Friday, October 29, 2010

Fleet Week Patrol 10/9/2010

Saturday October 9th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels and the Contra Casta Guardian Angels will be doing Fleet Week patrols today. We do this every year to make sure it is a SAFE event, for this is Fleet Week where thousands of people will be attending. There is Navel Ships in the Bay, there is the Blue Angels air show, and there is food and drinks along with souvenirs stands at this event. Back at the HQ we all prepare and get ready for one of our biggest events of the year, we change into our uniforms, we prebrief, we pick our teams. J.D. (SF Chapter Leader) will lead team one, and Spider (CC Chapter Leader) will lead team two, we have first aid techs, we will be using all radios for communication.

Now we march, we march all the way to the piers, we get to Pier 39, we begin our patrol for safety. Everything looks fine, and everyone is having fun, but we stay focus on this patrol. We march all the way to the end of the air show, some people drinking but responsibility, no drugs though, some people riding there bikes through crowds, not safe, so we ask them to walk them.

Next we break, for bathroom, for smoking, for water, and for a moment to rest because this is alot walking. Now we are ready to get back on patrols, both teams, one behind the other, but with distance apart, we then march to the Submarine that the have at one of the piers to check this area. This was a good idea, because if you where in uniform you could go inside the SUB for free, so we did, this was cool and fun because some of us had never been inside a Submarine before.

But we do get back to patrolling, until the event ends, there was nothing else that stood out or that was out of the ordinary. So J.D. calls it a day or night because it was getting late, we then begin to march back to the HQ.

As we got to the Farrie Building, there was skate boarding, there is a sign No Skate Boarding in this area, so we made them stop with alot of yelling from the skate boarders, it is the LAW and the knew this, but they stoped and we marched on. We findly made it to 5th street from our march, and just around the corner is our HQ, we all knew we made it back safe and a little tired.

Back at HQ we search our members, we do our debrief, we change back into our street clothes. We do love doing this event, it gets our organization out there, we did take alot of photo's with tourist for them to take back to there country, and people get to see what other things Guardian Angels do.

Thank You Contra Costa Chapter For Your Help!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tenderloin Night Patrol 10/2/10

Saturday October 2nd 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will being doing a night patrol in the Tenderloin Dist. tonight. We have been getting all kinds of calls from this area, it is a dangerous neighborhood and it is a dangerous patrol. But we are Guardian Angels and this is what we do, we put our life on the line to make it safe. All angels arrive at the HQ, we change into uniforms, we get into our prebrief, and this is how we begin our patrol. There will be two teams tonight, Scorpion (Second In Command) will lead team one, Nemo (Sergeant) will lead team two, J.D. (Chapter Leader) and Greencard (Senior Leader) will be observers.

We have two first aid techs, one for each team, and we will be using all radio's for communication. We call the Police Dept.. to check in, it is a GO, we search all angels for weapons, this is a GO, now we are ready to hit the streets. We know this area very well, and we know what to look for, we know our HOT SPOTS, and we know what corners to post up at. For this patrol we march down alleys, and we march down the streets that has the most bad guys.

We check on the parks in this area, and we even ask store owner's is everything OK. But this patrol is in the Tenderloin Dist. and it always turns up something, we took crack Pipes form crack heads, we took bottles of alcohol off of drunks drinking in public, we picked up dirty needles with blood and drugs still left in them. But this is how it is, and it does not seem to be getting any better. But on this night we make it calmer and we make it safer as we patrol the streets of the Tenderloin Dist.

As we march on we found a drivers licence on the side walk, it is an ID that someone would take advantage of if they found it. We did know what to do, we put it in a mail box, this is our procedure.

We march on and we march on, we posted up and we posted up, as it has gotten to a point to where these street people wanted to call the police on us. This happens and we know it, because they cant make no money, they cant pimp out, they cant rob anybody, they cant take over corners. This is the Tenderloin Dist. we try to come to this area as much as we can, and we will work with the Police Dept. as much as we can, to make it a better place to live.

Scorpion calls it a night, we march back to the HQ, we get to the HQ, we search all angels again, we get into our debrief, and we change back into our street clothes. This was a patrol with mistakes, but we learn from mistakes, we don't like to make them but they happen. This was a very good patrol, because we came back home SAFE.

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Volunteering With St. Anthony Foundation 9/26/10

Sunday September 26th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be working with the Saint Anthony Foundation today. This was an idea from one of our angels, and he also works for the Saint Anthony Foundation. The Saint Anthony Foundation helps out so many people in San Francisco, and they have helped this city in so many ways. To do our service for this Foundation we had to be put on a schedule, and when our day came up we would show up and do the job. We as angels are ready, we all arrived at the HQ, we will not wear full uniform today, we will wear our Colors and our Barets today only for this service.

We then march over to the Foundation, at the Foundation we get our orientation, we get job assignments, and we will switch jobs as needed. For this service, we will be serving food to the homeless, the poor, the veterans, the elderly, the addicts, and for thousands of people that come there to the Foundation to eat.

Our jobs are, to fold napkins, to bring food trays to people at the tables who are handicap, to pick up trays that are finished at the tables, to clean the tables that are dirty, and any other things that is needed.

