Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tenderloin patrol, 4/10/10

Saturday April 10th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be doing a night Patrol in the Tenderloin Dist. tonight. We will have a guest along with us on this patrol, a photographer to do a story on the angels. Everyone begin to arrive at the HQ around 3:00pm, this will give everyone time to change into uniform, to introduce the photographer, and to do our prebrief. The patrol leader tonight will be J.D. he will lead team one, Shadow will lead team two. Warrior will team up with the photographer to make sure that nothing happens to her, he is the right angel for the job. We will be using all radios for communication on this patrol, we do have two first aid techs tonight, one on each team, now we are ready for patrol. We start out by posting up outside the HQ, we do the call to the Tenderloin Police Dept. to check in, then we begin our march to the TL. This will be our regular routine tour of this area, we hit the parks, we hit the alleys, we hit hot spots, and we hit as many streets of this area as we can. We do have resources in this area, the 201 Turk Building, the 631 Hamilton Building, and now we have the Glide Church as a resource, these resources helps the angels to do a better job on the streets.

For the bad part of the patrol, we the angels took three crack pipes off the streets, we the angels took at least twenty five needles off the streets.

For another part of this patrol, we as angels where posted up outside the Glide Church, this male and a female walked past all of us calling the angels, You Fu**ing Fa**ot Angels, every angel said nothing. This took some control for the angels to do this, most of all 14 angels, and even the photographer was amazed. This is what we go though each time we go out on a patrol, and it is expected, and it does take practice to keep your mouth shut.

For more bad stuff on this patrol, our hot spot Cobra's Corner, the worst corner of the TL, we had to go there twice in one night, it was that bad. The drug dealers were out, the crack heads where out, and there where some very bad guys out as well. So we post up, we post up for a good while for our second time there, it was calming down, so we begin to leave with our backs to the corner. Next comes two bottles of piss thrown at our direction, the first one busted open but missed the angels, it had splashed all over the wall, the second one did not come open, this was good.

We stop, we posted up, and we observe all around us, we did not see who through them, but we reacted so fast is why we did not get hit. Next we decided to leave, there was nothing that we could do about it, we begin to march down a few more streets, post up on a few more corners. We then decided to call it a night and march back to the HQ, we get to the HQ, we do debrief, we change back into our street clothes. We did give out two awards to Puma, and to Matador for taking two crack pipes off the street, great job guys.

We would like to Thank Shadow, Chapter Leader For Richmond for his support on this patrol. We would like to also Thank Sasha the photographer for coming out on this patrol.


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