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of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> roll call. >> will someone take roll call? joe marshall? vice president mazzucco: present. >> turn the lights on. commissioner chan: present. commissioner hammer: present. commisser kingsley: present. >> commissioner, you have a quorum. president marshall: this is a regular meeting of the san francisco police department -- police commission for september
28 -- september 29, 2010. >> the first item is public comment. the public may address the chair for matters that are within our jurisdiction but not on the agenda. >> my name is jimmy whitaker. i live in the south of market district. i am a member of the neighborhood association. the reason i am at public comment this evening is a couple of issues have come to my attention where i am afraid that neighborhoods are being dismissed as far as the input for concerns that greatly affect our quality of life. i just wanted to mention that to the commission tonight. the first is the patrol of special police. it is my understanding there has been a report issued -- up at least my understanding is it did not have much input from those of us who use special police to provide safety services in our area. rincon hill is very happy with
the services they provide. i hope if any decisions are made to remove patrol special police, we can go through the process of involving neighborhood input. there is certainly graffiti, smashed windows, and other relatively low priority issues for the s.f. pd -- sfpd compared to violent and other crimes. but these things are very important to the residence in our neighborhood. the other thing that came to my attention yesterday while i was watching the entertainment commission meeting -- there was some legislation being worked on. there was a new police recommendation for all permits issued by the entertainment commissioned for the news and events with eight nticipated occupancy over 100 people. our nighttime entertainment industry is important to our
economy. it is very present in south of market. one commissioner is specifically there to represent neighborhood interests, and he was not involved in the process of writing this legislation, only commissioner joseph and the president of the commission, who i believe represents sfpd. just observing the meeting, the commander who was presenting it seemed very dismissive of the importance of neighborhood input. i would hope that the sfpd values neighborhood input in the riding of legislation rather than just giving us peanuts at the end of the process. -- in the writing of legislation rather than just giving peanuts at the end of the process. thank you for your time.
>> my name is lee. i am a longtime veteran of the community. as a reporter and activist, i am here today. most of the time i come up here to talk about an issue that concerns me personally, but this is a broader situation. i see the chief is not here, but i wanted to display some things. when he first came here and was appointed, i was there at the swearing in. i was there with the exit of the previous chief. but what i want to say is i got arrested in my community on the issue that forces us to revisit again community policing. there is nothing wrong with the captain at my station, but some of the officers. these guys are in my community frequently, and most of the time they do not know who the community people are. i had officers arrest me, saying i had trespassed because of what
some of the people in yoshi said. that is coming from not community policing. the captain knew i was doing work in the community. know my name. we will talk about it. there was a sergeant coming in with some hot dogs of police officers. they have known who i am four years. they should know. they should have said, "what is the problem here?" there are times when an officer is misspeaking things that do not know about community politics. they said that it was a private placement it was not private. they said i could not use the sidewalk when i can. we need you in the west edition. we have issues. your police station is a block away. there is new ownership there.
we need alternatives. i know i am going off of this. my issue is the way i was treated, but i am there to talk about the community. we need you to come back out to the western addition. come back out, very soon. visit and hear some of those people, not me, about what we have experienced of -- urban renewal. some of us call it negro renewal. we have been pushed from one side of the street all the way down to lower golden gate street. i want the young people to know that the police manhandle people who are trying to help. when they see the disrespect the police do, and what you to come and show respect and show that you care about our community. i have six minutes left. commissioner marshall, i hope you can help that happen.
thank you. [inaudible] >> my name is but hastings. i have a fairly specific and brief issue. i want to know how come the san francisco police department is not ticketing bicycle riders for riding at night with no lights. that is a constant and increasing problem that, frankly, for a city that is dying for revenue i should think is a plum ripe for picking. you should understand that i love my bike. i do not come here with a chip on my shoulder about bicycles.
i love my bike. but this thing is a constant search for anybody driving a car at night. in some cases, people have a red light, but they do not have different light. when you are making a left turn are turning into a driveway, you stand the risk of plowing into them. the amazing thing is that you see hordes of bike riders every night -- every night writing past the mission police station. -- every night riding past the mission police station. nothing is being done. nobody blinks. i was standing on the corner and saw two cups dried passed on their bikes. -- coups drive past ops drive pr
bikes. they were black bikes. there were dark uniforms at night. i said to them, "what are you doing? that is illegal." do you know what they said? >> not when we do "not when we " you could put a roadblock in front of the police station and it would discourage people from doing it. that is my 2 cents. i am just astonished there is nothing being done. nobody is saying anything to these guys who are constantly flaunting the law and creating a danger. thanks.
>> good evening. my name is judy sacker. you have all seen me before. this is a three page testimonial of what i have been going through since 1985 the you all have copies of that i submitted to you in august. i am going to select two paragraphs to read to you right now that are appropriate here. i have been attacked physically, psychologically, and also with defamation of character since 1985, when i took a woman to court for stealing from me. there are punctures on my body, abusive, illegal treatment by professionals including dentists, doctors, and police, monitoring in various ways, damaged personal belongings, defamation of character, gangs
stalking wherever i am. i am selecting these couple paragraphs. i went to the fbi to inquire some years ago about how to put a stop to the abuse. the person at the window went into the back office to check the records and reappeared with a face white and hollowed like he had seen a ghost. someone really hates you was his exclamation. i told him i knew this. i need to know how to get off this list, whatever the list is, and stop the targeting against me. just as he was about to be forthcoming verbally, two agents came out and whisked him away before he could answer me. i need to be taken off this list or lists, whatever they are or what ever they are called. the targeting needs to stop. other innocent human beings need to be taken off this list. it is not ok to target innocent
people and ruined their health, reputation, and take away their lives. i have a master of fine arts and an excellent teaching background. students at the college level will testify to my teaching ability. i am not allowed to defamation of character to get any kind of a job. people are being tortured to death slowly over time. it is supposed to be on notice, unacknowledged, and allowed to expand. it is an international problem. protesters in european countries are protesting the use of electromagnetic weaponry and the forms of attacks on i am still experiencing. weaponry is used on targeted innocent people. i know you have seen photographs before, but it would be nice to show it again for people that are watching on the television.