Not the story.
“Forty-five percent of people surveyed for the poll said they had an item stolen within the last five years. Proportionally, Black and mixed-race respondents felt a more severe impact than other groups, with a majority — 54% of Black respondents and 55% of mixed-race respondents — reporting they had suffered theft. Property crime rates were lower for white residents, 43% of whom had a possession swiped within the time period.”
“Rates of physical and verbal assaults appear to be lower than property crimes, the poll indicated, with roughly a quarter of respondents — 24% — saying they had been threatened or attacked.”
A San Francisco firefighter wore a shirt with the conservative phrase “Lets Go Brandon” written across the back while on duty Saturday morning.
The phrase has become conservative code for something far more vulgar: “F—- Joe Biden.” It’s all the rage among Republicans wanting to prove their conservative credentials, a not-so-secret handshake that signals they’re in sync with the party’s base.
One man saw the firefighter wearing the shirt, took photos and posted them on Twitter.
He tagged San Francisco Mayor London Breed, District 8 supervisor Rafael Mandelman, and the San Francisco Fire department. In the tweet he asked “Is this the new uniform of SFFD?”
“This is not the official uniform of the SFFD. This will be handled immediately. Thank you for bringing it to our attention,” said the fire dept.
The average 50+ residents dying of drug overdoses a month could not be reached for comment.
Now I might be more sympathetic about discouraging government employees from wearing and promoting partisan political causes on the job if San Francisco hadn’t forced police and firefighters to promote a vicious racist cause that murders police officers as ” a not-so-secret handshake that signals they’re in sync with the party’s base.”
San Francisco Chief of Police William Scott was joined today by Police Commission Vice President Damali Taylor and Police Commissioner DionJay Brookter to unveil the innovative approach taken by members of the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Police Commission in developing the “Black lives matter” posters that will be displayed in every police station throughout the city this month.
Despite overwhelming support from all five commissioners — as well as Chief Bill Scott — the San Francisco Police Officers Association objected to the move in a letter sent to the Department of Human Resources before the meeting on Wednesday. The union said it had “serious concerns” about the move, fueled by some officers contacting the union “expressing concern over the matter.”
“Police stations are places for the citizens of San Francisco to seek help and assistance when they have become victims of crimes,” wrote Rocky Lucia of the Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver law firm, which represents the union. “They are not places for political endorsements or alignment with political organizations.”
Having read the letter earlier in the day, the commissioners expressed their disgust. “I don’t understand it,” said Vice President Damali Taylor. “I don’t get why the letter talked about it being political speech, which is absolute horseshit.”
“If you have such a visceral reaction to a poster that says Black Lives Matter,” Taylor continued, “I want you to search your heart.”
If you have such a visceral reaction to “Let’s Go Brandon”, search your heart.
Black Lives Matter posters must hang in every police station throughout San Francisco, its civilian-led police commission voted, mandating that the signs be posted within the month.
Can’t imagine why the heroes tasked with the thankless task of answering to this human garbage might possibly want to wear a protest shirt. In San Francisco, of all places.