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.
CHAPTER LEADER/JERRY LONGORIA/J.D