As for the people that we mighte run into, we where thinking about this as well. We did not know if we would see the ones that would say, you are the angels that took my drugs, you are the angels that took my crack pipe, you are the angels that put me in jail. But if that had happened, we would know what to do and we would not push it any further.

This is a place to come to eat and it is provided by this Foundation, as Guardian Angels we did do our best to do this job. Normally we do patrols, we do events, we do festivals and we do training. But for this service it felt good, it was different, it was exciting, and it was something we had never done before in our chapter as Guardian Angels.

As this day ended, the Foundation Thanked Us, we said our goodbyes, and we marched back to the HQ. We got back to the HQ, we did a debrief, there was alot of things was said from there hearts, on how we had been there to eat at times of our lives. Thank You Angels For Doing This Service!
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Friday, October 8, 2010

Dolores Park Patrol 9/24/10

Friday September 24th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be doing a night patrol at Dolores Park tonight. The reason for this patrol in this area is the parties. At our headquarters we were getting in calls and reports about the drugs, the drinking, and the fighting, that has been going on in this area. Normally we don't patrol this area, but we wanted to see for ourselves how bad has it got. All angels who are going on this patrol arrive at the HQ on time, we change into uniform, we prebief. J.D. will lead the team tonight, with first aid techs, with all radio's for communication, now we are ready to hit the streets.

We march to the bus stop, we get on bus #14, we get to our bus stop at 16 street BART STATION, but this is not a Mission patrol so we do not stay there very long. We then march to Delores Park, we get to Delores Park, and soon as we reach the corner of the park we smell pot. Now let see what else we come across, we then march right up the middle of the park, there is partying but nothing out of control. Next we march on, we did notice a motor-bike riding through the park, we did try to stop the guy and yell at the guy, but he was to fast. But he did leave, maybe because of the angels or maybe because he knew this was not SAFE.

Next we march on, we march around the park, we march through the park, it was not as bad as we thought it would be. Or maybe the word had got out that the angels where coming into this area, who knows. The highlight of the night was pouring out beers for drinking in public, but that's OK because these bad guys respected us for doing it, they knew this was breaking the law. Well J.D. is calling it a night, there is not much else that can be done in this area.

We then march back to the bus stop.

We do get to our stop at 16th street BART STATION, we get on bus #14, we get to our stop at 6th street. But as we where a block away from our stop a gang banger jump on the bus for free, we look at this guy real good, and as soon as we got to our stop we asked the guy to get off the bus with us and he did. We then hand cuff this guy, we then search this guy, but this guy was our second in command (Scorpion). He really tried to pull one on us, but we showed him because we were ready for anything. At HQ we did debrief, we change back into our street clothes, and now we do know how this park is, and we will not let this park get out of control.
Thank you Angels For Doing This Patrol, (Dolores Park).
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shadow's Memorial Service/ TL Night Patrol 9/18/10

Saturday September 18th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels is going to have a busy day today to complete this hole weekend. First half of the day is Shadows Memorial in Richmond, and the second half of the day is a night patrol in the Tenderloin Dist. To start off this day everyone arrives at the HQ to change into uniform, we then march over to the BART STATION.

We get on the BART, we ride the BART over to Richmond, we get to our stop El Cerito Plaza Station, we then march over to the Memorial. We get to Shadow's Memorial, but it is not just the San Francisco Guardian Angels there, All Guardian Angels are there in SPIRT, even Curtis Sliwa was there in SPIRT. As we all know it is sad to lose a brother, but we all know he is in HEAVEN with GOD now, we will miss you brother.

As we all showed our respect's and our wishes to his family at his Memorial. We did have a lot of good things to say about Shadow at his Memorial of how we knew him as a Guardian Angel. This was a peaceful Memorial, there were alot of his family members there and there were alot of his friends there, and it was a blessing for us to be there. We did want to help out his family as much as we could, and we let his family know we will be there for them in case they ever need us. Rest In Peace Brother Shadow!

Second half of the day, we march back to the BART STATION. We get on the BART, we ride the BART back to San Francisco, we get to our stop Powell Station, we march back to our HQ. Here at HQ we prepare for this night patrol in the Tenderloin Dist.

We do prebrief, Explorer will lead the team of ten angels tonight, we will be using all radios for communication tonight. We call the TL Police Station to check in, now we are ready to hit the streets. For this tour we know our HOT SPOTS and we know our ALLEY'S, you just have stay focus and be alert.

As for this tour we took Crack Pipes and we took Dirty Needles off the street tonight. But tonight of all nights was major, we where sweeping this alley, something did not feel right about this alley, we scared away these addicts, but they left something behind, a 1/4 ounce of COCAINE. Great job by Highlander for having his eye's open, we then walk to the end of the alley where we advise police officers of our find. We then gave the coke to the officer, he did a police report and thank us for a great find. As the tour continued, more Crack Pipes where took off the streets, and more Dirty Needles where took off the streets.

We did have one hell of a night but it was getting late, Explorer decides to call it a night and to march back to the HQ. We get back to HQ, we do debrief, Highlander did get his WINGS for his find, we change back into our street clothes.

The feeling we had tonight is, we came back home SAFE, we came back home doing a great job tonight, this is what it is all about being a Guardian Angel.
Thanks You LA Chapter for your HELP!
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