the graduation yesterday, dozens of East Bay residents praised the group for helping the police patrol their neighborhoods during the recent manhunt for accused murderer Franklin Lynch.

Apprehended in Los Angeles, he is charged with killing two elderly women and is suspected of several other attacks.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Guardian Angels short video

Watch a short video about the various activities of the Guardian Angels.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Oakland Chinatown and the Mission in San Francisco

For our patrol today we traveled to Oakland again to assist the Oakland chapter with patrolling StreetFest in Chinatown. We've gone to Oakland now three weeks in a row as the city tries to get a handle on the string of takeover robberies happening in local restaurants.

The weather was warm and the event well-attended and everyone was having a good time with families and locals enjoying the festival. However, after patrolling for a couple hours we noticed that a public pervert was following women around and taking pictures of their backsides. We first noticed him when he followed a woman in a mini-skirt for a while taking lots of pictures. We decided to follow him to keep an eye on him and after he took pictures of two little girls we alerted the police.

I told an Oakland police officer what was happening and pointed the man out in the crowd. He was white, late 30's to early 40's, wearing a black short sleeve shirt and black pants. Next time we encounter a public pervert I'll try and get a picture to post here.

The man seemed to sense we were onto him as he quickly walked away and disappeared into the crowd. We kept looking for him though and found him a while later. He had bought a hat to try and disguise himself and we pointed him out to the Oakland police again and officers set off to follow him and take the appropriate action. After that, the entire patrol got lunch and talked about future plans in Oakland. We patrolled a few more hours, and then the San Francisco members headed back to SF while the others stayed in Oakland to patrol until 1 AM tonight.

As we still had a few hours of daylight left, we took BART to 24th and Mission to do a quick patrol through the Mission district, which is our regular patrol area. We frequently clear alleys of used syringes, dope cookers, and broken bottles along with breaking up drug traffic and public drinking.

Shortly after leaving the 24th St. BART station and walking down Mission, we noticed two individuals getting ready to do a drug deal so we posted up against the wall of a business directly in front of the dealers. They immediately got into a car and drove off while looking back at us. We continued on to clear Travis Alley, which was unusually clean of used drug needles, but as we were leaving the alley we saw two young women running down the street. We found out they had just done a "grab and run" from Foot Locker and had made off with several T-shirts and other merchandise. We went to look for them and asked people on the street, but we were unable to locate them.

We continued on and headed up Mission to clear Alioto Park. Frequently, drug dealers/users and Johns soliciting prostitutes will use local parks to do drugs or receive sexual services in. We often encounter people in Alioto Park who were doing drugs or about to do drugs, and we make them leave so that families and local residents can enjoy the park as it was meant to be used. Today it was clean, so we continued on to Kid Power Park just around the corner from 16th and Mission. Kid Power Park was created in partnership with the SF Guardian Angels and the city of San Francisco. It was clean and full of families and kids enjoying the day, so we went on to clear Hunter's Alley.

Hunter's Alley is almost always littered with used needles, aluminum cans that have been used to cook heroin, broken bottles, feces and plenty more. Oftentimes, we come across people who are passed out to such an extent that it's hard to tell if they're alive, so we check to make sure they are still breathing. After walking the alley we found four used needles and one used cooker. We dispose of the needles by putting them in a portable container from the SF Needle Exchange and returning the container to the SF Needle Exchange for clean and safe disposal. Junkies in need of a fix will often pick up used needles wherever they can find them in order get their fix, so removing the used needles helps prevent the spread of disease. Junkies also dispose of used needles in public areas, including a strip of land next to a school in the Mission district, so we remove those needles also to keep them out of the reach of kids.

After Hunter's Alley we waited for the bus at 16th and Mission, only to come across a group of guys drinking at the BART station. We told them they cannot drink in public and that they needed to leave and take it somewhere else. They were already intoxicated, but complied and left the area. Public transportation areas in San Francisco, especially the 16th and 24th St. BART stops, are often used by people to drink alcohol or smoke weed or crack, so we monitor those areas regularly.

After we made those guys take their drinking elsewhere we took the bus back and called it a day.

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Friday, August 22, 2008


Welcome to the blog for the San Francisco Guardian Angels. We have been an active chapter of the Guardian Angels since 1984, and this blog will serve to help document our history of service in San Francisco and allow people to learn more about us.

If you would like to become a Guardian Angel in San Francisco, please send us an email at sfguardianangels at gmail dot com.

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