Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tenderloin night patrol, 1/9/10

Saturday January 9th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be doing a night patrol in the Tenderloin Dist. All the angels start arriving around 2:00pm to change into uniforms and to do prebrief, Greencard is here to advise the angels on up-coming events. On this night Cobra will be patrol leader, I J.D. and Scorpion will be observers, there are two certified first aid angels, we will be using all radios for communication, we have all of this for the team tonight. We prebrief, we are in uniform, we are partnered up, and now we are ready to head out into the streets of the Tenderloin Dist.

Cobra begins by marching the team to Turk St. we get to 201 Turk St. Apts. we post up for awhile, All Clear. Next we march to Turk-Hyde Mini Park, we post up, we check the perimeter, picked up some broken glass bottles, it is now All Clear. Cobra then marches the team to Van Ness to check on a hot spot, a parking garage, we get there, we pick up some dirty needles and put them into our BIO-Container's, the area is now All Clear.

Next we marched to Eddy St. we get to a corner and notice a man injured, laying on the sidewalk, we post up, first aid angels observed him, he had a head concussion, we called for EMT's, they arrived, they looked him over and took him to the hospital.

Cobra then yells lets move out, next we march into the alley-ways focusing on what we might run into next and we are all ready to back each other up. "Man oh man", is a term used to say when you know someone is using DRUGS but denies it. As we walked up to these homeless men camped out in this alley-way, there were needles in front of them with dope still in them, we asked them who did they belong to? they said the needles weren't theirs. Cobra then explains to them that they needed to leave the area, we then picked up the needles, pushed out the dope from the needles, put them into the BIO-Containers, this is all we could do, we had no proof it was theirs.

Next we march to Cobra's Corner, Ellis St. & Jones St. as soon as we get there we take a crack pipe off a crackhead, a crackhead is a bad term for someone that is addicted to crack, but this is what they are called because they do nothing else but use this drug. They do not care if they eat, they do not care where they sleep, they do not care how they look and they never have NO money, this is addiction. So we smash the crack pipe on the street and tell him to get into treatment and we move on, we move on to O'Farrell St. post up on some corners, but they are All Clear.

Next we get to 631 O'Farrell St. Apts. we post up, Cobra then decides to send Scorpion and some angels across street to check out this small alley-way. Scorpion and his team came back with a crack pipe and a some marijuana that they took from a man, he told Scorpion that this was his first time doing this and that he will never do it again, so Scorpion made him leave the area and explained to him never to return here ever again. We then smashed the crack pipe on the street and scattered the pot on the street, in front of all angels because we do not take any drugs back to the HQ.

Next we march to Sergeant John Macaulay Park, we post up, we check the perimeter, picked up some broken glass bottles, it is now All Clear. Cobra is ready to call it a night, but we still have to march ourselves out of the TL, we stay focus and we stay alert, we go down this block, we go down that block until we get to the HQ.

We are back SAFE and we are little tired, we now began our debrief, this is where all the angels put there hearts on the table and say what this patrol meant and what they had learned, this was a very productive patrol.

We did have one member come down from San Jose Chapter.
Thank You San Jose Chapter.


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