Tuesday, July 14, 2009

July 11th patrol

Saturday July 11th 2009, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels have let two of our leaders go to other cities. Spider was asked to be the chapter leader for San Pablo and Sarge was asked to be chapter leader for San Jose. These two members were LTs for our SF chapter, but made a decision to branch out to these cities to start chapters. We the San Francisco Chapter will give them support as much as possible.

Now we move on to our prebrief, two teams I J.D. will be lead team, and Sarge will be shadow team, we will use all radios for communication. Our area is the Tenderloin District today, we do not have to catch the city transportation for this patrol, but we do have to march there. Everyone is ready and everyone is focused, we get to Turk St. and post up, this street is kind of quiet but don't count your chickens before they hatch. Then we march up to 201 Turk building where we post up for awhile, everything seems cooled down a bet. Next we march to Eddy St. it to seems cooled down a bet also. Now we are at Ellis St. and we begin to march down this street and before you know it we are on the cross street of Jones, this is where it is at, crack smoking, crack dealing, alcohol drinking and the kind of people that would rob you in broad daylight.

So we post up and stand our ground, next thing that happened was a man yelling down from his apt. saying that the angels had no business being there and that we were not deputized as law enforcement by the city police dept. and he went on and on, so he called the police dept. Here come the police, three police cars for three police officers, one is a sergeant that knew who we are and knew what we do but this is OK because he understood why we where there. But the man was not going to let this go, he said that we had weapons, and so the sergeant had to ask me to raise my arms to check me, I did advised them of our code, ( NO WEAPONS ) we do not carry any weapons at all, the sergeant knew this but had to make sure and ask the other officer to check the rest of us and as I was talking to him I looked behind me and see the officer had the angels turned around as if she was giving a full search down.

The sergeant had to say something to her because he knew that this did not need to be done, so he stopped her before she had got any further. But the man kept on yelling and demanding this and demanding that, finally the police just explained that he could not do anything about us and that there would not be anything done to us and told him to go on his own way. Next we march on to O'Farrell St. we get there and we head to the 631 building for a 10-100 but we do post up awhile and it to has cooled down a bit. As we march straight down this street, we get to UNION SQUARE to patrol around the area awhile, then we head to POWELL ST. for a performance of drummers, this was fun and this was cool not only for us angels but for the tourist and the shoppers of downtown. Then we head to the METREON to do a small patrol of that area, it to was all cooled down. So we head to the HQ for debrief and to change out to our street clothes, we get there and we get there safe, this is good, this is a good day. Now we have two openings for LTs this gives our other members a chance to advance in leadership and other responsibilities.

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