I Watched 14 Police Officers Take Down a One-Legged Homeless Black Man Outside Twitter HQ

And nobody could stop them.


At one point there are at least 14 officers involved in restraining this one-legged man. Most of them were mainly trying to block the public’s view of what was going on.


Plenty.

You are not powerless. You are rich and empowered, despite how you feel after paying rent and the IRS. You have a voice, a vote, a say in how San Francisco polices itself, in how it treats people. Greg Suhr and his officers work for you, not the other way around. As such, the police act on the democratic will of the people and if the current policing does not fit your will, you can change that.

  • You can go to a local district force’s public meeting and ask whether they believe this is a good way to police their communities. This incident happened in the Tenderloin district: there is a public meeting on the last Tuesday of every month; the next one is August 25.
  • You can contact the superior officers of these policemen and women and tell them what you think of SFPD policing. You can also ask Greg Suhr if his force on video live in the Tenderloin community or know the community well. Suhr has stated that the “well compensated” salaries (which begin at $81,000 and after seven years of service, can reach upwards of $113,000) of his force are necessary for his men to afford to live in San Francisco, and studies have shown that police that live in the communities where they police are less likely to use the kind of excessive violence that was caught on tape. But the money and the statistics do not follow, so you, citizens of San Francisco, should follow up.
    Greg Suhr’s email address is greg.suhr@sfgov.org. The Tenderloin District Captain is Teresa Ewins. Her email address is teresa.ewins@sfgov.org.
  • Your move, SF and Silicon Valley.

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